Thursday, May 29, 2008

Cutest Video EVER!

Chloe has started saying I love you and kissing us. Here it is on tape. Man, I love this little girl!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Finally- An Update

We are finally settled in our new home here in Perry, GA. We LOVE it! I have been busy decorating and Ryan has been busy painting and doing odd jobs around the house. Here are a few pictures of the kitchen. I will post others later so check back if you are interested.

Ryan also started his new job over in Warner Robins. It is at a place called Timco. He recently graduated with a degree in Aviation Management. He seems to be really happy there so far and I am sure they are all going to love him as much as we do.

For those of you who don't know, we owned a house up in Atlanta where we were living. We had decided not to sell it but to just rent it out. We had it advertised for about 3 weeks and several people had called but noone had come to see it. Well, on the day we were loading the truck to come to Perry, we got a phone call from some people who were living in a hotel room. They had been transfered here with their job from Indianapolis and hadn't found the right place yet. (they had actually been in the hotel for almost 4 weeks) They came over about the time we were finishing loading the very big truck with too much of our stuff. (we have way too much stuff!)
Anyway, I digress.

The family comes over and come to find out they were Christians as well and had been praying to find the right home just as we had been praying for the right renters. They are in ministry and were so excited to find our house. They knew immediately that this was their new home!
We were able to get the deposit, rent and sign the lease right there in the shadow of the Budget Rental Truck! How great is our God! He never fails to impress me with his timing or his provision.

Speaking of moving- I want to say thanks to Julian and Chris who really helped us by loading that darn truck. I know it wasn't fun but you guys are such a blessing to us.

Many of you might not know that I am now officially a stay at home mom! I can not tell you how much I am enjoying this. I feel like I am doing what I am supposed to be doing with my life. Nurturing my baby girl, taking care of our home, and being as good of a wife and mother as I possibly can. I thought I might miss teaching, but at this point that is not the case. I used to absoulutely love that profession but the last few years have been utterly draining. It got to the point that I did nothing but paperwork and teach kids how to take the CRCT- a state mandated test that they all had to pass to go to the next grade. That is not why I chose to teach special ed. It was just not fun anymore.

However, taking care of Chloe is the most fun I have had in ages. She is such the cutie pie and has such a fun personality- much like her Dad I think. She is almost walking, she can climb up and down stairs, she tries to snap her fingers, she says "I love you", "Uh-Oh", and "Look". Look is her favorite word. She points at EVERYTHING and says "Look, Look, Look!" So cute. Her newest thing is giving puckered mouth kisses. I will attach a picture. She does this constantly. She loves Elmo and baby dolls. She also LOVES dogs. She tries to kiss my parents dog which he loves I am sure. Hugs are also one of her talents. She squeezes us tight and pats us on the back. As you can see I am so proud of her.