Thursday, August 7, 2008

Update for August

The summer is coming to a hard to believe, it has flown by for us! Although temperature wise, it is humorous to say that summer is almost over, it really is starting to sink in that there is only a couple of weeks left and the fall activities begin. I just wanted to update you all on what has been going on around here.

We moved onto base about 3 weeks ago. It was a really good move for us financially and socially. We were blessed with Chris's brother Jon coming the night before the move, and believe me his muscles were definatley put to work. The three of us moved into the new house and got our old house sparkling clean in 2 long days. It was so worth it though. We love living on base. There are so many families to get to know, and the kids have playmates in the neighborhood. I am saving a ton on gas because there is so much to do around here that we rarely leave base. The house is great, I will post some pics as soon as I get a chance to take some. It has a huge back yard, 3 bathrooms, and three bedrooms, and a huge garage. It is perfect and we are really happy we were able to make the move.

Update on Chris:
Chris has finally started getting back to the land of the mobile now that his ankle is doing so much better. His physical therapy has been really helping and although he can't run yet, he is pretty much back to normal. He started going back to the gym which is making him feel much better. We are thankful that he is back on his feet. He has just gone back to work after 2 weeks of leave, and 1 week in Georgia for some training. We enjoyed having him home with us and miss him now that he is back to the daily grind.
Update on Christina:
I was able to stop doing daycare now that we are moved on base. The whole family is enjoying having me back to my non -stressed out state of mind. :) I am enjoying being with just my 2 kids and doing mommy things, like the park and errands, cooking and cleaning, and all the little things that one more child made a little more difficult. If anything, doing daycare made both Chris and I feel very much at peace with Chris's vasectomy. 2 kids is good for us!

I found out a couple of days ago that I got the job I have been praying about. I will be working at our church as a preschool teacher. It will only be 2 days a week. I will be with the "bunnies" which is the 1 year olds. I am really excited about the job and think it is going to work great for our family. Both of the kids will be able to attend the preschool, for a very discounted rate, so it really is a blessing for us. Other than that I have been spending my days trying to get into swimsuit shape for our big trip to Hawaii in Jan, doing Susy homemaker things at home, and trying to stay cool, as the weather has been SUPER hot. We have hit over 100 degrees many days so far. We are all surviving, but don't go out much unless it is to the pool or somewhere air conditioned.
Update on Cailey:
Cailey's big news this week is that she got her ears peirced finally!!!! This is a big deal in our house, as we have been trying to get her to do this for probably a year and a half. She was so brave and hardly cried. She looks adorable with her little flower earings. She is very excited about going earring shopping with me once she can change them out.
We decided not to put her in the public school system this year. She was going to start a program called Head Start, which is pre-K. We have been praying about it though and decided God was telling us that if I got the pre-school job that that would be better for her. So she will be going to pre-school only 2 days a week instead of full time. I get her for one more year and I feel blessed by that.

Other than that she is the same old sweet Cailey. She is quite the social butterfly and is so ready to make some new friends, so I am looking foward to the fall and all the activities she will be involved in.

Update on Caleb:
Caleb turned 2!!! We had a nice little party for him at my Grammy's house. He got ton's of boy presents, (which is really good because he has been way too into Cailey's dress up clothes lately.) The big news with him is that he is totally potty trained now!!! I can't believe how easy it was. We are very proud of him. He has been doing great with hardly any accidents and is only in diapers for bedtime. I can't believe my days buying diapers are almost done! Other than that nothing really new with Caleb, he is just acting like a 2 year old and gives me a headache most days, but makes up for it with his cuteness and sweetness.
That is about it for now. I know it is long, but at least you all now know what has been going on in the Ingram world for the last month or 2, because I know I have been terrible about keeping in touch. Love and miss you all.



Poe-notes said...

Heeeeeyyyy Christina!
I love the pictures. You are a knock out! What a glowing, proud mother you are! I so happy for you guys and your new place. Did you hear, Gerry and I are moving back to the frozen north? Yep, by the end of september we'll be in Alaska for good. We're excited and nervous all that the same time. You know, cold and dark aren't exactly great but the scenery and adventure make up for it. :) Miss ya girlfriend!
Heather Poe (bacon)

Harris Fam said...

Sounds like everyone is doing great. Caleb looks so grown up in all the pics, he lost all his baby chub! He actually looks more like you now. I can't wait for Milana to get pierced cute! Have fun in Hawaii. You guys are one good looking family!

-linda- said...

Wow! I feel like it's been forever since I've seen pics of you guys; you all look great! You especially, what do you mean get into bathing suit shape-- you already are!!! :o) I can't believe how big the kids are getting; Cailey is the most beautiful little girl & Caleb is so big! It is amazing to be able to see them grow up through this lovely thing we call the internet j/k. I am glad to hear all is well & can't wait to hear more. P.S. Hawaii? So lucky! Miss u guys tons! ~Linda

Coach Don said...

OMGoodness! Cailey is such a grown up little princess now with her ears pierced! What a beautiful girl! Caleb has grown so much in just a few months since we were there! He looks sooooo much like Chris!! And my gorgeous daughter-in-law, how much more radiant can you get! Good to hear Chris is doing well. BTW, Jon raised his right hand and swore into the USAF last week. he will be in delayed enlistment until around Nov., when he goes in. Ali is dying to start her SENIOR year :-)

Love to all,