Monday, February 28, 2011

Grandma & Grandpa come to visit!

A great bonus to living in Georgia is that my dad comes to Atlanta several times a year on business.  Which means we will get more visits from Grandma and Grandpa... the first of which was this past weekend!  Hooray!  

My mom arrived in the middle of the week and had a pretty cute, one-munchkin welcome party:

The weather was nice enough to spend some time on our back patio, where Eli got lots of quality time with Grandma.



Nothing like a little grandma snuggle on the couch!

Trying on a fun hat from my friend in Belgium (his head is finally getting big enough, Lisa!)...

A little driving practice at the outlet mall!


Finally, after my dad joined us, we took advantage of the beautiful weather and walked around UGA's campus.  Of course, my camera battery died shortly after we got started, so this is the extent of my photo shoot!



Thanks for visiting MoMA and Pop pop!  We love you!

Monday, February 21, 2011

An Eli fix

Some of you might be experiencing Eli withdrawal as I have been a slacker with the blog.

I would be having withdrawal if I didn't get to see his sweet face and chubby legs every day.

It's okay.  You don't have to identify yourselves.  I know you're out there.

Here is a glimpse of the munchkin and some of his antics of late...

Apparently, this basket looked like a comfy place to sit.

This horse was headed to where no horse had gone before.

A warm day meant some fun play time on the patio.  
We did start with pants on...

Must. Squeeze. Legs.

Huh.  How did my shirt get wet?

Can you handle the cuteness?

The Georgia Whirlwind

If you have been following our blog for awhile, you know that our recent job change and relocation has been a long time in the making.

For my own memory's sake and for those who are interested in seeing how this played out (which is probably a grand total of two of you), here is the whirlwind in a nutshell:

  • February 2010 - Head coach at Alabama announces her plan to retire after the fall season; as with other sports (ie football, basketball), head coaching changes usually mean wholesale staff changes.
  • Spring 2010 - Josh applies for two coaching positions, is a finalist for both, but God closed the door.
  • Fall 2010 - Josh coaches his final season at Alabama
  • December 2010 - Job search begins in full force, main focus is on head coaching jobs at smaller D1 schools;  lots of phone interviews, no major developments
We celebrated Christmas with my brother's family and my parents in Colorado... then welcomed the New Year with the following craziness:
  • January 3 - First contact with the new Georgia head coach
  • January 6 - Josh interviews for the assistant coaching position at Georgia
  • January 7 - Josh accepts job at Georgia
  • January 18 - Josh's first day at UGA
  • Janaury 26 - The moving truck arrives in Tuscaloosa
  • January 27 - We officially move into our new home in Athens
    I am starting to feel settled and Eli is figuring out how to get to his room with stairs in the way.

    I am fortunate to have a friend in Athens already... believe it or not, she and her husband moved from Tuscaloosa just under a year ago!  

    We are so, so excited to be a part of Georgia Volleyball and can't wait to see what the future holds.

    And, I'm gonna try to blog more... for those of you who are still reading!