Tuesday, May 11, 2010

House-Hunting, Mother's Day, and Moving Nostalgia

What a week we've had!!! We've been to Atlanta, then to Houston (League City-suburb), then back to Atlanta, then back to Florida yesterday. We are flat worn out from all of our travels!

As you may know, our little family is moving to Texas in June. We spent last week in League City, Texas, which is a suburb of Houston and directly in between Houston and Galveston (where Josh will be stationed), looking for a house to buy. At first we were thinking about renting, but it is such a buyers market out there that it will be a nice investment. We get to upgrade our house for cheaper than what we have now in Florida (crazy, huh!). Our real-estate agent was WONDERFUL, and she showed us tons of houses. We finally decided on a brand new 1 1/2 story house that was perfect for our growing family (although it's not so much growing just yet...don't get too excited!).
Our new house in League City, Texas

We flew out to Houston, so I was really nervous how Lila would do on the plane. She was a perfect angel, and made lots of friends on the flights there and back. We had so much stuff to bring that it looked like we were going on vacation for two weeks, not four days! That's just how it goes when traveling with a baby. Who knew someone so small required so much gear?!?!

On the plane to Houston
Carrying Lila around the town
Using her bath sling in the hotel
We got back to Atlanta on Saturday evening, just in time for Mother's Day. This Mother's Day was so special to me, being that it was my very first one! Josh had a card from himself and Lila waiting for me when I woke up, as well as Godiva chocolates, my favorite! That surely started my Mother's Day off right! Then, Lila was dedicated at Smokerise Baptist Church in Stone Mountain, Ga, the very same place that I was dedicated in October of 1984, almost 26 years ago! The service was so nice and my whole family on my mom's side as well as my dad's mom was able to attend. Lila had all of her great-aunts and uncles, second cousins, grandparents, and great-grandparents from the Freeman/Vansant side there to celebrate with her. She was so good on stage and loved being the center of attention (I have NO idea where she gets that from-haha!). Her eyes were so big and bright being up on the stage-she will be a future Jazzercise instructor I'm sure! After church, we had a big lunch at my grandmother's house with everyone. I don't think that Lila was put down the whole time, all her family loved to hold her!

We're back in Niceville for a few short weeks before the movers come to take us to Texas. We absolutely loved the area so much that we didn't want to leave and come back. We really love our home here and will miss so many things about this area. I already miss my friends at church, the beautiful beaches, my parent's beach condo 15 minutes away, our perfect little house in our wonderful neighborhood as well as the friendliest neighbors! So many things have happened in this little house:
-It was the first house we owned togeter and came home to as a married couple.
-We added our dog, Chevy, to our family here.
- We brought home our first baby to this house.
This house has been good to us, and we have really enjoyed it here in Niceville. We are ready for the new adventures that Texas will bring us as well!

              Our house here in Niceville, Florida


  1. Gentry's I just stumbled on your blog...I love it! Your family is so beautiful a true representation of God's love. I hope to meet Lila soon let me know when your back in Atlanta. Happy Belated Mothers day love all of you.

    - Meghan Sweet

  2. KB, Lila is SO adorable! I love your new pictures! I wanted to ask you if you like the front carrier you have? I bought a Moby Wrap before she was born and it was great to carry her around as a little baby, but it is difficult to get on and off and it is a lot of fabric so I'm afraid it will be really hot. We are going to Vegas in June for 5 days and I need something practical (and cool) to carry her around in. Thanks!



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