Sunday, June 17, 2012

To My Husband, On Father's Day

Dear Darling,

Thank you for everything you do. You are a great Father.

Thank you for your patience; for always letting little hands "help".

Thank you for not being afraid to tackle a problem, even when you've never done anything like it before.

Thank you for your tireless efforts. For being willing to stay up late to fix a leak or balance the budget.

Thank you for reminding me to enjoy the sweet, messy parts of life, and spit out the seeds.

Thank you for never being too well-dressed for a good time.

Thank you for smiling at the camera even while the kids are sulking.

Thank you for the hours spent reading aloud, playing trains, building Lego houses, and cutting out paper mustaches.

Enjoy your nap, you definitely earned it!

I love you.

Your adoring wife,

Friday, June 15, 2012

House Tour

Our new home

We are finally settled into our new home. It took me a while to get internet set up here, but I finally did get it set up. After two weeks of waiting on and working with Verizon, I called Cox and had service at 10am the very next day! Now that is service. I'm relieved to get back to my blog! There are so many things I want to write about.
Enjoying the sunshine

This is the first house we've rented; we've always had apartments until now. And there was that time we lived in one bedroom at my parent's house. That was a hard year. We are really enjoying our yard and ALL THIS SPACE! The house is only 200sq feet larger than our apartment, but between the yards and the garage which we converted into a workroom for Husband and a playroom for the boys, we have a ton of space.

Yes. His underpants are on backwards. He dresses himself you know!
Jack and Andy helped us paint the garage, which was pretty grungy. We found a remnant of carpet at Lowes and the result is a nice play area for the kids. I can keep the kitchen door open most of the time to supervise. One the other side of the large bookcase is Husband's work area / storage.

They really like having a space of their own, and I quite enjoy not having all the toys in the living room. One of the reasons we chose this house, which is smaller than I wanted,  is the location. It is a short (VERY short) drive from Husband's new base, which boasts this:

A private beach. With free parking. And a real bathhouse. And lifeguards.

If you've ever been to Virginia Beach, you know that it is jammed with people ALL THE TIME.

I think we are going to like it here.