Thursday, July 29, 2010

Pool time

Having a subdivision pool has been so nice! Love it. Well, except for today when the prince Will swallowed too much water from bobbing around w/o his water wings and decided to burp really loud and throw up all the water he swallowed and that caused them to close the pool for 2 hours. I don't think we were very well liked by the 7 other kids in the pool at that time. Oh well, live and learn. Other than that little episode, things are coming together slowly. I just started painting one wall in Jaymie's room :) I hope to finish the whole room over the weekend.

Monday, July 26, 2010


MY Camera has been missing in action up until last night! Whew! I thought it may have gotten thrown away in one of the million of boxes we have unpacked. So I'll be taking some pics soon. Well, its been a week since closing and all the boxes are unpacked. Jeffrey hung up 5 things on the wall for me last night, so we are getting closer to completing the phase of "moving in". It has been HOT here this week. We had a busy weekend, but still took time to enjoy the pool and get out a walk the neighborhood. Jeffrey's mom arrives this week, so Jeffrey will finally get some dinners cooked for him. Ha! Meal prep is not the top on my priorities list right now. I plan on trying to get the kids their dentist and dr. this week along with signing Jaymie up for gymnastics. I also have to register her for school as soon as I can find her shot records. Jack has been registered since March and she is all set to go. She had homework assigned to her for over the summer and has already completed it. Will has done well with the move. He LOVES the pool and would be there all day if we let him. His swimming is coming along, and waterwings are a thing of the past with him. I also should have listened to him when he told me he did not need training wheels on his bike when he got it in June for his 4th bday. I told him that everyone needs training wheels for about a year.... well, he proved me wrong. He picked up a friends bike w/o training wheels,and Jacklyn and Jaymie ran down the street with him a couple of times and wouldn't you know this kid was up and riding a two wheeler. So the training wheels are off the bike now! I should have listened to him. He knows his athletic abilities!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Happy 17 years!

17 years ago today I married my best friend. Who knew where life was going to take us! 3 healthy children, a couple of different states, great careers. We have been blessed and I will be forever grateful for this match made in heaven! Happy anniversary Honey! Here's to many more to come!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

We are settling in, in Mooresville, NC

We arrived safely in NC on Sat night and stayed with my sister until we closed on our new home on Monday morn. Ever since closing we have been unpacking! It's been a little overwhelming, but is coming along. All the kids and the animals did great on the drive here. The house is coming along! We got our internet/cable access this am, so we were all happy to be connected to the internet world again. All the kids seem to be adjusting and still excited to be moving into their own rooms. This is Wills first own bedroom so he is pretty excited to get his own bed. I have a few hits on some cute beds on craigslist, so hopefully one will work out for us. One of our couches we brought here for our bonus room does not fit through the doorway of the room,so we were kind of bummed. Hopefully I can sell it and use the $ to purchase a new one! Jeffreys mom is coming for a visit next week, so I hope to paint Jaymies room then. She currently is in what was the previous owners nursery so she is not to keen on the monkey and giraffe painted on her wall in what is supposed to be her hip hot pink and green room! She has plans, big plans and I don't currently have the time! She is learning about priorities. So we are settling in. I still have to register Jaymie for school and look into preschool for Will. Grocery shopping would be nice too! Oh, and I love having a fenced in backyard for Oscar. I just open the door, away he goes and I don't have to worry about him taking off to say hello to a passing dog friend!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

Brewers game

Jacklyn, Will, Jeffrey and I went to the Brewer's game last Fri. night. Jeffrey wanted to have Will experience a Brewers game before we left as there is no professional baseball team in NC... Here are a few pics of the evening. Will did as good as he could for his age. We had to get up and go to the kid zone for a while to break up the innings. I think it is a memory for him now and will remember it when we talk about it. I love the photo where he is swinging his bat and they put his name in lights. He was all over that!!!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

I've let a week go by w/o posting a couple of our 4th of July photos! This moving stuff is getting in the way of our life! We did take time to celebrate the day by going to a parade in a small town near us that has a HUGE turn out every year. Will hadn't heard of a parade before, so he got to experience it first hand and now has a memory of it! CANDY. He thought it was great that people were throwing candy at him. We didn't get to take him to this parade last year as we were up North at our friends cabin. I'm glad we got to take him. The girls had fun giving him the experience! We also got to go to a BBQ at my sisters house and the kids played in her pool. Will has taught himself how to swim and already swims the length of the pool. His sister Jaymie and him could swim all day long. They both love the water! My brother, his wife and their kids came down from MN too. So the cousins were together. It is always fun to see my brothers kids and my kids playing together.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Saturday, July 3, 2010


To say our move has been a smooth process is a huge understatement. All in all we had 4 offers on our house, with the first falling through and causing the lovely ex buyers to file a lawsuit against us to recover their earnest $. That was a fun process. We ended up having to give it back to them as we could not have 2 accounts with earnest $ in them and we got another offer. We were planning on giving it back to them after we got another offer, but they got all in a hissy and filed papers. Some people...... Well that is all behind us now and we had a cash offer with no contingencies, so we took it and are leaving in 11 days. The pods we originally wanted to use are not avail, so we are using a we pack the boxes and they load and drive and distribute at the destination. Jeffreys co. is paying for it, so I guess its not so bad. So the packing has begun, calls are starting to be made, and we close on our new home in NC on July 19th. The drive should be quite an adventure with a dog, cat, newts and 3kiddos. We have to take 2 vehicles, so it should be fun caravaning with the kids switching cars when they get on each others nerves, or when mommy needs some quiet time. We aren't sure how we are going to attempt the drive yet, but knowing my hubby, it will be all organized on a spreadsheet for me!
The photo above is Will showing us he is 4 now. Did I tell you the first thing that came out of his mouth when he woke up on his birthday was" Mom, I'm 4 now, I can play soccer" So organized soccer in the Fall for him. We already looked into it for him at the local YMCA. I guess I get to be a soccer mom after all. and continue to be a tennis mom and gymnastics mom....and maybe a swim mom as Jaymie is expressing an interest in being on our subdivision swim team.

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One of our favorite photos of Will when he first got home

One of our favorite photos of Will when he first got home

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