So I fell off the map for a few months.......nothing a night of insomnia can't change. :)
Some highlights of the past months:
*We are experiencing withdrawals from our home in Texas
*Due to chronic ear infections, Beckham got tubes in his ears.
*We built our first snowman (complete with potato head pieces)
*We have missed our friends
*I have learned the joys of Uggs
*Aaron has gotten back into running
*Loving being closer to Linda
*Sophia changes clothes 5 times a day and at least two of those changes consist of "ballerina" clothes
*Beckham has begun speech therapy
*We miss our family
*I have started laser hair removal
*Beckham has become COMPLETELY obsessed with basketball
*I have learned that five months in a furnished home is too long
*We have enjoyed going to the Gateway museum, the zoo, Thanksgiving point, Trafalga and am stoked for a season of water parks.
*We love being closer to family
*Beckham jumps off of anything and everything
*We read "how does a dinosaur go to school" 10 times a day
*I learned that Smiths is the same as Kroger
*Date night has seized to exist
*Therapeutic shopping has increased ;)
*Love being closer to a Naartjie store
I wish I could say that five months later we are settled and adjusted. However neither is true. We have a contract on our house in Texas!!! Hopefully the sale will happen and we will be moved into a permanent place, with our own belongings soon. The kids have adjusted great. Sophia asks about her friends often but is satisfied with my explanation of the distance. My heart often aches for the friendships and family relationships I left. I am optimistic that with a more permanent housing situation will bring an increase in my desire to find new friends.
The day is fast approaching. In 13 days we will be leaving the proud state of Texas! I have lived here all of my life and am hesitant to leave its greatness! :) We are excited for the adventure and family that Utah will bring but sad to leave the friends, family, pride and hospitality of Texas.
We have so enjoyed our Halloween this year! Beckham was a crabby crab. He hated the costume! I just told people he was in character. Sophia had two costumes. A princess pirate and a turtle. In the words of Sophia..."Mom, I just change my mind a lot." :)