What a busy month it has been. Our house was completed on October 30 and we received our certificate of occupancy. The next day, we celebrated Peyton’s birthday and we were able to show the house off to Jen’s parents who came into town for the birthday celebration.
After receiving the certificate of occupancy, we still had a few minor things to be completed in the house – trim paining and the such – but all the major construction was completed.
We moved in the following week and although we planned to move furniture and rent a truck on Saturday, with the help of some of our fantastic friends, we were able to move in the last furniture late on Friday night. My cousin Brett, his wife Trina, and our friends Annie, Madelyn and Russell all were huge helps in moving us in so quickly, as well as unboxing when we got to the new house. My mom and dad came in on Friday during the day and helped unbox and move some of the bigger furniture, too.
Saturday night, we enjoyed a fantastic dinner welcoming us to the neighborhood. Our neighbor and friend Kendall fixed prime rib on the grill. Tammy and Kendall hosted all of us so that we could meet our neighbors and celebrate our new house. Tammy also prayed for and asked for blessing over our new home. Afterwards, we gave a tour to my cousin Amanda and her boyfriend Justin – and they helped us unpack some more afterwards.
Peyton is really enjoying her new room. She loves sleeping in there — and a bad habit she developed in the rental house has disappeared. A lot of nights in the rental, she would come into our room during the night – around 3am – but that hasn’t happened once in the new house. She loves her room and is really comfortable in it.
I’ll be posting some new photos soon of the completed house.
I have been putting off writing this entry for a while. I started it last Sunday and never completed it and then everything turned upside down again on Tuesday.
Its been a long two weeks in my family. We’ve lost two amazing family members in the past two weeks. Needless to say, its been a tough couple of weeks while trying to continue some normalcy at work while coping with our losses. Both of these individuals were amazing Christian role models in my life and simply amazing, giving people. The world is certainly worse off without them. Continue reading A long two weeks
Well, Jen and I just returned from Las Vegas. We had a week long trip for me to attend the VMworld conference and for Jen to have a little vacation. Jen was able to join some of the other wives and do things around town while all of their husbands were busy with the conference. It worked out really well.
Jen and I were able to fit in a little time to relax at the pool on Monday and then we were able to see Blue Man Group at the Ventitian on Tuesday evening. Jen also got to tour the Hoover Dam and go out to see the Grand Canyon and lots of Vegas sites. Jen has started a gallery with photos online.
Peyton stayed with Papa and Gaga Sellers while we were in Las Vegas. She got a little sick during the week and ended up having to go to the ER in Cheraw. She had a spot of congestion on her lung and a really bad sore throat. Antibiotics prescribed cleared everything up. I’m taking her back to the doctor tomorrow morning just to make sure that everything looks good. She is acting like she feels much better than she was feeling middle of last week.
Peyton has begun potty training too. She recently moved into the 2 year old classroom at daycare and they’ve begun working with her to potty train. We’re trying to continue that at home. She has gone pee-pee in the potty a couple times now. So, our world is becoming pull ups and pee-pee for the next little while…
Work is going great for both me and Jen. Jen is settling back in after a week away. She missed her annual teacher’s dinner last Tuesday evening. Everything went well. I am trying to decompress and process everything I learned at the conference last week. There was so much, its hard to get everything together. I’ll be briefing my co-workers sometime this week about everything that I learned…
I also started a second blog – one where I can post about my job, technology, and things in that arena that interest me. I posted heavily about things from the conference and surprisingly, I’m seeing a lot of traffic to my blog because of that. When you Google some of the topics I blogged about, my site is showing surprisingly high in the searches. That translates to traffic and readers – which is very exciting for me. I didn’t expect that – this was just something I wanted to do for myself. You can check it out at http://tech.philipsellers.com, if you’re interested. Its still a work in progress, but I’m working on it as I have time. One of my post even got picked up by the vendor’s blog and they linked to my post – pretty cool in my eyes… It was a nice birthday present – oh yeah – I turned 28 on Saturday. My best birthday present so far was Peyton singing Happy Birthday for me… 🙂