Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Bike Washing

There's nothing like playing in the water when it's hot outside.  So we decided to do something somewhat productive:

bike washing!!  The girls had lots of fun, they cooled off, the bikes are a little cleaner, and the lawn got a little extra water on it.  An overall win.

Friday, August 23, 2013


I am at that post pregnancy part where my tummy isn't getting any smaller on its own and I still have a couple of extra inches around the waist.  I can't fit into any of my pre-pregnancy clothes and that isn't going to change unless I do something about it.  Bummer!!  Too bad you can't eat for two without paying for it, huh?!
Anyway, I don't really want to diet because, well...who does?  But, I want to be more careful about what I'm eating and maybe actually fit into some clothes.  I came across a website that has an 8 week challenge. It's supposed to be a competition among a group of people, but I'm just going to do it on my own.  The problem is....I need someone that I can text/email every day to report on how I did eating/exercising for the day.  Is there anyone out there that can help me?!!!

Monday, August 19, 2013

1 Month

Hard to believe this little guy has been around for a month (well, over a month now that I'm finally posting about it...but the picture was actually taken on the 1 month mark).  At 1 month he is:
* still spitting up like a champ
*sleeping a little more some nights, a lot less other nights

 Despite Hannah and Sofia's helping hands he is still alive - and for that I am grateful!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Fashion Show

We have bought some clothes for Hannah to grow into over the next few months.  With all those clothes piled high on our bed Hannah got pretty excited and wanted to do a fashion show.  Here's the audience:

Here are some of Hannah's outfits:

She started off a little timid, but then got more daring.

Sofia even joined in on the fun:
Hannah's giving us a wave while Sofia is blowing a kiss.

Then out came the sillies:

and here's the audience by the end of it:

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

1 Year of Clothes

1 year of clothes with 3 kids = huge mess

In case you were wondering, this is what 1 year of clothes for 3 kids looks like. Considering TJ will grow through 4 different sizes of clothes while we are gone...he wins for taking the most with us.  

It looks pretty chaotic, but I have spent lots of time debating what we need versus what we really need and trying to minimize what we have to take.  After much thinking, we fit all of it into one large suitcase.  Excluding the winter coats and everything else I've forgotten....so most likely it will end up being 2 big suitcases.  

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Our Next Big Adventure....

After graduation we moved here hoping James would find a permanent job sometime during the summer.  You know, one of those long-term jobs that actually has benefits and a 401k. Somewhere where we could buy a home and settle down for a while.  
Well, we have decided that is over-rated (I think we might be afraid of commitment) and instead James just accepted a fellowship to spend a year teaching/working in Turkey.  Not the animal...the country located in between Europe and Asia.  :D

I have a few reservations about it (like what to do with 3 kids in a small apartment for 6 months of winter where no one speaks English :D), but for the most part we are excited about it.  I'm realizing each day that 'real life' isn't around the corner...this is it.  And it's okay if it's just one adventure after another.