Playing Catch-Up and Some Big News

October 27, 2015

 Whew!  Things are crazy around here, friends.  While everyone is adjusting really well to the new baby and the added demands he necessarily puts on our lives, to me at least, it feels like everyone needs something from me all the time and all at the same time. But that's life, my life, and I love it.
  Earth has made the transition to our family beautifully and we are slowly getting each other figured out.  He sleeps better if he's well swaddled and if there's a night light on.  He only like one specific kind of pacifier and prefers to be held sitting up so he can see things.   Sky and Fire argue over who gets to hold him and Water hasn't acted out towards Earth at all.  I know this might just be the honeymoon period but I'll take it and hope that it keeps going.
  It has been a hassle and half to get Earth's adoption paperwork in order but it finally is and we've been told that our hearing will be on Ebeye on Tuesday.  Cross your fingers and say a prayer for us that everything goes smoothly!

Water is a little jealous that Earth gets a bottle and he doesn't but he loves to help feed the baby

and sometimes, both our babies need their bottles and cuddles.


D getting some nap time with his new boy


My last season playing soccer ended with our team taking second place to the high school girls' Varsity team. I've played on the same team for the last five years and I have loved every minute of my time with these women.   They've cheered for me, both on and off the field and I'm so lucky to have had them on my team, in every sense of the word.
 
Like every kid in America, Sky and Fire (or should I say IronMan and Elsa the Fairy Princess)  are super excited for Halloween:

I've always loved Halloween but it's so much more fun now that my kids are old enough to enjoy it too. 


And the big news...

We're moving to Tucson!
I've been dancing around the subject of a move for the last three months and I'm so glad I can finally share our news with you.  Because our work and home lives are so intertwined here on Kwaj, I couldn't say anything until D had committed to the new job and we had given our formal notice at this one. 
We've bought a house:
and are slowly making the preparations needed to relocate. 

New baby, new town, new job. 
Go big or go home, right? 
I think we're doing both right now!


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18 comments

  1. Absolutely incredible ..... I saw a sign the other day that said: YOU'LL MISS THIS
    And...Amber, what a joy you must have had to be a part of your soccer team. Hope that you can continue some physical activity in AZ...maybe like all of you riding around your new neighborhood on multiple kinds of wheels.... whee...

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    1. Thanks! And yes, we're going to do our best to transplant that part of our lives from here to there :)

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  2. Oh I love that pic of Dad with the two babies. So sweet!

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    1. It was such a sweet moment! D was standing up and feeding Earth and Water started pulling at him and crying to be picked up, so D sat down and I handed him Water's morning milk and D cuddled both his little boys.

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  3. SO EXCITING! What a crazy, beautiful season of life for you friend. Prayers for the whole family!

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    1. Crazy- yes. It's also amazing how right all this feels right now. It's been a while since I've had the feeling that things are how they're supposed to be and I'm cherishing having that feeling now.

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  4. Wow, I just met you and already I'm excited for you!!! :-) I can't wait to hear more and keep up with your family as you make the big move. Sending you sparkles! -- Marva @ sunSPARKLEshine

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    1. Thanks Marva, and thanks for stopping by!

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  5. So many exciting things going on right now! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. All this happening all at the same time is pretty exciting- thanks for reading and sharing in it with us!

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  6. can't wait to see more pictures of the house! it looks amazing!!!

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    1. We'll definitely post some when we get there, especially since we're hoping to do some remodeling!

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  7. Oh my gosh so many blessings happening for you guys! Congrats on the baby and the move! So excited for this new chapter in your life!

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    1. Thanks, Tiffany! This is definitely exiting for us, with so many big things happening all at once :)

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