So, the posts on this blog have been pretty sparse because life has gotten pretty hectic the last few months. The last two years my husband has been working in the ER as an Insurance Clerk, and never really enjoyed the environment there. So, he applied for a job in PA and after all the interviews and other hullaballoo that goes on with such things we found out that the company he had applied for was going to extend a job offer. So on February 3rd we had a little over two weeks to pack up and organize a move over a thousand miles.
So, I packed and cleaned and herded a little 11 month year old around between packing boxes. I survived without my car for a week because we shipped it ahead a week early. I was very happy to be reunited with the car again, as having a car makes life with an infant so much easier.
We stayed at the in-laws for two weeks while we waited for our belongings to follow us up to PA. One of the advantages of moving to the area was the fact that we got to be next to family again. Huzzah! Sera has gotten to spend time with grandparents and the family dog. She is a spoiled child, and loving every minute of it. It took us a bit of time to apartment search, but we finally found a place we like and with a lot of hard work we have finally gotten everything unpacked. We still have some organizing to do, but for the most part everything has a place. I’ve also got some decorating done and the place feels like home. The biggest project left over is to get curtains up, and to find the hubby a dresser. No more plastic drawers from the college days! Huzzah!
Besides the move it feels like a lot has happened. My story was a finalist in the Mormon Lit Blitz competition that I mentioned. That was such a wonderful opportunity and I loved reading all the other entries. Sera turned one this past weekend and we had a small family party. Unfortunately we’ve all had a cold this past weekend and she was grumpy for part of it. She preferred to eat peaches over her chocolate cake, strange child!
I am currently focused on getting ready for Easter, trying to make friends, figuring out where to shop for things around here, and generally getting acquainted with this beautiful new place. I hope I can now write and blog more frequently now that we have gotten settled in here.