I have wanted a mac for so long but kept putting it off because it wasn't a "necessity." When Mike started dental school he was told that he has to take a laptop to school because we are in the 21st century, so we decided to go looking. I was determined that a mac was way too expensive but Mike talked me into spending the extra money to get what I wanted. This was shocking for me because he will usually go for whatever is the cheapest possible option. I have to say that I love my mac. Thanks to Kimball, McCall and Justin for always telling us the benefits and cool things you can do with the mac. I will say that even though I am still trying to get used to it, I don't know if I will ever go back to a pc. I love all of the fun digital photo features and dvd making it has. I love it!
So, many people already know we are expecting baby #2. For those of you who don't, here you go. We were not planning on this one quite so soon but I guess things happen. We are due in April so we still have a while to go. I am just having fun being sick and trying to keep up with a very busy 14 month old. It will be interesting to see how Emerson does with another baby around. He already likes to have his mom all to himself. Anytime Mike will come over to hug me Emerson will run from across the room and try and push him away. It is funny to me that he won't even let Mike come near me. He cries and cries when I hold another baby and not him. The other interesting thing is that Mike will be in his first year of dental school. His work load has already been crazy and I can't imagine what it will be like when we have another baby and he only has 1 month left of his first year. I think we just like to make life as exciting as possible. Hopefully everything will go okay and at least I won't have to be pregnant during our Phoenix summers!
So here are a few pictures of our house. I didn't get them of everything but it gives you the idea. We are in a 4 bed 3 bath house with a 2 car garage. I know it sounds big but it really isn't. The bedrooms are so small along with the kitchen and dining but it works for now. It is nice to have rooms for everything though and not be cramped. We would rather be closer to school but I don't think either of us want to try and move again. We are about 6 or 7 miles from school so it is still not too bad. I am really looking forward to the day we can own our own house again. People out here have bought houses because the market is so bad you can get a good deal but we decided we didn't want to be stuck here when we need to leave again. We have seen 2,000 sq ft houses out here for 99,000. The problem is...most houses stay on the market for a really long time. It would be nice to buy but not worth the risks right now.
It is still pretty hot down here so we can't go outside very often. We try to take Emerson to the playground or to go swimming when it cools down a little. He loves the playground and will usually get very sad when we take him back home. Luckily we had my mom, chelsey and ryan come down to visit us this weekend. It was so much fun. I am glad they came to visit us even when we will be up in just over a week for Rob's wedding. It was nice to have them here and see where we live. Mike starts school tomorrow and it will be crazy! He has been looking over his lectures for the first day and you would think that it would be a couple weeks worth! Emerson and I have been spoiled to have him home with us for the last couple weeks. I am hoping we can adjust to life without him because that is how it will have to be. Other than that, things are pretty much the same for us. We are excited to come home and see everyone in 8 days!!!