I've been a bad, bad blogger. Sorry :(
Now that you've gotten through the year in pictures...here's a little of what's been happening with our family.
It's been over a year since I've blogged. I can't believe it. But here I go again. I'm going to try to blog on a more regular basis.
So much has happened in the past year. Where in the world do I start? I think I'm just going to hit the high points and then I'll post some pictures. It's a start, right?
Last summer, wow...is a blur. We had a great summer. We visited Kansas City for a wedding, the boys got to meet their Uncle Sam for the first time as well as their cousins. It was super cute. Ian thought Kaitlyn looked like a princess in her wedding dress. We stayed at Great Wolf Lodge and LOVED it.
School started in August. Ian was in Kindergarten and Drew...well he was still in the 2 year old class. Why? Because he refused to potty in the bathroom. So, we had battle after battle and then one day...he just got it. He moved to the 3 year old class in January 2011.
Fall seemed to go by quickly. School activities, church fun and times with friends kept us busy. Then the holidays were here. Thanksgiving and Christmas were wonderful.
We had lots of snow at the beginning of 2011. LOTS. The boys loved it. Even though we were couped up in the house for a few days. We were blessed. We never lost power, we were warm and had food to eat.
We decided, shortly after the beginning of the year, to put our house on the market and buy a new home. With first grade rapidly approaching, we knew we needed to be in a different school district. So, the search began.
In late February, we found a new home. We had met with our lender and decided to buy our home and then concentrate on selling our old one. We were listed with Paul Wheeler and the team at Accent Realtors, so we knew we were in good hands. We made an offer and after some back and forth kind of stuff, our offer was accepted. Yippee. Now the craziness began. We ended up moving the weekend before Ian's 6th birthday. Talk about crazy. Moving and trying to plan a birthday party at the same time. Crazy. But, it all turned out well.
Our old house...well we did some much needed repair and it was on the market. Did I met ntion how wonderful Paul Wheeler and the Accent team are? Well...trust me, they are fabulous. Our house was on the market for 27 days and it sold. We were thrilled.
So, now we're settling in to our new home. Ian graduated from Kindergarten. My cousin Jan came for a visit from Kentucky. Charlie had yet another infection in his leg.
Speaking of Charlie....he got his old job back. Again....blessed, I tell you...blessed. He's been back at Fox 23 since Valentine's day and he loves it. :)
This summer is going well. The boys are attending kids kamp at Southpark Christian School. They will start school on August 22nd. We are in the Union Public School district and they will go to Moore elementary. Ian will be in first grade (yikes) and Drew in Pre-K.
We have had our heritage camps already this summer. Vietnam Weekend and India Camp were back to back the 3rd and 4th weekend in June. Geesh...I'm tired.
We hoping to go to Sea World this summer and then to Kansas City over Labor Day. The Cleveland Indians are playing the Kansas City Royals and as we all know....Charlie is a HUGE Cleveland fan. So, we're hoping to see the family again as stay at Great Wolf Lodge.
I'm sure I've left out a ton. As I remember it, I'll post. Thanks for wading through the pics and the post.