Saturday, September 3, 2011

Home Again, Home Again!

I haven't blogged in far too long, but I have good reason. We move. Across the country. Again. This time, though, we're back home to Arizona. Back near family, friends and the weather we love. I won't go into details about the move itself except to say it happened quickly. Like, in less than two weeks. And in that two weeks, Ava started kindergarten at her school in MS, I had to pack up the house, recover from a c-section and take care of a three-year-old and a newborn. Challenging? Yes. Worth it? Totally. Besides, this is what we do, we always make our biggest moves when our kids our little, little babies. Ava was three months when we moved from Oregon to Arizona. Jax was six weeks when we made the journey to Utah and now Eden was just five weeks when we loaded in the car and headed from Mississippi to Arizona. So, we've come full circle. We're not done having kids, but hopefully we're done moving.

We were blessed to find a house to rent very quickly. As a matter of fact, we came across it on accident and it just happens to be owned by old Kleinman family friends. It's an older home (wood paneling EVERYWHERE), but it's great! The best part? A good-sized fenced front yard for the kids to just run around in. Even better? NO HUMIDITY, so they can actually go out there and play in the middle of the day! Jax's monster trucks have spent plenty of time in what he calls the "big pool of mud," better known as dirt.



 

Ava started kindergarten at Andy's alma mater. They offer both half and full-day. We opted for half. She's made some great friends, but I'll admit, I don't love the school as much as her school in Mississippi. But, unfortunately, I think schools like that are a rarity. She was sad to leave, but seems to have moved on. I'm having a harder time letting go of her school and teacher. She and her class in Vicksburg are e-mail penpals, though and her teacher there has told me she hasn't removed any of Ava's things from the classroom because she misses her so much.

Our sweet Eden is seven weeks old today. She's a wonderful baby, full of smiles and sweet sounds. Her brother and sister still adore her. As a matter of fact, most of their fights and arguments tend to revolve around who has spent more time with Eden or held her more.


 
Check out that cute crooked smile :)

So, there's life in a tight little nutshell. I have more to post about the decision to move, but that blog post is going to require much more time and thought. And with a baby to feed and boxes to pack... well... that post will have to wait.

7 comments:

Brian and Janette said...

Welcome home! Excited to hear about all the details.

Joni said...

You made it...Eden's crooked smile is to die for! I'm not sure how I'd get any moving or unpacking done! I could sit and watch her all day!

Penny said...

So nice to be near family!

All these Halls said...

So glad you live closer now! Your kiddos are so cute. It was great chatting with you the other day-I miss you.

keep klein-man said...

Happy to have you home again. Can't wait to see you all.

shelly said...

Good to see you posting again. Hope all is well with Andy's job and I'm excited that you have a half-day Kindergarten option. At least, because I think that's what I'd want. And hooray for finding a nice house to rent! (Even if it is full of wood paneling...)

keep klein-man said...

So happy we got together. I love your family so much. I am very thankful your part of the family.