Thursday, December 30, 2010
not a very good offer but an offer none the less. We are negotiating and hopefully we can walk away without have to pay a great deal of money at closing.
This is hard - extremely hard. We have a great house and could easily have it paid off in less than 15 years. We could stay here but we want more for the family. We want the kids to be close to good schools, close to our work, and not have to commute with us.
We are selling our house for less than we paid for it and we have put in a great deal of money, time, and love into this home.
How much is it worth to get us closer to work and the kids more time with their parents?
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
It is all a waiting game and I am stuck in the middle of it.
I am ready to be done with this commute. I am ready to find a new house. I am ready to start packing and thinking about moving.
Owen is currently sleeping in front of his brothers room. We have found him sleeping in various areas throughout the house in the past couple of days. He misses his routine being off for break but hopefully with get back into the swing of things next week when school starts again. I am enjoying my time off with the little ones but the house looks like a tornado hit it. My new years resolution is to blog more.
I really don't care if people are reading but it is a way for me to express myself and take a few moment to myself.
Hope everyone had a great holiday season and a happy new year
Sunday, September 26, 2010
BUT we haven't sold the house - not even having people come see it. very annoying. If the government would do another 8k buyers credit we would sell immediately but there are no buyers in our area right now. The only hope we have is based on nothing that we can control.
the boys like their school and we have been quite happy other than the ridiculously long commute.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
they have never been to daycare before
We go to a Baptist Church so I was excited to find out about this place through another teacher in my building. BUT this church is WAY more conservative than our current church
There is a a dress code for K3 - no t-shirts with any writing or logos, or characters. hmmmm - I am having a hard time explaining to Owen that he can't wear Thomas shirts to school. We have been laying out his clothes the night before so that he doesn't even see other clothes.
The older kids are not even allowed to wear shorts or tennis shoes aka soccer shoes. thank goodness that doesn't apply to Owen or we may have to find other care.
The good news is that the teachers are very loving and pray for the students by name. I do like that part, but I am a teacher so I am in a weird place. I am fairly liberal but also very much a Christian. Not sure why the two seem to have to contradict each other. I am searching for a church that believe Jesus is our Lord and Savior but doesn't persecute people based on things that they can't control. I like Obama and think he is doing some great things, I think people who love the same sex should be allowed to love each other and given the same legal rights, I really don't care what you call it. Abortion I think is a private matter that the person will have to live with for the rest of their live either way so what business it is of mine to decide. i believe that little boys should look like their fathers and circumcision should be based on what daddy looks like.
WOW I am on a political rant tonight - that is what a half bottle of wine does - oh yeah I believe in drinking - don't tell the Baptist Church
Well I guess this is my blog and I can say whatever I want because that is why it is here :)
School starts in 6 days
Friday, August 27, 2010
So today was the test drive - up at 5, kids up by 5:40 - breakfast for family. Mike out door by 6, car loaded and pulling out of driveway by 6:15 - not bad except I forgot to put gas int he car - oh well we did good and the kids nor i actually had to be anywhere today - We did the drive and found the quickest way to daycare and then on to my school.
I got quite a few stares walking into a school with a baby gate. Don't worry for students are safe it was only for my children. I am the new teacher so i didn't want to come off as anti social. I baby gated my kids into my classroom while I worked and it actually worked really well minus the time that Owen knocked it over and went tumbling into the hallway.
We went for an extra special treat for lunch by going to the choo choo restaurant for lunch since the boys had to spend most of the last day of summer in my classroom. We did go out to the playground a few times
We survivied and the real commute begins next week
Wish us luck or a super fast sale on the house
Saturday, August 21, 2010
we have a showing this weekend, really hoping this is the one. i really want to move - my life is going to be very incomplete until we move. everything is at a stand still until we move and that has a lot to do with the freak out.
But here is my thinking - the mortgage guy called yesterday and we r preapproved and ready to make an offer once we have an offer, the moving truck company called to give us a quote, and we have a showing all in one day - it must be a sign.
please someone come buy my beautiful house
Thursday, August 19, 2010
I have nothing really against daycare as a whole it is extremely necessary for a majority of the people I know. My kids have never been to daycare - they had in home care and then our absolutely fabulous nanny that was in our budget (I remind you I am a teacher and we do not bring home 3 figures).
