Thursday, November 3, 2011


Well, we finally landed........... in Alabama. It just did not turn out quite like I thought it would, but life seldom does. We looked and looked for houses in North Ga and Tennessee. The problem was that the rentals were small and high priced. So we prayed long and hard and I finally gave in to search in North Alabama. The rental prices were much less and for lots more house. We found a 4 bed, 2.5 bath for two hundred dollars less than the 3 bedroom houses we were looking at in Tenn.

So here we are in Bama. Moving was quite the nightmare, but after 2 weeks I am proud to say that I am done with all the boxes and we are settled. All my kiddos have their own room and I have a Bay Window (which is something I have ALWAYS wanted). I love the house and I am really loving the neighborhood and the area. It is nothing like the part of Bama I grew up in, and for that reason it is really growing on me. I just never, never, never pictured myself moving back to alabama.

Meanwhile, Callen is now 10 months old. He crawls around everywhere talking and breaking stuff. He has become quite the fussy little man, but I think it has to do with all the teeth he is getting. He has two front ones on the bottom and his two outer ones on the top. It looks like fangs. :)

Shayla's vocabulary has increased dramatically. She and I have started doing school together and she is absorbing and learning so fast! I love teaching my children. She is doing good sleeping in her own room, but she sometimes gets up in the night and goes to her big sissy's room and crawls in bed with her.

Alysha is working hard on school. She has lots of work and lots of homework. She is ready to get plugged in here and meet some other homeschoolers. She will be sixteen in 3 months. That really blows my mind. My baby will be 16!!!

That is life in a nutshell. It was a crazy fun summer. We ended up staying in Florida for 2 months while Jon was working out of jax. I went swimming at Rainbow Springs every day almost and I got a nice tan. Nice way to leave, with great memories!


Sarah said...

Sad! Now we really won't get to see you all! Convince Alysha to start yahooing again for me ;). Well, I'm glad to hear y'all are settled in. It took quite the while- but at least you're not in Tok ;)

Linda said...

Glad you are settled! That's so funny about Callen's teeth! School with Shay already? By the time Carys came along, I was working the "Better Late Than Early" plan. :)