Summer

Well shoot, the last 5 months have come and gone without a word here. Even though I didn’t find the time to document it, some serious stuff has happened!

We moved from Boston, MA to Savannah, GA and the lowcountry is treating us with true southern hospitality. Not only did we change locale, we moved in with another family of 3. The Archer family. Our toddlers (Archer and Georgia) are certainly going to be confused about first names, last names, and the state we live in. ;) Robert grew up an hour from Savannah, and he is best friends with some folks who still live here in Savannah. So we were automatically plugged into a very rooted and thriving community. Not only that, we’re several weeks into discussions about starting an intentional Christian community here in Savannah. All good things.

I don’t want to skim over our summertime fun, though. So here is a quick recap.

St. Augustine

Archer and I joined my parents in St. Augustine for vacation. During this time, our little man took his first steps!!! Robert stayed back in Boston to pack and move. I am forever grateful because there is nothing I hate more than packing and moving. (even though I’ve done it 7 times in 3 years)

savannah

We temporarily lived south of savannah with the Archers. It was tight quarters but helped us really hit the ground running and have some motivation to find the perfect place to live. And we really did find the perfect place to rent for this first year of Savannah life! Next to a park, schools, close to midtown, biking distance from most anything. We love it.

I’ve been doing some photography with Caroline under our name, Victory Stills. Reid and others from our group started an edible landscaping business called Victory Gardens. Robert was working for SCAD at first, but recently began working for the Church we are attending! God is truly affirming our decision to move here over and over and over.

G&A

As is apparent here, Archer and Georgia are good pals. More like brother and sister! Georgia calls him “Archer Bean” and when they leave each other’s sight it’s “Where’s Georgia?” or “Where’d Archer go?” What fun we have around here! It’s loud. And really messy. But there is never a lack of entertainment!

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Our boy Archer is 19 months old now. And he is just the most fun. Talking up a storm, running around, and so full of personality. We’re so proud and amazed at the little boy he has become since we’ve moved. We just hit the tail of summer here in Savannah, but it was HOT! Hence the diaper-only attire.

So there you have it… Our hearts are full, our home is full, and our life is full. There’s so much more I could say. This is the tiniest tidbit of what we’ve been up to. Hopefully I’ll come back here more often to share life, inspiration, and the like.

molar days

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molars. they come with a vengeance. he hasn’t napped for days, unless i’m holding him. which is bad practice and makes my back hurt! very early mornings. i guess some babies are ok with teething, but archer is not one of them! we’ve been trying to stay busy… nice weather this weekend helped after days of rain! but robert being out of town for a wedding saturday-monday did not help. luckily adam & meghan came to save the day on sunday! that really got me through. i hope this long nap he’s taking right now means the worst is over… especially since the rain is back.

sweet bits and pieces amidst the battle of teething:

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1. whipped up some cucumber raspberry lemonade
2. exploring the neighborhood at least once a day
3. sun-drying is the best drying
4. sneaking in a quick snack and a few pages of this excellent book during a very short nap
5. strawberry ricotta popsicles
6 & 7. tree blooms. and oh my, the peonies!!!
8. our favorite baby shoes. i love them all, and they won’t break the bank. can’t wait to pick out our 12-18 month pair.

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i can’t decide if .gifs are annoying or awesome ;)

these parts

playground

we’ve been around, but toddlers and blogging are not friends. ok, so not officially a toddler as he still isn’t toddling unless he holds on to something, but close. and definitely busy enough to deserve the title. i can hardly keep up, but being outdoors seems to help!

cherry

the weather has finally perked up some, and i’ve started running.  i think after 3 times it’s fair to say i’ve “started” and let’s hope it sticks! we had to get a new stroller and it’s SO much better. i ran over our old stroller (oops) but i think it was providence. i love the city micro i got cheap from a lady on craigslist. it was brand new, in the box!

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mothers’ day was a dream. my own mom was here, and the drizzle in the morning turned into a glorious sunny afternoon for the lilac festival at the arboretum.

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robert’s been working too much. what a surprise. but we still manage to find time for morning or evening walks some days. and popcorn most nights. :) archer and i did go visit him a couple times, and that always has its perks…

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we celebrated my brother adam’s marriage one last time this past weekend. he and meghan threw an urban picnic and i’m so impressed. i so wish i was in a season of life where i could have helped plan it all out, but meghan did such a good job. there were so many fun and creative details. i think it was perfectly expressive of their personalities!

aaaand… as usual, the evangelista family is in transition–seeking and praying for future ideas, direction, opportunity. i’m sure the next year will be just as exciting as the last!