First, I’ll start with a move update: our house is slowly but surely becoming a home! Xander’s room is unpacked, and while we’re still piecing together the new baby’s room I can say we’re making progress. This weekend the goal is to get all the pictures around the house put up–if not beforehand. We finally got the internet hooked up today also–which is a story in itself as the technician was here for nearly four hours before he finished, and then I had to spend half an hour on the phone getting it hooked up. Oh the joys of Uverse, but at least it’s hooked up and we haven’t had any issues whatsoever. (Knock on wood!!)
Like I’ve said in previous posts, we’ve really just been unpacking and then when we’re completely tired of looking at boxes we’ve done a little exploring of the little island we’ll be calling home for the next three years. Xander loves it, and for the most part we do too. There have been a few times I’ve thought we made a bad choice in coming here because there are MUCH fewer options when it comes to everything than we had in California. At the same time I keep telling myself it’s only three years, and the opportunities to be adventurous are endless here.
For example, on our first day here we were able to walk to the beach and Paul found little hermit crabs! I remember having a PET hermit crab for a long time after a family vacation when I was about eleven, and Paul says he remembers having to go to the pet store with his family to replace his little sister’s hermit crabs as they would die every few months!! Well we can just walk to the beach and grab a new one if we want to–not that I want any more pets, Allie is more than enough most days!
Also, we’ve taken Xander to the Sunset Celebration downtown and he absolutely loved that–and I absolutely loved the view of the sunset! There are SO many people, and the street performers are pretty entertaining also. I really can’t wait until we can go back and just soak it all in–maybe with fewer people around, but I’m not so sure it’s ever less crowded… We’ll have to see later in the month when the “spring breakers” are gone.
Mostly, I’ve loved just spending time with my boys. Don’t get me wrong, I loved visiting all of the family, but finally making it to Key West and it just being the three of us (plus Allie) has been so relaxing. Being able to start getting into our routine (well kind of!) has been really nice, and although I love his help–and he truly is the best Dad around–I’m kind of anxious for Paul to go back to work so Xander and I can get into a rhythm before baby #2 arrives and throws us for another loop.
Speaking of Baby #2, I’m officially in the third trimester as of last week! And here are the latest baby bump pictures: