I can't even remember without looking the last time I wrote, so I'm going to give a little overview of what's been going with us the last few months. I really, truly do want to keep updating this blog since many of my good friends are hardly, if ever, on Instagram (where I'm most active), and I want to feel connected still.
So. In February we bought our first house! Or rather signed our names on a mortgage to live in a house. We are loving it. We have lived in some awful places over the years and have moved an average of twice a year or something since we've been married. So yeah, a more permanent home was much needed.
|This is not our house. It's near our house though.|
|In our new yard, divining for water|
|Unpacking in the kitchen, as an "aksronaut"|
|Also near our house|
|Also in our yard.|
|Also, also near our house|
It's a 3 bedroom 2 bath house with a yard and a garage and is in a good part of Texas City within walking distance of a huge park, the bay, some new friends, and walking paths. I really love where we live. It makes me happy every day. Oh, and 25 minutes' drive from our favorite beach isn't too shabby either!
In March, I think actually on St Patrick's day, we got a kitten and named her Queequeg. She's very playful and cuddly but I'm afraid she's Brozhy reincarnated. She bites a lot. We are doing our best to start all the training and diversion techniques early and she's been doing a bit better. I hope she continues to improve because other than playing too rough she really is a very sweet cat.
|The day we brought her home. As small as a potato|
|Her eyes aren't blue anymore but she's still cute|
|She does a lot of sleeping|
|We all love her|
|A lot of sleeping|
We had some family visiting a couple weeks ago and it was just so nice to finally take a break from going double time like I have been the past few months. I was really getting burned out and having guests and being forced to sit around and do fun things was exactly what I needed.
|At our favorite beach in Galveston (the one 25 minutes from our house...cough)|
|I promise they were holding hands|
|The only visitor we had that Remy wasn't afraid of was his cousin Ollie.|
|Playing at the water table|
I finally finished transcribing all my grandpa's war letters and am now moving into the next stages of the book. I hope to have it all finished by June. Which is now only a month or so away! Ah!
The rest of our time is spent hanging around enjoying our time together or working on house projects (which I enjoy), and have put up shelves in our living room, put in a fancy pants pantry, updated the yard, etc.
|Our new pantry "before": a 1920s pie safe|
|And a very bad picture of the after. I promise it's much prettier in person.|
|Working on the shelves for our living room|
|And after they were mounted.|
|Building a garden bed out of wood from cupboards we took out.|
|One of the fever days|
|Popsicles for mouth and throat blisters|
|Ok so this was supposed to be for my mom's eyes only, but it's so creepy I had to scare you. This is my hand at the post-blister peeling stage. It's the stage my feet are still in. Still. Six weeks later.|
Hm...we went to San Antonio for a day over Spring Break and to New Orleans for Easter Weekend. Anybody want to see pictures from these things? Ok. here's a few:
|Not impressed with the Alamo|
|I was, though, even if everything is smaller in person|
|San Antonio River Walk|
|French Quarter, New Orleans|
|Jackson Square, New Orleans. Sam's Grandma used to paint water color paintings and sell them in the square. She lamented to me that nowadays it's all modern art.|
|Basically the only time Remy was happy to be near his great grandparents (he's afraid of everyone)|
|Ros at Waveland Beach, Mississippi|
|Easter Mass (Remy was not a fan... what 15 month-old would be? Ros loved it though)|
|All of us after Easter Mass|
|About 45 seconds after we left for home|