Feb 13, 2008

The beginning of something special.....we hope

Hey everyone,
So, we are officially mortgage free. I prefer that phrase to homeless at the moment. We spent the last couple of days, endless days, horrible packing and cleaning and cramming days, moving out. I was so busy, I didn't have a chance to feel the gravity of it all. Of course, the boys were real champs even though their schedules were disrupted and their momma barely got a wink of sleep. I went through so much Monster that my system is now having a hard time correcting itself. Leaving last night, I felt that twinge for the first time. That twinge of leaving our first home, the boys first home with us and a pretty darn good start for us for the last 4.5 years. My doggies are staying with the inlaws and we are missing them like crazy too. The hotel is actually very good (we decided to upgrade so it is really the same as a mortgage payment). Every morning we have started a new breakfast ritual. We get up early with Daddy and go down to the hotel restaurant for breakfast. Everything we need is there....cereal, eggs, sausage and the boys very favorite: the french toast sticks with syrup. My favorite is the coffee as now I am giving up on the energy drink crutch and replacing it with something just as leathal. Oh to be back with my closet of diet coke....
We have a line on another house. We are guardedly optimistic as we have lost out on two other houses we were trying to buy. If nothing else, the market is flooded so we will keep on trying until it happens for us. It is a funny thing though. Talk to any realtor and they will say that nothing is selling here. Now, two properties in a row we bid on has gotten other offers....Who is spying on me???? Stop please because as nice as living in this hotel is (even though we don't have a babysitter for Karyoke Tuesday) we want to move into our new house. The boys deserve it. I have to admit though, having Daddy home for breakfast and lunch and before bedtime is already a treat. Things are coming together. We are just waiting for the finishing touch. We have faith that our house will come. Until then, I will see this as what it is...a pseudo vacation with no cooking and cleaning.
Wish I could post some pictures, but am on my little lap top in the room and it is no where near what our desktop at home is.
Take care,
I hope to write again with good news soon. And pictures if we can actually win a bid.

Feb 8, 2008

The Count Down Begins...not enough time in the day

Hello Everyone. Well, I have been a little lax with my blogging. So busy with house stuff and putting out escrow fires. The movers officially come this Sunday and we are closing on Monday, which was first next Saturday....then today.....now Monday. Talk about on our toes and stressed out. I pack and pack and amass huge piles of boxes to the ceiling and barely scratched the surface. The next two days will be cram days.....Unfortunately, I don't know when I will be able to blog again. Because we don't have a new house ready (don't get me started on that one), we have to move into a hotel for three weeks. Our stuff will be in storage. I suppose we can pretend it is like the Suite Life of Zach and Cody....except I won't be a lounge singer (that would clear out the hotel fast). We are supposedly supposed to have a high speed internet connection, but will see how it goes. If it works well, perhaps I shall blog, if not......I will see you all in a month.
So, here we go. Embarking on a new chapter in our lives. Daddy will be a more present participant in our family and hopefully soon we can set down roots again. I don't even want to think about all I have to get done in the immediate future. I am already so pooped.
So, I will end showing you guys the cutest faces in the world which you may or may not miss for a couple of weeks. Ben, the biggest cheese in the world....who wouldn't miss this face even for a day.
And Sebby. Waving bye bye and ready to rev his engine and ride off into the sunset. This new chapter in our lives is fast approaching that timespan called the terrible twos. Please be easy on me guys. I will love you no matter what, but mommy is stressed to the max. Sebs favorite word now is no. Are you ready to get out of the bath? Vigorous head shaking and no, no, no. Why aren't you eating your cracker, don't you like it? No, no, no. Come on, it's good. You like it. No, no, no. Not to mention when the dog or his brother misbehaves, finger out, head shakes and no, no, no. Come here Seb----no, no, no. Always with a playful smile that no mother could resist, but still.....a preview of things to come.

Okay. I have to get back to the endless packing. Enough procrastination. And, I hope I'll be back sooner than later!

Close your eyes, count to three and we are Gone!