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Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm

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Friday, August 31, 2012

it's been a while again ....

So many things have happened since I last posted!

After my family left in early May, we tried to settle into a good routine, but you know how that goes, right?  Right out the window!  Not much more unpacking was done, Chloe kinda took over my life! {Which, it turns out, was a good thing}

Early June saw Xandria coming to visit for a weekend, to see us, but mainly to meet her sister! :)  Mid June we spent a week at the coast at Family Camp from church.  Was a good time relaxing and catching up with friends, listening to good teaching on singing.  Also in here, Chloe had another photo shoot!  Pictures will come for those that haven't seen them on Facebook yet!

In July we headed up to Port Angeles and Sequim Washington for Aaron's 20th class reunion.  We had a good time catching up with old friends of his.  We also spent a few hours visiting with his Mom, so that Chloe could meet her Grammy!  They hit it off really well! :)

Mid August, one of my brothers and his wife came for a three day visit!  Chloe loves her uncle Scott!  We had a great visit, too short of course, but precious in each moment! :)  Xandria came back for the weekend, the day after my family left.  We had lots of fun again.

Xandria left on Tuesday, and Saturday... well Saturday we moved into our new home! :)

So through out the whole summer, from Family Camp till the second last week of August, we were rushing around like madmen trying to submit all the documents needed to get into our home.  It worked, with only a few weeks of sleepless night, and a couple more gray hairs.

So welcome to our new home:

I'm heading off to Canada for a few weeks, with Chloe, but after I get back, and the rest of the boxes get unpacked, I'll do a post about the house, with pictures.  Right now, I'm off to search more boxes for my coffee grinder!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Miss Chloe gets her picture taken

A good friend from church came over on Friday morning and took some shots of our little girl.  I don't have them all to put up here yet, but here is a sneak peak and a couple links to some more.

Here is one post done by the photographer:

Miss European Traveler

Chloe was also baptized on Sunday May 6th, when my family was in town.  Here is a link to the message given by Pastor Hayes when he baptized her.

Chloe's Baptism

Saturday was also a baby shower for Chloe and me.  Here is the devotional given by our friend Connie.

Chloe's Shower Devotional

Once I get the pictures off the CD, I'll post more from her photoshoot.  As well as from my family over the weekend!

Saturday, April 21, 2012


We're home!! Well, we're in our new home, in our old country.

Monday night (the 16th) was a short night.  Chloe didn't want to settle till about 10:30 and at that, she wouldn't sleep unless she was lying on me, so we snuggled together in bed till about 1am.  She then woke around 3:30 to eat.  I didn't sleep well after that, since I never really do when I know we have to catch a plane and be up early the next morning.  So when the alarm went off at 5:45, I had only had about 3 hours of sleep all night... it was going to be a loooong day!

Getting to the airport was fun.  Aaron went with our friend Graeme, and Chloe and I took the bus for the last time.  Checking in was a bit of a hassle, since we had two extra bags and the lady thought we were going to argue about having to pay the extra fees.  But we knew ahead of time that we would have to pay, so we were fine with it, but she still asked us if we could do anything with our suitcases.  Was a bit frustrating.

Going through passport/resident control was easy.  They asked a few questions as to why Chloe didn't have a resident card, but were satisfied with the answer that since we were leaving, she didn't need one.  And we had no hassles with the fact that our cards had expired and our new ones hadn't come yet.  We had no issues at security either, thankfully!

Once through security I changed and fed Chloe and then put her in the Bjorn.  She stared around at different things for about half an hour and then fell asleep.  She slept through boarding and takeoff, and landing!  She did great through the whole flight, sleeping about 8 out 10 hours!  Most of that time she was in the Bjorn, or on my lap, but she was content and quiet when she wasn't sleeping, so I wasn't too worried about having to hold her.  She didn't like it too much in the bassinet since they want to have a mesh covering closed over it so the baby doesn't fall out.

Other then missing one suitcase when we got to Portland, it was a great homecoming!  We were met by a couple of families from church and it was wonderful to see them!

Our new place is nice!  We are excited to have enough space to have family and friends come over.  Our only concern area is the living room.  It is only 10' wide so having a couch and stuff makes things complicated.  We did find two armchairs at the second hand shop, and bought a new love seat.  The armchairs have a little issue with the design of them ~ a "beautiful" golden yellow with peacocks on it!  Thankfully SureFit came to the rescue and two garnet chair covers are coming next week! :)

Here's the link to the picture album.

Have a great weekend!