Thursday, May 19, 2011

Life in Indiana

We have lived in Indiana for about two weeks now and I will admit that the transition has been easier than I anticipated... We are just so grateful to all be under the same roof, beginning our "new normal."

Before the move I was so worried about Parker having a hard time. Boy, was I wrong! He's taken everything like a champ. The first day he was here he asked to go back to his other house quite often but he never cried about it. He's asked about friends and family quite often as well but he seems fine when we offer the explanation that we are living in Indiana now and we can't seem them all the time.

Our new neighbors are wonderful. Everyone has stopped by, brought goodies, and just made us feel welcome. If you don't want to get pregnant, don't move to our street! EVERYONE has two or three kids and many are pregnant now! There are KIDS EVERYWHERE. (We are hoping that the "water" will bring us good luck here!) Parker is loving his new friends especially two boys that live next door. Owen is 3 and Eli is 1 and a half. He really likes playing with them and calls them his "new friends."

The first night we were here there were at least 10 kids running our front yard. Please stay outside all the time. My neighbor said that they have to hibernate 6 months of the year because it's sooo cold so when it gets warmed up, everyone moves outside and I totally believe her! The houses are very close together so everyone just plays in everyone's yard.. There are sidewalks so it makes riding bikes, running, and walking Bailey very safe. The playground and swimming pool are right up the street which is so nice. Parker is loving going to the park everyday!

Parker is doing well with the transition to his "big boy bed." He cries off and on but mostly he'll go on to sleep after we read a few books. He seems to challenge me more in the afternoon for nap than he does at night. I've had to give a few "pankins" for him getting out when he didn't want to nap, but for the most part, he's done well.

We are heading back to Alabama on Saturday. Saturday is also Chad's Birthday!! Happy Birthday Chaddy!

We are staying in Athens through Monday morning. I have to take Chad to the airport on Monday because he has a business trip for the week. Parker and I are going to head to Florence after we leave the airport. We will stay in Florence through Thursday. Chad is flying back in on Thursday afternoon. We will probably spend the night in Athens and then head back to FLorence on Friday for the long weekend. Chad is driving back to Indiana on Monday but Parker and I are going to stay a few more days with my parents. We are driving back up that Friday morning. Mom and dad are going to stay through the next Wednesday. We are excited about seeing everyone (even though it's only been two weeks!)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Could you sleep last night?

I know that you all couldn't sleep last night in anticipation of me posting our new house pictures... Well, suffer no more.. Here they are! :)

Disclaimer: We are not done with decorating.. Chad's poor office is just sad and I didn't even take a picture of the garage because it's just embarrassing... We'll get there though...

Parker looks thrilled, huh?

First Playroom Photo.. The new playroom is half the size of our last one so we had to be creative...I am hoping to decorate the walls with an ABC theme soon.

Another playroom shot.. The playroom is right off the den..

Our den...

The dining area.. Not really a room because it's just connected with the den... We are using what is supposed to be the dining room as an office.

Our kitchen.. I LOVE that it is open to the den.... The den, kitchen, and dining area are all one big space.

Our outside patio..
The view from our back patio... Off to the left is the playground and neighborhood pool.

Chad's office... No time for that yet...

This is the loft area. As you come up the steps, the loft is on the right. There is a TV in this room as well but you just can't see it in the picture.

The laundry room. I LOVE that it is upstairs with all of the bedrooms... I don't have to lug laundry baskets up and down the stairs...

Guest Bedroom #1! It needs visitors!

This is what you see at the top of the stairs.

Guest Bedroom #2!

Best picture of Parker's room I could get while he's sleeping. Look closely in his bed! SHHH!

Parker's Bathroom/Guest Bathroom

Our Bedroom

I LOVE that we have a separate shower and tub. I also love that I get my own tub and I don't have to share with Parker!! Everytime I took a bath in the old house, I was surrounded by toys!

Another view of our bathroom! I hate the light fixtures but they'll have to do.

And my favorite room, our master bedroom closet!!! WOO HOO!!!
There is also a huge storage room/attice space off the upstairs loft. This room makes me very happy also! We had very limited storage space in the last house!

We are adjusting well. Parker was sad off and on yesterday. He kept asking to go back to his other house but today he seems better. We have meet lots of neighbors and they are all so friendly. Last night there were at least 10 kids running around in our front yard. Parker was LOVING it! There are two boys next door that are 3 and 1 1/2 and Parker thinks they are great (although they will never replace Edburd.) Parker is asking constantly where Edburd is...

This morning he also said that he missed Mrs. Emily, Mrs. Krissa (Krista), and Mrs. Melly (Melodie).

We are heading to the zoo tomorrow.. There's so much to do here so we should be able to stay busy..

We are coming home May 20th but we are staying in Athens until that Sunday. We will be in that entire next week so we can visit all the friends that Parker is missing...

(Don't worry GeeBee, he misses you and Pops too!) :)

Monday, May 9, 2011

The Big Move...

Life has been crazy around here... We are now officially live in Indiana... I am already missing home but I LOVE my new house and we have met some really sweet neighbors...

Bailey and Cane when the moving truck came.. They weren't too thrilled... Poor Cane didn't get to come with us...

Indiana-Here we come!!

OOPS! We had a little paint mishap when painting Parkers room. Thankfully it was a spot that is covered with his bed..

First family photo at the new house...

New house pics coming soon....