Sunday, April 19, 2009

Update, Part 3--Yeah, yeah...I'm trying to catch up...

So one of the very first visitors we've had over to our new house is Brent's mom.  My fantastic mother-in-law came down for a few days over our Spring Break and it was so great to hang out with her, and more importantly, to have Nate hang out with her.  Unfortunately, living in NY, she doesn't get to see him all that often, so it was nice for them to get to hang out for a few days.  And boy, did she spoil the little guy!  New pull-out, baby sofa, new pic-nic table, new guitar (more his size than the ones Daddy plays ;) ) and lots and lots of love!  They got along famously and we were all sorry to see her go.  We'll be going up to NY this summer, but we're also hoping that grandma will start coming down more often.  Hey...that's what retirement is for, right?  She managed to spoil us some too.  Not only did she and my father-in-law help us buy this house, but she also insisted on a housewarming present for us--a new fridge!!!  We were having to deal with the awful, inadequate replacement fridge the sellers' agent has put in here and it is wonderful to have a brand new, HUGE fridge! :D  Thanks Mom!!!

So here are a few shots of Mom's visit! can kinda see the new fridge.  Don't mind Nate in the picture, LOL!!!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Update--Part 2. Still a lot of work to do!

Some pictures of our yet unfinished house...

And the lil' man enjoying his new back yard! :)

New home and lots of work! Update--Part 1

Ugh, it's been over a month! Shame, shame, shame! I tell myself I'm going to keep up and I honestly love to write, but so many things get in the way.

We did finally move into our new home on March 21st and we've been going NON-STOP since then! Moving day was more than a little stressful. I wasn't looking forward to moving and having to keep track of an extremely active 15-month old, but my wonderful mom and my awesome aunt volunteered to come over and be in charge of the little man while Brent and I did the hard work--with more than little help from our friends! :) So I brought Nate over to the new house early in the morning where my mom and my aunt were going to keep him and headed back over to the old house to start helping with the move. Well...there things got a little out of hand. In the midst of the chaos, someone left the front door open and Moxy and Ceres got out. We lived in that house for four and a half years and they NEVER got out. It figures that on our last day there, something like that would happen. Let me tell you--Ceres is hands down the most loving, sweetest, angel pup in the world--UNLESS you're a small animal. For some reason, she'll got after any small animal she sees--cats, squirrels, raccoons, small dogs...she's on them. So I've always been very careful not to put her in a situation where she might come across a small animal hurt them. Unfortunately, on this day, she did come across not one, but two, very aggressive small animals. A Chihuahua and his buddy, the CAT! My big, bad Pit Bull Terrier got her ass KICKED by a cat!!! She managed to get a good bite into the Chihuahua, but the cat really did a number on her. So on top of all the stress of moving, there I was, with my bleeding, freaked out dog. Thank goodness for my friend Emily who was there helping. She managed to keep me calm as we drove Ceres to the vet. So 6 stitches later, she finally made her way to her new home. And Nate did very well with grandma and "titia" too. By that evening, we were in. Living in a mess, but we spent our first night in our new home! And boy, did it feel good!!!