Friday, February 29, 2008
Ok, for those of you who have been waiting, the house that we chose was house #3, and I will say that it wasn't the nicest looking house on the outside, but it was the best inside, and largest. Of course, just about every house will need a little work, but the price was so appealing, that it will be far more than worth it in the end. Kel is just excited that he can finish the basement the way HE wants, and have his own man-cave. The only thing that I'm sad about, is leaving such a wonderful ward. Thank you to everyone that has reached out to us. I'm sorry that we have been a little reclusive, but I hate saying good-bye. I thought that if I didn't make as many friends that it would be easier to leave. Very silly thinking on my part, I won't make the same mistake.
The best news I think is that we are moving to a six-day market where all car dealerships are closed on Sunday, so I will finally have a husband to go to church with. I'm so excited. Hopefully the move will go just as planned...wish us luck!
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
This is a 2100 sq. ft house with partially finished walk-out basement, 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath. A fully landscaped yard with a playset in the back. A large master bedroom with 5 piece master bath. Walk-in closets in every bedroom. Large updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, upstairs laundry, and Gas fireplace. Asking price $219,900
Kel's personal favorite, a 1800 sq ft 4 bedroom 2 1/2 bath (no basement), wood floors, 2 way fireplace, green and tan colored walls, large corner lot with back porch, lots of details like lighting, vaulted ceilings, completely move-in ready! Asking price 219,000
A bank-owned, 2600 sq ft, 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath. Unfinished basement, gas fireplace, loft, Above average kitchen, with stainless steel appliances. 14'x20' (huge) master bedroom with 2 closets, and 5 piece bath all tastefully tiled. Unfinished back yard, with views of Pikes Peak. Only needs a good cleaning, offered at $189,900
Maybe you can guess which one we picked, I'll let you know as soon as we hear the good OR bad news. Hopefully that is sooon.
Colorado Springs is quite the booming town, it is considerably larger than we imagined. Shopping galore, and all the outdoor activites you could want. I know we will stay very busy. We sampled many new resturants throughout our daily activities, missed our girls, and got very little sleep, ok Emily got very little sleep ( I worry and fret way tooo much). The high elevation (around 6000 ft) dried out our skin, and can make breathing harder at strenuous exercise. They say that you can sunburn a lot faster because the air is thinner and you are a mile closer to the sun. All in all, it was a very fun town. We are excited to move to Colorado Springs and make our home there.
Friday, February 15, 2008
As a surprise, I made him the traditional sugar cookies that he is always begging for, and took them to his work (it's a surprise because I say I'm not going to, but I guess since I do every year it's not really a big surprise). I took enough that he could share with his friends, but I think he ate most of them himself. He is my little sugar fiend. And for those of you who don't know, Kel's nickname for me is the "Sugar Nazi". Funny, Funny, I know our relationship is a little backwards and sometimes I wonder how we get along, our tastes are sooo opposite. But because of this, both of our interests have broadened significantly. And I'm so thankful that he loves me AND all of my weaknesses (which are quite alot). Who else would stick around with a compulsive perfectionist like me. He puts up with a lot!! He works soo much to support our family. I love him dearly, and I guess this little post has turned into my Ode to Kelly. Love you Babe, Happy Late Valentines!
Monday, February 11, 2008
A green little Candies bag. You either hate it or love it! I've heard both.
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Our day was so much fun. We got some amazing priced tickets to Disney's Nemo on Ice through the homeschool group. And they were great seats- row 8. Lucky us, I'm going to miss these field trips when we move. The show was such a delight. The cast so energetic it was hard to keep your eyes off them. The costumes were amazing. Such bright colors, and there were even fireworks. Wow! What a fun time, Brielle was asking the whole time, "where's nemo, where's nemo", and she was a little frightened when the big whale came out. She said "oh no, he ate the fishies, I hope he doesn't eat me". Kyrie loved seeing Bruce and the other sharks, that's odd, I guess they weren't scary at all. I loved all the little baby turtles. Kyrie can't help herself and says "Rock Dude" all the time now, just like Crush. It was hard taking pictures, but here are a few...
After the show we stopped at Panera Bread. And I am sad to say that this was my first time ever? Where have I been? It was so yummy, I am going to have to frequent there more often. I guess this is good-bye to Subway.
Thursday, February 7, 2008
I feel like a horrible mother.
As you all know we are moving in 6 weeks and I am busy trying to clear out some unneeded things. And as of the moment I have about a foot high stack of pictures like the one above. For anyone that can't tell, it is a picture of Tigger in the hundred acre woods. His body is kinda blending in with the trees in the foreground. Click on the picture and it will be clearer. There are also mountains and trees in the background. The flowers and ladybugs are stickers (an unusual item around here). This is a very simplistic picture for Kyrie, she very often has so many things going on in one page, you can't tell which way is up. But she is getting a lot better. She tells me she is going to be and artist, and go to art school.
The trouble is, even though I know that I can't keep every single picture, I feel rotten because Kyrie puts her heart and soul in to each piece. Some days she will spend up to an hour or more on one picture. And I'm just chucked a whole stack of them in the garbage (I keep the really nice ones). I shouldn't feel bad, I know, the whole lot will be replenished in a month or so, and she forgets about them a few days later. Some very complex with a handful a fairies flying around the home tree, others not so much with only a few unicorns. Sometimes I get mad at her for using so much paper. She uses up 3-4 pages AT LEAST in a day. She's a monster when it comes to art! She even sneaks paper or draws in her school books. Often I'll find faces in the numbers of her math problems...
But this is her thing, something she really enjoys, so I feel like I should just let her go. Let her draw up a storm. Who knows maybe it's the same with every child this age, but I still feel bad for throwing away something she put so much energy into.
I have often wondered what it would be like to live in Elizabeth Bennetts day and age, and the author puts it quite in perspective. I thoughly enjoyed the unexpected twists and turns, and in the end all turned out as I expected. The only thing I didn't see coming is how the book changed me. I see in alot of ways how I have been looking for the perfect man (in my husband), and I was not accepting his own charateristics and also the reality in life. I've been waiting around for life to be perfect and thus not living it completely. What a tragic tale I hope others do not get caught up in. The book was very entertaining, some of the dialogue was a little repetitive from Austen books, but that's ok- "make haste" is always a welcome phrase. This book is for anyone who is a die-hard Pride and Prejudice fan!