So here is my minor issue with putting them into daycare. My boys love each other, they are best friends, they are only 21 months apart. By putting them into daycare I am not only separating them from us but also from each other. I don't think they have been apart for more than an hour or two in the 18 months since we brought Logan home.
Maybe it will only be for a year - once we move and are not an hour away from everything then maybe I can find an in home nanny again. but today i cry because my son misses his nanny and her son and because I am still not sure that I made the right decision. If I hadn't decided to take this job she would be here right now playing trains with him.
I should mention that I have known our nanny since she was 7 and I was 9 - we grew up together, lost contact after HS and eventually moved to the same area. She has been a wonderful second mother to our sons.
maybe i just need school to start so that i can occupy my mind and not think about all of it
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
So very soon I start the hour drive tot he new job. Thats not all though. I get to do it with two toddlers in tow because i was so confident that we would sell the house and move that I enrolled them in daycare down at the new location.
this is going to be a very long school year
Thursday, June 24, 2010
We went and visited my new school yesterday - I have a great classroom with windows!!! After being in the computer lab for several years I am super excited about windows.
Owen had fun 'helping' - he randomly started moving the book piles from one desk to another one book at a time - he wasn't in the way and thought he was helping so all is good.
Logan on the other hand - well lets just say he is amusing but wears me out.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
we are packing boxes, having a garage sale, and getting rid of things
Wow I am terrfied and excited! a new job, a new house, a new life
i should mention that dear hubby will get 10 hours of his life back a week! His commute is being cut by over 2 hours a day!
Looking forward to life without commutes
Now on to sell our house so we can start this new amazing life
Sunday, May 23, 2010
The kids has a mind like a steel trap - today he starts asking me to flip his bed over. I am a push over so of course i did in all my infinite wisdom, thinking tha this tent will fit under it and there will be more room etc. What i didn't take into account was the 1 yr old trying to climb up on it. It is a ladder - how can my 1 yr old climb a ladder. I was surprised Owen could climb the ladder
ack my summer is going to be long and stressful if this 1yr doesn't stop getting into EVERYTHING
10 schools day left - who is counting with me
Saturday, May 22, 2010
I did very little child proofing with Owen and am learning my lesson with Logan - They are giving me a run for my money
Thursday, May 20, 2010
I figured it is close enough to what he is looking for - something to settle his stomach before he starts heaving again. Hope he doesn't grow boobs - hehehe
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Owen got it in the middle of the night
10 loads of laundry later i think we have turned the corner
Logan already had it so that just leaves my husband who took care of us all day
my head still hurts but at least i have been able to keep some food down. Owen is currently playing with Thomas so I think he is feeling better.
Luckily our nanny came and "rescued" Logan from the sick house and took him back to her house for almost the entire day. He obviously had way more fun than we did played outside most of the day and came home after a long nap.
How am I going to keep up with the awesome things our nanny does with our kids when I am home with them all summer. I am a little paranoid that they wont have as much fun with mommy as they do with her
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
So McD's here I come instead. I wake little terror up, get them both out of seats, - of course as I am trying to get them out I get the evil look from some lady trying to pull into the parking spot next to me. There are at least 15 open spaces but fine take the one where my car door is open it's fine, i will hurry a little faster. We rush into the mcd's and get into the restroom - handicap stall is already in use. All that is left is the little tiny, knees almost touching the door stall. So Owen, logan, and I squeeze into the stall so I can pee. Owen of course doesn't need to go -- that is of course until we sit down with all our food to eat. Now what? I can very well leave Logan in the dinig room and take Owen. So i ask him to wait hoping that it isn't the cause for new underwear. After we clean up and are ready to head to the bathroom he decides that he really doesn't have to go anyway. joy!
We made it to the party and only had a few small incidents there - like Logan (aka little terror) playing in the toliet.
i survuved but next time i may need a few extra glasses of wine
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Yesterday Owen threw a fit when we were leaving the chiropractor last night. He threw a fight when leaving preschool. He was having a rough day and told me so himself. So we told him no treats that night since he was not using his good listening ears.
So today he has been asking all day if he gets a treat tonight - At least I think he understands why he couldn't have one yesterday.
So hopefully there is a treat in the horizon tonight because otherwise i might need a stiff drink. to take a time out of my own.
