We. Are. In!

Welp. We are finally in!

It has been a crazy, long, stressful, exciting, happy, week. We've had some ups and downs...

 Some of the downs looked a little like this:

- The Fridge that was supposed to be delivered on Friday between noon and 4:00 was rescheduled to later that day at 5:30, and then again to the next morning at 8:00. 8:00 AM rolls around with no call so I finally get a hold of the delivery people to find out one of the drivers had fallen on the ice and called in that day so our fridge was then rescheduled again for the afternoon. Finally it arrives Saturday around 1:00... with a dent... La sigh. (I did have the delivery man call in and we got a 100 dollars off the price for the small dent - so that was nice at least). Then later on the ice-maker started to act wonkey and I have yet had the time to call back about that...

- The Internet that was also supposed to go in on Friday got rescheduled to the next week due to the technician calling in sick. Once they got there (again between Noon and 6 - what is with companies giving HUGE windows for appointments!?) we soon found out that our line wasn't working. So after more calls and Emails we got a hold of the right people to send the electricians over who found a couple of cuts in the line, having already traded one of my days of work and not wanting to do another they were nice enough to put in a temporary line for us until the new line can be rerun. So after all the stress and chaos we now finally have our Internet up and running... here is hoping the real line gets fixed soon!

But the up's out weighed those downs and looked like this:

- The fact that we have a brand new beautiful home with more then enough space for us to grow in is amazing in of itself. We love our home. We love the tall ceilings, the tall windows, the storage space, the two car garage, the neighborhood, and of course all the colors and such that we got to hand pick out, etc etc. Seriously it's a wonderful home and I know it's the right place for us to be right now. :)

- Putting up our Christmas tree and other Christmas decoration. I love having a big tree (Thanks again Nat!) Before we never had room for anything big and I'm so happy to come down stairs to this beauty each morning. :) Plus having my mama there decorating with me while the men folk moved heavy stuff was so much fun and brought back a lot of good memories of decorating with her the day after Thanksgiving. :)

Rose loves the tree too.
Love at that tree! And those windows! Yay!

- Finding Rose walking around with this picture like it was the greatest toy since ever. Not sure where she got the picture but it is now hanging on the fridge cause she loves it so much. :)
We look so little! Love him so much!

- Being able to let Rose climb up and down stairs to her little climbers heart desire. She seriously loves stairs and I'm pretty sure started to climb stairs before she was really any good at crawling... in the home we were staying at they had hardwood floors and stairs so I didn't feel comfortable letting her experiment on those, but having carpet again is heaven.

- Doing laundry in a laundry ROOM. Rather then a bathroom that happens to have our washer and dryer in it. So. Nice.

- Sleeping on our own bed that we haven't looked at for the past three months.

- Unpacking and organizing our stuff into the new space. While it's a bit exhausting and daunting sometimes, I really do like to organize and unpack, it's nice to see everything come together!

- Getting rid of our GIANT desk that takes up half the room it's in and buying a new smaller desk for our cute little loftish space upstairs. There is something so refreshing about getting rid of stuff...
Love our little desk and reading nook. :)

- Seeing Rose play in our new home. I don't know why but it really does melt my heart. She has taken to this home so well it makes me so happy.
For some reason this upside piece of carpet we were using as a rug while moving stuff in is her
favorite place to sit... 

Crawling around being silly with Spook!

She loves peeking around this little wall and saying "HI!" 

Bath Time!

Silly faces (even Spook got his little snout in! Ha!)
Basically, we are happy. We still aren't quite finished and still have some kinks to figure out but we are here and happy and so excited to spend Christmas in our new home. :)

And never fear - once pictures and decorations are up we will take some photos and hopefully have a house warming party as well! :)

Thanks for all the help and congratulations - we love you all!


Counting Down

I feel like these days I'm doing a lot of counting down. Mainly counting down to when our house is finished so we can move in! But also counting down to other things like Christmas and even New Years (or really the week after when my shift changes and I no longer have to work graves... turns out I rather like a normal sleeping schedule).

While I may be counting down for certain events I also am making sure to enjoy the moments I'm in right now. For example. Rosealynn is about the silliest, cutest, funniest, weirdest, craziest, most adorable thing since ever. I just can't seem to get enough of that girl lately. Her personality is coming out in spades and she constantly has Braedon and I laughing. From her dance moves to her weird noises as she tries to copy what we say - she just keeps us cracking up.

I feel like she is changing so much and so quickly all of the sudden that I don't want to forget some of these new things she says or does. So I am going to be that mom today and blog excessively about my adorable daughter (even though I'm sure half this stuff all other children do too and probably doesn't seem like such a big deal to others... just deal, okay?)

- Dancing. Rose loves to move and dance. Whether that is in the car shaking crazily back and forth while waving her arms around like a Muppet. Or doing the pony trot in the middle of the hall followed by spinning so much she falls down from dizziness. I love seeing my little girl move and explore how her body works!

- Talking. Last time I blogged I think I mentioned a handful of words that Rose was saying. About a week after that she all of the sudden double and tripled that list. From countless animal noises to now finally saying buh-bye to accompany her hi's her vocabulary has shot through the roof! Another favorite of mine is when she says "Spook!" She always will point to him while saying it and it comes out "pook!" which I just find all sorts of heart melting. Some other new words are: Ball, Thank you (tink ooo), get me (followed by her running while looking over her shoulder to make sure you are chasing her), eye, papa, and hat. Speaking of...

- Hats. Rose seriously love hats. Hats and hoods and even headbands for that matter. We purchased a cute little white beanie from Walmart the other day and she now goes almost nowhere with out it. If the hat calls off she will promptly grab it and walk over to the nearest person holding it as high as she can for them to put it back on. Once you put it back on she will triumphantly pat her head and say "hat" with an adorable little smile, then walk away and continue on with her business. "Hat" is also almost always the first thing she says upon waking from a nap (we will take it off while she naps) because apparently she just can't go any longer with out it on.

She loves to slide!

- Books. I seriously can't believe how much this girl loves books. I honestly some days will hide them because if I don't I will never get anything done as she will just continue to bring me book after book after book. And how can you say no to a child wanting to READ!? I don't know how. So I usually don't. Or ya know... like I said... will hide all the books. I really do love that she loves her books so much. I love watching her carry a book that is almost as big as her and run down the hall to me with a manic grin on her face.
I love watching these two together. :)

One of her favorite books. :)

- People. Rose loves. I feel so blessed and honored to have a daughter who really seems to spread happiness around her. The wonderful family we have been living with the past few months has become a big part of our lives - especially Rosealynn's. She loves them. Like. Cries when they walk away or put her down after holding her. Giggles when she see's them come home and wont stop saying hi until she has their full attention. This makes my heart swell as well and break a little as I know we wont see this amazing family all too much once we move. While I may be counting down to having all my own stuff again and not having 75% of my junk packed away in a storage unit... I'm not counting down to saying goodbye nor seeing Rose and Spook have to say goodbye to all their new friends. We really have been blessed living here and I've loved seeing Rose build relationships with those around her.
She also loves to give giant open mouthed kisses. :)

Basically what it comes down to is I love my daughter. I feel so blessed and just simply happy. Who knew it was so simple to be happy, but when you see your daughter laugh, dance, run, learn, and giggle... it really is simple to be happy. She is a miracle and a blessing to our lives and I am so glad she picked me to be her mama.