Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Keeping in touch!

Hi!  I decided to start a blog to keep in touch with everyone across the miles instead of trying to email...this way you can follow us if you are interested and our daily blah won't bother you if you don't. 

It's hard to believe it has been almost 3 months since we left "balmy" IL for CT!  We are settled in nicely and falling in love with the area.  Even in the dead of winter we find the landscape and our drive to anywhere quite beautiful!  Can hardly wait for spring to finally arrive to see what everything will look like alive, although it is officially spring!

We have had some company lately...two weeks ago Betsy Endress and Josie came to visit for a few days to support our dear friend and sister-in-law during the loss of her Aunt Amber Fehr.  It was so good to see them and we really enjoyed the visit.
Josie and Dylan

The following week Lucas' sister Miranda arrived for 5 days.  It was so fun!  We bummed around, shopped and on Monday, Lucas, Miranda and I headed up to Boston for the day!  We enjoyed the shopping, and hiked part of the Freedom Trail...lots of history in Boston, quite fascinating and even more unbelievable that we are only just over an hour away from it all! 
 Fanuiel Hall
 Following the Freedom is marked by bricks throughout the city.
 Paul Revere's House
 The Old North Church
 Inside the church
 Bunker Hill Memorial

 Beautiful lady!
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Our snow is finally almost melted, all 2.5 feet of it, and we are experiencing a day much like IL is very windy, which CT doesn't get like we did back 'home.' It is supposed to warm up towards the end of the week, and we are looking forward to being able to explore our backyard...about an acre of timber, and see what our yard looks like when it isn't covered by white stuff! 
The kids got their first report cards and are all doing great!  The teachers were very complimentary as to how they are all doing having moved in the middle of the year!  We were very thankful! (I was a bit worried!) They have adjusted quite well, but miss their friends and cousins in IL.  Thank you to those who have remembered us with letters!  We will write back! 
Dylan is probably the one growing the most, he got his first haircut a couple weeks ago, and has mastered the art of upgrade from the army crawl he had been doing.  Now he is pulling up on everything and has made it up the first couple stairs already!  Then he just sits there not sure what to do!  He is into everything!



We are looking forward to visits from Mom and Dad Gudeman the end of April, and Mom and Dad Beutel and William in May.  Our summer still has some available weekends if you are interested in visiting, we would love to have you!  Until next time...Love and hugs to you all!