We found a solution for the ever climbing 1 yr old. Our nanny ingeniously put the play yard around the dining room table. No more baby on top of the table! Why didn't i think of that??
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
When i picked him up from preschool he screamed and kicked and threw a fit when it was time to leave. He hit me and kicked me as I lovingly held him tightly to my body and carries him to the car while he screamed goo goo ga ga at the top of his lungs. I reminded him to use his words and finally as I got him into the car seat he screamed I want DADDDY!
okay little man I know how this goes - you are mad at me for making you leave so you want daddy, that is how the story goes when you don't get your way.
we get home and he wants the nanny, she wishes me luck and runs away. Not that i can blame her i want to run away too. Luckily Logan has just gone down for a nap and I try to convince Owen he needs a rest. I ask if he needs to use the potty - of course not because he just wants to go back to preschool. I put him in his room and he promptly pees all over. So we take a bath and clean up - he is currently snuggling in the recliner with his blankets and stuffed Thomas.
it is going to be a long night unless he falls asleep - wish me luck
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
I promise to get better
the little terrorist - other wise known as Logan is a CLIMBER - how do i keep him off my kitchen table and chairs? HELP
Owen was not a climber and i have no idea how to stop this behavior.
Owen is three and he is super excited about all his new toys - I am thinking about all his old toys and how a garage sale sounds great
Softball season has started so of course my loving husband has already injured himself. This year it is his hip - he thinks he is old or something. He needs to stay in somewhat of playable shape because we no longer has a back up first baseman.
other than that life is good
school countdown has started and i hope to write more this summer
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
When did he get so old. I swear he was just born - I know I still have enough of the baby weight to think that.
He did pee all over the place and have to get new pants - which he promptly told me he didn't like when we got home.
He ran to his room when we got home and returned pants-less and no undies!
Definitely not a shy one he is
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Because we actually go places when we have membership because we aren't thinking about how much it costs. Weird right? We have been to the zoo at least 20 times in the last 12 months. Sometimes only for an hour or two sometimes for a while day. But when the kids are being cranky and we need to leave after an hour we don't get mad or feel guilty because in our minds it didn't cost us anything to get in. After going 20 times in a year I guess the cost is minimal for those trips. By goal this year is go at least once a week during summer break. We love going in the winter & spring when a majority of the world isn't thinking Let go visit the zoo. Yesterday was winter and it was perfect zoo weather.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
really it isn't. I am ammused on a daily basis on the things he says and does. Last night Big O was having a hard time falling asleep so he ended up snuggled with us watching the olympics. I was telling my hubby a story about somehting that happened and instead of relaying the things that were inappropriate for little ears I said expletives. Now our two year old is going around saying expletives, expletives, expletives. oh well better than an actual swear I guess
Friday, February 19, 2010
2yr year old trying to do yoga hilarious but maybe it will help his coordination
Thursday, February 18, 2010
BUt in other news Big O came home today and had the nanny take off his shoes. He tooks his shoes to his room and came back out with slippers on. too cute - must have been extra cuteness so I wouldn't get mad when he threw a temper tantrum about where he wanted to play 10 minutes later
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Physically my little man has recovered from his break but I am not sure I will ever emotionally recover from all we went through in the last year or so. I wish we could go back to Nov 08 and start from there over again with or without a body cast there are things that would have changed.
There is snow here and lots of it - was hoping for a snow day today but no luck.
Two walking boys that is where I am, chasing the boys and loving them.
Loving that they can both walk, stand move, no casts, no wheelchairs, no wagons, just them on their own walking.
It was a bit weird when my almost 3 yr old and my 1 yr old were learning to walk at the same time, but it was amazing.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Owen broke his tibia at the beginning of December and such began our life in casts AGAIN. I love that little boy but he is so accident prone. He was going to take a nap and the next thing I hear is a thud and scream. He was standing in his bed and he fell, his foot got caught between the mattress and frame and the rest is history.
He got his cast off on Friday and now he are learning to walk again - I feel like we were doing this a year ago - wait we were. Expect this time we have two kids learning to walk. Right now Logan at 11 months is winning the walking battle taking several steps at a time while Owen is standing and hesitating taking one mini step forward.
Life continues to evolve, I will keep in touch