Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Sarah's 1st Tooth

Sarah got her first tooth on Father's Day at 6 1/2 months! She's on her way to a toothy smile!

Monday, June 17, 2013

A Well Deserved Tiny Vacation

We have been meaning to visit Biltmore Estates for years. The house and gardens are absolutely beautiful!! What a treasure! 

The Biltmore Babe!! LOL

The Biltmore was just amazing everywhere you turned!! You aren't allowed to take pictures inside so you will have to see for yourself how gorgeous all 250 rooms are!!

Then we headed over to the Biltmore Barn. They had an animal petting area, a blacksmith, a woodworker, a playground, a maze and a vineyard.

The boy's loved every minute of that!

The next day we headed south to check out Chimney Rock

Jacob walked by and saw they had opportunities to rock climb and said "I want to do that" We didn't skip a beat. If he felt up to the challenge we say go for it!!

and off he went. . . 

up, up  . . . . .

a quick lesson in coming down . . .

and off he went!!

Wow!! Way to go buddy. Although I would be lying if I said it went off without a hitch. During his descent he got to a ledge and looked over and said "o.k. I'm a little scared now" The instructor climbed right up and brought him down, coaching him the whole way. She was amazing. What a great experience!! I'm so proud of him.

Next we climbed up Chimney rock. It is a 315 foot monolith and it is 495 stairs to the top. That was Eric's moment to shine. He made it to the top first!! Then we all rode the elevator down!!

Me and My little Lady

My men!!

What a great couple of Days!! And a huge thanks to Aunt Cher for flying out even though our moving plans got changed. We had a fantastic time and we're so glad you came and we hope you had as great of a time as we did. I will never forget Jacob whispering in my ear "She's the greatest" about his sweet Aunt Cher!! We all love you to pieces!!

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

6 Months

Sarah turned 6 months last week. I'm getting a little behind on pics since the moving news!! She likes her rice cereal but is not a real big fan of carrots or pears. The boy's both loved carrots right away so I will have to be creative with her. Praying for a non-picky eater this time. The boy's weren't picky at all when they were babies and now they are terribly picky. Maybe Sarah will be the opposite, picky baby food eater but not picky later. Riiiight......we'll go with that theory. I'll let you know how that pans out. 

Rice cereal pics to come. : )

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Where are we moving this summer?

Well, if you would have asked me that 5 months ago I would have told you "Yakima, Washington and we are so excited". Well, those orders fell apart.

If you had asked me 2 months ago I would have said "we are moving to Yuma, Arizona and we are so excited"!!

Even if you would have asked me yesterday I still would have said "Yuma of course. The packers come next monday silly."

Well, what a difference a day makes.

Now ask me where we are going now that the position in Yuma has magically evaporated in the desert heat? (Yep, those orders got trashed too.)

Today, as of 2 hours ago, I get the honor of telling you to "go ahead and look us up the next time you are in Southern Germany". I CAN'T BELIEVE IT. We are beyond excited. What a thrill and chance of a lifetime. We vacationed in Germany 3 years ago and LOVED every minute of it but to actually live there. . . . WOW! It is a dream come true. I'm jumping up and down with excitement even though my insides are having a panic attack about moving all this stuff and 2 kids and a baby to a country where we don't speak the language. LOL!! That's all small potatoes, who cares we're moving to Germany!! We'll figure it out! August can't come soon enough. Off to our next adventure!!