Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Long Over Due.

Well December 8th post may have been a bit misleading. I only THOUGHT we were getting into the swing of things and settling in. So here I am 21 days later posting yet ANOTHER 'catch up' entry. (and to be honest I had to look at my twitter feed to even remember all that went on!)

Titus started his new school the week of the 7th. It was a fairly smooth transition with a few bumps that first week: they already write in cursive (isnt that crazy) and all the kids have their own little friend groups. We were aware that both of these things were going to be bumps so we walked him through it encouraging him along....and then....he got strep throat. So he was out of school 4 out of the 5 days of his second week of school. This was good in that he was around the house and I could work with him on cursive and talk to him a lot about making new friends. But, being the new kid it set him back in getting to know the kids in his class.

The following week Titus' school only met on Monday and Tuesday with Tuesday being a Christmas Party half day. So out of Titus' first month at his new school he only got to go to 8 1/2 days! With all of this he is actually doing pretty well. He is FINALLY feeling better, he ended up getting strep a second time! (0r the meds didn't work one of the two).

Class for Titus got out Tuesday. My brother and his fiance' came that evening to stay with us on there way to Louisville to get ready for their wedding this coming weekend! They left Wednesday morning and we drove into the airport to pick up our friend Robin who would be visiting for the next 5 days. Vernon's sister, Phyllis, and her family also came in that evening. The five of them, Vernon's mom and Robin stayed with us the next 3 days! (remember we have a small 2 bedroom rent home for now!) It was soo fun!

Christmas was a great day. We made great memories and had loads of fun. I feel like I could post three post just on Christmas Eve and Christmas day but I will spare you!

The Daniel's family left Saturday night and Vernon's mom drove home as well. Vernon preached on Sunday (and the Sunday previous as well but I missed saying that!) and we spent the day marveling at the explosion that had happened in our house! haha! No it wasn't that bad and was fairly easy to recover from. Monday Allison Richomond and Amy Kuntz came over and we had the best time! We took Robin to the airport and said goodbye. Allison and Amy both leave for there respective homes in the next few days so Monday was full of goodbyes.

So here we are Tuesday. A low key day I suppose. We leave on Thursday morning for my brothers wedding weekend. I am getting my hair cut today and V and the boys are going to hangout with V's step mom Robyne. Tonight Vernon and I are going on a little date to see Invictus. This movie includes two of my husbands favorite things: Rugby and Africa's history. We are excited.

Though it has been a busy season, full of family and friends, celebrating our return to Missouri, we have found ourselves missing our dear friends in Texas quite a bit. We are excited about the transition here to Missouri, our home state, but Texas got our heart when we weren't looking! We miss all of you and would love to hear from you!

I hope to check in soon after the weekend with pics of the wedding and such. If you don't already follow me on twitter (or facebook), I keep that updated because I can do it from my phone.

Hope you have a GREAT new year!


Amanda said...

Sad I didn't get to see you before you left. Kept trying to get in touch, but never worked out. I leave to go back to Kenya in a month, so maybe we'll just have to meet in Nairobi sometime! :) Glad Christmas was so fun for you guys! Tell Vern I said hi!

Krystal said...

What are you doing to your hair?? Can't wait to gear about the movie!! J wants to see it! Love you guys and miss you!