this blog is NOT dead!

…we’ve just been very busy. and I wrote a very nice update post last week, but when I tried to save it, my internet connection wasn’t working so I lost the entire thing! Needless to say, I didn’t feel like re-doing it. But I think it’s long past time for an update.

So, what’s going on with us?…

My parents moved a few weeks ago. So I’ve been spending a lot of time there with the kids. It’s a gorgeous house with a nice big property, and it’s located only three or four minutes from our house. I get to start my own (organic!) vegetable garden there this summer. I’m very excited about that! With the beautiful weather that we had on Tuesday, Judah just loved playing in their yard. I’m really looking forward to the weather warming up for good!

We’ve also been trying to get some things done around our own house. We put down laminate flooring in the living room around Judah’s birthday. It looks really great! Last week, we had our bedroom and hallway painted. Rob got tired of me asking him to do it, so we paid someone to do it, and we’re very happy with the results. Our new chocolate-brown walls make our bedroom much cozier (and are much more appealing than builder-white!).

I’ve also been busy just adjusting to having two children at home. I was kind of spoiled for the first several weeks that Asher was home, since he was still technically not supposed to be born and slept a LOT. Since about the beginning of March, however, he has been a lot more alert. It’s wonderful, because he’s really starting to interact with us, but it also means that i’m a whole lot busier! Judah, being two years old, is VERY busy and energetic these days, and I just don’t get the chance to pop on the computer like I used to! I’m sure things will slow down again, but right now we’re just going through a very busy spell! This is another reason I’m looking forward to the warm weather. I’ve been going a little stir crazy since we’ve had to be so careful with Asher this winter and because I haven’t had a car to be able to go out whenever I want to. At least in the summer I can get around on foot as well as just spend time outside in the backyard.

Asher went to the pediatrician this past Tuesday. Everything looks good, and he weighed in at 8 lbs 1 oz! We are so thankful that he is so healthy. He started smiling on March 8th, and he smiling more and more every day. He is also starting to coo and talk to us. I love being able to interact with him!

Judah is doing well, too. He is growing like a weed. Pants that were long on him a month ago now just barely fit! More importantly, he is such a great big brother. He loves to share his toys with Asher and is proud to show him off to others.

Just this past week or two, we’ve started to venture out a little more. We went to church on Sunday, which was so nice! We just kept Judah in church with us for the entire service so that he didn’t catch anything from the nursery. I’m still a little bit nervous about Asher catching something, but he’s doing great so far, and we have to trust that the Lord will protect him.

That’s all for now!

2 thoughts on “this blog is NOT dead!

  1. Hey Karen,

    Great to see an update! Glad everyone’s growing so well (and I know allll about getting a house painted! Steve’s so busy, he finally agreed that maybe I should take over the painting, so the avacado green walls (shudder) and slowly becoming brown and white and beige (some “techie” beige shade – they look awesome and gives it a “new house” look – yeh). Have fun with the little ones outside!

  2. HI Karen: Glad you and Judah and Asher are all doing well! It must be nice having your Mom so close by. Wow Asher is over 8 lbs. now, great news.
    Nice that the weather is getting nicer so you can get out with the kids, the winter is hard that way.
    Take Care,
    Love Aunt Ev

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