Monday, March 3, 2014

Chhha chha changes

***Totally just found this post in my drafts, haha I didn't really read it just skimmed it, I guess I was waiting for pictures to post it? Oh well look at the pictures from my other post, and when the weather gets a little nicer, I will get out and take some house and property pictures***

So for those of you I have not told. November 8th was my last day of work. Well out of the house work! haha Yep after 4 1/2 years with Krause I turned in my 2 weeks and started my new life as a stay at home mama. We also moved 45 minutes Northeast, so we are really right on the Canadian border now. Like 1 mile away. We now live on a farm out in the middle of nowhere, well not nowhere, we are 5 miles outside of town but the town is pretty much just a border crossing. There is a couple of gas stations, 3 restaurants and a little grocery store. We are nestled up against the foothills and we have some pretty amazing views.

All of us are still trying to get adjusted to me staying home. Before Hayes and Shawn were at grandma care(my parents house) Hayes has been staying home with them during the days since he was 2 months old. Shawn has been there before and after school since he started living with us a year ago. We did live 3 houses down from my parents, so anything I needed they were right there, now...;( This is really the first time in my adult life that I have been on my own, well with Chris, but not at my parents all the time, for food and childcare, and everything else under the sun. It has been for the best but it is hard. I know my mom is just a phone call away but she can't just come over and help me on a moments notice. I think I am doing well though, we all have clean clothes and food, so I must be doing ok.

Oh and the first month we were here, I had no clue where my camera was, so I am just now getting around to showing you pictures of our house, and a few of life in general.

Hopefully I can get better at blogging. I did buy myself a laptop because I will be doing some work from home for a couple farmers. I really thought I would have more time to get things done staying home, but so far that has not been the case. Hopefully soon we can get into a routine and I will have some time to do things to I enjoy like blogging, sewing and baking.

Oh Hey!

Sorry for the almost 3 month blogging hiatus! I have been just trying to survive since I became a stay at home mom. This has been a long cold winter and cabin fever has set in. I am lucky if I leave the house once a week and that is to go to the little grocery store in town. So why you may ask have I not had time to blog? One word, Hayes! The terrible twos or whatever you want to call it have it hard at our house. He is a very needy toddler. He is attached to my hip and throwing tantrums every minute that he is awake. Then if I am lucky enough to actually get him to take a nap, I am tip toeing around the house like crazy trying to get some house work done, or if the stars have aligned, actually taking a shower! Seriously you guys it is crazy!!
My baby who was such an awesome sleeper has become a non sleeping terror! Hayes used to sleep a solid 12 hours at night and then take a 2-3 hour nap. Now I am lucky if he sleeps 9 hours at night and he takes a nap twice a week. It is possible that I am a horrible mom, and I have no clue what I am doing, but I am hoping that it is just a phase and he will soon go back to my loving son. Fingers crossed please!!
So in the 3 months I have been gone, a lot has happened but really nothing at all. Living way out in the boonies really cuts down on my adult interactions. I have gotten to spend time with Chris more, at our house after the boys are in bed, of course! So Christmas and New Years happened of course, then was Chris's birthday. We actually convinced my parents to watch all 3 kids and Chris and I went and stayed at a casino for his birthday. It was so nice we had dinner, a few drinks, swam in the pool, and did a little gambling. I totally lucked out and hit a jackpot. Of course I was bidding the least amount but I still made $300 which was enough to pay for our whole night including gas, score!!
The beginning of February our dog Diesel went missing. Chris was pretty upset to lose his buddy.
We had all 3 kids for Valentine's day, so we just had a fun movie night at home. That Sunday Chris decided that it was time to get a new dog. So blue the Blue Heeler came to live with use. Since it is still winter and Blue weighs less than 5 pounds right now, he is inside. If you know me you know I am not an inside animal person! Luckily heelers don't really shed! He will probably stay inside until the weather warms up, and then I am kicking his cute little butt outside. Having a puppy, a crazy 2 year old and a trying 9 year old, has proved to be more than I can handle quite often. I feel like all I do is clean up someone's poop, pee, or something of mine that they have destroyed. On a positive note, when they all grow up a little I will get to redecorate my house! haha

My blog reading has been almost as lousy as my blog writing. When I logged into Bloglovin' one day and had over 1000 unread posts, I just clicked marked all as read. Sorry if you had something important in there and I missed it! Please feel free to share, I would love to hear how you all are doing and what you have been up to.
I can't promise that I will blog all the time or with any sort of consistency, but really even I know 3 months is ridiculous! Hopefully with the nice weather I won't feel like such a caged bird, and it won't be pitch dark at 6 causing me to just want to crawl in bed for the night. So please stick around, because who knows I might actually get you that house tour I have been promising for 5 months! Love ya guys!
Oh and here's a few pictures if you are interested...

And if you don't follow me on Instagram, you really should, I am a lot better at posting at least every once in a while on there.
Do not let the smile fool you, I am pretty sure Hayes rolled over and attacked Blue right after this.
I try to only capture the sweet moments, because really they are what I want to remember
Hayes looks cute up there, but to make himself room, he literally throws everything on the self on the floor, and then has a screaming fit if I try to take him down before he is ready.
That's Blue the first day we got him, trying to hide from all the crazies
I got all Pinteresty and made Shawn Valentine's for his class this year
We braved the rain and the cold and went to the park, these two were enjoying themselves
This one, not so much. If there is a way to hurt yourself, Shawn will find it
Oh and our state's football team played and rocked the Super Bowl, Hayes loved watching them play, but this is how he felt about Bruno Mars and the half time show! haha
We try to get out and take a walk whenever the weather allows it. It helps cabin fever at least for a couple of hours