Monday, July 14, 2014

Big News!

We've got news!  We're going to see how a "family of 5" looks on us.  We're due Jan. 19th, and as excited as ever!  I'm just getting out of the morning sickness stage, which has been gross, but manageable.  I'm just so happy to be feeling normal again.  The boys have been great to bring me blankets and toast when I'm keeled over on the couch.  I have a huge belly already, and we're really excited about some cute names we actually agree on!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Does it feel like we're always moving?

So we moved last month and it was crazy fun!  So much work for a 10-minute-away relocation, but we're able to keep paying a low rent, and we love love love this new place.  What a dream, huh?
 Long and narrow is the style, and the boys love running up and down it.
 Its a fresh remodel, so we've been enjoying all the new appliances and cringing with every fresh scratch on the hardwood floor that will have no one else to blame for.
Subway tile!
By the way, we've really enjoying have Diana live with us for the last 9 months!  We've enjoyed so many of her delicious meals, weekend outings, and chances to get out for late night dates.  Diana will so soon be reunited with Marc and they found a darling place in Roslindale!
Lincoln has claimed the twin bed Diana was using, and so Parley is in a toddler bed!  He is not a baby in any way anymore. If you open their bedroom window, you can climb out onto a balcony.  We found them out there this morning.  Looking into a way to really child-lock that thing.
Our room is huge, and still very much a work in progress...I'm hunting for a big shaggy rug.
The huge cherry on top is this bonus room upstairs.  Currently, I've claimed it as my photography studio, bathroom counter, and sewing space.  Isn't it incredible?
Two closets up here are filled with everything else we own: Christmas, camping gear, Jason's tools, luggage, baby stuff, space heaters, etc. and this little notch of space makes the perfect cove for a vanity.  I'm so spoiled.
And there you have it!  Even if grad school is just around the corner and we only stay a year, the move was totally worth it, and basically necessary to stay within budget.  Its really amazing, but probably not surprising, the more house you get as you move further out, even just 10 minutes.  And maybe here's hoping Jason gets into MIT Sloan and then we'd never have to move.  Ever.  What a thought!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Aaaand its July

Eeeek!  I have so much to post about!  I'm glad Instagram reminds me of what we've done in the last few weeks, though that social medium has also been neglected almost as much as this blog lately.
We made cinnamon rolls (I think for General Conference?  In APRIL?!?  Wow, I'm behind...) and I whipped up a bunch of pillowcases for my friend Emily's business.  Too bad she's moving back to California.  I'm really going to miss my crafty chum!
Lately, we like to track down the Cookie Monstah truck, and if you don't know what it is, you haven't lived. 
I started purging in preparation for the month-long event of packing up the house, but if you were one of those that helped us on moving day, you'll probably find it hard to believe that we got rid of ANYTHING before moving day.  We still had a incredible whole heap of stuff to transport.  
  Lincoln and I tried a few weeks of a "Mother Goose Time" preschool co-op with some ward friends before the move.  I think its a great program, and I'd love to start it up again in the Fall.  Heaven knows that boy is going to go crazy with two more years at home with mom!  That other cute boy turned two and we thought he deserved an ice cream cone!
Then the weather FINALLY became bearable, and we hit the beach for the first time this season. Our favorite newlyweds (Braden & Lauren) came to Boston for a summer internship, and we've been enjoying some daytime play dates with Lauren!
One of which was a rockin tour of the Cambridge Fire Department!  Lincoln = SO HAPPY!
That horrible move happened, and we had so many friends come to help.  It was really amazing the support we had from both wards, new and old.  What a blessing, and what wonderful friends we have.  I think it was on Day 2 of unpacking that Lincoln dumped out half a bottle of baby powder and Parley ran around the entire house making these adorable foot prints.
Per tradition, we hit up the Scooper Bowl and ate our weight in ice cream.  Lincoln peed on me in a port-a-potty and we all still had a grand time!  That's all for now.  Surely another round of these cute, overly-filtered boxy pics will be up soon...