Monday, April 30, 2012

holy smokes....

when you hear the saying your life can change in an instant, it is certainly true. sometimes it's for the good and sometimes for the bad.  in my case it has been for the best!  so much has been going on! i have wanted to sit down and blog so many times but just never made time for it.....

one night we are at a hockey party and the next day we were moving!

we had been planning to move for a few months and then bam it just happened! i had nothing packed or anything planned because it happened so quick.  so, needless to say, the past 2 weeks we packed everything, moved it all and unpacked everything.  pretty much all on our own.  my sister helped me with cullen and helped us move a load or two but otherwise we did everything. b is some super human, he lifted pretty much all of our furniture on his own! 
view out our back porch beautiful pink sunset and a windmill...

i have been having so much fun setting up our new home.  we still need some furniture for our living room and bedroom.  going from a 1700 square feet townhouse to a 3700 square feet house means we have some furniture shopping to do.  although, i have to say, everything we had fit into this house perfectly and every day that goes by it's feeling more like a home.  i had lived in the townhouse for 10 YEARS, with billy for 5!! i bought it when i was 18 and each year the place felt smaller and smaller and we were beyond ready to move.  billy always said we would be in a house by the time our first born turned one. he makes dreams come true...and i'm so thankful for all he does for us.  we live in an awesome neighborhood and cullen and i have been on the walking paths a few times.  he loves stroller rides and walks in his little car.

btw, how in the world did my cullen turned ONE!  my baby is no longer a baby, he's a toddler!  he's been really clingy lately, i hold him a lot.  he still wants to be rocked to sleep and he still sleeps in a pack n play.  it's what works for us and i wouldn't change it.....or maybe i would, if he was ready! as for now, he's not and that's ok.  our poor little guy just cut another tooth as well, that makes 8! he got another on the bottom. a great thing though, a few days after C turned one he instantly started eating more solid foods! his favorites right now are mixed veggies, veggie pasta and diced up potatoes. i can't believe how much he loves peas, it's so stinkin' cute watching him eat.

my sister turned 21 TODAY! so crazy!!! i feel extra old now ;)  she is the best sister and best friend ever! i love that girl to pieces.  if she hadn't been here the past few weeks to help out i'd be so lost!  she has been a blessing when it comes to caring for cullen.  she works a crazy shift at work, 5 in the morning until 11 so she is up every day by 3:30 but she is still willing to come over after work and help with cullen.  i appreciate her so much.

i have been painting, putting loads of new toys together, organizing, shopping for some home decor, organizing, putting together furniture, planning cullen's first birthday party, organizing some more, doing laundry & CLEANING.  with a larger house comes a lot more cleaning.  i swear i hardly ever sit down, it's nice to stay busy but the days go by so quick and before i know it it's 11:00 at night and then midnight and by the time i lay my head down i'm so dead tired. unfortunately C still wakes 2 times a night, at least.  i can't believe that even though he eats so much during the day and gets right around the recommended 16 ounces that he still wakes at night and wants a bottle.  if i don't give him one he wakes up all the way and is then up for hours.

new table, my handy work put this together...

party planning....


today i am patiently waiting for mr. ups so i can put together some furniture.  that is my new expertise and painting.  i told my bloggy bestie i was considering going to work for santa's workshop ;)

we now live 30 minutes from our families which kind of stinks but so far it has worked out just fine and b is only 5 minutes away from work so it's a great commute for him and he has already been home so much more!

i have 4 giveaways to post about, all of them are fabulous!  i will hopefully be posting all 4 of them next week!

i will post pictures of the new house soon!  like as soon as our living room doesn't look like i'm running a daycare!  UPS man just left me 7 boxes.  time to get my party started! hope all is well with everyone!!

21 comments:

Kristen at First Name Smith said...

congrats my friend!! yay!!!

Michelle (michabella) said...

I'm so excited for y'all! :)

Expat Girl said...

Congrats that all sounds so exciting! I cant wait to see house pics and hear more bday plans!

LWLH said...

Congrats girl!
You sound like you've been super busy :)

AllyceR said...

Wow! What an exciting time for you and the fam! Can't believe Cullen is one. Congratulations on your new home, I'm excited to see pictures!

Mateya said...

So happy for you! Crazy how quickly life can change :)

Cole said...

That's so exciting! I can't wait to see pictures of the house. :-)

Lana said...

How exciting!! :) I cannot wait to see pictures of your new home! How in the world is Cullen a year old already?!

Inna xoxo said...

yay for new house babyguuuuurl! im so excited for you! I wanna see all the pics because im way nosy! and ridiculously expensive tix are holding me back from seeing it in person! wahhh :( wtf tho, i dont get it, its just minnesota, its not like im tryign to fly to paris! so why do tix cost just as much! ugh :(
i need to find a sugar daddy :(

xoxo Innnnnna!

Aliya said...

Congrats on the move!! Two other things: I still don't know how to get Ky to eat veggies... I really haven't made an honest effort, but seeing sweet C chow down on some peas/carrots makes me want to give them to Ky!! Also, LOVE the kitchen table. Just love. That's all :)

ajs {of MN} said...

YAH! congrats on the new house, it looks like a GREAT place!! :D

{andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

Congrats!

Mitzi G. said...

Congrats on the move & I'm sure that everything is going to look amazing & can't wait for the pictures.

Brittany said...

My boy is 6 months and I still have to rock him to sleep for every nap and bedtime its so reassuring to see that it's not just my baby who needs that. I guess we got lucky and have two super sweet mamas boys :)

I love seeing any crafts that you make I've been wanting to make a wreath for forever since I saw one you made!

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Peace Love Applesauce- Terri said...

Congrats on the new place!!

undomestic chica said...

So exciting, Annie! I'm so glad everything is turning out just the way you wanted.

Meagan said...

3700 sq ft?! Holy hell! That is so big! I'm guessing the clingyness and waking up is more teeth coming. At least he has 8! You are almost done! Chase only has 5!

Hilary Lane said...

Congratulations - that's exciting!!! You'll have to post pics when it's all set up!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Sounds like so much fun things happening!

Molonyvybs said...

Congrats!

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