Friday, January 25, 2013

Public Accounting, down one week.

The impetus that drove us to California is that Jerry got a job as an auditor with one of the "Big 4 Accounting Firms," following his dream career path. It really is an adventure and we are grateful for this opportunity--but of course moving,having a baby and starting a new job all at once is sort of rocking our world. The first two weeks of work sent Jerry to an out of town training, and the third week (his first time really on the job) has been like getting dunked in an ice bath. Jerry worked a couple of 16 hour days, even a day where he left our house a bit after 8am and got home around 4am.  I held down the homefront miraculously well--saw the hand of God countless times supporting and sustaining.  But we miss that Jerry!  So here I am, needing to catch up on the piles of laundry, dishes and sleep while the kids are napping, but instead I took some sentimental moments to gaze at photos of my man. Sure do miss him. 
Silly hair with Lo.

I love that Jerry likes baby wearing.  Also, I love that clothespin--evidence of Jerry's inventive/frugal nature.  (he didn't want to splurge on a pacifier clip from the store.  i finally convinced him the clothespin was not safe, lol). 
We survived our first week of public accounting.  

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Did I mention we moved to California.

Year 2012 was all about "HOME." We moved back HOME with my parents while Jerry returned to school, Baby Ro gave us the HOMEbirth of our dreams, and we made our HOME in four different states (Ohio, Idaho, Texas, back to Idaho, and finally ending up in California). All within the year 2012. Our main goal for 2013 is to NOT move. But this latest move has been remarkable in many ways. My cousin Lillie lives near us now, and she has watched over our little family for the past couple weeks like a guardian angel. More details to follow in a later post. But for now, here's our first week in California, photo style:
Spent New Year's at the Carmel beach house.
Cousin Lillie, practically perfect in every way. 
Sums up the feeling at Carmel.
Why yes I am the only one in this hot tub who is over the age of 7.  Pretty sure the younger kids all nearly drowned a few times each, but I pulled them up again and again...
We kept trying for a family photo at China Cove, but Mr. Lo was TERRIFIED of the kelp that had washed ashore so he wasn't being very cooperative in the photo effort. 
Monterey Bay Aquarium. 
Nursing on the trails.  Sweet baby girl is shaping up to be just as chubby as her older brother was. 

My mom spent her 50th with us!  She was a huge help getting us there and settled.