Feeling More Like Home

5438 is becoming home. This week I have been painting....and painting...and I still have lots more painting to go. Getting rid of the rainbow of colors has helped make this feel more like ours. The yellow is gone and part of the orange, still have the under-the-sea blue bath, white/brown sponge painted kitchen, & green bed to go!


More Thankful Than Ever!

So we spent the holiday with my Grandma Sara's side of the family at their 6th annual State Park Thanksgiving trip. I met a lot of new relatives like uncle Wyatt, uncle Brett, Grandpa Jerry, and I loved aunt Scout but she lives in Oregon and I wont see her much. But, I did get to go on my first hike! I was too slow for everybody and tried to pick up every leaf, so mom made me ride in dad's backpack, which is OK since it smells like him and all the places it has been (like Thailand which is where they met). Anyway, everyone thought that I did a great job hiking and didn't wiggle in the backpack at all. Hey, I tried to keep my eyes open but it all starts looking the same...tree after tree and since I can't hike my leg yet on them they don't interest me too much...I just like the leaves! Thanks to Grandma who let me out for a while to walk (that is until the hill got too steep for her and she had to pass me back to mom). Grandma never liked puppies until me...mom says that I must be really special if Grandma loves me so much. I like Grandma because she is always letting me out of my cage so that I can get into trouble...that is until mom sees me eating something so enticing from the floor! So we got back home Saturday and I was forced to take a bath before I was allowed on the couch, I guess that is the price I pay for hiking! So I am very thankful this year, just like my parents, for my family and my toys (since it is the only thing they let me chew now)!
This is me...doing what I love to do best when I am killing the time while my parents are forcing me in the yard and telling me to "go pee!" Still can't figure out what they are wanting but it is fun to watch them...and chew....


So Tired...But So Happy!

We were really motivated to unpack the first week here since we were expecting our first house guest (the little yellow monster)! Between Hayden and Otis, Kirk and I were worn out all week! It was wonderful to spend four days with her while Mark and Lynn were running a conference. We had fun playing, cooking, and reading (as well as more laundry then ever before!). I don't think there was an hour that we didn't talk about which one pooped last or who needed to go soon! Hayden and Otis played really well together and she always wanted to pet him or take him around on the leash. "So soft" and "so little" is how she described "Odis." "I so happy" is said by her often and is a very catching phrase. It is amazing to see life through the simplicity of her eyes. She is a totally awesome little girl, which isn't surprising since she has totally awesome parents. We are excited to have them all down again soon to visit, but now without the one monster the other one is a piece of cake!

Meet Otis!

So we have had him about two weeks now and he is so wonderful. We fell in love the first night. We moved on Saturday he arrived two days later! He is growing a lot right now. Around 2.5 lbs. at the moment and he will get to be about 10 lbs. He is now letting us sleep through the night (which is awesome!) and we are really trying to get him used to the crate. He is OK in there as long as he hears us talking and in the same room as he is. Otis is understanding the whole outside thing pretty well too, and once his schedule gets settled we will know more of when he needs to go. We definitely love to have him in our new home and look forward to training him more on come, sit, and put down.


New Digits

We changed our phone numbers to 317 area codes. Email us if you haven't gotten them yet.

image from flickr.


Moving Day!

So we are moving...with a bit bigger size vehicle than this! Thanks to family and friends for all your help! We will not have cable or Internet until Monday so call our cell phones if you need to reach us. We will be changing cell phone numbers soon but will email and post when that does happen. So here comes sore muscles and long days!

P.S. I am posting this a day early since we loose Internet tonight.
Picture from flickr.


Last Night Out

So it is our last night in Lafayette and we are walking over to our FAVORITE restaurant. Kokoro is a Japanese/Sushi restaurant run by a guy named Tony. He makes his own unique maki rolls (that are three times the size of the ones in this photo)! We will miss this eatery more than any other when we move. In honor of Tony: "My way or highway!"


Kirk's Last Day!

Today was Kirk's last day of work and he had to run a seminar until 5:30pm! He is very sad to no longer have his co-workers harass him everyday. It was bittersweet since he loved who he worked with and his new position will not offer the same kind of camaraderie.

Photo from flickr.

Our Home Before the Boxes!

We have LOVED our first home and can't wait to unpack and have a new house to make memories in.