Monday, September 1, 2008

Home.Sweet.Home.

Well, after three and a half months, we are finally back home in Arizona. We had an incredible summer in Washington and spending time with family in Utah. However, it feels amazing to be back home!

I just had to post these pictures because I thought they were so funny. Here is our PACKED (and that may be an understatement) car. We figured we could fit a lot more stuff if we didn't use any bags and just crammed our things into every nook and cranny.




Here is what the mess looked like once unloaded from the car... (and that doesn't include the 6+ bags and boxes we crammed into our friends SUV!)


Lance is progressing like crazy lately. He is pulling himself up on furniture and walking around everything. Everyone says "don't be in a hurry for your baby to walk!" Well, he is 13 1/2 months, and I am loving it. It may still take him a couple months to learn to walk on his own because he needs to become a lot more sturdy, but I am having a blast watching him explore new things and move around.

After we got home we put on a Baby Einstein for him to watch while we were unpacking, and this is how he watched it, just laying up against the couch, I thought it was so funny! He seemed to remember our apartment. Now the real challenge - get my once good sleeper, now awful sleeping baby back onto a good schedule!!!

And finally, Spence starts his last trimester tomorrow. We have LOVED our school experience down here. It has been so much fun, and we have made awesome friends. We had a fun BBQ with our friends today now that everyone is back from their internships. Good luck to Spence on his final trimester.

26 comments:

Jenn said...

Katie, it is so good to see you guys are back in town. Sorry we were not able to make it to the BBQ. It looked fun though. I love when you have those. We should get together soon. Evi really needs some one to play with.

Jenn said...

Katie, it is so good to see you guys are back in town. Sorry we were not able to make it to the BBQ. It looked fun though. I love when you have those. We should get together soon. Evi really needs some one to play with.

The Brown Team said...

Yeah!!!You are home.
I know you are awake because I was going to post a minuet ago and then added to my blog and then saw you updated yours. anyway. WOW I'm so glad you made it safe. I want to call spence to get an update about the reunion and Lance progressing leaps and bounds...way to go mister. and lets just say what a packing job.
I love you guys millions Kelli

The Thunder Family said...

I love when my kids walk and look forward to the day when Eliza starts! The more independent the kids get, the better it is. Good luck with the sleeping stuff...what a fun fight. :)

ike and em said...

Were you in Spokane? I hope we didn't miss you. It would've been fun to see you.

Ashlee Swensen said...

What a fun adventure you have had. It would be nice to be home. Spenc good luck! I know you'll do amazing things you always do.

kalierae chamberlain said...

We are glad you guys are home. That picture of him watching TV in his diaper is classic!

Erika Hanks said...

Glad you are back! We are further away from you know...but we are in the same state, so we will have to get together!

The Bish Fam said...

Wahoo! You are back! Impressive car packing, I must say....Hopefully, you can finally get your little man on a good schedule again. Also, let's get together!

Sam and Jess said...

it was so fun to get together with you guys a few times while you were in town. I wish you luck with little Lance...it is horrible when your baby doesn't sleep well (I am sitting at home tending my niece who won't go to sleep. ahhhhh) I love Lances cute little leggs.

Criscell said...

SO glad to have you back in hot ol' AZ!! Yippee! What a fun time you had with your family in Utah. Loved all the pictures of the horses. You're such a natural!

Vic, Linds, and the girls... said...

I cannot believe all the Sh*t you packed in your car!! OMG!! It was so fun to have you back. We vote you take the plunge and move here!!! You can do it!!

Carlie and Ryan Skinner said...

yay! let's get some people together and play! welcome home.

KatieM said...

Home is where the heart is.. Wait, who said that??

Whatever. I'm glad FOR you that you can be home- traveling around and being other places is always fun, but then you get to your own home and it's just wonderful. Your boy is growing up faster than I can say schlagneguter. Cuhrazy! He is so darling, kate. WOW!! GOod luck Spence with the school junk! Ha ha. Nice packing job, PS with the car. I am utterly impressed.

xoxokatie

Scott, Amy & Joseph Gneiting said...

don't you love being home!!!

ok your car is insane, i can't believe how much stuff you got in there!!!! you guys are so stiken cute!!! and i think that you should take lance to disneyland and scott and i can join in on the fun!!! i'm glad that your back home. we sure love you katie and spence and lance! xoxo

Abi said...

Katie . . . trimester? Isn't it semester? I could be wrong there. I am giggling. Anyway, what an awesome summer you must've had! And how awesome is that car load?
Oh I saw Paul at the temple on Saturday. Not sure if he knew it was me. I was dressed in you know. Anyway and it was the 6 am session. It was fun seeing him though. He is such a neat man!

Frei Family said...

So glad you are back!! Wow it looks like you might be cleaning that pile for a while!! Oh well it was worth it i am sure, it looks like you guys had a great summer!!

rocknclarks said...

Thanks for your comment! I bet it is great to be home. Ava still does not sleep through the night and now that she is walking she gets into EVERYTHING! Good luck with Lance I hope the transition will be smooth and easy!

Natalie Jensen said...

awesome i love the packing job i'm glad your home i bet it feels really good. love ya girl

Melissa said...

Wow! I cant believe how fast that went. Tell Spence good luck! I almost wish I was going back to school this fall. Lance is getting really big, that cracks me up, him just leaning on the couch watching his movie. What a boy!

marti said...

Your house looks like ours. Don't you love moving!!! Ours is slowly starting to get organized. It is hard to downsize......

Jen Petty said...

We sure will miss those BBQ's... so do you think it helped to just stuff everything into the car? That is crazy... I don't think Eric would ever agree to that. He HATES having loose stuff.

theminerfamily said...

Katie, I cannot believe that car! YOu are truly amazing! Soooo funny! That is how I felt the moving truck looked, except it was boxes, perhaps we should have skipped the boxes and jsut put everything in... could you imaging that living room? (: Talk to you soon...I mean it we should!

HEED

Anna said...

Katie, I love your blog! All of the pictures are so darling. It was fun to chat and see you at our parents houses. It was too bad your little guy was asleep when we saw you. Congrats on finally being back home!

jonna said...

you guys are always on the move! glad we were able to see you while you were here. for sure call us when you are back up here;) and we will get together.

nice packing job!

Weston and Nicole said...

WOW. When we move (someday), I'm going to have you guys give me pointers on how to pack a car perfectly to the brim! That was amazing, haha! Congrats on being back home :)