Tuesday, August 14, 2012

T - 3 days

My world is being turned up side down right now and it is going to be a crazy ride.  Today I started packing up the stuff we don't want the movers to put in storage.  Had to think about what we will need for Willow and in case the baby is here before we are able to get into our house.  Packing my clothes was not that bad since my wardrobe is limited these days. 

I am going to miss a lot of things here that I will not have in Arizona.  Mostly my family and friends.  Some of the things here that seem like everyday stuff is going to be greatly missed.  For instance, the change of the weather.  I love fall when the leaves turn colors and the air smells so crisp.  Then spring when everything turns green and seems so new.  The green grass will be scarce in the desert.  I guess there are barely any clouds so those puffy white things in the sky are probably something little kids there have never seen, just like snow.  One huge thing is going barefoot.  Willow and I both love going outside with no shoes.  In Arizona we need to be weary of scorpions and the HOT cement.  I will not be able to let out my little dogs unsupervised in the yard, even though it is fenced in.  I guess coyotes will eat your small pets.  So that also means I will have to hear Simon at the door wanting to go out.  He will definitely be dinner for a coyote because he wanders off.

Oh so many changes and things to do.  I need to find a doctor for Willow and the new addition.  I got Willow in early to get her 2 year check up done so I am not rushed to find one when we get there.  I got to find a new vet for the dogs too.  I know I am going to be busy trying to find all these different people.  Thank goodness I will have 2 weeks before Willow gets there to get some of this done.  

Had a going away party/unBirthday party for Willow this last Sunday.  It was good to see my friends and family one last time before I leave.  Plus it also gave me a chance to give away somethings that we are not taking, liking our canned goods.  I hope to replenish my canned goods down there.  That might be awhile though, till I figure out how to grow things with the strange seasons. 

There are also so many things to look forward too with the move.  I won't have to clean the snow off my car or wait for the windows to defrost.  I will have a nice color to my skin year round, even though that could be a bad thing.  I won't have to worry to much about bugs.  I can grow a lemon tree in my backyard and make freshly squeezed lemonade!  We will be living closer to new and exciting things, like California and the Grand Canyon. 

So here's to the new chapter in my life!  I am thankful I have a great husband and daughter to experience it with.

Here is Willow with her some of her great gifts she got from everyone.  She really loves the doll stroller!!!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Two More Weeks

Time is approaching for when I leave this place.  I will not head directly to Arizona when I do leave though.  I am staying with some friends for 2 weeks in Colorado.  Get some fresh mountain air in before I hit the desert.  Then when I leave I will leave Willow there for another 2 weeks and then our friends with bring her to Arizona to celebrate her 2nd birthday with us.  One of the things I said was going to be hard when we moved was we would not have anyone to help us celebrate Willow's birthday.  So Chris and Carol said they would come to Arizona then.  Yeah.

I kept telling Tim I was going to leave Willow in Colorado for awhile and he was so against it.  Then I joked about it once and he said we can talk.  I was quite shocked and knew there was something behind his change of mind.  Sure enough it was the Huskers.  They play against UCLA on the 9th and if Chris and Carol had Willow we could go to the game and not worry about someone watching her.  I guess Pasadena is only 5 hours from Phoenix. 

The garden is giving me more tomatoes then I can handle and I have been giving them away left and right.  Plus all the different pepper plants are going crazy.  I am not a green pepper fan so anyone can have free reign over those.  I did can some salsa  the other day but that really wasn't a lot.  I know when it is time to leave the jalapenos with be nice and ready to pick.  Right now they are to little to do anything with.  Tim will have a hay day with those I am sure.

Willow has been testing me a lot at the dinner table lately.  She will not eat much and she will stand up in her booster seat.  I tell her to sit and she then tells me NO right back and points her finger at me. Don't know where she gets the finger pointing thing.   I can have the same thing on my plate as hers and she insists on having what is on my plate. Oh the ever changing toddler. 

Brushing her teeth or rather her sucking on the toothbrush is a favorite thing.  She will not take the toothbrush and scrub her teeth.  If I try to do it she freaks out.  If anyone has some suggestions I would greatly appreciate it.

I think I am now officially addicted to Pinterest.  Yeah I have always found it fun to look at stuff but now I can find myself on there for an hour pinning stuff.  I have been getting a lot of ideas of how I want to decorate the new house.  I know I won't be able to afford to do it all at once but it gives me some good ideas.  I would like to use some of those wall decals in the nursery but Tim says the walls are textured and it wouldn't work.  I think it can be done, maybe I should look into it.  He could be telling me that because he doesn't want to help me put it up on the wall.

Tomorrow I am 24 weeks and I get to do my glucose tolerance test early this time.  I didn't want to do it at my 28 week appointment.  I would be in Phoenix by then and if I had to go back for the 3 hour test I would struggle to find someone to watch Willow.  Luckily the doctor said I could do it early.  I hope it is all good and I don't have to take 3 hours out of one of my days this week to do it.  It is so boring sitting there in the waiting room.

These next two weeks will be spent packing up stuff that we don't want the movers to take to storage and figuring out what we will need while living at the "active" living community.  I brought up the suitcase to put clothes in and I placed a little one in Willow's room.  I then went into my room and I see Willow coming down the hall pulling the suitcase and she had put shoes on.  She looks and me and says bye.  It was the cutest thing.