Thursday, May 31, 2012
Wow! So much has happened since my last post. John came home from work and said he wanted to move back to Washington in February of 2011. I was settled in up there in Alaska and was working part-time in the kids' school as substitute teacher, librarian, and office staffer. I really enjoyed it. Learning all the kid's names was fun and challenging. I learned that I prefer the older crowd, and didn't like teaching first grade so much. In May, I found out I was pregnant and we made our move back on June 10th. Wow! Looking back, that was INSANE!
So we moved back to Washington and began our house hunt. We finally signed our closing documents and moved into our first home on December 30, 2011. My due date was the 20th of January and I was really hoping the baby would come a little early so John could be present for his birth. Well, he didn't come early. John went back to work and I went to a doctor's appointment. Our doctor said, "You'd better tell John to come home." So I called him at work and told him to come home. He began the 24 hour trip back home and arrived just in time. He walked through our door at about 4 p.m. and I was admitted to the hospital at around 8 p.m. Tarver didn't arrive until the next evening at 8:02 p.m. weighing 8 lbs 12 oz, measuring 19 inches long and fuzzy with auburn hair.
Now we're settled into the house (although it's not decorated--we have a lot of painting to do first). The kids are attending the wonderful school right down a walking path from our house. And Tarver is fitting in quite well with the rest of the family. I'll post some photos of the house. Just realize that lots of changes are in store. On our agenda we have: a kitchen to re-do, every wall to paint, the kitchen and bathroom floors to re-do, a bathroom remodel (maybe two), LOTS of landscaping work, and two decks to add-on.