Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Yeah Yeah Yeah, I know what you all are thinking!

Karma at Christmas!
Merik at christmas with his new Bicycle (the only thing he asked santa for-really! And he didn't even know we already had it!
Home swee home! (and the inspector's truck)

Hello Long Lost Blogger World! So things got really hectic and our computer crashed!-See I do have an excuse! Yeah, got to love that! Hence my leave of absence from this wonderful outlet of life. Things are fantastic and we feel so incredibly blessed! Merik turned 2 in Dec and is an absolute handful/hilarious joy in our lives. He says the funniest things but definitely is learning how far he can push his limits, which sadly for him, isn't very far! Karma is still adorable and still slow. We took her to her 9 month appt and again they told us to bring her back in a month for re-evaluation if she isn't doing a laundry list of tasks. Whatever! If the girl wants to chill her whole life away who cares!!!
Our biggest news surprisingly isn't a growing belly this time, its a growing environment!! We bought a house. It was an incredible and spiritually uplifting experience. We decided in January we were finally ready to get serious about expanding our ever suffocating walls. We began to look and houses with no prevail. I was obviously stressed about the location and just felt overwhelmed at the prospect of choosing where our family would live for the rest of our lives! How are you supposed to make that decision. So like all other overwhelming decisions I am faced with I decided I couldn't make it. I knew with the magnitude of how it would affect all of our lives surely the Lord would help. After much praying and fasting and much searching our realtor called and said he wanted to take us somewhere different from where we'd been looking. I was game! The minute we walked into the house Pat and I both knew! It was awesome. It felt like we'd always lived there and the spirit was almost waiting for us. Then we got to see the house and around every corner was something more than we'd ever dreamed we'd live in, let alone live in right now! We were so taken back and litterally just laughed as we walked from room to room exploring. Now that we're living here we keep discovering things that are just beyond what we would've put on our "build our own house" wish list, let alone "go find an existing house" wish list! We feel so humbled and so blessed, words just can't describe! Its amazing.
Moving into a much larger space has created some interesting situations however. I am constantly searching for Merik! I'll yell to him and ask him where he is and his answer is always the same..."right here!" like that helps! Its so nice to have a place to call home and its so fun to decorate-overwhelming, but fun! Maybe someday I'll actually be able to take a minute and hang something on the wall!
We are so excited and just so thankful!


Lindsey said...

Congratulations...what a beautiful house...and you probably bought it at just the right time...with all the prices down! Your kids are still adorable and we still miss you guys like crazy...glad to see you're still breathing...and by the way you never called me back! Love you guys!

Unknown said...

I love your house!!!!! i am ridiculously jealous... and dont even worry about little karma- babies do things when they are ready! and i totally know how you feel- i have two 18 month old boys that still dont say a word. it is a little scary, because you just dont know if something is wrong or not... so i totally understand. you and i can just try and be faithful together!
merik sounds like a crack up! we are hoping this summer we might be able to take some vacation time and come and visit- im dyin without ya! love you!
p.s. you better become a follower of my blog- or ill disown you! thezeltnerzoo.blogspot ! :)

ERK, MRK, & GRK said...

How exciting for you guys!!! What great news, what a cute house, I love the little porch out in front, that's in my dream house! Oh and by the way, love the little decorating Merick did too, what a cute little guy! Miss you guys lots!!!

Carrrie said...

Your house is beautiful! How blessed you are! :) I love that Merick has already made a mark on your house. We miss seeing you in our ward, but it's exciting that you are where you are! I am glad that you are not letting Karma's laid back approach to life freak you out. She is adorable and will hopefully just do things the way she wants and when she wants to! I hope you keep updating your blog...it's fun to see how you are doing!

Rachael said...

I love love love your new house. It looks like such a cute house. I Hope to make it your way soon. Merik's little art project just brings great character to it! Congrats on the new addition to the family! YAY for exciting new things!

maugers said...

Congrats! I'm sad I can't see you as much...but I'll see you still some! Sorry about the paint. Alex did that with red paint..I got a rug to put over it. And eventually it did come out, after years of shampooing. Good luck!

Chelsey said...

Cute house! I can't wait to come see it in person. I'm sure you and Merik will have it gorgeous in no time!

Mekelle and Jake said...

Yay I'm so excited to see it! I'm sorry about the paint on the carpet! Aren't you glad we have husbands for those moments! I love you!