What We’ve Been Up To

*Warning: this post is randomness at its finest. Please do not expect it to have a point :)*

We’ve been busy settling in to the new city/new apartment/new church/new life and even new kids, since they’re now these crazy little wannabe-grown ups.

As I’ve said before, I absolutely love this area. We have so much available that we used to have to drive an hour (or catch a plane) to find. For example, I literally teared up when I saw we have an In-N-Out. That’s where David and I ate all the time when we dated/started married life in California. But then we moved to South Texas and I thought it’d be several years until I’d see one again (and pretty often my cravings were for exactly it).

Just a wee bit excited

Andrew's holding the excitement in (I think he was cranky-tired)

Andrew’s holding the excitement in (I think he was cranky-tired)

Holly preferred to eat her hat

Another thing I love about where we live are all the things we have to entertain the kids AND ourselves. I think this picture says it all.

What you don’t see: shops shops shops, restaurants and a movie theater. I honestly think this is what heaven will look like.

Speaking of the kids – of my Lord, they’ve been crazy. I’m so ready for them to start school (next week!!) Melissa’s growing so smart, and I can’t wait to see how much she’ll learn. Now about Andrew, I’m honestly just praying he won’t become the bully of the class…seriously, that boy’s got some strength. And mischief! I turned around for 30 seconds the other day and this was the result:

Whyyyyy????

Whyyyyy???? (thank God for nail polish removers)

That’s not even the worst of it. I’m afraid to go grocery shopping with him now, because he’s strong enough to pull an entire shelf down, making all the glass jars crash on the floor!! Oh my goodness, just talking about it makes me worked up. I’m so glad the folks at Kroger felt sorry for me enough not to charge us. But yeah, won’t be showing face there again anytime soon.

But before this becomes an Andrew-bashing post lol, just for the record, he is too the sweetest boy ever. LOVES to cuddle, hug and kiss. Says he loves his little sister often (even though he tries to press her head between his small-giant hands also often). He picks on Melissa a lot, loves to drive her crazy, but worships her (repeats all she says, laughs at all her jokes).

I fear him but can’t stop squeezing him at the same time

Needless to say, nap time is very cherished around here. My favorite things to do (besides eating chocolate) are reading and watching Youtube videos (preferably those where people have an accent).

This book has medicinal powers (much like sugar)

This book (by Betsy St. Amant) has medicinal powers – much like sugar

Torturing myself by taking a selfie while watching a beauty youtube channel (big earphones to block out kids going crazy at “quiet” time)

Melissa just started crying her head off, so I gotta go see what Andrew’s done to her this time…pray for me :) (and leave a comment!)

 

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