As I'm sure you can imagine, life has been all upside down for us this past month.
We're currently still living with my parents, but we're making some headway on being
able to move back into our house. Really hoping to be home soon - we miss our house!
I still wanted to back up and post photos from the last few weeks, so here are some
pictures from the first full week we were staying with my (gracious) parents.
Just a couple days after moving in, we got a some sweet stress-relief by going to
Eliana's and Leila's 1st birthday party!
These sweet cousins are less than a week apart and just so precious. They were
so fun to watch as they explored their smash cakes. Eliana was careful and tried
not to get dirty, and Leila finally ended up flinging it everywhere in excitement!
Leila, helping Eliana get messy!! :D
Ben and Georgia enjoyed the pool with everyone.
Phoenix got a sink bath in Nana's kitchen :) she loved the water falling.
Ryan is such a character! He rested his chin on his hand when he saw
I was going to take a picture.
Eating some of his beloved avocado.
You could tell Phoenix was so excited to get the hang of crawling :)
These two - they are like a tornado of energy when they're together.
They sure love each other.
Phoenix loves the camera!
I like to rent lenses sometimes when I shoot weddings, and this one let me shoot things
at a closer proximity than I'd ever been able to before. I was having fun with it with
Phoenix - and so was she! Her face just lit up every time I put the camera near her.
Ben and I had the immense pleasure of shooting Brad and Sara's wedding! Bradford
is one of Tricia's brothers (for those that don't know, Tricia is my brother's wife).
Brad actually took some pictures for us at our wedding! So it was fun to return the
favor and we had a great time.
It was a fairly normal week up until Friday.
Friday is when Ben ripped up the carpet in our room because of a puddle
of water we found, and in doing so, found a whole lot of mold underneath.
Since he exposed it, we really couldn't stay there any longer. So we packed
up our toddler, baby, dog, and 4 cats, and headed over to my parents house.
We stayed here with them once before, when we were between renting a
house and buying the one we're living in (legal issues on the seller's side caused
a delay in allowing us to move in at the time we were originally told we could).
We're currently waiting on insurance info before we can move forward in
getting things fixed enough for us to be able to move back in. Until the mold
is gone, there's no way we can live there. When Ben ripped back the carpet,
we both got headaches and scratchy throats right away. It's just not safe to
be there for any length of time - especially with the girls.
If I remember correctly, the a/c handler was clogged. We didn't catch it
until the leak had gotten quite large and affected the floor in our kitchen,
laundry room, master bedroom, and our closet.
SO. That's what's up with us right now!
We covet your prayers as we try to get everything taken care of quickly!
Here are just a few pictures (and a video) from before the mold fiasco.
Brandon and Amanda had some friends over for dinner and a bonfire last Sunday, and
the kids had a blast running around playing with each other. Georgia was cracking me up.
Little Miss Sassy Breeches.
I decided to take some pictures of her on Thursday because she was being
exceptionally cute... but I mean, when is she not cute? ;)
Miss Phoenix has become super mobile. I was trying to get a
video of her waving at me, but instead she decided to show how
she's been trying to clap, and then she crawled a little!
Since this video she has become a pro crawler and is moving
all about the house. I'll be in the kitchen and she will suddenly be
sitting at my feet! It's the weirdest thing. And pretty adorable.