We are officially residents of Texas as of tomorrow! We will be leaving bright and early tomorrow morning to make the 9-hour drive to League City, Texas with Josh and Chevy in one car and my mom, Lila, and myself in the other. I'm so thankful that my mom was able to come down here to ride with me so that we didn't have to stop and feed Lila every two hours! One of us will sit in the back with her and feed her bottles when she acts hungry (which is quite often!) while the other drives. We close on our house on Thursday morning and the movers aren't bringing our things to us until next Monday, so we will all be staying at the Hilton in Clear Lake/Houston area until then. It's right on the bay and is really nice, so I'm excited for the next couple days. My dad is already planning to rent jet skis if the weather is nice.
We went to our house today one last time before heading out to Texas. My mom took pictures of us in front of our house so that we can show Lila where her first house was and what it looked like. We all said goodbye to our poor little house and will really miss it!
See you next time in Texas!!!
Entrance to our old neighborhood
Our empty living room
We saw a beautiful rainbow as we were driving back to the beach condo from our house on the Mid Bay Bridge. It was as if God was wishing us well on our new adventure to Texas. It was a perfect way to end our last drive over the bridge and our last visit to our house!
Trust in the Lord and do good; so you will live in the land, and enjoy security. Take delight in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. Be still before the Lord, and wait patiently for him. (Psalm 37:3-5, 7a)
We spent Father's Day on the beach here in Destin, Florida. This morning, Josh and I went to breakfast at a cafe down the street from the condo while Mamu watched Lila. It was so nice to walk to the cafe and eat outside near the beach. The weather has been so gorgeous here the past week, minus the 95+ degree heat, but it felt wonderful on the beach! Once we got back, we got Lila ready for the beach and headed down to spend the afternoon in the sand and ocean. Lila went swimming in the ocean for a long time, napped under the umbrella, and swam again in the pool before going in for a nap. Josh and I got ready and went to dinner at Bonefish while Mamu babysat for us again. It was our first date that we've gone on since Lila was born! It was so nice to eat a nice dinner, drink some wine, and just talk to one another without being interrupted by our (precious) baby. In the middle of dinner, we heard a baby that sounded very similair to Lila behind us. We asked the mom how old he was, and she said 4 1/2 months (just like Lila). Seeing another baby made us miss our sweet baby, but we weren't gone for long. I hope that Josh had a wonderful first Father's Day! Happy Father's Day to all of the other daddy's, especially my dad and my grandfather, Pop!
The movers were finished loading up their truck on Wednesday, and I hadn't been back to the house since then until today. Josh got over to the house early this morning to vacuum, clean the counters, and go through the liquids that the movers left, all while I got to sleep in with Lila (husband-of-the-year award, I think so!). I went over to the house after we woke up to help him sort through the remaining liquids to see what to toss and take. The house looks so empty!...and sad! I'm not even going to include a picture because it will just make me more sad. Don't get me wrong, I'm really excited to move into our new house! It's just that we've made so many memories in this house. I have to get used to leaving behind houses, because we will be doing that many times throughout Josh's career, but this one was our FIRST! That makes it extra special! We leave for Texas next Wednesday!!! I can't believe our house closing is less than a week away! Until then, this is the view from my bedroom:
On our way to Texas we stopped by the pediatrician for Lila's four-month check-up (her last one with Dr. Keefe). She weighs 13 pounds and 2 ounces and is 24 1/4 inches tall. That moved her up to the 50th percentile for weight and she stayed in the 50th for her height. I can't believe my baby is dead average. What a perfect text-book baby :-) !!!
Some new things that she started in the past few weeks is rolling over from her back to her tummy. It's so funny to watch her as she arches her back waaaay over and then gets her hands under her body as she pushes and kicks herself over. One day she even rolled twice in a row, back to front then front to back. It was so cute to see her rolling across the floor. It makes her so happy to finally be able to accomplish this; she is so determined in everything that she tries to do!
After the check-up, we drove to the Pensacola airport to catch a ride to Texas to do our walk-thru of the new house with our builder. The walk-thru went great, and we have a tentative close date of June 24th. I'm so excited to move into this house. It is in such a neat area of Texas with so much to do close by. We drove around Galveston Island while we were visiting and ate at a neat restaurant right on the beach. The beaches aren't as bad as everyone warned us about either! The water looks more like the Atlantic rather than the emerald water of Destin, but it's not bad. The sand is a little more brown than Destin, but again, not bad! The Coast Guard has some pretty great areas to choose from, so I'm glad that Josh decided on this profession (minus the whole moving us around so often-but it will make for many memories)!
The movers are here today and tomorrow to pack up our house, and they come to load up all of our things to the truck on Wednedsay. I really can't believe that 2 years has already come and gone, and that we will no longer be living in this house! It's so surreal! We spent our last night in the house by doing what we did best in our house, getting a nice bottle of wine and watching a couple shows on DVR. It was perfect! Now, off to my parent's beach condo in Destin for a week and a half while we wait for the closing date of the 24th!!!
Lila's excited to get to the new house and her new PINK nursery!
Josh had to work this past weekend, plus it was raining and stormy most of the weekend, so Lila and I didn't really do much but nap (she napped, I wasn't so fortunate, however). But, Josh got home early Monday morning and picked up breakfast for the both of us on his way home. It was such a nice surprise as I didn't expect him home for another couple of hours! It stormed Monday morning, so we ran some errands, and ate our free spicy chicken sandwich from Chick-fil-A (which was amazing) while we waited for the storm to blow over. Once it cleared up, we packed up and went for a swim at the neighborhood pool. After two years of living in our neighborhood, Josh had never gone to the pool there! We had so much fun swimming with Lila. She is such a little water bug, and loved every minute of swimming in her lounge that her Grammy gave her. After a swimming for a while, she was worn out and took a long nap while we laid out in the sun. It felt so great to get a tan again! Next weekend my girlfriends come visit to go to the beach!
Video of Josh and Lila swimming in the pool. She was enjoying the water and laughing her cute little laugh!