Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Exhausting couple of days

The past few days have been somewhat exhausting for us. From making sure we have every piece of paper signed, to transactions at the bank, to bank paperwork, to decisions being agreed upon and then not agreed upon, it's been a roller coaster of events. Events that I would really like to drink away and never look at again.

We think we are about a week away from one of the biggest events in our lives, except for the birth of both of our kids , this one is a biggie.

For those of you who know us and know the struggle we have been through in trying to acquire this house, we ask for your continued prayers as we take this final stretch...........If you find us stressed, cranky and just not at all pleasant, you know why.

Monday, September 22, 2008

I love IT!


Today is the first day of my favorite time of year, Autumn! I am so glad summer is over, you can only eat so many hot dogs and hamburgers and swim so much in your life that it's just time for pumpkins and gourds and leaves and cider, yum! I'm praying that this is the beginning of a stress free fall............fingers are crossed and prayers are being prayed that all of this house stuff now moves quickly so we can get in and get settled.

Friday, September 19, 2008

It's Friday!

And this crazy week will finally come to an end. I did something this morning that may or may not come back to bite me. I drove to work.... I know, probably shouldn't be driving until I see the doctor on Tuesday, but man is my family going crazy this week. I've been shuffled around by Scott to work and home every day, I can see how tired he is. We have had some sort of school function every night this week except tonight, and now my kids want to go to a football game! UGH......

We still have no word on the house and whether or not the estate attorney will work with our current agreement, all of which is in line, the dots are marked the t's are crossed and everything is fine, except for this darn attorney.

I just want something to pan out for us this week, something to fall in line with what we need done. Why won't it work?

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Jacob's Baptism video

Well I promised this video two weeks ago, then ended up having my emergency surgery and never got around to it, so here it is, it's a short video but it's precious to me. This is my 10 year old Jacob being baptized by our pastor, Robert Daneker in the pool at Waldheim Park.
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Friday, September 12, 2008

My wild week

What can I say, my week was a bit crazy this week. Started Monday with little Emma needing to see the doctor, so I worked a half day. Tuesday morning about 2am I was stricken with severe stomach pain, though it was a stomach bug, I was wrong. By Wednesday at 2am I was in the ER and being admitted. Turns out my gallbladder turned against me and it had to come out! By Wednesday afternoon it was out and I was feeling so much better. Thursday by 2 I was home and I am now being pampered by my husband. Need a couple days to recover and I can't drive until the 24th but I think I will make it through.

Monday, September 8, 2008

A cleansing

Yesterday, September 7th, my Jacob was baptized. It melts my heart to write about it because to me it is such a special event, and what makes it even more special is it was his decision, without any prodding from Mom and Dad, he made the decision, he talked to us, and we mentioned it to our pastor.

Scott and I had Jacob baptized when he was a baby. That was our decision as parents, that we wanted him baptized in the church, one of the places where we spend much of our time and where we believe our extended family lives.

The unique part of this baptism yesterday was, Jacob was baptized by the same Pastor who baptized him as an infant, yet a different church. So this was my little "Verification from God" that we are in the right place, this is the church home where God sees us making a difference, these are genuine, unique people, who care, who show real compassion and love and who show all of those things to my kids, to Scott and I and to the people around them. This is finally our home.

I'm going to try to post a video later of the actual baptism, I thought it was pretty neat.

Friday, September 5, 2008

The Anxiety is killing me at this point


The documents to buy the house have finally been seen by the attorney for the estate and let me say this in the nicest way I can without using bad words. If the attorney were a spider, I would step on him in a flash!


He is making this transition very difficult...................and that is honestly all I can say right now cause I'm mad.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

First day of school


Has finally come and I can't be more excited. The summer had it's ups and downs and shuffling the kids back and forth and making sure they were not too bored just got very tiresome. All in all I put some of the blame on the kids, they did NOT want to participate in anything this summer. Jacob could have done two or three soccer camps and Emma had tons of opportunities for girl scout type stuff but they both chose to not do anything.

It feels good to get back in the swing of school, to know that they are both safe in their classroom, that Jacob won't be calling me a million times on my cell, although the I Love You's will be missed every time he says goodbye.

We are beginning our soccer practice tonight with Jacob, it's the last practice before the first game on Saturday, it's not our fault, the coaches never called. Typical disorganization.

The house settlement is probably pushed off a week or so, seems the mortgage folks didn't get the proper paperwork to the right people and now we are stalled until it's reviewed, irks me alot and I lost a bunch of sleep over it last night. I think I'm on my 3rd cup of coffee already just trying to make it through the day.

The one good thing I did for the day was had two meals all ready in the fridge to pop in the oven when we get home from school and work today. Jacob requested meatloaf tonight so he had something to look forward to today. I have never made meatloaf, he experienced it at his Aunt Teri's house, so of course I had to go to Teri to find out how she made it cause I already know I never liked my moms meatloaf. Hope he likes it tonight.