So sorry I have been so MIA. Life has been fun, crazy, hectic around here. David has been working like a dog so most weekdays are spent with me being a single parent so by the time nighttime rolls around all I want to do is lay on the couch and do nothing. Thankfully he has been around this weekend so I feel like I have caught up on some sleep, life, housework, etc. We have had so much going on lately that I don't honestly know where to start. I am still behind on posts from the last month and one day I will catch up.
We have been busy checking things off our bucket list because we are down to a little over 6 weeks before we pull out of Boston. It feels more and more real that we are close to done. We showed our apartment this past week to 3 potential tenants and 1 signed on Friday. Thankfully that is over with. I am thankful that I do not have to sell a house with 2 small children. Just trying to pick up before the potential renters came was a headache. Hats off to all of you that put your house on the market with small children.
Most of my nap times have been spent working on the Forrest Spence Fund, Parent Mentor Program, or searching Pinterest for ideas for our new house. In the past Pinterest has just been fun and something to dream about but now that we have bought our dream home, its finally here. I am no longer looking just for fun...I am looking for real! This is so hard for me to comprehend. David has been in medical training for 10 years. I have spent 9 of those 10 years with him. 9 years of being poor, 9 years of having a husband who worked more than any normal person should ever have to work, 9 years of living somewhat in transition knowing that in a few years we would move on to something else, 9 years of doing a lot of things alone because my husband was working/studying/sleeping. The training is finally over (6 weeks) and I am so proud of my husband. I truly can't imagine life with anyone but him. It has been unbelievably hard at times and times where I truly couldn't see the light at the end of the tunnel but that light is finally here. We have made it...we have survived...we have thrived. It has been beyond difficult at times but I can't imagine not walking this road with him. He deserves everything and more for how hard he has worked, the hours he has spent learning his trade, the lack of sleep he has accumulated, the amount of money spent and lost because of his training. His time is finally here and I am truly rejoicing for both of us. So all that to say...life has been busy.
Now, on to the pictures to recap some fun times we have had lately.
The boys and I made cupcakes for David's birthday. Both boys had just woken up from naps so a little cranky still.
We had some rainy and cold days come through Boston so we spent some time inside making train tracks that went the length of our hallway and in and out of bedrooms.
This littlest one has me wrapped around his finger. The curls, smile, and laughter will get you if your not careful.
We have a weekly Wednesday play date with our bible study friends. We are so thankful for this precious group of mommy's and children.
We spent an afternoon at the park with some friends swinging. Yes, they are in long pants and jackets in June. What?!?
I'm telling you...he will capture your heart. My littlest fireman.
Finally some beautiful and warm weather came back this past Friday so we met some friends at our neighborhood park. They are moving at the end of June and we are super sad to say goodbye.
On Saturday my Moms Club had a BBQ at a beautiful park that we had never been to before. It was gorgeous and the most amazing weather as well.
My boys are sitting on the steps in the distance (with daddy).
Austin was pretending to fish with his homemade fishing pole.
Saturday night we rode scooters to our neighborhood new pizza restaurant, Otto.
Everyone enjoyed the pizza!
That night after baths we took pictures of Miller with straight hair. We kept laughing how different he looked without his curls. He wasn't really cooperating but we tried.
Sunday morning we attended early church and then walked through our favorite parts of Boston, the Boston Commons and Boston Public Gardens. We stopped along the way and enjoyed a breakfast sandwich and coffee at Clover, the vendor food truck in Boston Commons. The steeple behind the food truck is our church, Park Street.
We then rode the carousel for the 1st time this season.
And checked something off our bucket list, riding the swan boats in the Boston Public Gardens. Such a treat and a must do if you visit Boston.
I didn't catch the moments where Austin was a pistol and throwing a huge fit or Miller was saying "up, up" because he didn't want to walk but I know that even with great weekends there are moments where I want to throw my hands up and scream "I surrender". Thank heavens for naps and beautiful sunshine!
Hope to be less MIA over the next few weeks! Happy Sunday friends!