About two months ago we were enjoying a movie and lunch on the living room couch when Chuck got a phone call from our realtor saying that there's this house she thinks we should go look at. She emailed us the information we needed right away, we took a look, and then left our apartment to go see this adorable little house. It was love at first sight. Seriously. When Chuck showed me the pictures on the computer before we even left the house, I was so.excited. The house is amazballs.
We drove over a couple neighborhoods and found the house with the for sale sign in the front. It was even more adorable in person! We toured it, absolutely loved it, and called our realtor back and told her we'd like to move forward with the process. Skip ahead two months...
Tomorrow we're officially taking possession of our very first home!! We are so super duper excited and all through today I haven't been able to stop thinking about the moment tomorrow when the keys are in our hands for real life. Real live life. God has given us the perfect house in the perfect neighborhood, and I can't wait to see how he is going to use us in the community!
Today happens to be Father's Day, and also mine and Chuck's 2 year anniversary. Chuck took us down to Seattle for a delicious surprise dinner at a Brazilian Steakhouse...ohmaygoodness. SO GOOD! I ate way more than any pregnant woman should be able to fit into her stomach, and I don't regret it one single bit. The food was absolutely splendiferous!
After we were done eating, we went and found a Goodwill and shopped around there for a while. I found 3 Dr. Sears books that I didn't have in my library yet, so I scooped those up right away. Such a great find! Chuck found a couple of books as well, along with some neat coffee mugs. (You can't leave a Goodwill without hitting up both of those sections!) We also snagged some fun looking games which we're planning on trying out this evening as soon as Q goes to sleep.
Mmmm. Coffee, some delicious caramel popcorn, and a game. Sounds like a perfect ending to a perfect day.
Last week some family came to visit us here, and that was really fun. It was so nice to be able to show Bellingham off to someone! We walked around downtown, drove down to Seattle to explore Pike Place Market, and had tons of fun grilling out and talking. It was a really good week.
This little baby in my belly is growing really well. We probably have around 3-5 weeks left before it's time to give birth, and I have a few specific goals for these coming weeks.
- Spend as much quality time with Qoheleth as I possibly can
- Do as little as possible with moving and such (this excludes packing boxes. I insist I must help with that.)
- Make sure I'm sitting/walking/sleeping/standing so that my body is fully and correctly aligned
- Double check my birth supplies (and figure out where in our new house I want to give birth)
All in all, things are ready and set! We have all of our birth supplies (that I know of, anyway) and are well prepared. The only thing that I can think of that I'd still like to get (not necessary, just a nice thing to have) is a baby scale. I'm still debating on which kind to get...
Once we move into our new home, I'm going to get busy whipping up some freezer meals for after baby gets here. It's always nice to have those on hand! They are really fun and easy to make, plus it's so rewarding when you don't feel like cooking to still be able to pull out a home cooked meal that is just as healthy as if you had spent an hour in the kitchen! Yay for freezer meals!
For Father's Day today, Q gave Chuck a brush for his beard (have you seen his beard lately? It's magnificent!) and also a coffee mug with a photo collage featuring pictures of the little man. Chuck loved them both! I am so thankful to have such a wonderful husband for my children to call daddy. We are all SO blessed!
Also, last month we celebrated Qoheleth's first birthday. Whaaaaa?! How does time fly this fast?! I can't even believe he's a year old, but he proves it to me everyday. He is so smart. He learns so fast. I love watching him explore and try new things. It's incredible to see the light in his eyes when he figures something out. It's amazing to watch him put on Chuck's watch just like it's supposed to go or use a a Lego block to talk on the phone. How on earth am I so lucky to be this little boy's mom?! Blessed beyond measure, it's for sure.
Everything else is going well. Life is pretty normal aside from all the abnormalities. ;) Keeping busy, serving God, growing everyday closer as a family, closer to the Creator, and loving every moment of it.