Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Here's where we lived for the week.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
When Colter and I FINALLY got home around 9:00 after two days in the car, my sweet husband was waiting for us with a spotless house, pizza, a new ball for Colter, a homemade miss-you card, and these beautiful flowers.
I think he missed us. :) In fact, we decided that eight days was entirely too long to be separated, and we're never doing it again. Next time Colter and I take a random trip to Utah, John is going too.
Colter was really, really glad to see his daddy! He has not wanted me to do anything for him last night or today. That's totally okay with me as he's been picking Daddy for diaper duty. Hee Hee.
The plum tree's flowers are already all gone. Sniff. Look at the green, green yard! It was brown a week ago!
And the helicopters are out. Man, a lot happens in a week!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
I just wanted to let everyone know that Colter and I are having lots of fun and seeing many interesting things. We are missing Daddy a lot, however! We're ready to get home to see him.
Arches National Park is really neat--there's a ton of cool rock formations, and everything is red. It reminds me of Mars. Because you know, I've spent so much time on Mars. I've taken lots of pictures that I'll share when I get home. I probably would have a lot more pictures, but I'm spending a lot of time keeping Colter from jumping off cliffs or climbing giant rocks. He's having a ball! There is so much mischief for him to get into. :) We have gone on several hikes to see things that are off the beaten trail, and Colter is doing awesome. He's such a little athlete. Sometimes, I have trouble keeping up with him! Other times though, I'm hauling him on my back in his carrier, and just in case you didn't know, carrying an extra 35 pounds on your back while trudging up hill through sand is quite a workout!
I believe my computer is dying, so I must go. Camping would be lot more fun if it had regular electricity (and HEAT! Heat is nice.).
Friday, March 20, 2009
I have no idea how Colter is going to handle being in the car for over 16 hours. That’s a long time! I think I’ve got lots of stuff to entertain him with, but we’ll see. I hope he doesn’t scream the whole way because we might end up having to stay in Utah. Then I’d really miss John.
If you have a moment to spare, pray that Colter does all right on the really, really long car trips there and back and that we stay safe. I’ll try to post some pictures of arches if Utah has the Internet. :)
We discovered a solution! My friend Gina told us about a little park that's perfect for toddlers. We had it all to ourselves, too! It was so much fun. Colter loved it, and I'm pretty sure the park is going to be our new hang-out. It's only a mile away from our house (I'm pretty observant, huh?), so we can walk there to play. Hooray!
For more Favorite Foto Friday, go see Sarah.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
If I were a more motivated individual, I would celebrate this milestone with a ginormous post with blog highlights from the past year during which I went though phases with lots of blog activity and phases with NO blogging activity. I went M.I.A. several times. I'm back for now, though, and but too hungry to write a proper blogoversary post--instead I'm going to go have a peanut butter and blackberry jam sandwich to celebrate. Happy Blogoversary to me! Hooray!
Friday, March 13, 2009
Colter's still sleeping (yes, he's still sleeping at 9:30! He's not a morning person), but I'm going to try to get some pictures of his hands today for a NOW picture. I'll post later.
Here's another "then" picture...
and a "now."
See! I really did alphabetize my spices. You thought I was too much of a flibbertigibbet to actually be that organized, didn't you? Hee Hee. See Webster's word-of-the-day.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
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Wednesday, March 11, 2009
After much discussion and hair rippage, John and I have decided that even though the crazy bank approved us for a second loan, we are going to try to sell our house before buying a new one. In other words, we chickened out. :) We don't want to forge for berries if for some reason our current house is on the market for three years before someone buys it. I don't think it will take three years to sell our house though---unless all the potential buyers have an aversion to neighborhoods with dogs, or they've read my blog and saw all my complaints about the dogs.... What? Complaints? I've never complained about the incessant barking in my neighbor's backyard! It's marvelous music to my ears! The dogs don't frighten Colter's playmates or wake us up in the wee hours of the morning. The dogs are awesome!!! So awesome that you should buy my house! We'll have it on the market a.s.a.p.
Now that we have decided that it would be smarter to sell first, I've done some Googling to find out what we can do to improve our chances of selling quickly. When selling a house, sellers are supposed to rid their house of all personalized objects, like photographs, so that potential buyers do not wonder about the people that live in the house but imagine themselves living in the house. Sellers are supposed to pack away all their books, so, again, buyers aren't too concerned about the people that live in the house. Also, rooms are supposed to be in neutral colors because hot pink or purple rooms must turn people off. Don't most people want to redecorate when they move anyway? Can't they imagine what a room would look like painted differently? Apparently, many people have very little imagination.
I have no desire to paint my walls (which are mostly blue! Ack! Not neutral!), and there is no way I am painting Colter's bedroom. Would you want to deprive a boy of his awesome jungle island walls that his mommy and aunt spent hours on?
I wonder if it would be okay to post a note saying I'll paint the room a nice, boring white before we move out?
I'll be posting more about getting the house ready to go on the market soon. Right now, I'm off to alphabetize my spices because this article said to.
Friday, March 6, 2009
Happy Favorite Foto Friday!