Hello Again!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Or also titled, "how I should be folding the multiple piles of clean laundry scattered throughout my house, but would rather keep avoiding it, so here I am, finally blogging again"...

Here we are!  Max finished his course in TX, and we left AZ two months ago, and moved to sunny Southern CA.  It's so good to be back together as a family, to be under the same roof, and have a home of our own again.  We are loving it here so far - the weather is gorgeous, the proximity to the ocean is fantastic, and we are feeling pretty settled into our new house.  
moving day // game time // swinging at sunset by the ocean 
new digs // beach day // sweet girl 
swinging with daddy // new bed for Evie // sister tea party

Max is busy getting situated and trained in at work.  The kids and I have been busy settling in, and adjusting to life with just me again.  This having 4 kids is no joke!  I feel like I am constantly running around, trying to get everything done, and at the end of the day, I still feel like my to-do list is a mile long!!!  I am trying to figure out the balance between it all, and it's not been easy.  There are days I feel like I go-go-go, but have nothing productive to show for it, and that's hard for me!  I have to remind myself that somedays there aren't any "results", and that's ok - as long as I get the kiddos dressed and fed and napped, and we spend a bit of time outside, and the house isn't a major disaster, and there is some sort of dinner at the end of the day, it's probably been more of a successful day than I realized!
love them // daddy and empale // georgie 
how is emma so big? // car selfie // new spring outfits

We are slowly meeting new friends, and getting acquainted with our surroundings. We've been to the beach a handful of times, and man alive, was it good to see the ocean again, after those months in the desert!  The sand and waves are so good for a person!  The kids could sit out in the sand for hours, just digging and scooping and filling buckets.  Plus, we found a beach we can take George too, and it's so much fun watching him gallop around in the waves!
palm trees are not cacti // George knows where it's at // chubby baby
all my people // mama's quiet time // goofy boy
"am i pwetty?" // from where I nurse // love these kiddos

I have been meaning to blog for awhile, but between wiping bums, and doing laundry, and sweeping floors, and getting into a routine here, it has kept getting pushed back.  Which is sad, because I know how happy I am to blog, to keep this space, to share snippets of our story.  I'm hoping to figure out ways to carve out a little bit of time for sharing a little more of what life is looking like around here lately.  

But for now, I hear a small one calling, and there is dinner to be made...

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  1. I'm so glad you are all doing well and getting settled. :) Love all of the pictures!

  2. I'm glad you are back and I love all the photos! So sweet!

  3. Yay for being in your own house! As we're wrapping our minds around having 3 kiddos pretty soon, I can't even fathom 4! I think that as long as kids are clothed, fed, and marginally happy (LOL) that's what's most important at the end of the day. At least that's what I tell myself. It's hard running around after kids, meeting those needs, AND doing housework!

  4. Goodness -- those beautiful babies are growing!! So glad you guys made it to Socal and are settling in. To be near the beach again .... ahhhhh!

  5. Love getting catch up and the pictures!



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