This week flew by, which was nice. We're still not quite settled in, but getting there. We've realized that moving from Maryland to Idaho as two unemployed newlyweds was so much easier than moving from Idaho to Maryland with a 4 month old! We're not only having to adjust to the fast-paced lifestyle, but also trying to figure out how to unpack while tending the little one, and amidst everything establish a daily routine. It's not the easiest thing in the world, but we're getting there.
I'm going to apologize in advance for this post. Some people will enjoy it, others will skim it, but I'm in a writing mood and haven't done much of it lately.
First, Emmaline. We're trying to figure out what our "parenting style" is, meaning that we are trying to figure out what parenting means for us. This is hard! I think we are very good at loving her and catering to her needs, but we're having a hard time with things like bedtime routines, nursing no more than every 2 hours (lately she'll even eat every 30 minutes for a few feedings.. that's got to end!), figuring out how to work discipline into the whole thing (especially when it comes to diaper changing... she throws a fit and I'm trying to learn the best way to teach her that that's not ok). My Aunt has 6 very well behaved kids, so I really need to sit down with her and pick her brain about all these things. I'm finding that with kids, the experience of others is invaluable.
Bran and I are doing great, though the move has been hard. We love where we are in life and are excited to see what God has in store for us these next few months.
I just recently started doing some work for my dad as his campaign assistant. I'm really enjoying the work, especially since I can do it at my own pace and from home. I started last week by giving his blog a face-lift (I got to do some wordpress experimenting which was fun). This week I'm doing some more secretarial work like making phone calls for sign locations and entering data into a database. It's really nice being able to help my dad in this way, especially after being gone for so long.
That's it for now! (The baby just woke up...) I'll update more later :)