I’m still here!

Although I am quite certain no one missed me, I am back. We’ll see if I keep up with this! I have so many thoughts and feelings floating around in my head, it’s hard to keep it all straight!

We still live with my mom. It’s been 14.5 months now. We are ready to move out into our own place. It’s about that time. It’s been so wonderful that they have shared their home with us this long and we are thankful that they have been so generous with their space. We have a couple options: A. We can get an apartment or B. We can move in with Cody’s parents and get an apartment after the 1st of the year. There are pros and cons to both, none of which I will get into here, and it’s a really hard decision to make. I know what I want to do, but I don’t know what’s best.

We’ve looked at an apartment that we love. Well, I ┬álove it anyway. I’ve already thought about how we could utilize the small space and ways to decorate. I can picture that being home. That’s what I want. Our own home. Just Me, Cody, McKenna, and Chloe. I love my in-laws and I know that we would be welcome and would have lots of fun living there. But we’ve been living with someone for over a year now. I want my own kitchen. I want my own washer and dryer. I want to cook my own dinner for my own family. I need a place that I am in charge of. So that’s the housing drama!

McKenna is growing like a weed! This child…is just amazing! She repeats everything we say. (Good thing we’ve cleaned up our language!) She wants to climb all over everything. I think we’re getting her some sort of jungle gym for Christmas. Maybe one of those plasticky Little Tykes ones or something. She brings so much love and joy to our family, it’s unreal. Being her mommy is so much more than I ever thought it would be. I wouldn’t trade it for the world!

My photography is going well. I have a couple things coming up. I’m really kind of settling into it and becoming more comfortable with it. It really is my passion. The only thing I don’t like is the time missed with my family. It’s not that much right now. I plan on keeping myself limited, too, until I can make a full time job out of it. I don’t want to work 40 hours a week at my full time job and then miss out on special times with my family to go work another. Thankfully that hasn’t been too much of an issue and I am mindful of it so it never should be. I love photography but I love my family more!

I think that’s about all the catching up there is to be done!!!