Well hello world. I’ve been a little awol from blogging lately and so I thought I’d drop in and say hi.
Lately life has been… well I guess it’s impossible to describe life in one word, ya know. A few words maybe. Busy. Crazy. Fun. Overwhelming. Sad. Joyful.
A week and a half ago the kids and I visited my parents and my sister was also in town. Since she lives three hours away now we don’t get to see her as much and so it was a blast hanging out with her.
Aunt Nellie is the best “shark” player ever!
Goggles! (Said in the voice of Russell from the movie Up!)
Papa is bound and determined to let the kids have a pet on the boat. Remember the rabbit? Well when we came to visit Papa had acquired a turtle for the kids. His name is George.
Or Super George!
We’ve also been visiting the dentist. Which isn’t nearly as fun as visiting Aunt Nellie, Grama and Papa!
It was Caleb’s first real dentist visit. We tried last year but he refused to open his mouth! This time around he was scared at first. Check out the pouty lip!
And what in the world is up with my huge man hands? Jeez.
After our great dental assistant (who is also Pat’s cousin so she’s especially great) explained everything to Caleb, he warmed up to the whole thing and wouldn’t stop opening his mouth! It was so sweet. And he had no cavities! Ya!
Unfortunately Angel didn’t fare so well. She has six cavities! Yikes! Poor thing. And very frustrated mama since we’re pretty strict about brushing teeth. This morning we started working on the filings and they were only able to get one done before she got antsy. So we’ll go again in a few weeks and see how far we get. Pat and I also have some dental work to get done that we’ve been putting off for over a year now and Pat will need to be put under (anesthesia – just in case you were wondering what I meant) because he kinda freaks out at the dentist. It’s no wonder we need to move. We can’t afford all these dental bills!
Yes, it’s official. We are selling our house! That’s probably what has been keeping us the busiest the past few weeks. And it’s definitely a bittersweet process. We are pretty sure the bank is going to approve a short sale for us, in fact the process has already been started. We were referred to a realtor who has alot of experience with short sales and so that is reassuring.
Just today we completed our application for our new place. A 2-bedroom, 1-bath apartment! Can you say downsize? We currently live in a 4-bedroom, 3-bath house. We are going to have a sale next week and we’ll store some stuff at my brother’s house and my parent’s house. And honestly it’s actually refreshing to think about how we are going to have to really simplify our life. As long as the short sale goes through within about two or three years we can hopefully get back on track and save up enough to get in to another house – one that we can afford!
Even though we are going to have a very busy next couple of weeks of sorting, throwing, packing, etc, we have alot of other fun stuff planned! My mom bought the kids weekly gymnastic class for the summer and they start that next week! And then every week we have plans to go to story time/puppet show at the library, playtime at the park, swimming of course and lots of other fun things!
We are definitely looking forward to summer and are trusting God for the days to come!