Saturday, December 20, 2008

Quick Up-date

Hello all!

No, we have not dropped off the face of the earth! We're still here enjoying our new surroundings! The weather has been relatively mild, which is great!

There probably still won't be regular posts until we move into our own rental, but I'll still try to up-date occasionally, like I'd doing now!

Clara is doing well! She's been busy lately perfecting her "military" or "low crawl"! To cute! She is getting better and better at it! She's going to be 7 months on the 21st. Where does the time go? She can be so fun and is such a sweetie! She enjoys playing games like chase! One of us holds her and "runs" away while the other ones chasing her! She thinks it's great. As her mobility and ability to pick up small objects increases she is trying to become the family vacuum cleaning as she attempts to consume little pieces of this and that that she finds on the ground!

We're planning to stay in the area for Christmas and go to some friends home for Christmas dinner. Should be a good time!

I've been staying fairly busy lately, with Clara, house work, baking, new friends and errands. Speaking of baking, I have been doing quite a bit of that lately...cookies, an apple pie, biscotti and pumpkin and zucchini bread! This isn't the best time of year for loosing weight!

Stephen gets a long break over Christmas and New Years, which I'm very happy about! I enjoy having him around!

Well, I'll try to post again soon! Merry Christmas to each and every one of you!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Still Here

Yes, we are still here! The whole family is over at the computer room tonight. Clara is hanging out in her own chair at the moment. Every once in a while we give it a spin to keep her entertained!

So a few things we've been up to lately.... Stephen, of course, has been busy with work. A few days ago I got to go help a new friend with decorating the chapel for an up-coming Christmas banquet, which was fun! Today I visited the MOPS group that I am probably going to join. It was kind of hard leaving my little munchkin in child care, but we both survived. I missed her though! I met some great ladies! I've also made a friend here at the apartment complex we're currently living in. She has a little 4 month old daughter and her husband is in the military so we have a lot in common. By the way, practically everyone around here seems to be either in the military or work for the company Stephen does! Anyway, my new friend and I have had lunch together a couple times this week, which was quite enjoyable!

Clara is doing well! She now has 4 teeth that have broken through and at various stages of being in. She's taken off on sitting on her own! She still topples, but is doing quite well! She is also starting balance standing up for a little while on her own with the help of a piece of furniture!

We think we've found a home to rent! One of the things I like about it is it has a large yard... so I can hopefully have a BIG garden next spring! Yay! Stephen likes that is has a big garage...great place for toils and all those man projects!!! I'm hoping our landlord will be fine with us painting, because I've been dreaming about fun paint colors! Planning to get bold people!!! Watch out! :-)

Well, that is at least a small update of life in these parts!