Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Mini Vacation

Hello! We made our way to Burnham for not only a much needed mini vacation but for Kaylee's 1st birthday party. These pictures say it all. The girls just took to David! Especially Kaylee! They said she never has taken to a person like she did with David! She doesn't let many people "hold" her, but she immediately went to him and was by his side the whole time! I told him on our way there that after we leave he would want girls! He said no way, he wants boys! Well, after the way she was clinging to him, he changed his mind ! Now he wants a little girl! After her party she was so tired and needed a nap but wouldn't let anyone hold her, so they gave her to David she went right to sleep in his arms!! I think that is what did it! We went to dinner on Sat. night and went to Joel and April's Church, The Upper Room. It was very laid back and very nice. Then we were off to Aunt Faith and Uncle John's for dinner. It was a full spread!! She made us ham, parsleyed potatoes, veggie medley, applesauce, corn, creamed lettuce salad, and the best part, chocolate cake with peanut butter icing!!! YUMMY!! We got to spend some time with them at their home across the street from Joel and April. Then Birthday party time! We had more cake and ice cream! She got allot of cute toys and clothes!
We really didn't want to leave! We almost stayed another night. They have a very nice home and really fixed it up! I really liked April's decor. It's country, like my style!! It has a pool also, so Jayna can't wait until July for her pool party. And Aunt Faith and Uncle John too! Their home is very nice also!! But, we came back home and back to the grind! We are in the process of getting the car fixed so hopefully it will be okay. Well, until next time!!!

Joel and April's home.
Aunt Faith and Uncle John's home.
Aunt Faith & Uncle John's living room.
Aunt Faith & Uncle John's dining room.
Aunt Faith & Uncle John's beautiful kitchen.
Joel & April's living room.

Joel & April's kitchen.
Joel & April's dining room.
Joel & April's living room. (notice the electric heater that looks like a firplace! it's cool!!)

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Hello Strangers!

Well, I know it's been a long time since our last post! These pictures are of our plot of ground. This is the current state that it's in. The barn is finally down, now this needs to go. They work at it, not as fast as we would like, but they are working on it. Our closing on the land is in Feb. then it will be all legal and official. Scary and excited all at the same time!
We are currently still trying to find a contractor. We couldn't find one that would "sign off" on us to do allot of the work ourselves, so we are getting quotes from a few contractors for them to do it all. Some did say David could do the electrical and we could do a few things, so it may save us a little money. Just frustrating and we are just getting started. We feel like we need a vacation already!! We had our initial blueprints drawn up, so that was neat to see exactly how it will look. We had our friend Erin recommend someone she works with to draw them up. We were grateful for that , that saved us a bundle!!
We are having lots of car troubles this week! My keys won't come out of the ignition, so I have to manually override it to get them out. I get to stick my finger up underneath the steering column and pull a lever!! Works for now!! =] Then David calls me tonight and asked me to come pick him up from work his car wouldn't start. So off I went! I called the tow truck. Well, it got it to start so, I cancelled the tow truck! We met at the garage. I could smell burning. The mechanic came out and tryed to start it, wouldn't. When it did the smoke just rolled out of the exhaust!! Well goody. He said that it's probably the head gasket!! Ahhhh... no!! So another garage bill. In the meantime he'll be driving the beast. The old truck! And mine still needs inspected!! LOL!!! It's always something!! Keeps us very busy!!
Speaking of busy, besides the car trouble, trying to find a contractor, blueprints, bank stuff, lawyer stuff, keeping up with everything, they made me temporary group leader at work so I'm REALLY stressed !! I'm gettin' tired! David too! Seems as though we can't keep up! Plus we both have been working overtime!
GREAT NEWS!! David FINALLY went to see a doctor. He wants to quit smoking!! Yeah!! He will be trying a prescription, Chantix. It has a 44% success rate. We are hopeful. He hasn't been to the doctor since we've been together! That's been over eight years! Wow!! So, pray that God gives him the strength to beat this!!
Well, hope to be off to see Aunt Faith and Uncle John and Joel and April, Jayna and Kaylee this weekend. We will be staying with Joel and April Sat. night to be there for Kaylee's 1st birthday! We haven't had a chance to see them in quite some time so we are looking forward to it!!
Until next time!! =]