Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Hello! Hi! We're still here!

I know it's been like 3 months since I've been on here.  I haven't even checked it.  I've thought about it a little here and there, but sometimes I didn't know what to do with it anymore.  The whole reason I started this blog was to keep in touch with my family in Georgia, let them see what we were up to in St. Louis.  Now that we are back in Georgia with our families, I wasn't sure about this little place. I was just flipping through some older posts from earlier in the year and i'm glad that I posted what I did, it was fun to see Rose when she was younger and some of the happenings.

A lot has happened since my last little post.  We spent most of August packing up and on Jeremy's birthday, August 31st, we hit the road after the movers packed up our stuff.  Of course not without getting pinkeye first (for the second time this summer) and having to go to the eye doctor.  I had to wear my 10 year old glasses that didn't fit and hurt my head, with itchy, watery red eyes to drive from St. Louis to South Georgia.  It wasn't terrible though, once the eye drops started working.  After saying goodbye to our neighbor we hit the road.  It was sprinkling and almost rush hour.  Since we were driving separately (Jeremy and Ziva in the truck, me and Rose in the car) we followed each other.  Well i did the following.  I thought i would be really sad and cry a little when we were heading out of town, but the rain and traffic had picked up and I could hardly see, so i was pretty focused on the road.  Later on I was sad that i didn't get a proper goodbye to St. Louis (I did remember to look at the arch and kinda wave on our way out, but only barely).   We had walkie talkies.  Oh yes, we sure did.  At one point that evening we saw the biggest darkest red moon either one of us had ever seen.  It was massive, right in front of us and blood red (and not this orange-y "blood red"...I mean it was dark!).  Really cool and kinda creepy.   We stopped just outside of Nashville that evening.  The next day we made it to Valdosta.  Our new home.

We had never been inside the house before.  Our moms walked through it for us and we did some Face Time and they took some pictures, but it was hard to tell the lay out and size of it in just pictures. Our moms said it was really nice and that was good enough.  Plus we know the landlord. The first few days we didn't have our stuff or hot water.  Just some clothes, pack n play, air mattress and few other necessities.  I kept trying to picture our stuff in the house and where i wanted things and since this house is bigger, what stuff we will need to get.  It's an older house.  The floors creek, the lights sometimes flicker when the air comes on, it takes forever to get hot water in the kitchen, The shower drain gets clogged every couple weeks (even after I started yo put my hair up on the wall - yuck) and we get these little clear house geckos, but we really like the house!  It also has a lot of cool features too like lots of windows and natural light, hard wood floors, big fenced in yard, storage shed, living room, dining room and a den, and big closets.  I like older homes with quirks and character.  It's what we both grew up in (although Jeremy would probably put quotations around quirks...because sometimes the quirks aren't always good).  It's kinda funny, we're just a few blocks from my parents, two houses down from my brother and a 3 minute (or less) drive from Jeremy's parents.  Well, we wanted to be closer!

Another funny thing is is that Jeremy's sister, Lindsey, who is also one of my best friends moved down from north Georgia and is only 30 minutes away.  Her daughter is only 7 weeks older than Rose and we have had several play dates (for us moms and babies!).  We may or may not have planned all of that (babies close in age and moving).  My brother and his wife that lives 2 houses down also had a baby girl right after we moved and so Rose has some cousins near by to play with!

I have to say though, as much as i wanted to be closer and am definitely happy to be back, I'd be lying if I said i didn't miss St. Louis.  Right before we moved i wasn't too sad about leaving.  I think it was because i was so busy with packing.  I told Jeremy that give it a couple weeks after we move and i realize we wont be going back.  And that's was happened.  We were driving in the car one night going out to eat and Jeremy said that he was misses St. Louis.  I said me too.  A few times we've referred to St. Louis as "back home".  It definitely holds a special place in our hearts.  I do hope that we can someday visit, maybe when Rose is a little older and can do all the fun things and show her where she was born and lived for the first year of her life.  It really is a great city and has so many cool things to do and see.  If you ever have the chance to go or are thinking of going or driving through, don't pass it up!

Anyway, we're pretty much settled in the house and back in town.  We still need a few furniture pieces to get.  We got a dining table last weekend and will hopefully pick it up soon since we didn't have the truck with us when we bought it.  Still need another couch and dresser and a few little things.  Maybe some more decorating.  We've got 2 fireplaces and  mantles that I've just been at a loss with one of them with how to decorate it.  I guess Christmas will be here soon and I can liven it up some with Christmas decorations!  I may wait to post some pictures after we at least get the new (old) table in and situated.  Also Lindsey dyed my hair red (first time doing hair color for me!) and took some great pictures of me and Rose yesterday.  I will probably post some of those soon too, a long with some other fun pictures from lately.  I may also have some exciting things happening with my flower arranging next year!  More on that later too.  I'd still like to keep this little blog up and going occasionally.  My friend Nikki asks every now and then if or when i'm going to post something so I guess I need to keep it up better.  Like i said's also been fun looking back at it too!

Friday, October 16, 2015


Jeremy sometimes laughs at me when we go for a walk and i see a tree or bush with any sort of berry on it.  I get all excited and say how i'm going to come back and snip some.  

Everything in this arrangement was foraged except the 3 carnations! 

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