Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

The Halloween Festival that we hosted was a HUGE success.  We sold out of food by 7:00! And we had made enough for 150-200 people! It was amazing.  All of the proceeds went to the Quenemo PRIDE group.

We have also decided to start getting stuff figured out so we can begin building our dream house next year. Here is our tentative timeline:

- This winter get the land appraised and in our name
- Late winter/early spring- go to the bank and apply for construction loan
- Spring/summer- finalize blue prints, dirt work, basement poured, well dug, septic tank installed, electricity ran
- Late summer/early fall- Have our house set on the basement, let settle
- And as soon as we can- move in and finish the basement!!

I am very excited to start planning.  Our goal is to have it done in a year (and have all of our credit cards paid off by then- we are almost there!).  It is going to be a ton of work- especially with me returning to work, doing the PRIDE stuff, going to school and giving as much attention to the kiddos as they crave.  But, I have a feeling I can do it.  

And it will give me something to blog about!

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Monday, October 24, 2011

What's up?

I have been terrible about remembering to blog lately.  And I cannot remember what I did YESTERDAY, so forget about last week or however long ago.  So, I decided to go through my pictures I took on my phone to see what has been up.  Here ya go:

Lady "window-peeking"

Carter drank some ketchup.  Pa had surgery (he is doing fine now!)

Carter napped.

Kinsley napped.  (Apparently I love to take nap pictures- I have a TON!)

I bought these super cute little candle holders for our future house:

We went to the pumpkin patch/orchard:

The end! It was a fun few weeks had by all.  Now I am going to enjoy my last 2 weeks off before I start to work.
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Wednesday, October 05, 2011


Sometimes you just have to be patient.

I tell my son this a lot.  Today he saw a toy he wanted on a commercial and told me "Mommy, you can just download that right now." If only.  I told him he has to be patient and wait and ask for it for Christmas.

But sometimes I have to be patient, too.  Like right now.

Last night I had a job interview.  It was for a very part time job as the city treasurer in Quenemo.  Unfortunately, I did not get it.  There were four of us that got interviewed and we were all pretty much over-qualified for the job.  They said they were surprised people with our amount of education/experience applied for this job.  It would have been a good one but maybe I didn't get it for a reason.

I have another phone interview this week for a different job.  Maybe I will get that one!  I will just have to be patient and see. But it's hard. Especially when the four of us share one bedroom.  I want to start dreaming of  a house, a space of our own.  And SEPARATE bedrooms.


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