Monday, February 27, 2012


My brain is trying to go a million miles a minute trying to remember all I've got to get done. I haven't taken the time to sit down and write in awhile. It looks like the van search is on hold for now. Though I was really frustrated with that one van that we had gone back to look at during the day and decided not to buy it. Well they still have it and they lowered it a thousand dollars. After all they put us through about how they couldn't lower the price even a few hundred dollars they dropped the price a grand. So annoying. As much as I want an 8 passenger van I am so ready to be done looking.

My mind has also been over loaded with all the things we need to have done to the house and trying to figure out how to save up to do those things or at least have a down payment on the expenses. Add that to the fact that our laptop AND television are needing replaced. It is just a matter of time before they just stop working and our hand will be forced to replace them. But for now I am not ready to pull the trigger on spending that kind of money on those items when the money can be used elsewhere.

Sports season is fastly approaching us I'm not sure how all of that is going to work out especially with me gone once or twice a week. GG has started track practice and I'm not even sure how the meets are going to be run or when and so on. Then both boys are in baseball this year which means two different teams with different practice times and games. I'm excited for these activities because I do love watching my kids play sports but at the same time a little worried that I'm not going to get to see them all and how to pick and choose who's game/meet to go to. Ok that feels better to get it out.

I couldn't fall asleep last night because my mind was going wild with all the thoughts I just wrote about and then some. We are plugging along though.   

Monday, February 13, 2012

A day with the Man of my dreams!

Jeff decided to take the day off of work so we could go look at a van we had already looked at once but at night time. We went with all intentions of buying said van but when we got there and drove it again Jeff didn't have a good feeling about it. It was nice to see it in the day light and have some closure with this particular van. But we also had hoped to be driving a new van tonight. Instead we are not. I have a feeling that Saturday may bring on a new van searching day since last Saturday was filled with other activities this one is wide open.

Other than that GG had her last basketball game tonight and the girls performed their pep rally cheer at half time. They did so great and I was so proud of her. Jeff even was able to video record it. Then the girls had a pizza party afterward. An added bonus that the boys won the game great way to end their home games with a win!!! I really enjoyed watching her cheer and I hope she will do it again next year but we'll see she keeps talking about playing girls basketball which she will not like but I think she just might have to try it to figure it out on her own ;) 

Friday, February 10, 2012

Birthday Sleepover

Tonight is the night of our first ever sleepover birthday party. I am really excited about it. She was able to invite 7 girls so that it would be an even number of girls if they all came. Two girls weren't able to come so our total for the night is 6 which I think is a perfect number because me and them all fit in our van!!! The plan as of now is the girls come over after school and they can play ping pong or whatever else they want to do then we'll eat at 5pm. After we eat she will open her presents and then Jeff will leave with the other three kids. We will have some time before we head out for a movie! We are deciding between Big Miracle or Hugo 3D. Then we will come back to our house and have a sundae bar and homemade truffles. Then they can get ready for bed and watch a movie or talk or whatever until they go to sleep. I will probably be with them until about midnight and then I will go to bed. I hope they go to sleep soon after. I really don't care unless they are too loud that no one else can sleep! Then we are having pancakes and eggs for breakfast! Then they go home. We shall see how it goes. All the girls that are coming over are really good kids so it should be just fine!

Saturday, February 04, 2012

What is the Deal?!?!

I told you about the van saga in the last post about the two vans we wanted to buy but ended up walking away from. Well Jeff found a van about 45 minutes away he wanted to take a look at today. He had talked to a salesperson about this particular van since Wednesday. The guy assured us that the van was ready and in great condition. Fast forward to this morning. We get up and head over to the dealership that is at least 45 minutes away. We get there and the van is not available to buy because last night it didn't start. It needed a new alternator which would be in on Tuesday. Um yeah thanks for wasting our time. You couldn't have called us to let us know this Friday night or at least this morning when you opened. I was beyond mad. We were there about 5 minutes from start to finish. What a complete waste of time and gas money. At this point I am just done with this whole buying a vehicle thing. Maybe in a month if that one dealership still has the one van we will go back and buy it but probably not. They were such jerks. I understand it is a business and they need to make money yada yada but I also need to be able to feed my family after buying a vehicle from you. The day wasn't a complete waste because we went over to Jeff's Aunt's house to get their ping pong table. It was the kids Christmas presents...a little late...but they LOVE it. We were able to spend some time with her which was super nice, since when we usually see her it is at a family gathering and there are tons of people which makes it really hard to spend good quality time with people.

Thursday, February 02, 2012

total randomness

I have completed my second scarf and am working on the next. I am still thoroughly enjoying the hobby of knitting. I really can't wait to start to learn how to make other items. But I have a list of people wanting scarfs I need to finish first ;)

The last few days have been absolutely crazy here. Last Thursday night we decided that we were going to go look at some used vans, 4 to be exact. All of them were Honda Odysseys. The first one we looked at all of us feel in love with. But we weren't going to try and buy it that night because we hadn't really talked about whether or not we were actually planning on buying a new van. We had decided that we would try and buy it but we had stuff planned for Friday and Saturday until about 4pm. By the time we got to the dealership they had already sold the van we wanted. Oh well it wasn't our van. However, it made Jeff want to actively start looking at vans that seat 8 people. He found a few that were 40 minutes away so my dad and I (along with Peanut) went to look at them. I liked the more expensive one, isn't that the way it always goes, and we began the negotiation which is why my dad was there. That is what he does for a living! I think the guy was not expecting that and it made him mad. I have a feeling he saw me coming and thought awesome I am going to be able to sell this van to her...her dad just must be here to make sure the van is worth buying. But not the case. In the end we walked away from that van and it was probably the best decision. At that point all the kids were done with school and Jeff was home from work so we all went to look at a different van a Toyota Sienna. Long story short they were jerks would not budge on the price even $400 so we left without that van as well. I am pretty much done looking for now but Jeff is on a mission to find us a "new" used van. I give up! We have been saving but we don't have nearly as much money saved as I would like to start looking. I feel like those two deals not going through is our answer to this is not the right time but Jeff still wants to go look at another van this weekend. I feel like we aren't going to be driving away with that one either...just my gut.

Other than that I am planning GG's birthday party for next Friday. She invited 7 girls to spend the night! Yipes :) So far I have only heard back from 5 girls saying yes so we are still waiting to hear about the other two. I just hope it is an even number. One of the things we are doing this weekend is going and getting the ping pong table the kids got for Christmas so that the girls can play it at the party. Just another thing to keep them busy! Other than that I think it is going to be a pretty low key party. Just pray for my sanity and that there is NO girl drama. GG had a sleepover last Friday with 3 girls and it was great. They got along so well, no fights, no drama just FUN. Hoping for the same result next week.