Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Yes, it finally happened.  We closed on our new house!  I am so super excited to get everything organized and in order in my life again.  There are sooo many workers at our house right now.  There are people working on the new wood floors, people stripping the wallpaper, painters, people working in the attic, and people installing our new iron fence around our pool.  It is so good to see progress in all that needs to be done.  I picked out most of my paint colors today and can I tell you that I stressed more about that than anything I've done in awhile.  I am really good at picking colors for cards/scrapbook pages but when it comes to home decor I STINK..... and I say that with a capital S!!!  I can say that I am learning and willing to make mistakes in the process.  I picked yellow for our Master Bedroom, blue for one of the half baths, tan for Bryan's office, and pink (of course) for my stamp room.  We decided to keep the wall paper in the formal dining room.  At first look I didn't really like it but after talking to people who have taste, I realize that it really could work for us.  I'm willing to give it a shot!!

Today also was the first day of school for the kids.  I will post pics of that later.  One thing at a time.  Hope everyone is doing well!!  

Sunday, August 17, 2008

I can't sleep!!

It is 2am and I am still up.  I think the weight of the world is finally coming down on my shoulders.  What have I gotten myself into??  We are closing on our new house Tuesday, moving in on the 27th, and there is still so much to do.  Everyone has asked to help but I can't think of one thing I can delegate.  I just got up out of bed and wrote a "to do" list and it was one entire page long!!!  We are putting this house on the market next week, too.  The kids start school on Wednesday and I have hardly even given that a second thought.  They are going to be in a new school making new friends.  Are they going to adjust okay?  Madie had so many friends in her current school so I hope she will quickly make new ones.  I'm glad we are making this decision while they are so young but it is still going to be a little rough on them.  

Anyway, I hope I am able to fall asleep soon.  I have sooooooo much to do in the morning.  The main one is laundry!!  Our washing machine isn't fixed yet (that's an entirely different story) so my pile is growing and growing.  They will come and fix it on Tuesday, only two weeks after we called to have it fixed.  Not complaining, just giving facts.  :)

I hope everyone has a great week.  I just cannot wait to be in our new home and settled.  What a stressful thing moving is.

Friday, August 15, 2008


Madelyn & Katelyn both started piano lesson 2 years ago when they were ages 6 & 8. They have both done very well and love to play the piano! This year Andrew is going into first grade so it is time to get him started with lessons, too, but the only problem is we can't find someone who is able to take all 3 kids at once. Hopefully we will find a teacher in our new neighborhood who can fit us in, as there are at least 6 teachers listed in our subdivision. These pictures were taken of the girls at their piano recital in the Spring.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Our little Diva!

Our little Madie is sure growing into quite the Diva!! The other day I came home with a new pair of HSM2 jammies for her and to our surprise they came with a sleeping blindfold. She couldn't wait to go to sleep and try them out. Funny thing is that sometimes Madie walks in her sleep and she came all the way down the stairs and in to my room with those still on. I guess it's not really that funny, really.