That being said... I have decided to take a little blogging break. We have two weeks left of the semester and so much ahead. This year I really want to work on slowing down and using Advent for what it's for. I am also trying to find the balance for our family. Our tree is up and we are listening to Christmas music, but I want to use this time to pray more and prepare for the season. I have loved having this blog as a little hobby and something fun to do with Megan, but within these six weeks I will be with probably 90% of my blog readers. So instead of spending time posting, I will spend time with my family.
I did have lots of things I wanted to write about.... so here are a few pictures of what has been going on.
|Visiting Drew's parents home is always interesting! (I had never been on a farm until meeting Drew.)|
|M's hair was sticking up all day.|
|He LOVED this bean bag/chair|
This is a whole other story..... but to make it short, last year we found out we had mold under our carpet. It wasn't that surprising because there were HUGE dark stains from the previous tenants. They brought in an ozone machine to kill everything and cleaned the carpet. However, this year the thought of JM spending most of his time on the floor was a bit unsettling. After about 10 phone calls to our property manager, a mold test (that came back clear), and another carpet cleaning, I FINALLY convinced the owner of our apartment to get us new flooring. It has made a HUGE difference! (but also such a transition with JM pulling himself up on everything and then falling over on the hard floor.) I wish I had pictures of the stains before... I am pretty proud that my persistence paid off.
|I also finally convinced Drew to put the rocking chair in JM's room. It had become Drew's favorite seat.|
JM has really been changing so much! He loves eating baby food, crawling much faster, pulling himself up on everything, can sit up on his own, and loves to walk with our help. He also has been expressing himself a lot more.... as in screaming and crying when he isn't happy. I hope I don't jinx anything, but he has been sleeping through the night again (like for 12-13 hours.... crazy!) And we have realized the hard way, we really cannot walk away from him. He beelines towards anything dangerous and falls A LOT. How do people manage this stage??? I feel like I will never get anything done again until he is sturdier. Help!!
|(don't worry we have lowered his mattress now)|
I cleaned out half of my closet. I doubt I will get around to doing a post on it like I planned, but I honestly gave away/sold half of my clothes. I have sent in 101 items to ThredUp. It feels great! Now I know what's in my closet, it all fits, and I like everything. It's surprising how freeing that is.
|It's embarrassing I had this many clothes to get rid of and still have a full closet... yikes!|
Last night I made my Grandma's spaghetti and meatballs for the first time!
Alright that's it for now. Enjoy Advent and Christmas and the New Year. I'll be back soon!
Ps. Any suggestions for pretty nativity scenes that don't cost $$$$$??