My sweet big 2 year old!!! Teddy is such a lovable child
We tried to go to the park in the evenings, it was most of the time very nice
Teddy loves getting out and helping push
Her real birthday was a few days later; my sister in law had given me this onsie at Thanksgiving when we were in Texas; it was 12 months of course and she still fits in her 3 months ones, it was big...but very cute...
My LITTLE BIG 1 year Old!!! CRAZY
I LOVE THIS SWEET LITTLE MISS-I feel so extremely blessed to have her in our lives; she has brought much joy and also much anticipation with her health, but she seems to be on the mend and I am grateful
While we got our house all set to sell, we moved over to my parents; I brought my computer stuff and set up work there; Teddy was in heaven!!!
I LOVE THESE TWO!!!-they are my life
My mom was so very helpful!!! -we are going to MISS AHME SO SO SO BADLY
Getting in their last Ahma/Ahme-they have no idea that their world is about to change!!!
Ashlee was in Charlotte, so we decided to go to the singles ward with my parents
12 MONTH CHECKUP-and shots!!!!
Little did she know she was getting poked soon!!!
OUR HOUSE TRANSFORMATION!!!We had a garage sale and did rather well; we sold our bed frame that was in the mater room and bought a smaller one that made the room look bigger-?not sure why I had not thought of that when we first moved in? My parents were so very helpful in getting the house to what it needed to be; we got awesome stuff at TJMaxx, Bed Bath and Beyond and ever found something at Ross...it ended up being more than I thought we could do though it made me sad that we were leaving it where I would have loved to have it!!! For a while we were contemplating keeping the house along with the smaller house, but we had such a headache with our first tenants and I really did not want to go through that again, so we decided to keep the small house since we have a good tenant in there now and then go through with the sale of this house; and let me tell you what...that was the BEST DECISION!!!
New Carpet!!! and Paint!!!-for the purple bedroom and the master bedroom
Master bath and guest bedroom
Kitchen and living room
~When my husband left in the beginning of April, my plan was to get the house ready and go through with the sale and be out to Utah by June; my father had said we would probably have 2 weeks of showing the house and then could take 6 weeks to close; I was trying to get as much time at home as I could; part of me was still reeling with the fact that we were moving across the country to the unknown and I was going to miss the security of safeness that I have felt the last 5 years...but looking back with the way things happened, I have to believe that something good will come out of our move!!! We listed the house on Tuesday April 22 and by noon that day we had a cash offer on our home; my father had a real estate agent in mind that had some potential buyers and they loved the house and put an offer; we accepted and learned that the house would close in a week; I was thrown into a whirlwind of realizing that what I thought would be another 6 weeks in Florida could not only be one week; I called Sam and we set the things in motion for him to fly home that Friday April 25th and then we would spend the weekend packing up the remaining stuff and get everything in line and then head out the following week. The kids were so excited to have him back, sweet Macy somehow fell in love with him through Skype and could not leave his side when he got back; for the first year she did not take to him but I loved seeing her just want to be with him, it was very sweet!!! Teddy just loved having his daddy back. We were able to spend the weekend getting everything done; we got the truck Tuesday morning and loaded it all up before the closing that afternoon. We closed on the house and said goodbye to 948 Whisler Court; it was a miracle we got the house to begin with 2 years ago and a miracle we were able to sell it so soon and get some profit that will be able to help sustain our little family with our move and starting up a business!!! I am very very extremely grateful to my parents for their hard work and help with the house and the kids and my emotional/mental state, I could not ask for better support
The kids with Daddy; they sure to LOVE HIM!!!
At first I was going to drive the truck out with Sam and then my mom or my sister would fly the kids out and meet us; but then my mom ended up going out to Dubai to visit my sister and her family and Ashlee was not able to take off work and I could not take the time off work as well; so Sam started the trek out to Utah for the second time in one month; I am very grateful for his willingness to complete the task even though it was difficult and probably something that was daunting; he headed out Wednesday morning!!! and we booked tickets for Saturday; my father was kind enough to offer to fly out with me to help with the kids and I took him up on that offer...we had to saw goodbye to so many dear people, we have called Saint Cloud home for the last 5 years, but it has been my home since I was 11, of course I went to school and served a mission but home was always still there; now being married and having my own family, we now get to start a new place to call home; I will always call Saint Cloud my home but for now, its going to be Utah!!!
This was the night before we left; we had to go to the store to get a new car seat for Macy but also had to stop for one last hug from Garnder and Wende!!!
AND SO WE ARE ON TO OUR NEW AND EXCITING AND SCARY (for me) ADVENTURE!!! TUNE IN!!!