obviously its time for an update.
We are in NY. But we didn't get here in November like I originally posted. It was middle of January before we moved. We got up here just after a snowstorm. So there was some lingering on the ground. Then VA got pounded. I was there for close to 7 years and no snow. I move and they get 8inches. We only got 1 snow while here (so far). It was like 6 inches or something. I'm not to worried I know we'll see plenty of snow before we leave here. This is a 3.5 year long tour.
Nathan loves it up here. Except that he isn't in school right now (long story) and he misses his VA friends. Now that the weather is warming up he is playing outside more and making a few friends. I'm working with him on reading. He is doing great. So proud of him. I got him this 3-5year old workbook and that was a freaking joke. He blew through it. I was like "well reviews are good, right?" haha. I think math is the next subject that I need to start focusing more time on with him. He can do basic addition and subtraction already. But we just dont really focus on math as a subject. We use what comes up in day to day life.
Ryan is almost walking. Growing up so fast. Its amazing to watch. Great thing about being a parent. He still does have any teeth. that doesn't stop him from eating anything and everything tho. he is 15lbs now. around 25inches tall (hard to measure him when all he wants to do is run around). He loves playing with Nathan. And Nathan is an awesome older brother.
Justin loves his work/job these days. Says its so much less stressful than a ship. His schedule sucks tho. He is on rotating shift work. So every week is a different schedule. The nice thing about it is that we know his schedule for the entire year. But its impossible to get use to. Hard on the boys. I cried the first month. The second month wasn't as bad because he did a "training" class for 2 weeks. Which was a day schedule. It was nice because he ended up with 2 long weekends back to back. something we know wont happen again. He is back to regularly scheduled stuff now and its taking its toll.
I miss my friends in VA. I miss my friends in KY. I miss having friends. I am getting out there and trying to meet new friends. Its easier this time than when I moved to VA. Which is nice. I guess I'm learning.
Our house in Portsmouth is still there. We haven't sold it or rented it. It was on the market for 6 months. Then got taken down because our realtor pretty much told us lower the price or take it down. We were working with the bank at the time to try to figure something out. But that isn't panning out to well. We are at a standstill right now with it. Not sure what's going to happen. But its not really looking all that good.
I am of course still knitting. Not the best blogger. But Amie is nice enough to share her space with me. "for those of you who have forgotten or are just curious."
you can also find stuff at "my flickr account."
I really enjoy my knitting and spinning and love showing it off.
ok well its late. I was trying to wait for Justin to get home so I could kiss him before bed. But he is later tonight than normal. And I'm tired.