I better start off by apologizing for saying at the end of my last post which was 4 months ago "more pictures coming soon". In my vocabulary "soon" means 4 months:) I think for a second I had forgot that I was getting ready to move, planning 2 birthday parties and preparing to be homeless for the summer. It was a crazy summer to say the least, so here are the last 4 months in a nutshell.
We crammed in as much Disneyland as we could while we were still in LA and still had passes. In all the times we had been, I had never had Evee and Owen's picture taken with Mickey or Minnie, so on one of our last trips there we waited in the ridiculously long lines for a picture.
We are really going to miss Disneyland. We like that place a lot, in fact we like it so much we went there 46 times in 2 years, It's true! I looked in up on my Disneyland passholder account and and I just about died, we are serious Disneyland nerds and I am okay with that.
Because we went to Disneyland so much, there was a lot of site seeing that we never did in LA, so we crammed that in too. Turns out LA has some awesome kids museums.
For Owen's 3rd birthday, which was the beginning of May, we did a monster party. It was a ton of fun.
Evee graduated Preschool!
Todd graduated with his MBA! Todd didn't walk at his high school or undergrad graduation so I am happy he decided to this time. It was a big day. Todd's parent's came for the graduation and it was awesome to have them there to help us celebrate. While I am on the topic of Todd's accomplishments he also passed the last of the CFA tests this summer which he has been taking for 3 years!
A few days after Todd graduated we packed all of our stuff up into a storage pod and went to Hurricane. It was a really stressful few weeks because we needed to find a place in SF before Todd moved to NYC for the summer for training. So we ended up making a really fast trip to the bay area, which was a total nightmare, but it all worked out in the end.
Evee, Owen and I spent most of July in Hurricane at my parents. My sisters were all there for a lot of the time so it was fun to hang out with them and Evee and Owen had some serious cousin bonding time, mainly at the swimming pool.
One morning while we were there. We started to panic because all of the sudden all the kids had disappeared and we couldn't find them anywhere. They were in my parents bath tub with the ipad! thankful the bathtub didn't have water in it.
While we were in Hurricane I threw Evee an early birthday party since her actual birthday was right after we were moving to SF and I knew it would be crazy. Evee is a funny kid. She went back and forth for awhile trying to decide what kind of birthday party she wanted, tea party or star wars party. I think her choice is obvious.
We also got to meet up with some of the Pettingill side cousins at the Veyo pool. They live in Seattle and we don't get to see them much so it was fun that our paths collided in Southern Utah.
We ended up taking a last minute trip to see Todd in NYC. The original plan was for him to fly into Vegas for the weekend and we were going to hang out with him there, but a few days before we ended booking us plane tickets out there instead. Todd had a studio apt near Wall St. So we were able to stay with him for a little over a week.
Right after we got back from NYC we moved to our new place in the bay area. We got really lucky finding a place to live. We are in a really small community and it's gorgeous. Our condo is surrounded by red woods! Todd's commute is less that 30 minutes and we are in one of the best school districts in the state.
When we moved Todd flew back for less that 48hrs to help with the move. We knew this was how we had to do it and I knew it was going to be really hard moving to a new place without Todd, but even though I had prepared myself, it was still even harder than I had imagined. I don't deal with change that well and doing it all on my own was a little overwhelming.
Evee started kindergarten the middle of August and she was really excited the night before but that morning was a whole different story. Evee is not a morning person, just like her mom. She cried cause she didn't want to get out of bed. She cried cause she didn't want me to do her hair. She cried cause she didn't want to wear her new shoes. Basically it was a whole lot of crying and after I dropped her off I cried too and not because I was sad she was starting kindergarten but because it was really stressful getting her out the door and I have to do it M-F for the next 10 months! Sad, I know. Things have gotten a little better thankfully.
Todd is back now and he started work offically last week. His hours are just as crazy as we imagined. He had been getting home in between 11pm-1am. We are definitely still adjusting to the area and to Todd's work schedule but everyday I feel a little more settled. I am not going to make any promises but my goal is to not go another 4 months without updating my blog:)
Whoa, that was a long post!