July 1, 2012

It’s been a while since I have blogged so I thought I should write a little something about the past couple months of our lives!

The biggest thing that has happend with us is that we moved! We said goodbye to our very first home together and moved into an apartment about a half a mile away in order to save some money. The one-bedroom apartment we’re living in now is a lot smaller but we still love it (we especially love the cheaper rent)! The move went smoothly since Eric’s brother, Todd, helped him move all the big things in – which we appreciated so much! We are now settled and even the animals are all settled into our new home.

We were able to go home for Emily’s graduation in June and had a wonderful time with our families. We were especially glad to get to see our niece & nephews – Eric was excited to meet Levi (Brian & Jenny’s newest addition) for the first time! And although we couldn’t stay for the whole thing, we were happy to be able to see Emily walk for graduation and receive her high school diploma.

Em’s Graduation Day!

The next week, Eric and I woke up to find that our cat, Guen, had had her kittens! There are five in all and we have had so much fun watching them and holding them. Their eyes opened this past week and they are so adorable! I’ll have to post a picture from my phone when I get them uploaded to my computer.

We were so excited when Eric’s sister, Stephanie, gave birth to a healthy baby boy on June 21. Judah is adorable and we can’t wait to be able to meet him. Hopefully during the holidays Steph & Drew will be home to visit and we will meet our newest nephew!

Baby Judah

Well, we are trying to make the best of these ridiculously hot days. We are glad for a practically deserted pool in our apartment complex! And our AC has been running like crazy. Samson isn’t the biggest fan of the heat either and you can find him sleeping on the tile for most of the day.

We are so excited for the month of July as it holds multiple weddings, small trips, and our anniversary! We are hoping to celebrate in Pigeon Forge at Dollywood’s Splash Country and maybe in a cabin up in the Smokies. And after that, the first week in August means our family vacation at the beach! So we are really looking forward to the next month or so.

We hope everyone is surviving the heat and that everyone back home has survived after the huge storm hit! You are all in our thoughts and prayers!