April 19, 2012

It's good to be back!

We're back to WV for good! I have been waiting so long to be able to say that. It really felt like it would never come, but it has, and it's great. We moved into a townhome in Charles Town. Finding it was a tender mercy, and we're really happy to have such a great place to live. We've been here a week now, and we're just about settled in. Two of three floors are organized and set up, the third (top) floor I keep putting off because I'm just TIRED of unpacking stuff. I have some time. Mainly it's just nice to have our things out of storage! Things in Columbia finished up well! Justin did a great job and finished in the top few of his class. We went to his graduation with the car packed, left immediately afterward (we had to go back to get Ruby, but...) then we made the drive home in under 7 hours! We were anxious to get here. That was Wednesday, then Thursday we moved in to our new place. It's been so great to be able to see our families and have Ollie spend time there, and then get to go home and sleep in our own beds! I can meet my mom for lunch, or see my sister play tennis. And Justin's commute has been manageable. Or maybe he's just taking it like a man and not complaining. I am amazed at Ollie's ability to adapt to a this change. He's really taken it in stride and hasn't had any trouble sleeping in his new bed/room, or adjusting to a new house. He is just happy and smiley and goofy like he always is. He's talking a lot now, which makes my life easier in a lot of ways. He loves to make animal sounds, and more often than not is shouting, "MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!" as we're driving down the road. Especially now that there are more cow fields. He's learning his colors, and has a few down. Blue and orange are his favorites because thats the color of his favorite Paci, his shoes, and a lot of his clothes and toys. Also orange means one of his favorite foods. It's funny because when I was pregnant with him, I craved Orange juice like crazy, and drank multiple gallons a week. Now, this boy will do just about anything for an orange. He loves ice too, and his new third favorite thing is pickles. I buy these mini dill ones, and he'll eat 4 or 5 at a time. Pickles aren't bad for you right? Aside from the salt of course. Our computer is still down and out, so I'm posting from my phone. This post is probably rife with spelling and grammatical errors, but I'm not going to go back and check it because, well, it's on my phone, and it's just too small. Sorry! Now that we're here, I'm itching to have visitors, so don't be shy if you feel like coming to see us!


Vallen Family said...

We are going to be in the dc are in June. Can we come see you?! :)

Manda McDaniel said...

Of course! We would love that!!! Just give us a call!