Here's a month-by-month rundown of our lives these past 5 months!
December: E turned 1! Her party was so cute and she was terrified of the cake smash.
January: E started walking on the 21st.
February: I had a 3 week stint as a nanny. It didn't work out and I had to quit (sad). We all 3 got the stomach flu, and then I got the regular flu a week after that. I also stopped being a doormat to some family members. We went on a family vacation with B's whole family (Colorado) and his little brother got engaged.
March: Started a serious house hunt (FINALLY). Had the biggest medical scare of my life. Got pneumonia and had a chest x-ray done. The doctor saw a mass and said I need to see my regular doctor. He also saw something. Went in for a CT and it came back clear-it's probably just scar tissue (from what, they have no idea). Longest 5 days of my life. Went to Chicago to visit my family and friends (two of my bffs hadn't met E yet). My bff from California came to visit.
April: Still house hunting. Put in 5 offers between March and April. Was played by the realtor of our dream home. Found a for sale by owner and IT is our dream home (starter dream, not forever dream). Put an offer in this morning. Rnd a 5k in 34 minutes. Well, it was 3.4 miles, not 3.1. So still a 10min/mile, without walking, which was great for me!
House hunting has sucked, but being in a tiny apartment with a baby and lab for 6 months has been even worse. Praying our apartment time will be over in 30 days.
Honesty---> We have been trying to get pregnant since December. That's been really really depressing. God has a plan though and there's no changing that!
I've been super busy writing for MSW, but I've missed writing about our lives, too. I miss California (our church, the beach, friends, and food) and the Marines like CRAZY. I keep having to remind myself that that chapter is over. Maybe once a week I'll be sad about it all, but that's much better than I was a few months ago. I've been making friends and have started up with Stroller Strides again (yay!!). This has been a difficult season, but it looks like Spring is near and I'm very thankful for that!!
E updates: Still a peanut (20 pounds and 29 inches at 16 months old). A climbing, running, talking, fearless machine. She doesn't stop and I love it. She's so smart and loving. It's the best.
B updates: Working as a contractor and loves it. He's the happiest I've seen him since flight school!!