Wednesday, June 20, 2012

And We're Moving!

Our family's website is moving from this space to www.teamodom.com. This site has been around a long time. We hate to move, but due to some technical restraints we had no choice. We hope you'll continue to follow us at the new site. Our journey continues there! Thanks again!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Moving Sale!

Reality continues to set in that we have just a few short days left in Alabama. This past Saturday we held part one of our moving sale. It was a gorgeous day. The sun shone brightly and the temperature was in the 70's. We sold a lot of our belongings, which was bittersweet (maybe a little more bitter than sweet). This Saturday is part 2 of the moving sale. We hope the sell the rest of what we own, minus a few sentimental things we're taking with us or storing.

D and I have been so grateful for all of the help we've had organizing the moving sale and making it happen. My brother-in-law and sister-in-law have been staying with us, helping us organize everything, and doing a million little things to help us have a successful sale. We're also thankful that E's grandparents are always eager to spend time with him while we are busy getting everything done we have to do to prepare for the sale. Our goal over the next couple of weeks is to enjoy what time we have here and spend as much time with family as possible.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Getaway

Our time in Alabama is quickly drawing to a close. Though it seems we still have a long list of things to do, we are gearing up for our big move. In the midst of all of this, we decided to take a few days and get away. We only have a few short weeks before we go to training for our new job followed immediately by our move. This week provided a narrow window of time for a short getaway before the real madness begins. Here is a clip of our family enjoying a walk on the beach.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Hired!

D and I moved back to Alabama almost six months ago. When we moved, we were in the application process for a new job. As of a week ago, we were officially offered the position that we applied for. Therefore, we will be moving again in July. This time, we are moving to Scotland!

The time here has been very special. Not only have D and I gotten to spend great quality time with our families, but we have had the privilege of letting E spend regular time and get to know both sets of grandparents (not to mention the rest of our extended families). Needless to say, we will be cherishing every moment with family and friends until we move.

We are so grateful to be stepping into this new job, even though it is a long way from those we love. We are looking forward to the adventure that is to come!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Yawn!

Life sees to be flying by as we enjoy our time being parents to E. We were in the grocery store the other day when I noticed he was fast asleep. I stopped to take a photo and happened to capture this shot. I hope you will get as much of a kick out of it as we have.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Settled

After a couple of months of living in Alabama I think our family is finally feeling settled. We've enjoyed being close to family and spending lots of time watching football, celebrating birthdays and eating lots of good food! We continue to enjoy our little E. These days he is quick to give you a smile.

Below is a short clip of E playing with me on the floor of our living room. He may look just like D, but it looks like he got his Dad's competitive nature. Here he is doing his best to out "squeal" me.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A Big Move

For a long time D and I have been pondering our future. We have finally decided that the next step for our family is to move away from Boston. This was a very difficult and sad decision to make. We have such deep relationships with those we call family in Boston that the thought of leaving is painful to say the least. However, we feel that the timing is providentially right for us to leave. Therefore, in the short term, we have decided to move closer to our extended families in Alabama.

For the last few weeks we have been saying our goodbyes to all of our friends and family in Boston. Through this experience it has been extremely apparent just how blessed we have been with amazing friends. There were many tears shed as we both shared our news and said our goodbyes. The mutual love that our family has with all of our community in Boston is something that has taught us a lot about how we should love our natural families as we are in the process of moving. For now, if you're in Alabama (or the vicinity), we would love to see you.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Rolling Along

Last Friday E was 3 weeks old. We're enjoying our little man a lot. He is full of personality as you will see in the following video. This is from last week (17 days old). We were having story time and a bit of tummy time when E decided he didn't want to be on his stomach anymore. Since then, he has continued to affirm that he would much rather lay on his back than his stomach. Instead of communicating that with us, he shows us his independent streak and rolls over by himself. We took this video right after he rolled over for the first time. Once we saw him do it once, we grabbed the camera. I could have swore that I saw a mischievous smirk when he did this the first time the other day.


Sunday, July 31, 2011

E's First Photo Shoot

Our little man is only 10 days old, and it seems like his life has been one constant photo shoot. D and I have had the privilege of having both sets of E's grandparents, as well as D's sister and brother-in-law visiting for the birth. It has been a joy to have all of them here to celebrate this very special occasion with us. Since so much of our family is here, it seems like almost every hour of the day someone has been taking photos of E. His life is already well documented. Along with all of us amateurs taking pictures of our little man, we do have one professional in the family. My brother-in-law is a professional photographer. (He has a photo blog here!). This weekend he took a few photos of the three of us. Here is one of my favorites of the weekend.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Baby E is Here!

We have our baby boy! Baby E. was born July 22, 2011 at 3:28 pm. Both Mom and Baby Boy are doing great! We were so blessed to have our dear friend S. and D's sister as part of the team that helped with D.'s labor and delivery. She was a trooper and our little man was born a very healthy 6lbs 11oz. The doctor gave me the privilege of delivering E. and cutting the cord. That is something I will always cherish. Here are a few pictures of our new little man. as you can imagine, we think he's the cutest little guy ever.