Thursday, September 13, 2012

Our new home....

     Well as I mentioned in the last post we have moved, from Florida to New York. This has been 12 years in the making. I moved to Florida 12 years ago to be with my then boyfriend, who has now become my husband. I never intended to be in Floridia so long. I have always been a country girl at heart and missed living in upstate New York.
     After my son was born I yearned to move back even more. I missed my family, life in the country, the smell of cows in my backyard, the quiet, the seasons. I feel in my heart that it is better for my son living here, close to the family, being able to run and play in the backyard, getting dirty playing in the mud, and enjoying all the things I did as a kid too.  I am so happy to be back.
     Some days I feel like I am living in a dream, a dream I have had for sooooo long. I hope that in the next year or two we will find our dream house and I can continue towards my dreams of a more self sustained living. I hope to keep chickens and bees eventually and grow my own vegetables and we live in a great place to do all those things.
   We are living in Ithaca, one of the most green, eco-friendly  cities in the country. I absolutely love living here. There is so much to do and so many unique people. I love calling this place HOME!



Tuesday, September 11, 2012

18 months.

     A certain little guy turned 18 months over the weekend. It is almost hard to believe. You definately have a little toddler on our hands. Everyday he shocks and impressives me with everything he is learning. I dont know if it's just me, but he is one bright young man. He doesn't talk much yet, but he sure can understand everything I ask him to do.

     We spent the last week at my parents house. I haven't been writing for awhile and a lot has changed in the past few months. We have moved to Upstate New York, in the country, finally! My dream, well part of my dream has come true. My husband got a job transfer with the company he works for, in the town where we have been wanting to live for the past 4 years.  We are now only living 2.5 hrs from my family, which was one of my main reasons for moving. I really want Darwin to know his family. He enjoyed so much spending time with his Aunt and Grandparents last week and we didn't have to cry when we left because we are only a car ride away.

    We celebrated a special Grandmother's Birthday last week and it was the first time I had been with my mom on her Birthday for 12 years. Crazy! We also went to a very nice family picnic. It was great getting to see Aunts and Uncles and Cousins that I hadn't seen for a long time.

    Darwin spent most of last week playing in the dirt and mud, collecting rocks and riding his little truck. He also went to see the farm animals and play at the park. He had a very busy, fun week with his family.

    Now we are back home at our barn apartment on the hill. It is so beautfiul here. I will share pictures on another day.

Darwin, You are 18 months old now. You are growing up so fast. You are becoming so skilled at many new things. I love you so much more and more everyday. I love that you are an independent, free spirit and I hope that never changes. Here is a list of what you do now. Love you, Mommy.

18 Months..................
you can climb up and down the stairs/ you can walk up the slide/ you can go down the slide by yourself/ you have 16 teeth/ you have the most amazing smile and you light up a room with it/your very silly/ you like when mommy chases you around the room/you collect rocks/ you like playing in the dirt/ you love your aunt and uncle very much/ you love spending time with grandma and grandpa/ you like to climb on your Aunt and ride on her back/ you know how to turn the lights on and off/ you love your daddy soooo much/ you are still a terrible sleeper/ and not such a good eater (oh well)/ you love the park/you are so skinny none of your clothes will stay on/ your hair is still light/ you like to throw balls/ you laugh when you pet the horses nose/ you say bubbly, more , mama / you still love the water/ you take showers/ you like to sing twinkle, twinkle little star/ you run fast/ you laugh all the time/ you are very ticklish/ you still love cats/ you are very friendly/ you are very determined and can very strong-willed/ you are not easily redirected/ you make mommy laugh everyday/ you like to dump and pour/ you like helping me cook/ you still love your baby and blankie/ you are so sweet.


We love you so much Darwin Storm. Keep shining bright my star. Remember to follow your dreams and never let anyone change your mind.