Saturday, January 06, 2007

Home

We made it, we are here in our new hometown of Concord. I really love the house, especially the fire place and backyard. We have been busy settling in, unpacking boxes, exploring the new city, and trying to stay calm and loving as a family. I had no idea how disruptive a major move really is to a family. It is stressful, and a lot of hard work. I'm learning to balance taking care of myself, taking care of my family, and working to put this house together out of a zillion boxes in the garage.
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Rocky is the calmest baby EVER!!. God really knew to give me a calm one because I don't think I could have handled a cranky baby at this point. He is starting to smile, he pretty much still sleeps about 80% of the time.
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Ahhh our fire place, I love it.
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Our good friends Jeff and Gretchen and Ron and Lorissa came down from Sacramento within the first few days of us moving. It is encouraging to know we have their support and friendship no matter how far away we live.
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Ahhh, rest, Jack crashed after a long day. More to come. Have a great weekend everyone!!

21 comments:

Heth said...

Look at little Rocky! SO so cute!

Glad to hear from you. Happy settling vibes.

acumamakiki said...

Welcome home! I'm glad you all are safe and sound and knowing Concord, I think you all are really going to be happy there.
Baby Rocky looks so sweet and he's the spitting image of John (or seems that way in this particular photo). I love that Jack just passed out right where he was.

gkgirl said...

oh my goodness,
what a darling!
and moving is a huge
undertaking for adults,
much less for children...
you must be glad it's done!
:)

Server Girl said...

awww...i love your new house too!!! It is really so cute. That pic of Rocky and u is really cute too. I miss you guys already!!!! :( but am a little jealous that u have a new city to explore...it gives me the moving itch big time!!!

PJ said...

Have fun setting up house..that fireplace is beautiful. Your baby is so good and beautiful!..hmmm I'm about to move, too..but that is the story of our live (military) so I know what your talking about with the stress and impact of it ;) Home sweet home!

telfair said...

Moving is so tough! People never really "got" how hard it was to move to Australia & back so I totally know what you're going through. Just be patient with yourself & you'll get it done. Hope you guys settle in fast -- your new fireplace looks awesome, hope it's the site of many happy family memories.

♥ joleen ♥ said...

so sweet..

i hope you're able to take some time for you.. best wishes while you're getting settled!

Wendy said...

Glad you made it safely! We want to come visit and bring over some dinner in the next week or two. Welcome to our hood! (Well sort of...)

Renee said...

Glad y'all made it out there in one piece. The new house looks so pretty.

Java Mom said...

Rocky's soooo cute!!! Love it!!!!!

The fireplace looks amazing and I would love to curl up and read a good book in front of it!!!!

Jason said...

John and Heather,

Welcome to the Bay Area! John called me and left his cell but it seems to be disconnected. Please give us a call or email as we would love to talk and see you guys. Jason (and Wendy)

la vie en rose said...

beautiful new home! the fireplace is so warm and toasty.

Riss said...

Did Jack really fall asleep like that?! Moving poops everyone out. Glad you are back on the 'online' world.

She Needs said...

I recently moved also and I know how you feel. i was so stressed for those few days but i live my new apartment. Thank God for my mom helping with my little boy.

Wendy said...

Glad to hear from you...my email is wjandrew@gmail.com.

cheri said...

he's cayute. yay for fireplaces. enjoy settling in to your new home!

tracey said...

I just love your new blog. Your photos are so beautiful.

Irene said...

I'm so glad you made it home, and what a beautiful home! a fireplace! awesome!

Rocky is getting cuter and cuter every day.

Dharma´s said...

I love your new house! Awesome!!!
And Rocky ... beautiful!!! A really cute baby!

The Whole Self said...

i love these pictures.

and seriously, how can you get your kids to crash at the TABLE? that's amazing.

your sweet baby is perfect. that picture of you guys makes my heart melt.

Marilyn said...

So glad to hear you like your new place...glad to hear you're getting settled.