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Monday, April 27, 2009

House Update!

It is official we will be home owners on the First of May! The inspection went well. We are so thankful for that!

The kids are very excited about having a hand in "splatter" painting their rooms! Molly's room will be white with pink and lime green splatters. The colors match the comforter set that Grammy Sue bought her last fall. Michael is super obsessed with The Incredible Hulk! So his room will be Hulk green and blue splatters on a white background. I'm sure they'll be wearing more paint then the walls by the time we are done. I have picked a beautiful shade of green for our master bedroom. It's called Artichoke and it matches the bedding we already have perfectly! The rest of the house (living room, kitchen, dinning room & hall) will all be a tan color called Macadamia.

I am still not sure what I'm doing in the daycare room. It will be an ongoing project through out the summer! I do know that my in laws are giving us carpet for in that room. Very nice of them!

Ryan and his dad will be updating the Electrical in the house. Crossing fingers that it will be a somewhat easy job for them to complete in a weekend!

Once we get our keys on Friday I will post some before pictures of our cute little house! We have been so blessed! God truly is good and great! He has provided so much good in the last few months! Ryan has gotten some great praise from some of the head honchos at FPL! Yeah Ryan! He has some great visions for the future and he bosses are seeing that and running with his ideas! I'm so proud of him!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

We are buying a house!

Ryan and I are in the process of buying a cute little starter home in Riverside! We are so excited for this next step in our lives! We honestly thought that this day would be several more years away! Thankfully we found a great real estate agent, Jessie Minkler! We also found a great person willing to help us with the whole loan process, Cherie at Westcorp Mortgage! We looked at 8 houses total. Found 3 that we really liked but in the end chose the one that was the best investment in our future.

The house is a 3 bedroom 1 bath (ugh) bungalow. It has been well taken care of. There is also a separate room with outside entrance for my daycare business! It was a surprise since it wasn't listed on the website! It needs a little work but that shouldn't be too hard to do since Ryan & his dad are so handy. We are planning on tearing out the carpet to reveal the hardwoods! We are also praying that those hardwoods are in decent shape!

We have the house inspection April 10th. If all goes well then we will close on the house May 21st! Once we get the keys I'll take some before pictures then we will get to work. We hope to have all the painting and floors done so we can move in the last weekend in May!

If anyone reads this and wants to help with any of the work please let us know! We will pay you in Pizza and beverages of your choice!

Friday, February 13, 2009


Okay so my mom just left here and now I feel like Shit! I never take time for just me and now that I'm feeling over extended into so many things I've decided that I need to give up some of my jobs! Every other Sunday I clean for my Great Aunt and Uncle! Lately it's just becoming a hassle! So I told my mom when she was here that I just don't have time to keep up with my house and my aunt's. Now I feel like a big pile of poop! I guess I'm supposed to just continue doing this because it's family! Yes I get paid but I also get paid a lot more to take care of other people kids in my home which needs to be clean! Once I'm done cleaning my own home I'd really like to be able to relax! The last couple of weekends we haven't been home. This weekend is much the same way! Why is it that mothers are always saying you really should take time for you and your family but they don't mean it! I'm just so angry and frustrated right now! I just had to vent this!
Oh and the greatest part of today is that Ryan invited our friend Jennifer over for dinner! Yeah we don't have anything here to eat! So I guess once I hurry and clean the house then I'll run to the store so I can make a fabulous dinner! Oh Joy!

Monday, February 9, 2009

2009 update!

I guess I'm not very good at this blog business since I don't seem to be writing much! I guess so far 2009 has been okay! We have some short term goals for the year and a few long term ones! We've done our taxes and I'm happy to report that my daycare business broke even and really had no effect on our tax return. We are getting money back from the federal government but we owe Oregon a small amount! The rest goes into the back until Ryan gets his bonus in March and we can decided which credit cards get payed off!

Molly turned 5 on the 26th of January! I can't believe she's that old! She's such a smart girl! Michael turned 3 on February 7th! He's almost potty trained. The only time he's wearing diapers is at night! He's so proud of himself!

We have also recently made a very hard decision to not have anymore kids! I haven't been feeling well lately and have been somewhat depressed and I came to the conclusion that it was due to my IUD. So I told Ryan I wanted to have it removed but that he first has to get a vasectomy! So he'll be calling this week to set up that appointment! He's very much on board with this decision. He promised me before we ever got married that if we had kids that he would be the one to get "fixed" when the time came! What a brave and wonderful gift to me!

Ryan and I will be going to our first Parenting class tonight! I'm scared to go. That's how I am in new situations. Ryan doesn't think he needs to go but I think it will be good for us to get on the same page discipline wise. I'm hoping this we strengthen us as parents and also in our marriage!

I have a lot of other exciting things that I would like to share but I worry that if I share them now it may jinx what we are hoping to have happen!