Sunday, September 2, 2012

I will just admit that I am a failure at keeping our blog updated.  So much has happened in the past year, I figure I am overdue for an update ... for anyone that is interested enough to still check this page.

Quick summery:  Jon loves his job at the prison. We got pregnant! Jon's parent's came home from their mission, so we moved out of their house and into my brother's basement (temporarily).  We had a baby she is perfect!  Josie turned 3!  I turned 28 (uh, weird!).  We are buying a house! .

Okay, now for a few more details and pictures.

Jon's Parent's returned from the Philippines the beginning of May. They loved their mission and they have many stories to tell if asked.  Jon and I moved out just a week before.  We moved into Jason's basement as a temporary living place until we could buy a house.  It is a nice little apartment, and while it isn't our ideal living situation, it is nice to have cheaper rent, and not to have a contract.  We have been able to save a little, and have the freedom to move out when we find a home.

Guinevere Mae Goss

Born, May 23rd, 7 lbs, 9 oz, 19 inches.
Even though I tried to force my body into labor, I was induced on May 23rd.  I was really worried that I would have another 9 lbs 2 oz baby ... and with my medical history, that isn't such a good idea.  I had an awesome Dr who was willing to work with me and all my concerns.  Everything worked out so well, and she is absolutely perfect.  I will post a more in depth post of the birth, and about the week in the NICU.

My recovery was pretty easy, and it didn't take us too long before we were seriously looking at houses.  We had looked at a few before Guin was born, but nothing came of them.  We have an awesome Realtor who has been so patient and helpful.  Ultimately we looked at 17 houses and put in 9 offers before we had an offer accepted.  We knew what we wanted and what we could afford, so when we looked at houses it was mainly to see how much work there was compared to another house.  Well ... this is our house!

It doesn't look like much...but it is ours!  I actually don't think the pictures do it justice. It seems much bigger in person, especially inside.  We got everything and more than we were expecting to get: 2000 sq ft, rambler (not a split entry), corner lot (huge yard), fully fenced, 3 bedrooms on the main level, 1 bedroom in the basement, 2 bathrooms, 2 living rooms, nice tile/flooring, very few repairs...the list goes on.  The only thing we did not get was a garage or carport, but that is easily fixed when we get more money.  We are SUPER excited.  We close on October 12th, and hope to be moving in two weeks later.

I'm pretty sure every parent is in denial when their child has a birthday.  I can't believe that my baby is now a big girl...a princess!  I'm not quite sure where the princess kick is from, but she is who she is, and I happily support her.  For her birthday she got a little tea set, a princess dress along with a necklace, ear rings, shoes, and a crown.  Just look at her... 

Josie is such a good child.  She has so much energy, and she is such a joy to have around.  She LOVES being a big sister.  She is always so willing to help with Guin.  She is so full of love for Guin, the rest of our family, and even strangers.  She is always saying hi to people in the stores and trying to make friends where ever we go.  If I allowed her ... she would probably stay awake for 24 hours before voluntarily falling asleep...even then she still might fight it.  she just has so much energy and never stops unless forced.
I love my big girl.  I love watching her grow and learn.  I feel so lucky to have her in my life.

So, I'm not sure how it became the year 2012, and I turned 28...seriously weird.  It honestly feels like yesterday when I started college, or got married, or graduated.  Man, how time flies.  I sound like such a cliche.  I never thought I would freak out about getting old, but I guess I am a little.

Jon is still working for the State Prison.  He loves his job, and he is good at it.  Right now he is working a 12 hour night shift.  His schedule is a little whack.  But he loves it.  I like the 12 hour schedule, I'm just not the biggest fan of the night shift.  But I am so grateful for his hard work and for providing for us and allowing us to buy our home.

Just a few more pictures for good measure!


Chad and Rachel said...

So happy for you guys!

Christine said...

Congratulations! Sounds like you're all doing well. So happy for you!