I Know I'm Boring...

1.14.2013

Happy Monday friends! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! We did, even though we didn't do much. Jesse had to work quite a bit so Emerson and I had plenty of girl time! We also did some more sorting and packing. Unfortunately I've been a major slacker when it comes to picture taking, so all I have are a few iPhone pics to share.  And once again, I'm just going to share a few random things because that's what I like to do on Mondays! :)

-I realize I've been quite the boring blogger lately! I know you are probably sick of hearing about our move but honestly it's forefront in our lives right now so it's basically all we talk about! I promise it will be over soon. And then I'll be jabbering on about settling into our new lives in California! :)

-On that note, thank you all so much for your comments on my post about commuting. We were leaning a bit one way when I wrote the post and after lots of talking (and praying) we've decided to try to find a place as close as possible to Jesse's work. At the beginning of next week we'll get an offer for a few places in military housing. If we like one of the ones offered we will go ahead and pre-lease. If not we will try to find somewhere to rent out in town once we arrive. We decided that we want to be able to enjoy everything that the city has to offer and we want Jesse to be close by in case of emergencies, so it just seems like the best choice for our family. It feels good to have that decision made!

-We've been trying to squeeze in as many playdates as we can with Brittney, Grace and Sophia. Emerson just loves Grace and talks about her all the time. When we first met, the girls mostly played side by side but now they actually interact with each other and it's pretty much the cutest thing ever.


-Emerson's hair is getting so long and she's finally letting me experiment a little bit. I absolutely love it in pigtails but I'm also pretty smitten with the baby ponytail.

-I have always hated tea. Sweet, iced, hot- it doesn't matter. I know that's pretty much unheard of for a southerner but I have never liked it. Recently I decided to give it another try because I love drinking hot drinks but I feel like I drink too much coffee. I bought this Chai Tea and I am hooked. It is so delicious!  I guess I can say I'm a tea drinking convert.
- I finally finished Emerson's first year photobook. It was hours and hours of work but I know it will be worth it when it comes in. Plus it was so much fun to look back at all of her pictures. The hardest part was narrowing it down to my favorites. The max number of pages for a book is 111 and I used every single page. I'm pretty certain that I could have used at least 200 if they would have let me. I had to leave a lot of pictures out but I did use most of my favorites. Now I have to start on year two!!

- Remember my goal to read at least 25 books this year? I'm off to a pretty good start. I finished Divergent and I'm halfway through Insurgent and another book called The Politically Incorrect Wife. It feels so good to be reading again and I highly recommend all three of these books!

-I guess that's about it for today! I'm sure I'll be back later this week with more random info that you probably don't care to know! 




ajs {of MN} said...

love that ponytail!

i need a good easy summer read, i have to get something on my nook before vacation!

Brittney Galloway said...

When your post came up in my feed I saw the first picture and though "Look, it's E and a bald baby... Wait! THat's my bald baby!" haha And she's happily munching on the apple slices you gave her :)

Mateya said...

That ponytail kills me...so cute!

What program did you use to make Emerson's book?

Did you like Divergent?! I read it and was just kind of "eh" about it so I didn't read Insurgent. Maybe I should?? I'm reading Gone Girl right now and it is sooo good!

Brittney Galloway said...

Also, I have just noticed that Grace wore the same outfit the past two times to your house, haha! And they sat in the same spot eating those apples. Love those girls together!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

I love the divergent series! I can't wait for the 3rd book.

Emily Powell said...

Glad you picked to live close...I think that's what I would have done as well...especially for emergencies! E's baby pony is SO cute! And, I do yearly books for Jonathan and I's marriage. Since G has been born they are pretty much books dedicated to her. The one I'm making right now is my best yet! I do them July through June because our anniversary is in July.

Natalie said...

I'm like you and don't like tea either maybe I should give this a try. I love those books too...and look at those adorable pig tails!

Mandy said...

E's hair looks adorable in a ponytail!!! I put AE's in one the other day and she HATES it!! She left it in for all of 5 minutes and then kept saying, "pony out mommy!!" lol I'm so glad you guys decided on where (city or suburb) to live! Now to finalize the place and you'll be all set!! Oh, and don't you love the Politically Incorrect Wife?? It's awesome!!

Paula Lynch said...

Glad you were able to come to a decision . So glad Jesse will be close and able to be with you all more. E' s hair is precious.....dog ears or ponytail. So sweet to see her playing with her little friend. I bet she and Ally will have fun together. Can't wait to see you all....love you

Kelly said...

Loved the Divergent series! Can't wait for book 3. Maggie's ponytail looks just like E's! Won't stay in well though because its so thin and fine.

Stephanie said...

Loved Divergent and Insurgent- such great reads!

Beth Ann said...

I'm so glad you guys reached a decision about the move. I think that you've made a wise choice and I know you will be happy wherever you are!

Love E's ponytail/pigtails! :)

I love chai tea latte's from Starbucks. I've never tried it on it's own..aka without the steamed milk part. I drink too much coffee. Even now while pregnant. Shame shame!

Megan said...

Not boring at all! :-) I LOVE the name Olivia- I didn't realize that was E's middle name! I also LOVE hot drinks, but am not a tea or coffee drinker. I enjoy an occasional Chai Tea Latte, so maybe I'd like the tea you found- I'll have to give it a try (or at least see if I can find it here :-)).

Marcella{The Life of a Military Family} said...

It's ok, we like your updates!
And at least you're updating...I apparently forgot how to!

MrsMcDancer said...

Oh my goodness, the pigtails! So adorable.

Divergent is on my to read list, once I whittle away some of the books on my bedside table ;-)

Ashley said...

First of all, Emerson is ah-dorable! Her little baby pony tail is so cute, I wish my hair looked that awesome in a pony tail...

And the Divergent/Insurgent books are AMAZING! I read them right after I finished The Hunger Games series and I didn't want them to end! I can't wait for the 3rd book to come out!

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