Wednesday, May 25, 2011

For REAL This Time!

I am back and better than ever!

Oh my lanta, life is nutso.

It feels so good to be back in the land of blogdom again. I am sorry for my absence on here.

I really don't know where to even begin - so I will just give a quick run down of life as it stands here in Minnesota at the moment.

We have been living here now for about a month and a half. The time has flown.

People have asked me how it feels to be back in Minnesota, and I tell them that I still don't know if it has sunk in that I am! I am such a busy little Mama with my brood of three that I think I could be living in a cardboard box in Timbuktu and not really know the difference!

It has been amazing though to see my family more often. We have had quite a few opportunities already to get together for dinners, cookouts, playdates, and sleepovers. That has been such a huge blessing and is truly a dream come true.

Our house in Virginia is officially no longer ours. We closed on it the end of April and now another young family with two small boys is living there. Just yesterday Grayson saw a video of himself playing in our old living room and he said he wanted to go there. He was trying to put himself through the computer screen to make it happen!

We met this past Sunday for dinner with our current landlord and a friend of his who is a real estate agent. We had a great night out and enjoyed getting to know both of them a little more. Sometime in the near future Chris and I will be contacting her to start the whole process of looking for a home.

It seems like an awesome time to buy. There are so many homes for sale, and the prices and interest rates are so great - so we are filled with anticipation about our next dwelling! We are really enjoying this cozy little rental of ours. We've made it pretty comfortable and functional, and it truly does feel like a little home for right now. At the same time though, part of me does feel like I'm not truly settled. Perhaps that's due to the fact that I am living with only six pairs of underwear since the rest of mine are stored in a box somewhere in the multiples that we still have packed up!

Don't fret, I do laundry every day.


We did have a mouse in our house this past weekend. Update: We no longer have a mouse in our house now. Good job Chris.

There was a wild cat on our porch yesterday morning. I thought Kodiak had come back from the grave. When I opened the front door to get the mail I heard this hissing. I looked over and that crazy beast was showing it's teeth to me. I called animal control. This woman came out and attempted to catch it. It jumped over the ledge of our porch and went and hid under our van. She stuck a can of food out for it and told me to honk the horn really loud the next time I drive the car and then she left. Ummm thanks so much.

Adelyn has started rocking. She gets that little toosh up in the air, lifts herself up on her hands and starts shaking what the good Lord gave her. She is a wild little cookie. She has found her voice and the ability to spit. She likes to combine the two when she is eating. She will be nine months old in a few days. I hate putting her to sleep at night. It truly makes me sad to put her in her crib at night and know that I won't see her for 12 whole hours.

Ethan is growing up. His new phrase lately is to say "yep!" "Ethan, did you have a good night sleep?" "Yep!" Ethan takes a nap in our bed during the day. We have found that the two of them sleeping apart is much more beneficial than trying to get them both quiet in the same room during the day. The other day I came upstairs and saw Ethan in the doorway waiting for me after his nap. I noticed that he had Sharpie marker drawn under his nose. I glanced over at our office area which we have set up in our bedroom, but didn't see any major mess, so I didn't think much of it. That evening after the boys had gone to bed, Chris and I were paying bills. I noticed that a few our bills were decorated with all kinds of colors. Green, red, pink, blue, yellow. The little stink bug had used highlighters to color a masterpiece on our bills, and then he had put the caps back on all of them and put them back in the right place again!

Grayson is growing up too. He has started to show some interest in using the bathroom, so I think soon we will attempt to begin the whole potty training adventure. (If anyone has any advice when it comes to potty training two at a time please let me know! I am thinking about looking in to the potty training in one day phenomenon, so let me know if you've heard good things or bad things about that! Thanks! )

I have signed up to run a 5k in August. I know it's not really a huge deal, but I have never run any type of race before in my life and I just really hope to start running and stick with it. I figured that by going ahead and signing up for something I would have to keep training! It just feels good to be doing something for ME. I don't often enough take time to work toward goals for myself, and this is something that I can easily be in control of, so I'm doing it!

Wednesday nights have become our family picnic night since we moved here. There are so many beautiful parks here in St Cloud right along the Mississippi River. We have enjoyed exploring many of them. We are certainly seeing this city through different eyes now than we did seven years ago before children! We may postpone our picnic to tomorrow night though due to today being a bit windy. Picky aren't we?

I don't know where to stop this post - so I'll wrap it up with a few recent pictures!


Mom enjoying some snuggle time with three of her grandkids.


Grayson John who will soon be two and a half!


Ethan and Adelyn. I love the display of sibling love in this picture!


My little peanut enjoying some time outside.


Ethan helping me make cookies. Or at least helping me eat the chocolate chips!


My little G man helping make cookies too.


My three.


My brother and I with our babies (although in the pic I'm holding his and he's holding mine!).


  1. Hollyt25.5.11

    Welcome back girl! Looks like the kiddos grew in that short time. I love the picture of the 3 of them together, ALL their personalities are shining!

  2. I love it!!! I missed you on here Beth. And I love having you here so close to me!!!
    Great blogging!!!

  3. Cassie25.5.11

    So nice to see you back hear!!! Sounds like life is busy, but fun and full.

    Only 6 pairs of underware?!?! You are ambitious!

    I love how you described feeling sad when you lay Adelyn down to sleep at night. That's very sweet.....I've missed my kids sometimes after they are sleeping and sometimes want to wake them up just so we can all cuddle....but that feeling never lasts too long....especially at this age I'm just so happy when those little eyes finally close and the monitor goes silent!

    And a 5K? Good for you! You are a gutsy little thing aren't you?!?!

    Lastly, that photo of your mom with all 3 of your babies is so precious. She has that happy grandma glow.

  4. I've been checking your blog daily (I know, I'm a stalker!), and was so excited to see your update tonight! I miss you so much, Karfie! It looks like you all are doing just amazing! Keep the posts a coming! :)


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