Better get this up before JP turns 9 months! Here goes... My prediction was that John-Paul would have 8 teeth by the time he turned 8 months old. I was close - he was 8 months and 5 days when his 8th tooth cut through. He had about a week break, and now he's a … Continue reading 8 months young.
It's unreal to me that some of my peers are buying homes. Or perhaps they choose to rent, but they are essentially settled in a city/town for the foreseeable future unless a major career move were to arise. Or they get called away on some unexpected adventure. This isn't a comparison game that I'm playing; … Continue reading The Big Move
The day after Josh returned we left for Lake Bemidji, which is about 2 hours away in Minnesota. My lovely co-worker, Jackie, and her husband own a cabin there and graciously let us go there for some R&R. I'm thankful we did. Although I was nervous that we would over extend ourselves by packing up … Continue reading Hibernation
As many of you know, originally I thought Josh would be coming home in January. Josh told me he didn't have a homecoming date until about November he finally told me January 2 - which is about what I expected. But the more we talked and made plans, some details weren't adding up and I … Continue reading Homecoming
Since I went to school on the east coast, I always stayed out in NY and had Thanksgiving with Josh's family. Of course, I loved being able to stay with Josh and get to know his family, but staying was always a little bitter sweet because I missed my family 3,000 miles away. Last year, … Continue reading Giving Thanks + Oregon + 5 Months Down
Over the course of the last weeks, I look out my window each morning and toss up a little "Thank you, praise the Lord. No snow on the ground."Then last night I was woken up by a snow plow.at 2:15.in the a.m.Although it wasn't a ton of snow, I know we likely won't be seeing … Continue reading Last Winter. In ND. I’m ok with that.
September was hard, but thankfully October went by with surprising quickness. I'm sure my trip to Orlando helped, as did Josh's two weekend morale trips to nearby by cities. Josh also ran a half marathon, which is exciting!So what does the 4 month mark bring? One thing that I finally feel I have a handle … Continue reading 4 Months Down
so1. Christine and Amanda make videos with me and Christine is fantastic about editing and uploading them to dropbox for me/us.2. My friends do stuff like this:and this:Both courtesy of the marvelous Mrs. Melendez.And I got this email from John Gancarz:Hey Ashlie, How are you doing? How was your trip to Florida?!I bought a card for … Continue reading Wow!
Today my darling dearest turns 25 on October 25th - so it's his Golden Birthday! In theme loving fashion, I asked our family and friends to play along with the theme for the care packages and cards they would send him. Let me tell you...people brought their A-game. I'm sure Josh will take some pictures … Continue reading Happy Golden Birthday, Josh!
Yesterday my co-worker walked in and said "Why you looking at your screen so closely?":) This is why.