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a little check in on life over here

-- We had our "big reveal" on facebook. It looks like we'll be having another little girl! We're thrilled for a little sister for Zoey, plus the bonus of recycling all our baby girl clothes is awesome! But most importantly, baby is healthy and all is looking well!--


-- The weather here has been so great. We've been meeting lots of friends at playgrounds and parks and going for walks. It's fun to be able to play on the playground with Zoey now that she can walk and do things! But also very tiring for this pregnant mama! --

 -- We've been doing lots of house things ... looking at doors, fences, different types of floors, kitchen appliances, etc. Next WEEK, they will start the digging part of building the house and then the following week, the basement will be built!! YAY, things are finally getting started!! So curious to see how all this is going to go. We stopped some new neighbors and introduced ourselves and let them now things will be starting soon. Everyone seemed very positive about the changes that are going to happen. Here's to good relationships with the new neighbors! -- 

-- Zoey has been saying more and more words. It's so fun to have her talking more!! She's still a really good sleeper and eater {so thankful for these!}. She's started to really love her baby doll and has even wanted her to sleep with her. She gets super excited when she sees dogs, which is like all the time when we are out and about. She barks and points. -- 



-- I've been trying some new recipes - homemade vanilla extract and a whole wheat bread recipe. So far so good. I'm super curious about the vanilla! Can't believe how long it has to sit. So far the vodka has turned a light brown, a good sign, right? :) --

That seems to be all that has been happening over here.  I guess pretty soon the blog will have more and more house pictures as things start progressing over there. We've been looking for a car, very exciting for us, since we don't have one. I'm hoping we find one very soon and check one more thing off our forever to do list! 

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  1. Sounds like ya'll are having fun! Congratulations on another little girl! they will have so much fun playing together.

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  2. Thanks, Lauren! Yea, I'm looking forward to my two little girls becoming close friends one day and playing well together! Hope you guys are doing well!

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  3. Wunderbar, Schwestern und dann so dicht bei einander - das wird sicher ein großer Segen für die beiden!

    Liebe Grüße
    Saskia

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    1. Ja, das denk ich auch. Meine Schwestern und ich sind sehr gut befreundet und ich freu mich schon sehr, das Z das dann auch erfahren darf!
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