Monday, December 27, 2010

The First Move

They first move is almost here. After a few problems getting dates set, the movers will be here to pack everything Thursday. I don't know if I am dreading it or not. We have everything in one place and I need to go through it all and just throw crap away. This will be an experience for sure.

More to come...

Friday, December 24, 2010

Life and Death

Tomorrow is Christmas and while this should be a joyous time of year this year isn't. John and I came home from Texas this past Saturday only to find his grandmother was worse off than we had thought. We had bought her a little Ft. Sam Houston bear for Christmas and gave it to her later that night when we received home. I'm glad we had given it to her then, because that was the last time we really saw her alert. Grandma came home this last Monday with Hospice.

Shortly after Thanksgiving John and I found out we are expecting our first child. While the family is very happy for us, the news doesn't seem to matter. We had our first ultrasound yesterday and as soon as we got to his grandmother's house we showed her the ultrasound and told her about the baby; this would be her tenth great-grandchild. I only wish we could have seen her expression when she found out about the baby or when we showed her the picture.

Part of me feels like we were meant to give life to this child to not take grandma's place in the world, but almost to give her life again somehow through this child. I know she will be looking down at the baby and watching him or her grow. I know she would have loved the baby so very much. My husband and I never thought she would be gone before we had children. Things happened too fast.

Grandma Burns passed away this morning. Baby Pennington is due July 31st, 10 days before Grandma's birthday.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

New Home

Hard to believe our time in San Antonio us almost up. We leave here a week from Saturday to head home for home for the holiday before making our way to New York.

We are thinking about purchasing a house in New York depending on the housing on Post. Honestly, I hope post housing comes through but buying a house is exciting as well. We have been working with a USAA Realtor who has been great about sending up listings. He contacted us the night we got pre-approved for the loan.

So far I'm not super crazy about any of the houses we have seen and I really don't want to just settle. We hope to be either on post or buy a house by February so we have put a time crunch on ourselves. We have to find a place before temp. lodging ends. I know it will all work out.

I am very excited about getting to New York. Right now they have a ton of snow and while San Antonio is a tad chilly, I don't know if I am ready for the really cold weather. I'm going to miss San Antonio, but know we will have just as much fun in New York.

Anyway, thats all for now. Hope everyone is having fun for the holidays!