Thursday, January 17, 2013

Where for Art Thou.....Motivation?

Motivation has not been my friend lately. I just can't seem to get myself up and do things that need to be done, like cleaning, and organizing and my personal favorite (sarcastically speaking) packing. Oh yeah, did I mention we're moving? It's kind of a last minute thing, it was our original plan to move once our lease was up but then we were thinking that maybe we should stay another six months to save a little bit more money. We've been looking at different places to move to that would be closer to Michael's job. Recently we went to go visit an apartment complex that was in a great location. Just minutes away from everything. We ended up falling in love with the place. So we took a look at our finances, moved some things around and now we're moving! I'm really excited. I've been wanting to move out. I'm not the biggest fan of our apartment, but we won't get started on that (we would be here all day). The only bad thing is that we're moving in 5 weeks (yikes!). It's a good thing we don't have to much stuff, but I still have to go through all of it and sort out all the collected junk. Packing is one of the things I hate doing. It takes me forever just to pack a suitcase, imagine an entire apartment! I'm hoping this non-existent motivation will not last very long.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Family is Growing!

Big news! Around 7 yesterday morning my brother and sister-in-law brought their special bundle of joy into the world. So I now have another nephew. Here's a picture of the little stud:
Isn't he a cutie?
Michael and I were able to see him last night when he got off work. His name is Romain (pronounced Roman) Carter. I'm so loving this little guy! Michael also seemed pretty happy holding him. ;) So in the past year I went from having no nieces or nephews to having four!
Cuteness runs in the family ;)
These are the other cuties. Unfortunately they don't live near us anymore, but hopefully we'll see them again soon.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A New Year

Let me start out by saying Happy New Year! 2012 was a hard but good year. I'm really looking forward to this coming year, so many new things to look forward to. I have posted anything on here in awhile which I probably did on purpose. I tend to clam up and keep to myself when things get really stressful. Since my last post, Michael left his job at Sitel and is now working at Delta Air Lines. We feel really blessed for this great opportunity. The pay and benefits are more than we could have hoped for. Anyways, I've decided to try to get back into blogging (try being the key word). I'm staying at home now so I need something to keep me busy when I have nothing else to do. So here it goes...

In honor of the New Year I'm going to share with you my New Year's resolution. You may or may not know that my husband is French. He spend most of his life in France and he considers that his home. I used to live overseas as well. My family were missionaries in Romania. I learned to speak Romanian, not completely fluently but enough to get around. Anyways, I've realized I'm starting to lose my touch with it, and its making me kind of sad. I took pride in the fact that I knew another language. So getting back to my New Year's resolution. I've decided I want to learn French. I've been wanting to learn for awhile but have never acted on it. Both Michael and I would love to move over to France sometime, both of our hearts lie in Europe. So learning French now would be a big help for the future. I also want our future kids to grow up knowing the language so it would be helpful to know some of it by then. I told Michael about it and he seemed pretty excited about it. I also told him that I wanted his help and that the only way that I would be able to completely learn it is if he held conversations in French with me. I regretted telling him that really quick. He got all excited and started speaking French constantly. It was pretty late and I was tired so I finally convinced him to stop for the night. But I did get roped into watching a French movie, which wasn't so bad but would be better if I understood it. Anyways, we'll see how it goes. Fingers crossed!
Bringing in the New Years with my beloved.