Thursday, January 24, 2008

Some building, some packing, some stress
First, the building....Paul's been working hard on putting together all of the Lego stuff he got for Christmas. This is only a small part of one of the sets.

Olivia and Sonya had to get in on the packing. Note the vacuum box. My vacuum literally died a week or so ago. It wasn't very old, so I was kind of bummed.

I don't know how the actual moving process will go, but the process of getting ready to move certainly can be stressful!!! I won't go into all the details, but the main issue has been our title. Fortunately, I think it's all going to work out in time (the 30th is our closing date). The other interesting stressful thing, if stress can be interesting, is that we're basically going to have to either break a window or take apart a ton of our siding to get our couch out of this house! Gotta love these old houses with their 31 inch doorways. And today's couches (or at least ours, anyway) run more like 36 inches, both from front-to-back and top-to-bottom. You may be wondering how we got the couch in here in the first place. Well, we had to take the window out, but that was one of our old windows, which actually COULD be taken out quite easily. Anyway, that's the latest. Pray all goes smoothly on the 30th. I'm hoping maybe my next post can be pictures of our new house!

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Not to be outdone...
Sonya, of course, wanted to record her own video of the ever-popular ABC song. Both girls tend to leave out the same letters (J and K).

Friday, January 11, 2008

Back in the swing of things
It was back to school for all of us this week, and it hasn't been easy after two full weeks of being lazy. Even Paul, who's always our early-bird, has had to be woken up all week. Not much has really been going on, although I did take everything off the walls and put away some "knicknacks." When you're only moving a block away, it's not like you truly need to pack in the traditional sense of the word. It's looking like our closing date will be sometime next week. There's been a hold-up due to the fact that no one can seem to find the proper legal documents to show that we paid off the previous owner of this house. Now that that's finally cleared up, we're getting close. Praise the Lord!

Miranda did provide a bit of excitement in an otherwise dull week last night, though. She came in the house bawling her eyes out and said she'd stepped on a board and a nail had gone through her shoe. Ouch. I called the clinic right away and they told me her tetanus shot was current, and they told me what to watch for if her foot would get infected. I think it's going to be ok because she was bouncing around pretty good at school today, I noticed. Paul pointed out that she was wearing fairly thick-soled shoes, which I hadn't thought of, so I'm sure that was helpful.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Happy late birthday, Mom!
I think I'd better quit trying to wish people happy birthday on this thing! My mom's birthday was Jan. 1st, so we were actually there at her house for the big event. Unfortunately, she had everything planned out already--a nice lunch of ham, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, twice-baked potatoes, it was really hard for me to do anything to spoil her. Anyway, I hope your day was fun, mom. I'm sure it was noisier than most of your recent birthdays have been! I love you very much. Thank you for being a good role-model, and for the kindness you've exhibited to me over the years, even when I was a sassy teenager. I know that you blog readers will find it difficult to believe that I was anything but sweet:-) That's why Kim bought me Sassy Strawberry Mint lotion.

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