February 27, 2008

recent activities

So what's been going on in the Lucas house you ask?

Well to start, we've moved the big city of OMAHA. We found a house and became official home owners last week! Talk about an exciting time in our life. We have yet to move in our furniture, but we have truly fallen in love with our home. Travis no longer has an hour drive to and from work. YIPPEE. He no longer has to get up at the crack of dawn. Evan is sleeping in his own room and seems to be just fine. He is talking up a storm to his milk chocolate colored walls. I am so excited to have my own kitchen again. I can't wait to start cooking and entertaining. I've realized how much having my home really defines who I am. Maybe now we will finally feel more settled. Our Lord continues to bless us more than we deserve. More than we ask him for. We pray we can be good stewards and use our home for his glory.

Our neighborhood is full of kids. We are surrounded! It's wonderful to see that Evan will have friends so close. There is a 4 mo lil' girl right next door, as well as a 1.5 yr old. there is about a 3.5 yr old across the street who likes to ride his bike, and an even older girl who likes to roller skate down our street. We've gotten so excited to yell at each other to look out the window to see a lil' one treking through our yard and then to see their mom and dad getting after them to use the sidewalk. We haven't had introductions yet, but hope to soon. Travis met our one next door neighbor who has the 1.5 yr and 4 mo old, her name is Mandi. Most importantly she is a Red Sox fan! Can it get any better than that?

Ouppp baby calls...it's a pee pee cry. More updates to come.

February 18, 2008

Moving Dad

The day is almost upon us. We found a house in Omaha and will be moving this weekend. It is surreal to know that we will have our own place in a few days. Living in an apartment for the first 3.5 years of our marriage has been great but Evan informed us he wants a place of our own so he can color on the walls w/o our family having to pay. He is growing so much and it is weird looking back even a month ago to see how much he has changed. He is almost to the point of rolling over and boy is he talking. The other night we rented a movie...he started into a 10 minute speech on ahhhooo! hhhhaahh! ...in other words we had to turn the volume on the TV up a little.

February 09, 2008

Quote of the week

"Having a baby is like getting a tattoo on your face.
You really need to be certain it's what you want before you commit." -Elizabeth Gilbert

We waited 40 weeks and 3 days for our lil' man. We were committed from the very start. I'm learning more each day how he is defining who I am. I can't remember life without him in my life. He has made me a Mama and Travis a Daddy and we Love that and are committed to raising him in a loving Christian home.