Hey everyone! Sorry about the absence. We’ve had a lot going on the last few weeks, starting with:
- Tyler’s graduation from IBOLC! Woo. Hoo. It feels so good to get another training class under our belts! Jay and I spent most of the time wandering around the back of the auditorium with the rest of the antsy toddlers. The toddler club and accompanying adults all gave each other knowing looks as the (truly lovely!) ceremony seemed to drag. Jay was great, as were the other kids, but it’s a long time to wander around the aisles and try not to bother anyone. At least we had company 🙂 Since graduation he’s been in the Ranger platoon, gearing up for…
- Ranger school this summer. In the interest of Tyler’s privacy, I won’t post about it until he’s all done, one way or another. It’s such a stressful thing to gear up for and go through, and if we deem it appropriate, I’ll happily recount our experience afterward. In the meantime, if you’re a close friend or family member, feel free to text, call, or email me to see how things are going! He’ll be starting on June 25th. Many, many prayers for safety and strength for all the soldiers and their families are appreciated.
- Jay is almost a year… a week from today he’ll be turning one. I’ll save more updates for his actual birthday post, but little man is walking! Very. Tentatively. He’s gaining confidence by the day, but he prefers to barrel around the house while holding onto someone’s finger, preferably mine. He really doesn’t need us as much as he thinks he does, but I have a feeling it’ll take a bit longer for him to feel comfortable with losing his balance and mastering getting back up. Still! So exciting for everyone.
- The end of this week marks 16 weeks of pregnancy for this mama and baby #2! I still feel surprised and blessed to have had such an easy pregnancy so far. Around this time with Jay was when my morning sickness was finally going away and I was starting to feel good again, and I can’t imagine having to manage all of that while spending my days with our burgeoning toddler. Moms who are sick their entire pregnancies have my utmost respect and sympathy. Warriors, I tell ya!
- We went on a tiny vacation this past weekend to Savannah and Tybee Island. It’s about 4 hours away from where we live and one night felt just right! We stayed in a hotel in the historic district about a block in from the river and had so much fun walking around, stopping in antique stores, admiring the gorgeous trees and heavy drapes of Spanish moss, and learning about the history of the city. If you’re going without children or with older kids, we heard the historical trolley tours were the way to go, but with an antsy baby it wasn’t in the cards for us this time around, nor were so many of the fabulous dining establishments. We ate at the local chain B&D Burgers for lunch and really loved our food. It was quick, family friendly, and wasn’t fast/road trip food. I can’t ask for much more than that at this time in life!