Friday, July 22, 2016

Take 206

7 Quick Takes Friday 
--- 1 ---
We're here! Harvard welcomed us and gave me an ID that will give me all sorts of access work on the laundry room door. We're settling in and I have completed my first full day of employment. It's crazy. And yes, I do feel a bit exhausted. But, I survived the commuting, and yes, the way home does take an hour... I let two trains pass because they were full and then squeezed my way on to the third out of sheer will because my babies were on the other end of that train. Giddy up for my second day and last day of the week (such a smart decision to begin work on a Thursday).
--- 2 ---
Moving in was an adventure. I must say, I got pretty tired of every need feeling like an emergency which sent us rifling through all sorts of boxes looking for one tiny item. Thankfully, I think we're beyond that phase.
--- 3 ---
Thanks to all the excitement/chaos of our move... I stole a towel from our hotel in NYC. And then? I stole a towel from my Grandma. Hah! Apparently, I have a problem.
--- 4 ---
We're in the land of new accents. Worcester is definitely Wooster. But, I'll admit that I've talked with maybe only three people who have the Boston accent that we'd expect. I look forward to hearing more.
--- 5 ---
All audio books should have a listed total amount of time. In the Overdrive app, I have not figured out how to get this information and it drives me crazy. I like to know what I'm getting into.
--- 6 ---
I could not believe the speed with which the revolving doors at my work place were going as I left the building for lunch. I could barely keep pace--and I'm not a slow walker!
--- 7 ---
Thanks to Brian and Virginia who championed beautifully through their first day of my work today--going to Trader Joe's and buying ingredients for a yummy celebratory dinner, giving the kids long naps and supporting me. I'm so proud to be with y'all this year. It's a grand adventure!

Happy Friday!

PS- I know a new home update and photos would've been nice today... I promise to deliver! Just not today :)

Friday, July 15, 2016

Take 205

7 Quick Takes Friday 
--- 1 ---
On our drive through NJ on our way to NY, there was a sign that said:
UPGRADE.
MAINTAIN SPEED. 
The subtext might've well said, "Dear Midwesterner, Keep up, yo."
--- 2 ---
We arrived into Manhattan and we woke George up and he just kept saying loudly:
LOOK AT HOW IT'S BIG!
Umm, seriously, yo.
--- 3 ---
Believe it or not... we all got sick. Rowan got hit worst with a double ear infection. Which is crazy because we took George to NYC when he was 11 months old, too, and he also had a double ear infection. It's crazy how similar they look when they're sick:

 Let the record show: neither child contracted their illness in NY.

--- 4 ---
Whatever happened to bloopers and outtakes from movies? I think we should see more of them... but with the Amazon Prime direction of movies, I'm not sure we will... 
--- 5 ---
I have been thoroughly enjoying my time on Long Island. One of my favorite moments so far?  Grabbing "a slice" while we waited for Rowan's prescription to come through and having an older gentleman walk up, throw a dollar down on my table with umph, and saying, "Dis is fowa da baybee's education."
--- 6 ---
My niece, Virginia, arrived! (She's going to be caring for our kiddos this year.) Much to my delight, she said upon arrival, "People actually honk here! It's not just a thing in the movies!" Love it. :) So glad to have her here with us for her first time to New York!
--- 7 ---
Thanks for all your prayers! I got the job I was hoping for and start work on Thursday next week! The search was over just before vacation, allowing me a job-search-free couple of weeks! So grateful.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Month Eleven


Things I love about Rowan
in the season of month eleven:

-You're standing up by yourself! No furniture support necessary! It's very fun... but you haven't attempted a step forward, yet.
-Girl, you LOVE music. Oh boy. You have the best "seated wiggle" that I can't wait to capture on camera soon!
-You started pouting this month. It's quite humorous! You put it on like it's a show and I am almost certain that you enjoy our reaction to it!
-You have a pretty limited palate. I'm still trying to decide what foods to offer you! But, you do love grapes!
-Over the past month, our family has moved and transitioned several times, and you've done well. With a lack of routine, we're all pretty tired, but you don't ever stop charming us.




[George: Month Eleven]

Friday, July 08, 2016

Take 204

7 Quick Takes Friday 
--- 1 ---
Thanks to Liberty & 33rd in South Bend, we have new chairs! If you live in South Bend, go check them out! It was very fun to check it out. 
--- 2 ---
One of the worst sounds in the world is the sound of eggshell being dropped into your dough in the KitchenAid... While it's on. Crunch crunch crunch.
--- 3 ---
We made it on a 12 hour road trip with two kids! Turns out there's no badge for that. But, I'd like to head nod to this iPad holder... We didn't use it the whole time, but man... those couple of hours of quiet were divine... My pinterest ideas were not for naught. I think George had a pretty good day... despite the last hour of the trip. hah.
--- 4 ---
In Pennsylvania, we passed a sign that said, "Buckle up for the next million miles". So yes, we looked it up... that's over 40 times around the earth.
--- 5 ---
I'm currently on vacation. SO. For the last three takes... I give you... Photos :)
The extended C. family!
--- 6 ---
The photo of today... at Uncle Tom and Aunt Lois's lake house!
(George says, "Go fast!")
--- 7 ---
Photo of the day at 4th of July! Thanks for the bubbles, Grammy! That was a blast.