Thursday, July 30, 2009

we are here

Asher and I have been in Cary for a few days now and are adjusting well. It is really a beautiful place. There are trees every where and it is taking me a minute to get use to that. Especially since they block your view of everything so you often don't know you are at where you wanted to be at until you have already passed it. The u-turn is my friend.

We had a few hiccups getting here. My mom, Asher and I flew in Saturday morning. I called Quinn to get an update on how far he and my dad were in their drive. Not far. The transmission in the truck blew about 30 minutes outside of Dallas. After much debate, they decided to leave the truck to get fixed the following week and press on together in the other car. There were really no good options and at least this way they were together and no one had to drive alone and Quinn didn't miss work and my Dad didn't miss spending time with the family (Danny, Stacey & Jax had come down from VA). Quinn will fly back to Dallas tomorrow and do the drive all over again. Thankfully, his Mom has graciously agreed to join him. I just hate the thought of anyone driving long distances by themselves. I'm just a worrier that way so this definitely puts my mind at ease.

We have already seen quite a bit of NC. We drove about 2 hours to Carolina Beach one day. It was a lot of fun. I spent most of my time under the umbrella with Asher. I did walk along the beach for about 15 minutes and came back with a nice sunburn on one arm.
We toured several college campuses...NC State, Duke and UNC Chapel Hill. We got an early start for Asher :)Future Blue Devil??

We drove out to see the Raleigh temple. It was raining so I didn't actually get out of the car so no pics of that.

All in all it has been a great start to our new life here. I am still having such a hard time believing that this is where I live now.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

for heather

It finally fits!

Monday, July 20, 2009

4 months

Asher is now 4 months old. Where has the time gone? I can't believe he is already that old.

Asher is joy during the day...not so much at night :)

He now weighs probably close to 17 pounds. He is HUGE! He laughs all the time. He loves to play with toys and grabs at everything, including my hair. He loves his hands and feet and is constantly trying to suck on them. Just in the last two days he has mastered rolling over--both tummy to back and back to tummy. He had mastered sleeping in the crib and sleeping all night but our trip to Virginia has set him back a bit. I am seeing progress everyday but I'm sure it will all be undone with the move this weekend. Oh well, we will get there eventually.

I'm excited for the upcoming months to see how he further grows and develops.!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

time of his life

I'm pretty sure Quinn is having the time of his life. Every time I speak to him on the phone he just raves about his new job. It is so exciting to hear about him interacting professionally with people he has looked up to for so long.

Quinn arrived safely in Cary, NC on Tuesday morning. There was a small snafu when he got to our temporary apartment and it was only a one bedroom. The company is switching him to a two bedroom on Friday just in time for Asher and I to get there. Other than that, everything has gone smoothly.

This single parent thing is hard. I've realized how lucky I've been to have Quinn home the last few months. It's only been three days but I miss having someone else around to help out with Asher. I really missed Quinn last night when Asher was awake from 2 am to 3 am. Thank goodness my Mom agreed to come and help out while I do moving related tasks. I can't wait for her to get here on Monday so I can have a little adult company.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Family Reunion 2009

We got back Sunday night from the DelHoyo family reunion in Lake Anna, VA. We had such a great time. It was so nice to be with all of the DelHoyo family. I got to finally meet the people in the family I had yet to meet since being married to Quinn and everyone got to meet Asher. For a better recap and more pictures you can visit my sister-in-law Cara's blog here and here. For now I'm going to stick to chronicling Asher's reunion.
Here he is on his first airplane ride. He was so good and I had suffered such anxiety over it but it was all for not.

He got to meet his cousins--Miley (3 months), Chloe (10 mos) and then Asher (4 mos) and yes I am aware he is the biggest one.

He got decked out in his swim attire and headed to the lake.

More lakeside fun for Asher who spent his time in the shade with Mom.

Dad dipped his toes in the water. He didn't like it very much.

He enjoyed sitting out on the deck with Mom but not for too long because Mom kept getting bit by mosquitoes.

He discovered he can suck on his toes.

He visited the beach again with the family.

And he was much more alert on the ride home.

Friday, July 03, 2009

bright and early

Bright and early tomorrow morning we are getting on a plane for Virginia to go to Lake Anna and stay here and spend a week with Quinn's family. I'm so excited but also nervous for Asher's first plane ride. He has been known to cry for long periods of time for no particular reason (at least as far as I can tell). I'm really hoping that doesn't happen tomorrow. Luckily, I checked seats this afternoon and the entire back of the plane is empty so I'm hoping we won't disturb too many people.

I'll catch up next week when we get back!

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

my new pastime

I've been messing around in Photoshop. I really want to take a class some day soon as well as some sort of basic photography class so i can take better pictures of Asher. This is what I created today.