WHEW...It's been a while since I've written a post... and boy can I tell you The L's have been busy...
Here's what we've been up too:
As you know we were relocated to St. Louis (Que the Hallelujah choir). I was always a thought in the back of our head and when it happened we were just beyond excited. I'd like to thank Mr. L for making our dreams come true. His hard work has paid off and not only were we relocated but he was promoted. I couldn't be more proud.
I'll skip the terrible, I never want to pack/unpack or move again details. Thankfully we had movers. I'm not really sure if that was a good thing or not. Don't get me wrong they were sweet but my lord. Have you ever been around a toddler and they are all "mom.. mom.. mom.. mom" every 5 seconds... imagine someone saying Mrs. Lassen every 2 minutes and then H chiming in on the fun with a mom every 2 minutes. Talk about sick of hearing your name and answering questions. Finally I got everyone together and ask if we could cover any questions before "We" started... Why did they look at me like I had 15 heads? Crickets. It was a small miracle to get everything packed and on the road for STL.
The House our Arkansas house sold with a quickness. Which was awesome we hadn't found a house in STL which meant we would be staying with my parents. All fine and dandy until you insert Manny, our 3 year old boxer and Harvey their 4 year old English Mastiff who happens to be 160 pounds. Manny is maybe 35 pound if he has just eaten, had on a sweater and a weight vest. Harvey 23 Manny 0... I just didn't understand why these two couldn't get along.
We found a house in a great school district with a yard with a fence, with great neighbors, with a Friar Tuck less than a mile away , I didn't realize how picky I was until we started the house hunt. Thank GAWD we had an awesome Realtor who understood why I wouldn't look at a house after seeing it was on a cul-de-sac with no parking. She was all "Amie, we haven't even gone in the house" I told her I couldn't not live in a house where there was no parking. I've gone 5 years with no family over for holidays and by god this year it was on i.e we need room for parking. I am so happy with this house, we have outstanding neighbors. Now if I can just get H to love it.
The adjustment period is still lagging on. All the boxes are unpacked, everything is hung on the walls we have made this a home, but for some reason it just hasn't set in for me and Hannah. For me it's almost like it's too good to be true. Are we really here... to stay? Maybe it's because I'm not working. I have all this time on my hands and it seems like we are here for a visit. H isn't adjusting well.. Girlfriend is afraid of everything in this house. Which really surprise me. She's never scared of anything. I get the Arkansas home is all that she has known but she is scared of every little sound in this house. Like last night I had to move a towel because she swore it was scary. We are just taking our time with her, and I am so thankful that I am home at this point. Manny, he adjusted the worst. Poor dog just lost his puppy chow mind. Fenced in yard only made things worse. He was able to see our neighbors and would bark and bark and bark and bark. you get the point. Then started snapping at people... and then he snapped at me and then he snapped at Hannah. and that is when we drew the line. It was a hard decision but we had to give Manny up. We found a great family with other dogs and children and I've (stalked) kept in touch with them and Manny is doing just fine. It's was the hardest thing I had to do but I know it was for the best. So now we have a NO DOG rule in this house. My emotions just can't take it.
It is so nice being back around family. We make it a point to have family dinner's at least once a month. It's very nice. It's also nice that we live 45 minutes away from family... I kid I kid.
As most of you know, My husband has a very very small family. Growing up his friends were his family and they still are. I love when his friend pop in on Saturdays to watch football (it's a great distraction, when I'm out shopping)
That's all for now, Stay tuned I'm back with more post!!
GO ROYALS.... although I think the Giants are going to win... sorry Desiree