Friday, April 28, 2006


The other night I figured that I have walked somewhere around 2,500 laps around our block in the past four years. I don't walk outside in really hot weather, or during the winter. Thats six months a year, 5 days a week, 5 laps a day, which is roughly 3 miles. I usually bring the boys around the block once a day too, so its probably more. Thats what i'm going to miss the most about this neighborhood, my walking loop. Our new neighborhood has a loop, but its not as big. It will be good for going around with the boys, but not for my walks. I would have to go around too many times. So, I can either use my treadmill all year (ick), or pick a point to walk to and back (I can already hear my paranoid husband freak out). I also have walk aerobics DVDs. Oh well, this will be the fifth place we have lived at since we got married and I have found a way to walk at each one. I will here too.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

This dad guy is pretty cool

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Saturday, April 22, 2006


They countered, then we countered, then...they accepted! In fact, we got to meet the wife who happened to be in the office to sign papers. Turns out they are yoopers returning to the U.P. Our realtor said she seemed pleased to know we were buying the house.

Jeremiah's dad was in the area this past week so he was already able to inspect it for us today.

We're happy :D

I'm not comfortable posting the listing, but if want to see it leave me a comment (with your email address if I don't have it) or email me.

Friday, April 21, 2006

Pins and Needles...

I know you are all probably sick and tired of hearing about house stuff, if you are than you will probably want to skip this post (I won't be offended).

A few days ago one of my friends told me she knew as soon as she walked into a house if it was "it." Well, we looked at one house yesterday and two this morning. The first and second were "hmmm...I could live here." The third house was it, as in I want to live here. Its in a gorgeous area, and theres ROOM. We made an offer, we're waiting and praying.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Still Alive...

We had an extremely busy, acitivity-filled, Easter weekend. However, it didn't involve looking at houses. We haven't even looked at one yet. Um...yeah...thats all I have to say about that.

eta: I feel a little less stressed after talking to the mortgage broker today and learning that they can have us closed in 2-3 weeks. That gives weeks, instead of days, to look.

Thursday, April 13, 2006


We countered with a few small changes, and they accepted! They are also financially pre-approved so unless they opt out after the inspection it lookes like we will be closing by May 17. Wow. Imagine that, we have no idea where we will be living in a little over a month. Scary, yet exciting. Also, our realtor is gone this week so we can't even look untill next week!!

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Now The Fun Begins...

We got an offer on our house!

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Easter Parade

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Friday, April 07, 2006


My family stopped by yesterday and stayed the night on their way to Myrtle Beach. It was a very nice time. The girls (and Jonah) all got away for a little bit of shopping while the guys stayed and watched an exciting game of

As always, I enjoyed the time with my 4 year old niece. She is so cute and sweet and girly. I decided to make her a dress. She watched intently as I pinned the pattern to the material , wanting to know what every piece "was going to turn into." Unfortunately, I got started late so she had to go to bed. "Just think" I told her "when you wake up you will have a new dress." She pointed to some writing on the pattern and asked "Why? Does this say it will be ready by morning?"

My brother's gilfriend wants to learn to sew and watched the entire process. I offered a few times, but couldn't get her behind the machine. It was nice to have the company, and it was interesting hearing about how her mom used to make their traditional clothes (she is from Laos) Note: that is just a pic I found on the internet, it looks like what she was describing.

Now they are gone and we are back to our 5:1 male to female ratio. It was nice while it lasted.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

What goes in...will come out.

Today, I overheard Elijah say to Melissa's son "You like apples? do like them apples?"

In case your wondering, we have not let out children watch Good Will Hunting. It's a phrase Jeremiah likes to use (picked up from aformentioned movie.) Considering that, and the fact it was Elijah, I shouldn't of been surprised to hear it come out of my four year old's mouth, but my jaw still dropped.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

No Bags Under These Eyes

Today while we were grocery shopping two young women were making a fuss over Jonah. Of course, they soon noticed the other boys and did a quick head count "Oh, there's four!...boys? You have four boys?" As they walked away, one said to the other "well, she looks well rested" in a tone that implied at least she has that.

Also, for anybody who has given up checking my sewing blog, there are several recent posts. I've been busy this week.