Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Echo, Echo

That is the sound that I hear every day now that 95% of our personal belongings are packed up and out of the house. It's a little sad to think that we won't see our "things" for 2-3 months but it really is refreshing to live a minimalistic life. Poor Lily.....the crib is the only thing left in her room and that's because it doesn't belong to us! Our neighbor has loaned us this crib and when we get settled into our home in DC Lily will get to sleep in her "new" toddler bed. This is how we all felt after 2 days of having the packers here.....

Nate and Drew love the feel of their room now ~ instead of a bunk bed they each have a twin bed on opposite sides of the room. There is one dresser for the two of them to share and one lamp. No clutter, nothing on the walls and only 3 hangers in the closet for each of them. I informed them that we could keep that simple feeling to their new bedrooms by not unpacking all their "stuff" when it does arrive. We'll see how that goes when the time comes.

In other news, the boys swam their last regular swim meet of the season this past Saturday. They did well considering our base pool has been closed on and off for the last 6 months. Scott was busy also this past weekend. He joined his dental group buddies for Guam's Annual Perimeter Relay Run. It was a 48 mile run with individual legs ranging from 1.8 miles to almost 5 miles. Scott and his other 9 teammates each ran 2 legs of the race. Scott's first leg began at 4:30am and his second leg was over in time for him to race over (by car) to the pool by 10:30am to watch the boys swim a couple of their events. Scott's team did very well ~ coming in 12th place out of 40-some teams. Kudos to you, Scott, for getting up and out there and running a good run!



Lily is talking up a storm now. She has been putting more and more words together each day. She is a very busy girl: taking her babies for walks in the stroller; singing her ABC's and Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star; watching Little People movies over and over and over; and answering ALMOST all questions with "I don't know". She loves to play with the neighbor girls during the day and watch tv at night with all the lights off. She is jealous when I give the boys hugs or kisses and she still loves to be held like a baby. I can't believe it's been 9 months since Lily has been with us. We only have 55 days left on the island and if all goes well our family will get to meet Lily before we reach the "1 year with us" Lilymei Day on July 27th! How crazy is that?

3 comments:

Heather BT said...

OOh, that minimalist feeling, I sometimes miss that, as our house has been in an upheaval for so long it feels like, between painting and moving furniture around to get ready for Calliandra, I long for the day everything has a place again!
Looking forward to seeing how the move to the new place goes. Maybe I'll be back by then after all

Chad and Kristy said...

That picture of Lily sleeping is just too precious!! Cute! Cute! Cute!

Melissa-Mom to 3 bugs said...

Jean,
Love that empty Packed-Out feeling! Photo of Lily is so cute, too! I don't have your email so if you could email me, I have some questions about apostilling stuff in Japan. Thanks.Melissa

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