Monday, June 28, 2010


I'm just going to link to my hubby's blog because I am too lazy to do what he has already done!!! Here are the pictures of the house updates so far. Just need to wait for a little more money and off to the next area of updating. Check it out here... there are I believe 3 separate posts of house updates.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Summer Vacation!

We have just finished the second week of the kids being on summer break. I would like to think that so far they have had a really fun, activity filled break. So why are they bouncing off the walls??? Since they have been out of school we have had 2 play dates at our new house, gone swimming at least 5 times, went to a Flyers Baseball game, watched J play softball two weeks, gone to Great America, went to the Arboretum and just had house guests (my mom and 2 of my siblings) for the last two nights. In a few days GG is leaving for sleep away camp. I just can't believe it is already that time for her to leave for camp. I feel like this summer is going to slip away from us if I don't slow it down. But when we are home they bounce off the walls! We have had a LOT of change in the last few weeks so I am hoping once it all settles down things will get back to normal. Here's to hoping ;) Also we get internet tomorrow. We have been without it for 8 months and we are looking forward to actually having it again!!!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Been awhile..

I haven't really blogged much because most of the stuff going on with us has been about settling in and getting projects done. We are so close to being finished with the living room. All we have left are to buy the trim and crown molding which is easy to do we just have to pick them out and buy them. I absolutely LOVE the colors we choose for the living room. I can't wait to actually show you those pictures! We need to get internet first.

As for summer activities Monkey started basketball camp at school and he is really enjoying it. Tonight starts the first night of baseball with our church league, we're all excited about that. And GG goes to camp in a little over a week. Man do I love summer and all the fun it brings with it.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Just for my record

I'm sitting outside on this beautiful day going through some boxes in our garage when I hear the neighbors playing basketball no big deal right? Well I had to put some stuff in the van and when I walked to the end of the drive way I could see the people playing ball. There were a few boys ages 10 to 11 playing with their shirts off. GREAT. This should be an interesting summer trying to keep my 9 year old innocent. In the time I have been out here I have only heard one swear word so that is somewhat promising but not really. I think I am going to be spending a lot of my summer outside supervising and just when I thought the kids should be old enough to be outside with out me there, oy! I posted this to my facebook status but I wanted it in blog form so that I can look back on it in an easier format. Well time to go get the two oldest from school.

Saturday, June 05, 2010


Well this will be the 3rd consecutive night we have stayed at the house. We are far from being unpacked but we are functional in all the rooms! Tonight is the first night that we are J and I are sleeping on a bed and not an air mattress. I LOVE our new bed and pillows. It would be nice to have couches but we don’t have the living room painted yet so there is no rush. It works for us at this point because we don’t really ever sit down unless we are eating and we have a table for that. We have been so blessed by my parents housewarming gifts. Yes I said GIFTS. They got the kids each a mattress and they bought the girls bedding (the boys already had some), a lamp for our bedroom, and a dining room table (it seats 10 with the leaf). I wanted to get a big table that sat 12 but I really think we could probably squeeze 12 in this table if we needed too. I am very happy with the table size. I am just very happy to be home. I can see us living here, Lord willing for at least 30 years if not longer. I shouldn’t gain weight with all the stairs I will be doing...laundry is in the basement and the bedrooms are on the second floor! Let’s see this afternoon I was able to pull J away from working to go to a wedding. It was a really beautiful outside wedding. Afterward, we went out with a few couples for dinner. Tomorrow we are going to the other house and grab the last of our things and clean. We hope to hand over the keys and move on. The couple who own the house are just the sweetest people and we have really enjoyed being their neighbors, I’m actually kinda sad to leave but the commute was killer. Plus, it was only a 2 bedroom house so we were a little cramped. In other news the kids finish school next week I believe their last day is the 9th but it could be the 10th not sure?!

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Packing Packing Packing then...

Unpacking unpacking unpacking that is what we have been doing. One night we stay at the “old” house the next we stay at the “new” house. I can’t wait until we only have one place we lay our heads, not that I’m not grateful to have the other house to live in and get healthy again in.

Can I just say that I hate funerals? Especially when they for family who are so young, in the last post I said she was 20 I was wrong she was 22 not that it makes a huge difference she is still gone. The only nice part about something like this is getting to see extended family even if everyone is crying. At the luncheon a girl I used to play with during the summers was telling me she thought she saw me at Disney in September. Her face was priceless when I told her I was at Disney in September and told her the dates I was there. She said, “Then I wasn’t crazy for thinking I saw you. Cause I really did.” One thing I wasn’t aware was going to happen to me was seeing my grandpa’s brother Larry (they look very much alike) at the wake and missing my grandpa so much I just started crying. Just thinking of that encounter is making me cry. Lastly I want to write my most vivid memory of my cousin Jessica. She is 9 years younger than me and in the summers when we went to my grandparents farm you weren’t allowed in the house unless you had to use the bathroom. My Aunt Penny and Uncle Mark lived at the house at the farm. One summer my Aunt Penny let me be her mother’s helper with Jessica (the baby of 4) she was about 2 years old and was on a medication for some sort of sickness. My Aunt told me not to let her have milk because of the medication she was on. Well Jessica wanted milk for breakfast. She had a bowl of cereal (not sure if she got it for herself or I got it for her) she also had an empty cup. She wanted milk in. I told her she couldn’t have milk and that her mom said she could have orange pop. She let me pour her the pop and then dumped it in her cereal and then demanded milk in the cup. She never got the milk but she did eat the cereal. She was definitely a girl who knew exactly what she wanted. I am happy to know that she is once again able to dance, run, talk, and do all the things she has missed out on the last 7 1/2 years since she was in a horrible car accident. She is resting in the arms of Jesus with her best friend Jackie, who died in the car accident.