Wow, I know that there have been a few gaps in posting before, but probably not one this long! I wanted to say happy holidays to everyone and to assure everyone that we are indeed still around. I imagine there will be quite a few catch-up posts coming. In the mean time, I’d like to say that we had a great Christmas and the kids have been REALLY busy playing with all their presents today. The move was stressful, as moves typically are, but we are getting settled and are beginning to fall into a rhythm again. However, we still have a bunch of projects and a ton organization to do (the basement and garage have become dumping grounds for things we don’t know what to do with just yet).
In addition, I would like to specifically thank a few friends and family that have been instrumental to the success of our move. Grandma and Grandpa, for keeping the kids occupied when Tracy and I needed it the most; Mimi for the same and for her support; Grampie, for his extremely dedicated help with projects, his support, and kid distractions; Leah, for her help with the kids and her support; Kurt for his extremely dedicated help with all the projects and his support; Charlie, for staying late with me stripping wall paper and his help with projects; Matt, for his help with the light fixture project; Steve for his moving prep projects (swing set and playroom shelves) and his help with the laundry room project. Thanks to these all-stars and to everyone not mentioned specifically who have helped with the move and continue to help get us settled.