Saturday, June 19, 2010

It's been almost a year...

I pulled up my blog today and realized that I haven't posted in almost a year... A YEAR!!! So to quickly recap... here's what the year has looked like in our household...

went to the island with my family where we decided that scooters are a great mode of transportation, Caleb discovers that Cars is his favorite movie and watches it twice daily, decided to apply for a new job, got a new job but kept the old one and took on another one for about 2 months (in case your not following-- did 3 jobs for 2 months... very fun), come home each night to a fabulous above ground pool in our backyard, Caleb becomes a good little swimmer, friends with a buddy for Caleb move into our house for a few weeks while they are between houses-- good times hanging out eating nachos in the evenings, friends move out, had surgery on my shoulder again, 1 week after surgery-- decided to renovate the main floor of our house, moved all of our belongings into the basement, started ripping apart the main floor during evenings and weekends, poor Caleb has to go to bed each night to the sound of demolition/saws/air compressors, a few weeks later, the main floor is finally bare and destroyed, cramped and tired in the basement, got pregnant :), started putting the main floor of our house back together, dishwasher uninstalled and sitting in the middle of the kitchen for 3 weeks, at work all day everyday then working on the house every evening to make it liveable before Christmas and before morning sickness begins, Christmas arrives, the house is livable, morning sickness arrives, leave for Sask for Christmas, Caleb has fun telling the family that he will be a big brother, back to work in January, morning sickness continues and extreme hunger begins, house may be livable but is still not finished, weekend house projects continue, I become less helpful in completing the projects, finally tell my bosses at work that I'm having a baby (the third associate director in our department to have a baby in a year... I get to be the last to announce... fun times), start getting fat, Olympic fever hits Vancouver, parents come to visit, siblings from Sask come to visit, go to John Mayer concert, go to Atlanta for a wedding, keep getting larger, extreme hunger continues, projects in the house continue, Caleb getting bigger and has the vocabulary of a 4 year old, still at work, moving slower, internal temp is rising while the temp outside decides to drop, still working, starting to waddle, house is looking better, baby room is looking cuter, 1.5 weeks of work left, and the sun is shining today...

Here's what we look like now...



Hopefully more posts will continue... in a more timely manner...

I should have more time to blog in the next year... right?

14 comments:

Melissa Davis said...

Wow its been quite a year for you guys!!! Congrats on the new little one who is coming your way :)

Good luck with the posting more in the next year!!

Lisa, Jared, Samantha & Travis said...

Elissa, it's so good to hear from you! I've been wondering what you guys have been keeping yourselves busy with, and busy you've been! Congrats on...well, everything! Can't wait to see pics of this new beautiful babe once (s)he arrives!

Anonymous said...

Elissa you seriously need grammer lessons. Longest sentence ever. What will Dad say? Love the pics. Love Mom

Kelsie-Lynn said...

Wow that is a busy year. Congratulations on baby #2! You look fantastic. Looking forward to more posts.

Vanessa said...

Sounds like a full year! Congrats on baby #2! :)

Anonymous said...

Well it's about time! I've faithfully checked your blog every day for the past year and was very surprised today with a new post! I can't wait to see you guys and the new little baby when we get back! Love you!
Ang

Anonymous said...

Great to hear from you, Elissa. Say hi to Doug and Caleb.

Auntie B

Kirsten said...

Yay! So glad you blogged again. I had been trying to remember how far along you were recently. Crazy year for you! That last pic of Caleb is adorable.

Rosanna Toews said...

So many things I could write... but it all comes down to this... I love you and I miss you. Hugs.

Bonnie said...

This post made me smile. I'm so impressed that you could sit down and recap your year like that. Amazing. Welcome back to bloggerland!

And you look fantastic by the way :)

Trev and Rebekah said...

Love the recap. So much to recap too. We enjoyed our stay with you guys. Feels like it was forever since we lived with you guys though. You do look great and once you are done work give me a call so we can do some Mill Lake dates with the boys before the baby comes.

Karen said...

You look beautiful, Elissa! Glad to get a quick update of what you and Doug have been up to in the last year. Sounds like it's been BUSY! :)

Lindsay said...

woo! what a year! congrats on the new baby :)

Melissa Reed said...

Caleb is much too cute.