Saturday, June 30, 2012

Fun Facts

Here are a few facts I have learned about our new town in the last week we've been out here:
1. It is not uncommon to see between six to eight big semi's with some sort of big trailer on the back waiting at each intersection.
 2. The parades don't skimp on candy. At home it was like each kid had to fight over about four pieces of candy. Here, each kid got about two handfuls from each float.
 3. There are alot of big pickup trucks that have the wo...rks on them.
 4. The Walmart here sells big plastic boxes that they try to pass of as homes. But hey! They are insulated, have cable and ac, all for a steal of 20,000! ;)
 5. It's alot nicer than people make it sound out to be. It's very family friendly with all the new parks, splash pad and the youth pool. I'm happy to be calling it home because it's where we are a family again!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Overnight company

We had our first over night company this week. Wally T's family came to ND to see what the hustle and bustle of this busy little oil town is all about, and ended up staying the night at our new home. It was fun to have them over! My kids were bummed when it was time for them to start heading home back to the U.P. the next morning!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A New Experience

Well, it took us 19 hours to move, but we made it to North Dakota! We had to take a big detour zig zagging through Minnesota due to all of the rain causing flash flooding and road wash outs on US2 and I35. But we eventually made it here, and it is beautiful! I had no idea what to expect, and had never been to ND before, so I was pleasantly surprised. We are loving the endless blue skies and rolling green hills with homes tucked in them here and there.

 As far as unpacking, it's safe to say that I am probably 80 percent of the way done. The new place is really nice! We are really liking it and now spacious it is. It's close to Walmart and the grocery stores, so that is a bonus as well.

The kids and I are going to go to a splash park this afternoon after Vivian wakes up. I have to plug the street number into the GPS, as I really have NO idea where anything is yet, and it's pretty confusing to me! But we'll get there, and we'll enjoy keeping cool. It's not the big lake, but it'll do for today. :)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Soaking up Sunshine

We have been trying to sneak in time at the camp while packing to move. :) It was a beautiful weekend, and we were able to soak up some much loved sunshine!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

This Little Love of Mine....

 I found this dress for ten dollars at a garage sale last summer when Vivian was a baby with this purpose in mind. :)
 I was hoping to have a real photographer take her one year pictures, but I got my new camera in the mail, and with the fact that we're moving in a couple of weeks I figured I'd give it a go myself. It wasn't planned to do it today ( check out the dirty little toes. :)), but I had help and she was in a good mood, so we winged it.
I am pretty pleased with the way they turned out! What do you think? :)  Now to just print them off and frame my favorite!  ( btw- her hair doesn't usually stick straight up like that on top. the wind came along and blew her little wispy hair right up. She thought it was pretty funny, and that's how we got her to smile at us.)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Catching Up

 I haven't really been very good about keeping up on this blog as of late, but I promise I haven't fallen off of the ends of the earth. :) This little lady will be one in less than two weeks! Can you believe it!? I hardly can! She's been by far, my busiest little body around here. Climbing stairs, standing on her own for short periods of time, and starting to try and take steps towards walking. Eek! I want her to wait on that last one til her Daddy comes home from North Dakota to come and get us. :)
 All four of my little loves before church on Sunday morning.
 Vivian LOVES the bike. Anytime she's outside she's got one of us pushing her around. I think she needs one her size for her birthday coming up.
 And Jenna..... she's almost done with kindergarten. At her music program, her classmates each stood up and shared what their dream is to be when they grow up. There were policemen, firefighters, teachers, actors, a flower picker, and my Jenna, who wants to be an acrobat. :) Melted my heart.
This guy ( please excuse the messy face) just turned three. I love my kids, but not the age three. The saying terrible twos is WAY off in my opinion. It should be terrible threes. At least with all four of my  kids. It's like someone flips a switch when they turn three and they get so SASSY! By the time three and a half rolls around they are somewhat better, but man oh man, Logan has been trying my patience lately with his major temper tantroms. I am just glad that Aaron will be home in ten days to help me deal with the chaos of raising four children. Then it's off to North Dakota we go for good!