Friday, February 27, 2009

Giveaway from ME!

Here's a super fun new game!!!
Be the first 5 people to comment on a this post, and you will get a lil' somethin', somethin' from ME!! =) The catch is this, YOU must now blog about this, and volunteer to give things to your first 5 commenters! It can be ANYTHING, nothin' expensive! A pay it forward game, fun huh?If you didn't catch that...recap...1. Be one of the first five people to respond to this post and you get a present, if that is what you want to call it, from me!2. Re-post this on YOUR page for five of your friends! It's like a chain letter, only without the threats -AND- not annoying because you GET a present in the end. 3. AND hopefully one of my friends will do this, and I will get to comment and get a prize back. ;)4. Oh, and make sure you leave your e-mail address!Good luck!

Monday, February 16, 2009


I have been a bit down on myself lately. Don't know why, just am. I am so thankful to the wonderful people in my life who support and bouy me. One such person (who probably doesn't realize she is on this list) sent this song. I love it and want to share it.,+Please

Thanks Cara. It was what I needed today.
Thanks Jill and Irene. You were what I needed yesterday.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Just a quickie

I apologize for the drama I have been posting lately! Normally my life is quite boring and really, I should have taken things a bit more calmly! So, the latest with the house? Not quite sure! Apparently they are getting someone to replace some windows with tempered glass. Should be done this weekend. The builder is hoping to have a certificate of occupancy on Tuesday. If that happens, we can close hopefully by Thursday.
Note: this is bound to change! I'm learning to roll with it. It really is our house. Noone is trying to get rid of us. We have been given the opportunity to fight to get this house so we will love it more! How is that for positive thinking?
I probably won't post any more about the house until things are happy because I need to be happy for my kiddos. Be rest assured that things are moving forward and one day we will have a house! :)

Thursday, February 12, 2009



I am sorry, Grayson and Alora. I love you. More than anything!
I am NOT controlling my spending. It feels great.
I am moving forward. I am not stuck in fury.
I am excited. U2 is on Letterman every day from March 2-6.
I am who I am. I look like this. I am okay with this!
I am thankful for my many supportive friends and family.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Flashback Wednesday

Lucky everyone! Today you all get to see Dan naked!! Doesn't Aiden look like Dan as a baby?

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Instead Of....

Instead of looking beautiful...........I held my baby.
Instead of cleaning my house........I played follow the leader.
Instead of packing...........................I made hot chocolate.
Instead of studying my lesson.......I checked my email.
Instead of vigorous excercise.........We went for a calm walk.
Instead of finding something to do.......I let it all happen.

Today was a good day.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Roller Coaster

I am running on a roller coaster of emotion. That is much scarier than amusement park rides. I have ranged from excitment to pure fury. I am now stuck in the fury.
The bank that accepted our offer on our beautiful new house has thrown the wool over everyone's eyes. They are evil.
So, I posted that the builder needed to get a certificate of occupancy and that it had failed it's inspection and there is a lengthy list of fairly minor corrections to make, right? Well, the builder and investor planned on fixing things up to pass but were told by the bank that if they put one dime into that house they will be sued. Yes, that is right. The bank has no intentions of paying to obtain a certificate of occupancy. They expect us to pay because "we are getting such a good deal." If we don't pay, they won't either and the house can not be moved into.
The thing that really makes me so angry is that the bank knew this would happen from the minute they accepted our offer and did not say anything until today. They knew that waiting would put us in a position where we do not have many options. We have three weeks to get out of our house. We can be prideful and tell the bank to shove it (which, in my heart of hearts, I really want to do!) but this would leave us homeless. Is that in the best interest of my family?
ARRGH. I hope they sleep in fear tonight because I am shooting daggers in their direction.

Flashback Wednesday!

Here are Alora's 1 year pictures!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


I decided I should start packing since we have to be out in three weeks.
Here are the results:
I asked Grayson to take two boxes to his room. I walked upstairs into our room and found:

All our garments and socks were packed for us. Sweet!

Here were the boxes in Grayson's room. Yes, that is his pillow. Underneath are his blankets.

His packing style: throw it all in until it starts falling out!

Alora's packing style: Sit on it to pack it in!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Final Act

You know how you can relax when the final act begins because you know the climax is about to be resolved? That is exactly how I feel now. The plot has been established, the play is drawing to it's end.
What exactly am I speaking allegorically about? Houses! What else is in our lives right now? I breathe, eat, sleep houses. But it is almost over.
We had a good friend inspect the new house on Saturday and he informed us that it would most likely fail inspection and gave a list of reasons why. They were fairly minor issues, nothing with the actual structure, and could be fixed within a day or two. So, we were not surprised when the city failed it today. Hopefully things will be quickly corrected so we can have it appraised and close! I am praying for two weeks because......
Drum roll please:
Yes, folks, it is true. We sold our house today! A young man has placed an offer on our house and he accepted the counter offer. Yay! And we actually are getting fairly close to what we listed for. Double Yay! It is amazing how the Lord works. He truly does have a plan. Things are beginning to fall into place. Quickly. Almost a eency weency bit too quickly but I promise I am not complaining! :)