Sunday, June 29, 2014

Unexpected Guest

We had such a nice week this week. Johnny continued doing orientation and got to come home early a couple of days which was so nice. On Wednesday Mindy brought her girls over fo a little play date and the girls had a great time and continue to play well with each other. it was also really great to get to know Mindy a little better. I have never been good at getting to know someone one on one. I prefer to be in a big group and listen to everyone talk and just observe, but I guess its always good to learn new skills.

On Thursday we got ready for Joey to come visit. He called us on Tuesday with a little plan to come visit and we are so glad to have him whenever he comes. It was great too because Johnny got to come home early that day. 

Friday was Joeys birthday! After I got some chores done around the house the kids and I took him out for a great birthday lunch. We love the salad bar at the local grocery store chain so that what we did. I think he liked it to. We may have depleted the store of all it's raspberries. 

Quentin also turned 10 months this week and every month I'm so amazed at how fast the previous month went. I can't think of anything out of the ordinary this month. He has two bottom teeth now and he is starting to crawl. He really is just the best little boy and we love him to pieces!

Friday night Joey so graciously babysat for us so we could go to the Family Medicine Recognition Dinner. It was so nice to get all dressed up and go out without the kids. I think we have left the kid(s) with a babysitter so we could go out 3 times since Daphne was born so its just a little bit rare. There was dinner and then a presentation of the graduating residents. We had a great time. The dinner was delish and the company was great. We sat with Johnny's year of residents and had a lot of laughs.   

Johnnys fellow residents minus one.

Saturday we were up bright and early to go to the Farmers Market. The people around here rave about the market and let me tell you it didn't disappoint. There was live music and tons of free samples. All the food was delicious and we left with all the produce for the week and some extra treats. After lunch and a little shopping it was back home to relax and play games.   

Daphne came home with this little princess bike from our neighbor. Bob is the neighbor that gave us the lawn mower and he is just so sweet. We are definitely going to be taking him some cookies this week.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Starting Again

This week was another good one. Johnny started orientation on Tuesday. He has had some busy days and not as busy days. We spent the week getting back into our routine. I have been trying to get deep cleaning and organizing so we can get this place set up the way we want. 

Friday I had the car so I took the kids out to wander around and play around. I got some much needed clothing for the kids as well. We did the same on Saturday, but Johnny got to come along this time. We are trying to get our fill of him before the real work begins. We know we won't be seeing him as much once his job starts. We are so proud of him. He is now a licensed M.D!!!

Sunday We were invited to a friends house for dessert! They are a couple in our ward. There are not many young families in our ward and I think they are happy to have someone to get to know. Daphne loves their little girls. Mindy is a little quiet and I'm not very good at getting to know people, but I think we will become fast friends. We have a few hobbies in common and with how much fun the kids have I'm sure we will see more of them.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

We are here!

Wow, how did this happen again? Its been another month since I posted. Life has been crazy busy getting ready for the move, actually moving and then setting up house. 

Three generations of Cochran men have slept in this crib!
Quentin turned nine months during all our crazy. He is growing up too fast. He is so smart and I can't believe how well he eats. He got one bottom tooth this week and has the second on the way. He has learned to wave goodbye and to high five. He loves that he can follow us around now and loves to play with his sister. He is still a crazy mamas boy and that makes it hard to get anything done.

We are liking in here in Des Moines. Our house is nice and in a great location. It is quick to get anywhere. It was so helpful to have John come help us on our move. We used the horse trailer to move our stuff from Colorado. Driving up was a long day, but I'm glad it only took a day to get here. So much better than driving across the country. We got here on Thursday last week and we unloaded and then stayed in our relater's condo for a couple of days before we got to move into the house. We weren't supposed to move in until Monday, but the previous owners moved out early so we got to move in on Saturday. We spent the weekend working in the yard and cleaning and moving what we could with the car. On Monday we had movers come and help us(we have the best relater, he paid for the movers and let us use his moving truck). Then is was unpacking and more unpacking. 

I am starting to feel like we are settled now. It has been slow going with the kids being so cranky, but the main floor is basically done now. We need to buy a couple more pieces of furniture, but we will get them over time. 

We have got to relax a little since being here. On Thursday night we went to a fellow residents house to have dinner and get acquainted to a few of the people Johnny will be working with. Yesterday we went to Adventureland (the local amusement park). The kids loved it. We had a blast ridding the rides and swimming in the water park. We had gone as a group with Johnny's co-workers, but got separated pretty early on. 

So life at the Cochran home is going well. I will try to get back on track with keeping up with the blog.