Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Update from The West




We are getting settled in, little by little.  Moving has been such an adjustment for us!  Our situation is unique in that we have a farmhouse that we are to move into, that is part of the employment package of Kevin, but that house was filled with the previous owners things.  So, in the meantime, until she is able to remove all of her belongings, we have been living in a modular home down the road (pictured above with our moving boxes on the porch ;).  The modular has three bedrooms and two bathrooms.  One bedroom is designated as a storage unit for all of her things so that the boys don't destroy them.  :)  So, this family of 5 is currently living in two bedrooms. It's not bad at all though.  The boys are sharing a room and we have Scarlett in our room.   The boys will continue to share a room for quite some time.  The farmhouse has 6 bedrooms, but we're planning on them sharing there because they like to be together.

 It has been a challenge for me to get "comfortable" because there is so much division with our living things and a general unsettling as far as our house is concerned.  This has been a learning situation for me. :)  

I am constantly amazed at my children.  They adapt so quickly!  A bit of fresh air, some things to climb on and they're happy little buggers who are content. 

The scenery out here is absolutely stunning.  Autumn has been a glorious time here in the Magic Valley (the valley we're living in is referred to by the locals as the Magic Valley).  The bright gold of the cottonwoods is breathtaking and it seems that autumn lingers here more so than it did in Iowa.  I find myself anxious to get into the farmhouse so that we can cozy up to one of the two fireplaces there.  Harvest has been in full swing here in the Valley and we see tractors and cattle drives weekly!  I had a moment to snag the camera to catch one such drive going by last week.  The "tourist" in us had the boys and I on our porch to watch the excitement as the herd thundered passed our house. 

 
We are having a wonderful time exploring our new surroundings and falling in love with Idaho.  We know we are so blessed to be here and are looking forward to our many adventures yet to come! 





When we have updates on the farmhouse I will let you know.  We're driving to Idaho Falls this Saturday to price flooring and bathroom things, so I'm kind of pumped for that!  Little by little, things are getting done.  Kevin works Monday through Friday, so we only have Saturday to work on the farmhouse to get it ready for us. 

Until more updates, Have a great harvest season!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Newborn Scarlett, overdue pictures!

I just posted pictures from my first ever newborn photo shoot.  I am DEFINITELY not a professional photographer, but I pretend to be when I have a camera in my hand. :)

I figured I better put up the newborn pictures I took of our little nugget, Scarlett. :) 

Feast your eyes on this beauty. :)













Sweet Baby Reagan

A dear friend of mine recently gave birth to a little girl.  I had offered to snap some newborn pictures for her because, 1. I Love taking pictures, 2. I Love little newborn babies!

I was finally able to make it over to her house yesterday and had a very mini photo shoot.  Pretty much all a newborn allows. :)

I wanted to share some of my favorites on my blog, since they were just too cute not to share! :)

Welcome to the world Reagan!















Monday, February 24, 2014

Miss Scarlett


She arrived January 19, 2014. Four days after her due date, perfect and pink.  She is 5 weeks old as I type this because I am the worst blogger ever. :)  It has been amazing having a new baby in the house again. I had heard from many, that the 3rd is "easy" because you already have 2. I'm going to have to say that that statement is not true, for me. Ha!  My two boys keep me busy and adding a newborn keeps me even busier!  I'm typing this post as she's nursing, so there never seems to be a moment when I'm not multitasking!!  A woman I met the other day at a play date emailed me later to say that I am "an amazing multitasker!"  I thought, with 3 kids, 4 and under, I have to be!  :)

Scarlett is such a treasure, though. She is so much different than the boys. She has been a cuddly and snuggly baby since she came out!  She's always wanting to be held close and snuggled; it took me lots of snuggle fests to get my boys as cuddly as she started!  That's been the greatest surprise. :)  

Being so mother is such a blessing to me. It's not easy and I'm far from awesome at it, but I feel so privileged to be given this gift. I'm so thankful for the wonderful examples of godly relationships that the Lord has brought to my life from the women at church. I had a peace during this pregnancy that I lacked with my other two, until I found out they were boys. I know that I have a lot to learn in regards to raising children, but God has given me the tools (the Bible) and the examples (my Christian friends and fellow mothers) to relieve my fears. I'm ready for the adventures of having a little girl and looking forward to what the Lord has in store for our growing family!!