Friday, October 31, 2008

We voted!

Yes, I took my firstborn down to the county courthouse yesterday so we could vote. It was his first time and I am so proud of him. We had a heck of a time finding a parking spot because apparently everyone else decided to take advantage of the last day of early voting. Finally, we were waiting for a spot and this BMW comes out of nowhere and whips right in. I was beyond mad but Cameron reminded me that the driver of the car was a creation of God. Hmmm, should I slap him or hug him? It's been very fulfilling this election to see Cameron and Brandon interested in the issues and trying to educate themselves about the candidates. I would never push my political beliefs on them and it makes me happy that they are the type that will clearly vote their values. I am such a blessed mama.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Four Weeks Today

Our house has been on the market for 4 weeks today. The first few weeks were encouraging, but we haven't had a showing or a call from our realtor in 2 weeks. The first couple to look at the house thought it was too big for just the two of them and the second thought our dining room was too small for their large table. The third couple really liked it and even sent our realtor back over to measure rooms but we haven't heard another word. A realtor came by 2 weeks ago to check it out for some out of town clients and she seemed to like it and think it was something they would be interested in but we haven't heard back from her either. Fortunately, keeping the house show worthy hasn't been as hard as I expected. The worst thing right now is that our cooktop is cracked down the middle because the range hood cover fell down on it. Sigh. Nothing like spending $600 to have something like that fixed in this economy.

Ryan is now officially a contact wearer. He's been begging for them for years but freaked out last year when they tried to teach him to put them in. This year, he was ready and he's doing well with them. He has an appointment next Tuesday for a braces consult.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Baby Whisperer

Two down, one to go. Ha! Unfortunately, we are leaving soon to go to a friend's for dinner. That's going to be fun when we have to wake these guys up. You NEVER wake these two unless it is an emergency. Trust me.


Monday, October 06, 2008


If you haven't seen it, GO! It's such a wonderful movie. I am buying it when it comes out on DVD to show to each of my kids before they are married. It's that good. Jeff went to the bathroom after we saw it yesterday and he said there was a big muscular guy in there that said to him 'I went through 12 tissues during that movie'. Seriously. IT'S THAT GOOD! Worth every penny of admission and the cost of a sitter.

Saturday, October 04, 2008