Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Recently Arkansas had another wonderful snow storm. The best part was, Carlos got to stay home from work and play! It was a blast. This was Carlos's family's first snow storm in the new apartment! It was freezing but we had a lot of fun in the snow. Joaquin loved being in the backyard and realizing that every time the apartment door opened and someone came out, it was his Tata(Claudia), Abuelo or Abuela!! He got extremely excited every time someone joined in the fun. Thank you Lord for the beautiful snow.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
I want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone that donated furniture/goodies for the apartment, spent many hours painting, spent many hours cleaning, spent many hours fixing and organizing and encouraging us in a HUGE way!!!! Special thanks to Grandma Lu and Grandpa Richard, Grandma Bonnie, Grandpa Gordy, Mom, Dad, Aunt Betsy, Uncle David, Courtney Linn, Sarah and David Hamrick, Karen and Trey Trumbo, Tanner and Cory Cangelosi and MANY OTHERS!!! We appreciate you SO much.
This weekend, Carlos's mom, dad and sister moved from Florida to Fayetteville and moved into our apartment that is attached to our house. Carlos's brother, Daniel and his cousin, David drove with them from Florida to help with the move.
When we bought our house, we got a very awesome apartment with it. It has a bedroom, kitchen, living room, bathroom and laundry room. It was in pretty rough shape to begin with. BUT, we have had SO SO much amazing help from SO SO many people in the last couple of months to not only make it livable, but beautiful!!! Thank you EVERYONE that blessed us by helping. This weekend, Carlos's mom, dad and sister moved from Florida to live in the apartment. Here is a little idea of what it looks like.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Since we were in Florida for Christmas, we missed one of the Fayetteville snow storms. Seeing as I grew up with cold Christmases, this was a little sad for me. BUT, NEVER FEAR, winter is not over in Fayetteville. We had some snow last night and this morning and we are supposed to get more tonight and tomorrow. Joaquin got to play in it for the first time. SO FUN.
Our dearest friends, Jason and Alisha Kempenich were able to visit on their way home from Christmas in Minnesota. We played LOTS of games, at LOTS of good food, went to Eureka Springs, visited War Eagle and saw the movie Tangled. It was so good to catch up with them and of course, Joaquin thinks they are the coolest. (They are actually Joaquin's God parents).
While we were in Florida, I hit my 17 1/2 week mark in the pregnancy. I don't normally do pictures, but I thought I would a few times during this pregnancy. Baby number 2 has given me a run for my money. I have been sick a ton, but have felt the baby kicking a lot. We are excited on Jan. 11, 2011 to find out the sex of this baby. :)
Carlos had a CME (continuing medical education) conference on Pediatric Infections while we were in Florida. It was in Orland0, which meant that we were able to have a little getaway for 3 nights. Thanks to Carlos's parents and Carlos's grandmother, we were able to go childless(of course, I still had Acosta number 2 with us in my belly). We had a great time. His conference was only until noon, so I was able to sleep in in the mornings and then the rest of the day, we were able to go out to eat, visit some disney places and just relax. We were also able to see Uncle Brian and Aunt Fanny for a meal. Praise the Lord for getaways!!! :)
We headed to Florida for Christmas this year. As usual, we were able to get together with the BIG Acosta family on Christmas eve as well as Christmas day. It was really fun to watch Joaquin in his first wild, Colombian Christmas. He loved it. Like most Christmases, there was a lot of music, food, dancing, laughter and stories of God's graciousness through the year.