Monday, January 25, 2010

Yes, we are alive...

Our friends and family have expressed concern, asking us why we haven't posted anything on the Harper Family Blog since July. Well, the good news is that we haven't died! Yahoo! We are still alive and well :) But to answer their questions, let's see if I can summarize a good "excuse" for not posting regularly in one single sentence: we were busy deciding whether or not to buy house, applying for a mortgage, walking through lots of houses, finishing up Jared's school semester, finding out the gender of our soon-arriving baby girl, completing 60 clinical hours, teaching voice lessons, preparing voice recitals, putting an offer down on a house, signing our closing contract, packing up all of our junk, relentlessly cleaning our apartment to assure a full deposit refund, remodeling our new house with new tile, interior paint, dishwasher, disposal, lighting fixtures, carpet, etc, making time to eat a few bites of Thanksgiving dinner, hooking up our cable, phone, and internet, transferring utility services, loading the moving truck, unpacking and settling into our new home, fixing the plumbing and heating issues we discovered shortly after moving into our new home, sending out Christmas Cards, celebrating Christmas, savoring every minute of the short and wonderful break, starting a new school semester, and frantically preparing for our baby girl to arrive! I missed several details, but I think you get the idea :) I am sorry for not posting updates more regularly. All in all...we are happy, healthy, and have much to be grateful for. I love our new house and Jared's shorter commute; I am grateful for such a wonderful, hard working husband, love being a mom, and can't wait to deliver this baby in a few weeks. Expect more pictures soon!

5 comments:

Rick and Kori said...

I LOVE that extremely LONG sentence! You are still the same great friend I have always had :) You have definitely been busy and I totally understand your lack of posting. I hope that you will be able to update more now that your life is settling...oh wait...its not. Pretty sure another child is coming soon! It will probably only get crazier :) Love ya!

Rasmussen Family said...

Yay you blogged! I'm glad to hear you are alive and well. . . but oh my goodness you are extremely busy! Congrats on the new house. . . and I bet your crazy excited about the soon to be new addition to your family. A baby girl! Wishing you well!!!

Darren and Kelli Haub said...

So if live settles down enough I'd love to see pics of the new place all dolled up. p.s. we need to get together before your little one arrives.

OUR CHAOTIC CLAN said...

What a treat to hear from you! I miss you terribly but I am so happy that you are getting settled into your new home. I'm ecstatic for you to have your baby girlo. You are a ray of sunshine and I love you! Best wishes!

Aly said...

Hey this is Aly (Keetch)! I found your blog through Kelli Haub and I was so excited! It has been forever. Your little family is absolutely adorable. I am so glad that I can keep up with what you are doing now. Congratulations on the new house and baby number two. Girls are so fun!