Sunday, December 30, 2012


Wow, December has been a busy month in the Seiter household!  We've been settling into life here in Charlotte.  In moving here, our first order of business was to find a church.  We have been visiting mostly between two, and are pretty sure we've found the one where we want to go!  It is north of Charlotte in a town called Huntersville and is right next to Lake Norman.  The things that have appealed most to us about this church is that they have a wide variety of ages, great preaching, friendly people, and a school attached to the church.  We also started the home search and found the perfect house and it happens to be around the corner from church!!!  It all happened very fast, but right before we left for Christmas we put an offer on the house and with little back and forth got our offer accepted!!!  We are thrilled to be moving into a home that we can call our own!  We close at the end of January and are so excited to start building our life up in Huntersville.

The weekend before Christmas, we headed down to Atlanta to spend a few days with my parents and have "Christmas" with my siblings and their families.  We had a wonderful time!!  It was wonderful for Hannah to spend time with her Grandmama and Grandaddy, and also get to play with her cousins!  

We then drove to St. Louis for Christmas and to spend a few days with Matt's family.  The only big downside to moving to Charlotte is that it took us much further away from Matt's family, and so we need to take advantage of every opportunity we can to get back there.  We had a great time!  We stayed with Matt's brother and his wife, and spent most of our days over at Matt's parent's house.  Hannah absolutely LOVED playing with Aaron and Andrew, and it was great to also spend time with the rest of the family.  Hannah has definitely come out of her shell and is not nearly as apprehensive about big crowds of people as she used to be.  Christmas was wonderful, we went to church Christmas Eve and then Christmas day opened present and ate a wonderful meal.  Hannah still has not quite figured out presents, so we had to help her unwrap them.  Once unwrapped she wanted to play with that toy and didn't care at all about opening any others!!!  The "present" portion of the day lasted quite awhile because of this!  I think she would have been happy with just one!!!

We left St. Louis on the 28th, and drove the whole 11 hours in one day.  It was so good to get back home!!!  We finished out 2012 with a delicious meal and family time at home.