Sunday, September 29, 2013

Hitting Our Stride - Birthdays, Tooth Fairies, Nana, and Napa

June was the chaos of moving from Cary to California and buying a house.  July was the craziness that said house wasn't really ready for us to move into and Scott's California job was basically back on the East Coast.  August was a dizzy blur of moving into our home, starting brand new schools, and many other hilarious moving hiccups (to be shared in my next post).

And then came September.  It feels like we are finally hitting our stride.  I know where the grocery store, the post office, the bank, and both a good (fortunately) and very bad (unfortunately) dentist are located.  I can navigate the school drop-off/pick-up routine by car or by bike and (usually) even make it on time.  I have transferred my nursing license to California (though am not quite nursing yet).  I am volunteering at the school and take my duties so seriously I have even "volunteered" extra to attend moms-only Halloween party that raises money for the school.  Yes, it is a tough job, but somebody has to do it.

As we hit our stride in the regular everyday life, September has brought quite a few exciting happenings, too.

  • Mick turned four!!!  In my mind, four is a magic age.  Old enough to be independent, but still innocent.  I am trying to savior this time, because I know it will be gone so soon.  He is an amazing boy.  
  • Jaley finally lost her first tooth!!!  At 7 years old and in 2nd grade, she had a very long wait, but it finally happened.  The tooth fairy did not disappoint, a little cash appeared in return for that treasured pearly white.  
  • Scott and I celebrated 15 years of His-and-Her-Towels!!!  If we have been married this long, I better stop telling people I'm still 29-years-old - talk about a child bride.  Jokes aside, I said "I Do" then and I would say it a million times over.  The best two words I ever said.
  • Nana visited!!!  It didn't take a stagecoach, just Southwest.  She came out and spoiled us.  Having my mom around was like a secret elixir.  It just made me better.  
  • Three Days in Napa!!! As a house warming gift/anniversary gift, Nana watched the kids while Scott and I went to Napa.  The no kids and a little wine, was a less secret elixir, but it also made me felt better.  It was a great long weekend.  
That is life in the stroller lane.  

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