Monday, September 8, 2014

New home... New Challenges

    With our new home comes new challenges. To start things off right in our new place I am going to start by looking for advice from one of my favorite sites Organized Home. Last weekend was the official kick off of their Holiday Grand Plan on their sister site Organized Christmas, a plan to clean and organize your house before the holidays so that you can sit back and relax and enjoy the holidays like your supposed to.
    Of course I'm always a little behind, but I'll catch up I hope. My first goal is an organized meal plan for my family. Here is a Weekly Menu Plan that can be printed out and put on the fridge. Before leaving California we were pretty good about using coupons to save on groceries so that is another routine that we need to get back to.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

My Favorite Bloogers are busy...

    Keith and I got up early this morning to get him up and headed back to Centennial to go through our storage unit and try to seperate the things that we needed and wanted from our shipment in the apartment so that the things that we knew just wouldn't fit can be put in the back and the things that we want more accessable.
    As I sat here watching him pull out of mom and dads drive I started thinking what next? The boys and mom are sleeping. Keith took our dog Maggie with him because she wont fit in my car between the car seats. She did before we graduated Grayson to a big boy car seat but he has grown so much that he needed the space.
    Today will be spent helping to clean up mom and dads house.. to try to leave things for them closer to the way they were when we invaded back the end of march, beginning of april. Dad is on his way back from California and when he returns I will load the boys up and head down to Centennial so that we can try to get things together at the apartment.
    Apartment living with the boys is going to be a challenge after having a 4 bd, 3 car garage house but if we simplify things we should be fine until we can find our next forever home here in colorado. I started thinking about blogs that I had been following when I actually had the time to sit and read them. For a while I tried to participate in a blog group that had Friday night sew-ins once a month but it seeems that they too have gotten busy with life and not blogged much. That being said I am not going to beat myself up over not having time to blog. If I get time to sit and write a few minutes then great. If not being a good Mommy to my boys and having the ocassional time to my self is okay with me.
     That being said I would like to have a Friday or Saterday sew in with my blogland friends. I hope to be working on some holiday projects but first I need to find my materials in the mess of moving boxes at the apartment. Sewing/embroidery machine... Check. The rest of it well I'll let you know... Lets plan on having a get together the 19th or 20th. For now that weekend is open for us, Keith will be back from a business trip.. if I plan it right dinner will be ready when we walk in from the airport... Yup lets plan for that weekend to get a little crafting time in.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Where has the time gone??

     First let me apologise for the lack of pictures. I promise to try to get some up but right now the camera is missing and 90% of the time I can't find my phone in the mess..
     Where has the time gone?? I can't believe its has been so long since I posted. So many things have changed. Keith took a new job in Colorado and the end of March the boys and I moved to Colorado to live with my parents so that we could be closer to Keith when he was here in the states. Retired from the navy and he still deploys, not for as long a span of time but that doesn't make us miss him any less.
      We celebrated Logan's second birthday a few days after getting to Colorado. It was not an easy start for us here. When we arrived both boys were sick.. Logan with a double ear infection and pneumonia, and Grayson a sinus infection. I hope that no one ever has to endure a 2 year with pneumonia and ear infections at high altitudes its not fun to not be able to do anything to soothe the pressure and an 8 month old with a sinus infection? that is for the birds for sure.
     Last month we were finally able to find an apartment to stay in, not exactley our plan we were hoping to have a yard for the boys and the dog but things happen for a reason and this is just one smaller step to getting situated here in Colorado. Perhaps the biggest thing other than my boys getting older and smarter and cuter (smiles) we sold our house in California. That is one of the hardest things to wrap my head around right now.. The first house that Keith and I bought together and started our little family in now belongs to some one else.
   There are better things for us out there right?? We are now together instead of being split between California and Colorado, the navy delivered our household goods yesterday so for the most part we can get to everything we own if we can find it in storage. Things were damaged but I am trying to not think about that right now.
    There hasn't been a whole lot of crafting of any kind since we left California. I did quit a bit of sewing before the boys and I moved.. well in the month of January anyway. Begining of February Keith told me to be prepared to move middle of march and well, I had to pack most of the house by myself because he was over seas.
     So once we get the things that we want situated in the apartment I would venture to say that we will have officially started new. New State, new job, new house/apartment.... New begining. With that in mind we want to get back to home made. Homemade gifts and treasures and home cooked food. Yumm!!