April 29, 2011

For the Birds

Our neighbor's birdhouse is the most happening birdhouse I've ever seen.  One day I had to scare a crow away.  He was trying to get some eggs, I believe.  I hope I was successful.

House Update

Looking good, no?  Don't you wish  you had a blue tarp on your roof?  It's so chic.   And it's all the rage my home fashion forward thinking friends.  We are considering a mattress in the front yard.  But we're not sure if it's the look we're going for.  What do you think? 

April 21, 2011


Can you believe it?  That was us ten years ago!  It's so exciting to be in double digits.  We went out to lunch and talked about houses.  We talked about some of our adventures.  The Nissan Sunny we drove in Taiwan.  Backpacking in Japan.  The adventures we have planned for this summer.  Jellystone, kayaking, and backpacking.

I'm a lucky gal.  He's a lucky guy. But it's not luck that's kept us together.  Two great kids, a lot of work and compromise, and a whole bunch of family FUN has made these ten years so fabulous.  So here's to the next ten years, and the ten after that, and the ten after that, and the...

April 20, 2011


Here are some pictures of the outside and inside of the house.  Blegh. What a pain.  But it should get us on the news this evening.  I'll post it when it shows up.  Whee!

Crazy Storm

I know the picture is bad. That is a tree down in front of our house. The hole in our roof is worse. A branch came down on our roof missing the kids and our car. Everyone is ok. We even have power. But we also have some wicked leaks and insulation all over the kids clothes. It's hard to sleep with the lightning and chainsaws and now the crazy drips. We might be moving earlier than expected!

April 16, 2011

This Week in April

The week after Spring Break can only be topped by the week after Christmas break or the week after Summer break.  Monday had Gwyn skipping home from school.  A whole day of planned learning made her the happiest girl on the block.  I'm not going to dwell too long on how that reflects on me and my parenting. 

On Thursday I drove to Indy to turn in paperwork for the Cub Scout pack.  Of which I have no affiliation.  And no desire to.  But I love my husband.  And H&M is close to the scouting headquarters.  And Trader Joes. 'Nuf said.

This week, we're really going to start making decisions.  Find a real estate agent, book a moving van, plan house hunting trip(s).  We're done with debating and ready to be done with all the talk.  Time for some action.

April 7, 2011

Spring Break

It's Spring Break!!!

The kids are home this week.  On Monday, I tried to do my usual Monday things.  Clean the kitchen, vacuum, laundry.  But those kids just got in the way!  They wanted to play!  So on Monday night, I realized that I had better make a plan for the week.  One with limited work and maximum FUN.  So we have had playdates galore, hiking with friends, and are planning a trip to the caves on Saturday.  Jesse took them to work today, which freed me up to finish the taxes!  Yay! 

We were thinking of going to Chicago and then to Appleton to look at houses, but with Jesse just back from his trip to Hawaii and me feeling a little overburdened solo parenting last week, it just sounded like a silly idea.  And since we really don't need to close on a house until July, there is no rush just yet.  We'll go up sometime next month and hopefully the home of our dreams will be available.  Or at least one we like enough to sink our savings into! (and that tax return)
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