We blessed our little Sophie Anne on October 10th. It was interesting to not have a ton of family around. With Sydney and Collin's blessings, the circle was almost too big! Fortunately, Grandma and Grandpa were able to come all the way from Washington for the big (or really not so big) event, and Grandma was able to stay for 10 days. It was so much fun! Sophie wore the same dress as Sydney did, which Grandma made with the extra fabric from my wedding dress. She cried through the entire thing, but immediately quit as soon as Dave lifted her up! Too funny. The girl hates to be held lying down. I don't know how Dave kept his focus. Afterward, we came home and made Buttermilk and Gingerbread Waffles (our Sacrament Meeting is at 8:30am!). So Yummy!
We've moved! Our newest adventure takes us to the thrilling town of Lubbock, TX where we are trying not to pick up y'all! Sydney is loving Kindergarten so much that she hates the weekends, and can't wait until her birthday. Collinis bored out of his mind because Sydney is gone all day long at school, there is no pool to walk down to, and Mom is busy with our newest addition, Sophie. Hopefully he'll be able to get into a pre-school soon (he's on 5 or so waiting lists--sheesh!). Sophiedecided to wait until the last minute to grace us with her presence (by force). She showed up August 2nd at 11:09am weighing 7 lbs. 2 oz and measuring 20 in. So far, she's been an OK baby, not the picnic I was hoping for, but we still like her most days! :) Not even 2 weeks later our house was packed up and we were on a plane headed for Lubbock. A week later, Sydney started school and we started settling in. It's been a huge adjustment, but we are loving the people and trying not to miss everything we left behind (our family, our friends, our brand new house, the pool, nice grass, the mountains, elevation changes in general, etc!). Dave is LOVING the new job and seems to be well received and utilized in his new position. He's traveling a bit more, which is sometimes hard on the little wife, but thankfully it's always only a couple days, and then superdad swoops in and saves the day again! As for Me . . .well . . . I'm surviving! It's always weird to be in a new place, and even weirder to not know a soul, but I've made a couple good friends, and everyone here is extremely nice, so it won't be a nightmare! :) We've already had a visit from my Dad, and will be seeing my parents in another week or so for Sophie's blessing. All in all, we are doing just fine! I'm still hoping this is a 3-5 year stint, but everyone here tells us that's what they said too and ended up staying 20 or 30. (SHUDDER) I guess there are worse places to get stuck, but I'm really hoping that is not the case for us! And if we do stay longer. . . I'm building a house with a pool in the backyard! It's the end of September, and we are still in the 80s! Seriously, we do feel extremely blessed that Dave was given this opportunity. Just if you want to visit . . . we'll meet you someplace cool like Dallas or San Antonio!
Here's our little family Here's our new house Here's Sydney and Collin on the first day of school
Well, Dave survived double hernia surgery. It wasn't as nerve wracking as I thought it would be, but I still didn't enjoy it. I guess Dave enjoyed it even less! He's doing well, back at work today, and things are getting back to normal. We liked having him home, but Collin was so frustrated because Dave couldn't throw him around and wrestle like normal. It was so hard to keep him off of Dave. We are thankful that everything went well and that he is recovering fast. Hopefully, he'll be feeling great this weekend when we go to Sun Valley. We are both volunteering for the Wells Fargo Boulder Mountain Tour (it's a cross-country ski race). It should be fun!
Why is it that kids get sick, are better for two days, and then get sick again? I'm so sick of sick! Sydney has caught yet ANOTHER COLD! She has had cold after cold since Halloween, and I'm starting to think she doesn't have an immune system. I guess we're going to have to pay the doctor a visit this week--grrrrrr!
In other health news, Dave is going under the knife on Thursday. He's decided to take care of his two small hernias in his intestines. Nothing too scary, but still no fun at all. I'm really not looking forward to sitting in the waiting room, nervously chewing my nails off. It was much better when I was the one being knocked out and cut open!