Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter

This morning we went to two Easter egg hunts! We went with Aubrey's friends Brooklynn and Elliott. The kids had a lot of fun and it was a beautiful day for Easter egg hunting. Both hunts were held outside, and it was just a little windy, but the sun was shining and the air was warm.

After hunting for candy and winning a very large water gun, we went to our new house to do a little painting and get things ready for the new flooring to be installed in about a week. We are getting close to having the kitchen all painted and we have just one more light to put up. Now we're in the process of changing door handles.

Thank you to mom and dad who have been doing much of the work. Thanks also to Lance for letting us borrow some of his tools and to Justin for helping us move the appliances!


Monday, April 18, 2011

Painting, Sanding, & Replacing Lights

Last week I signed the contract for the new house. It isn't ours yet, we've set a tentative closing for May 31. We are still waiting on the closing with Russell, we don't have a specific date for that yet, but once that it finalized, then we'll be able to have a date for the closing on my house. The owner of the house I'm buying is being so very patient and understanding about this whole process. He is even allowing me to go into the house and begin getting it ready to move in. When we do finally get to close, I will hopefully have the house ready.

We are doing some painting in the kitchen and the half bathroom, and maybe in the room that will be Aubrey's - we haven't decided on that one for sure yet.

I'm having dad replace lights and ceiling fans, and eventually the dishwasher and the sink/mirror in the half bathroom. We are getting new flooring throughout the hallways, kitchen, and half bathroom and new countertops in the kitchen. I'm getting very excited about the new house!

Aubrey is ready to move her swingset there, but I don't think we're quite ready for that yet!

We are praying that the closing with Russell will happen soon.


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Cruising Right Along

We are cruising along in our neck of the woods. We are eagerly awaiting a closing with Russell, who is buying out Ryan's third of the family partnership. I will be signing the contract on the new house on Monday and then will be ordering new flooring and countertops for the kitchen. Aubrey and I have been to the "new house", which is technically not ours yet, but we're treating it as so, to look at cabinet pulls, match flooring, measure windows, and just run up and down the hallways. The new house has a full basement in it and Aubrey wants to go downstairs every time we go there. We are looking forward to having a place to ride our bikes - well, I don't have a bike, so I may have to get one - walk to the park, and play with neighbors.

I have to keep reminding myself that things move in God's time and not mine. I sometimes tend to get a little impatient with how slowly I feel things are moving. I would love to have an exact moving date in mind, but I don't yet. I hope that it will be in early June, but we'll see how things go. For now, we are happy that we can see them moving ahead and that we're getting closer each day. I would really love to be able to move before I have to mow my grass, but I don't think that's going to happen. I probably should start looking over the mower to determine if there are any flat tires and see if it will even start! I have figured out more about how things work since I try to do it my own and not rely on someone else first . . . I still rely on my dad and Russell for things, but I can figure some things out myself :)

Aubrey has definitely beaten her pneumonia. She is still coughing which I think is an allergy issue, so now she's on claritin, but she's sleeping and not coughing at night and I'm thankful.


Sunday, April 3, 2011

Marriage Proposal

I was asked last night, by Aubrey's friend, Carson if he could marry Aubrey. Luckily, Papaw was also there and was looking out for Aubrey's interest by asking Carson about his future career path. I had to tell Carson I wouldn't be able to give him an answer to that question for several more years, but that I would keep him in mind.

We met the Shoemakers down by the Fairfield Mall last night and ate supper and then went on the mall's train ride. We also went to Target and Aubrey got a new swimsuit and bedding for her new room and big girl bed when we move to our new house. That won't be for another month or two, but I figured that if I waited, it might not be there when we were ready for it. Aubrey was excited.

She is still coughing, but feeling much better.