After a lot of discussion and exploring the pros and cons of making a major change, we decided Jeanine was ready for a big girl bed before the baby comes. Might as well take advantage of the fact that she slept in a twin bed at my sister's house last week for a nice long nap, right? So before her afternoon nap today the whole family helped out in changing her crib to a toddler daybed and she couldn't have been happier with the new arrangement! It did take a bit (she got out of her bed twice and opened her door) to get her to stay put and sleep but after she fell asleep on her own with the door closed she slept for over 2 hours!
No, I didn't have the baby yet...that will be a whole different kind of blessing! But, last month we were able to get me another van, yay! In case you don't remember, September 8th of last year my van was smashed to smitherines and we became a single car family for several months. In all honesty it wasn't that bad and we would have gotten by with it for a lot longer than we did, but Isaac's work circumstances made it impossible for me to take him to work and have the car (long story), and being carless much more often than having a car was taxing on all of us. SO...we packed up the family and went out in search of the perfect van for us all. And this is what we ended up with! It's a light blue 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan! We have lots of room for the 4 of us, new baby, and plenty of stuff that goes along with carting around a family of 5. It's already been such a blessing, though we had some issues with the dealer we bought it from, but that's all fixed and the van is wonderful. I'm enjoying new freedom again being able to get out of the house when we're all stir crazy and need a coffee fix ;) (OK, maybe I'm the only one who needs that, but still...)
Isaac and I were married on August 27, 2005. July 11, 2006 our energetic son John was born. Both of us got out of the military (USAF) and now Isaac works for the Kent Fire Department. I keep busy as wife and mom at home and I LOVE my job. Our precious daughter Jeanine was born at home on August 14, 2008 and we are so in love with her! We go to a great church in Kent where we enjoy expository preaching and are surrounded by family and friends.