Wednesday, November 6, 2013

More of July

Zoe and I just hanging out. Taking a break from packing boxes. 

She is such a sweet SWEET baby! 

We took a trip to the Scottish Rite Theater to watch a children's production of Charlotte's Web. It was a great show and fun time together as a family in the middle of moving chaos. We even ran into a family we recognized from church and went to eat lunch with them afterwards. Always fun to make new friends! 

We moved out of our Lost Creek house on July 19th. Zoe was 3 months old. Here's a picture of our living room just before we finished loading the truck. We have some great memories in this house. We moved here right after Colt turned one, announced our pregnancy with Levi to Chez and Cody while giving them the house tour ("this is going to be the baby's room"), brought both of our daughters home from the birthing center to this house and celebrated 5 wedding anniversaries here. We loved living here (minus the busy street), but had no idea when we bought the place that we would eventually have 4 kids and desire a bit more space. The Austin market was HOT this summer - we had a realtor friend approach us with a family who was wanting a one story house in our neighborhood and while they ultimately didn't choose our house, it got us on board to seriously consider selling the place. 

We spent a month looking for houses in this hot market where homes went on one day and were sold in a  few hours (or even sold without being listed in many cases)! It is neat to look back and see how God molded our preferences and desires through the process. We never would have bought at our current location in the beginning, but he changed us (well, mostly me) to be ok with our new location. And, we are loving it here! The kids are able to ride their bikes and play outside with very little worry about traffic, we have neighbor kids for mine to play with and much, much more. 

We moved all our stuff over to our new house in July, then drove out to Marble Falls where we lived for the next month while we had some work done on our new place. 

This summer was really fun while we were in Marble Falls (lots of swimming at Aunt Pam's swimming pool, feeding the deer in the evening, riding in the golf cart to the lake). However, most days, we drove an hour into Austin to live our lives that are here (school training, church stuff, birthday parties, friends, house renovation, etc). Those days were tiring, so much so that Colt fell asleep at the dinner table one night! 

Sweet Zoe hanging out poolside. She loved getting in the water and would kick and kick her chubby little legs. 

Colt went to Kinder Camp at the end of July. He was very shy the first week but also very excited. This week was the perfect way for him to work out the jitters and learn the routine before actual school started. Can't believe my baby is starting Kindergarten!! 

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