A couple weeks ago my brother Doug and his daughter Sam were in town from Ohio. We tried to get together a few times while they were here. It was so good to see them! We missed Barb though. Hopefully she will be able to come next time. :-)
Anyway, Eric, Chad (my little sister's husband), Clarke (my older sister's husband), Doug, and Sam hiked Timp! They got some great shots! Eric put together this cool video to capture some of the highlights for our blog!
Cade was starting to look like Shaggy, and it was itching his ears and neck a lot. You could tell it bothered him. He hates getting his haircut, so we have been putting it off. We finally just broke down and Eric cut it tonight. I think he could finally tell, "wow, that feels so much better."
WOW, what a cutie patootie!!! (He was so traumatized by the whole event there was no way I could get the binky away just to take the picture. Ha Ha)
Well, we made it back down to Moroni, so Monday morning all the kids started school....again.
They were not nervous at all, and all of them seemed really excited. I did have more pictures, but somehow in my upload attempts, I lost all of them but this one. I also had some of them starting at Mt. Mahogany too, but alas those are gone as well.
Kind of a boring photo, but at least they are all smiling and happy.
Preston started 4th grade, Jaida 2nd, and Alyssa is in Kindergarten.
Well, as of last night at about 10:00 p.m. we officially put our house under contract once more.
We had moved up to my parents for a week to at least start the kids in school. As it turns out, they will start next week back in Moroni.
Eric has been in Georgia for a week, so all these wonderful decisions have been left up to me. We aren't getting what we would have hoped out of our house, but at least now we may be able to move on. So we're really praying this one sticks!!!!
The woman purchasing it, is a single mom of a 2 1/2 yr. old boy. She walked in and "felt it". She said she immediately knew that this is where she wanted to live and raise her son. When my realtor told me that it gave me chills. Being a single mom, she didn't have too many options, but we made it work. I really hope she will be happy here. She seems very excited.
Eric was supposed to come home today, but is being delayed because of the tropical storm down in Florida. We are planning on going back to Moroni and starting the kids there next week. They started Wednesday in Moroni, so they will have only missed a couple days.
We can't close for a month because of the type of loan this woman is getting, so we will have to try to come up with another house payment as well as rent payment for September. That is the most disappointing part. Needless to say though we definately need the closure.
The kids took it hard at first, but I think they're okay now. They too need closure, and we have talked about so many houses lately they never know which one we mean. We hope this will make things much easier on EVERYONE! Ha Ha
Anyway, we'll keep everyone posted. Back to Moroni we go. We have contacted our landlords, and they are happy to let us stay there. So far so good! :-)
As I am packing boxes daily, my kids are running out of things to play with. (I did this on purpose, as to not have to continue cleaning up their things!) Anyway, they have had to get creative.
The older kids can go outside, and draw, color, etc. but Cade just continues to explore things all over the house. He seems to have discovered that curtain climbing is one of the most fun things to do. The lovely gold floor length box curtains are the perfect hiding place. Who would have thought. I think he is the only one living here who has ever liked the curtains. :-)
It looks like we are moving back, so all you P.G.-ites get ready. Everyone there has been so amazing and supportive through all this! I keep in touch with many of you, and visit often so I almost feel as if I never left anyway. You already have all been so nice and welcoming, and I really had a hard time leaving in the first place. Now I have had a hard time accepting the fact that we are moving back too.
What an emotional roller coaster. I seriously doubt there are any tears left in my body, and my knees are worn out from spending so much time on them. :-)
I know it will all be fine, but this whole year has been such a nightmare. It is now obvious to me that we are supposed to be back there for whatever reason, so I will be packing and trying to get the kids in school. (They start Monday). Eric leaves Saturday for Georgia with the military, so it should be a fun few weeks. :-)
Thanks everyone for all your thoughts and prayers. It really means a lot!
A. Attached or Single: Attached to my wonderful husband Eric. I can’t imagine my life without him. B. Best Friend: Once again, my husband Eric. We were truly made for one another. C. Cake or Pie: I'm not a huge fan of cake or pie, but I can enjoy a slice of pie once in a while as long as there is ice cream to go with it. D. Day of Choice: I love Friday. It's the end of the work week, and I get to spend the whole weekend with all my family together. E. Essential item: A hair clip! Ha Ha I love long hair, but can’t stand it on my neck for very long, especially in the summer. F. Favorite Color: Green. I have loved it for a long time. Many shades. I do love others too, but green is at the top! G. Gummy bears or worms: Either one! I love gummy stuff!! H. Hometown: Orem, Utah. Born and raised. Currently, Moroni, Utah. But soon we’ll be back in Pleasant Grove. I. Indulgence(s): Red licorice! I do have a sweet tooth, but my favorite snack at night is graham crackers and milk! J. January or July: January, it is my husband’s birthday month, the beginning of a new year, and a fresh start on new goals! K. Kids: 5 adorable ones! Two boys, ages 9 (Preston) & 1 (Cade). Three girls, ages 17 (Josey), 7 (Jaida) & 5 (Alyssa). And 1 grandson, Age 1 (Traevon). L. Life is incomplete without: Eric, my kids, and the gospel! M. Marriage Date: April 4, 1997 N. Number of siblings: 6 sisters (Donna, Shawnee, Pat, Robin, Celia, and Maria), and 1 brother (Doug) O. Oranges or apples: ORANGES! I love to eat oranges, and can eat 5 or 6 in a sitting. I guess there are much worse things right? I do love apples too, but only Galas! P. Phobias or Fears: Heights is my worst. Also not a big fan of spiders. Q. Quotes: My favorite is, "If you can’t change your circumstance, change your attitude!" R. Reason to smile: When my kids do something great. Watching them learn a new task, or accomplish something that has been out of reach S. Season of choice: I love Fall! I love the changing of the leaves, and the evenings when it’s still light out, but no longer hot. T. Tag: Anyone who wants to add this to their blog! I’d love to read everyone’s! U. Unknown fact about me: I doubt this is really unknown, but I love to bargain shop. I love a good bargain, and will always jump at a sale! I also love thrifting, and to go to yard sales! V. Very favorite store: I really like Costco. They have cool stuff, and I can almost always find something for everyone! W. Worst habit: Picking my lip. Yes, I still do it. I know it’s sad. X. X-ray or Ultrasound: Ultrasound!! That usually means another little one is in the midst. Y. Your favorite food: I love ribs. Tony Roma’s was my favorite. I have figured how to make my own pretty good at home though. Z. Zodiac sign: Aries.