Friday, January 20, 2012

A Fresh Start

Well, a lot has changed since I have updated...I don't even remember when that was. :)

We officially closed on our house this week! I can't even begin to describe how excited I am to finally have our own place. This house is perfect for us, and I can see us spending the rest of our lives there.
But, with all the joy of getting a new home came the sadness of leaving my parent's home again. We have been there for a year and a half. Lexi has lived there longer than she has lived anywhere else. So it's pretty much all she knows. We are only moving a few miles away, but it still feels like a long ways. I have always been a crybaby. I cried every week when I had to go back to college. It's just me. So, I felt very sad putting Lexi to bed Wednesday night for the last time in this house.
Mom and I had our little breakdown and then we/I felt a little better. I know things are going to be great for us. And I know once mom gets used to it just being her and dad at home she will love her new freedom!
Now we are trying to get everything packed up and move this weekend. It is crazy! Lexi is staying out of town so we don't have to try to corral her during the whole process. I want to have everything semi-set up when she comes home on Sunday so she can feel at home. I have been boxing up what seems like a never-ending supply of stuff. I don't know how we have so much stuff! I feel a big trip to goodwill coming on once everything is settled.
Work is going good. I am loving my role in the purchasing department and look forward to what the future has in store for me here.
Oh, and big news...I'm going to be an aunt again! Kristin and Brandon are expecting their first baby and I couldn't be more excited! She has spoiled Lexi completely rotten, so I am looking forward to the opportunity to do the same for her little one. Lexi swears up and down it's going to be a boy or as she put it "baby brother" (we had to have a conversation about how the baby will not be her brother, but her cousin.) I think it's a girl. Jacob thinks it's a girl. IDK, maybe I'm just used to having a girl. Her 8 week ultrasound looked almost exactly the same as mine did...it is going to be so exciting over the coming months watching that little gummy bear grow!
So all in all, life is grand! I hope to be able to blog more once we are settled, but I won't make any promises!