Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Oliver @ 4 Months

So last Thursday Oliver turned 4 months!
It's going by way too fast. 
He is such a delight and a great addition to our home, he can always cheer us up.
He's usually pretty happy for the most part, and usually gets Thomas laughing pretty good, those two interact so well. Whenever Thomas is crying or have some type of melt down, Oliver just smiles and laughs at him and before you know it, Thomas is cracking up as well. 

He's so close to rolling over that it will probably be any day now. He might have rolled over once but I'm not sure if Thomas helped him or not because I was in the other room. 

We LOVE having him around.

So here are his stats for me to remember:
He is 26in long- so he is a tall guy and weighs 14.15 pounds.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

San Antonio

Well we are here! 
It's been crazy and fun at the same time.

We planned on leaving to San Antonio right after Oliver's Dr appointment on Tuesday, when there was   tornado warnings through out the whole Dallas area and raining super crazy.

So ever since I have seen the movie "Twister" when I was a little girl I have always been somewhat scared about tornados, and now the incident at Oklahoma that has fed my fear a little more. So while I was at the Doctor's a girl was saying that after her daughter's appointment she was going straight home because of the tornado warning, and I was thinking she must be like me, and not from Texas, and a little paranoid, NOPE, turned out she was a Texan, so that made me even more nervous since a Texan was scared about the warnings.

Well after the appointment it started raining hard, I didn't think too much about it, I just wanted to get home so we could start driving down to San Antonio as soon as possible since it was getting late, then it started raining really hard and the wind was picking up and I barely could see what was going on. Things were flying around, than a huge cone, not the normal triangle cones, the big round ones, flew and hit the car, and this point was freaking out, and wondering if this was a start of a tornado, I'm an Idaho girl, I don't know what was going on. I pull over to a parking lot, wondering if I should get Oliver and run inside a store.  I call Dustin tried to act calm and asked what I should do? And said something like "And people complain about Idaho weather?", anyway, to make a long story short, I sat in the parking lot for a bit until the rain calmed a little, and what I mean by little is that I could somewhat see in front of me, and eventually came home. Now thinking about it, it seemed silly to be somewhat scared but when you are in the moment it's a little scary.

Dustin and I figured we would wait till the next day to head down, but the weather eventually calmed down and we decided to leave that night, and the drive went smoothly all the way, clear skies and all, we just arrived at the hotel a lot later than we originally planned. 

Than Wednesday, was apartment searching... my favorite (sarcastic tone)! I was not looking forward to it because of our apartment searching experience in Orlando. Well, fortunately, this round went A WHOLE LOT BETTER.  It was the third apartments we checked out, and it's SUPER NICE, I feel like we are staying at a resort here, and it's so close to SeaWorld. And first time I have actually liked our apartment, and we have a washer and dryer! And no scary neighbors ha ha! We've been calling this move a paid vacation, because we are staying at a nice place, have SeaWorld and Aquatica to go to. It's been great thus far.

Anyway, since we found an apartment so quick and we could move in on Friday we decided to hang out at the city and our hotel for a few days! It was GREAT! 

So here is a bucket load of pictures as usual, yes, I like to take pictures, and of course we had to get a picture of Oliver in front of the Alamo since he was born in Texas. We also got to go on a boat tour on the river walk which was my favorite part, and Thomas had a blast.

Anyway, it's been great, we have a great ward, they have already set us up with furniture (since we just packed what fit in our car, it's just what we do). There are a lot of schools out here looking for art teachers so Dustin will apply here as well, so we are hoping to either teach here or Dallas.

Anyway, we are excited to be here and start this new adventure!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Little Crazy!

Things are just a little crazy!
Things have been a little crazy as we get ready to move tomorrow, but I feel like we are becoming experts on this moving thing since we seem to do it a lot.

Another thing that is crazy and very exciting, that I just had to share...
this last week some one randomly emailed Dustin and asked about one of my paintings that I did 2 years ago. I don't know how they had Dustin's email and not mine, but it has worked out great because Dustin had kinda been my agent and talked to them about prices and basically got me the job, and I didn't do anything! I like this arrangement because when people talk to me directly I always tell them lower than I think it's worth, and I need to learn not to do that.

Anyway to make a long story short they are ending up paying quite some money for 2 paintings I have already done, that I just did for fun! And asked me to do another painting for them for even more money! But they need it soon so I will be drawing up a storm as we are driving to San Antonio and probably be working late nights because during the day we will be apartment searching, but I'm excited for the project.

Anyway, I will probably post the projects when I'm done, but I'm excited because they will also send me the posters, and shirts with my image on it for the whole family!

Anyway here's some pictures of the kids for the grandmas:

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Really Behind & Catching Up

There has been a lot I have wanted to blog about but for some reason I have been super busy the last couple of weeks, and honestly, I couldn't tell you why-

 maybe it's the whole being a mother of two....

It hasn't helped that I have had allergies like there is no tomorrow...
 if Texas keeps this up I don't know how much longer I can take it.
  I have been having itchy, red, watery eyes.... congestion that won't stop, I haven't smelled or tasted anything for weeks, sore throat... it's been bad. And most medicines haven't worked, local honey has been the best but now the allergies have over come that too. 

So I'm pretty busy with my boys, than night time I'm usually trying to cover my eyes with a cold, wet towel to help with some of the suffering....

Anyway enough about allergies...

Another thing that has kept me busy is Dustin last week came up with the idea of moving again to either back to Orlando, or San Antonio to do caricatures again during the summer. 

LOVED the idea because I HAVE MISSED SEAWORLD so much! I know I'm like a kid, but it's true. And I'm all about a new adventure.

Well, we have decided San Antonio was our next destination and our last HURRAH before he gets a teaching job and maybe actually settle in one spot more than a year. 

And now we are moving a week earlier than we planned so we have been busy getting things ready, finding a place to stay down there while we look at apartments, trying to move Dr apt up before we leave, and packing. 

So we will be leaving Tuesday and hopefully find an apartment before Dustin's first day!
Anyway I'm excited, because I loved San Antonio when we visited there last year!
Can't wait to take Thomas and Oliver to SeaWorld everyday-because that's what I did in Orlando and loved it!

Anyway here are some pictures of the last few weeks/month: 
(sorry for the overload)

Thomas playing with some big balloons:

My Three Blessings:

And  A LOT of pictures of Oliver, because I just think he is that adorable, he truly is a sweet little spirit and has change me for the better, it's truly been an amazing experience:

Also this last month Thomas has had to be "Superman" and wear his cape EVERYWHERE. Every time we went to the store he had to put the cape on. Not so much now, but he used to make me do the curl with his hair as well, especially when he watched the old Superman cartoon from the early 40's, it was really cute. He is such a fun boy with so much imagination I hope he doesn't lose that while growing up.

Anyway, probably won't get a chance to blog till after the move. I'm excited about the move but sad that we are going to miss some family reunions in New Mexico and Colorado, so you guys will just have come visit us!