Monday, August 31, 2009

My Humble Apologies!

I got a request for pics of the kids, and went to look back and realized that almost two months have passed since I posted any pictures. I am SOOO sorry. I have no idea how the blogsphere has continued to spin. ;-) Without further babies!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Our first cold front of the year blew thru last night. Robert came in from switching car seats and told me to get jackets for the kids. I didn't want us to look like the wimpy southerners that we are, so I just got sweaters for the kids and headed out. Umm, it was cold. When we got to church, everyone had on long sleeves and jackets or sweaters. Next time, I know I can actually put some warm clothes on!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Friday Kid Update

Joshua- Is almost 5. Where has the time gone? And where has my baby gone? He's changing. I have to talk to him differently now. I can sit and discuss his behavior with him and he really is starting to understand the why's and how's of discipline. I pray that God is working in his tender little heart. He's struggling with knowing boundaries with his little sisters. He can't figure out a good balance of fun with rough. He is excited about our new house, but says he is going to miss the little boys that live there now, he has seen them twice after all...just takes once for Joshua to make a lifetime friend. He also still asks me when we are moving back to Texas regularly.

Leah- Is getting physically stronger. She is trying to teach herself to stand on her head, and squeals with delight when she rolls on over. She wants to read so bad. Her hair is getting so long.

Hannah- Eating really well. Sleeping good too...I'm sure that will change once the pace picks up around here. She still only has 6 teeth. Still army crawls but can big girl crawl when she wants too. She pulls up to stand and play all the time but isn't letting go at all. Her personality is really coming out. She's fun to play and interact with now. She chatters away all the time. Has lots of words she says, but refuses to be a performance monkey. This week she has started saying apple, papa, whoa and she signs more and all done. She's my best signer so far!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

I really should be doing something other than being on the computer for the next few weeks.....I pray that I have the discipline to do that. Next Friday, Hannah turns 1 and thus begins the marathon. Then, we have a quiet long weekend. My Mom flies in for a 5 week visit on the 8th. I have another frequency treatment in Toledo on the 10th. Joshua turns 5 on the 13th. We celebrate 8 years of marriage on the 15th and begin moving. I have everything but the furniture moved by Saturday the 19th, then the furniture gets moved in. Then, I have two weeks to get unpacked settled, and take Mom around this here part of the country before the Lachney clan gets here. They are here for 5 fun filled days. Oct 5th, all of the kids have their annual hello to our awesome pediatrician. Mom flies home on the 13th. I go to bed and sleep and lay around and read books..... BA HA HA...just kidding. I get school started and make sure we have our snow shovels and clothing ready. Maybe I'll have a new pair of Uggs.

Ready, set, be continued

Monday, August 24, 2009

Win some Uggs.

uggs on sale

I've never worn Uggs. I'm frugal, or try to be and so, I have never even allowed myself to go and look at them before. I knew I'd want some. Well, Fresh Fixins, in my blog roll, had this on her blog. They are giving away free Ugg's. Well, free I can afford, so I went to look. Now I WANT some. This southern girl is still not used to cold weather. I think these just might help. Who knows? I won an ice cream contest for the summer, why not warm boots for the winter? Click on the icon to check them out online.

In other news, I don't konw whose kids are living in my house, but they can't be mine. Case #1 Joshua and Leah hate mashed potatoes. Yes, my FAVORITE food!!! Case #2 Today Leah said to me "Mommy I want it to hurry up and snow again"
Really, whose kids are these?

We Have A PWAN!!!!!

We have a plan. I work much better with a plan. I really think my depression might just disappear for a while. Really, I don't do well with uncertainty. So, here is the current plan. As of today....of course everything could change on a moments notice, you never know what God might send our way! I can handle changes in plans, no's just not having one that shuts me down!

So, we are moving. I think on September 15th, we'll know for sure when we go to sign the lease on Wed. We are renting in Medina. We'll sign a 10 month lease, in hopes that our house will sell between now and then....actually not NOW, hopefully late Sept and then. More on that in a bit. God is using us to provide for another family. The husband got transfered to TEXAS (of all places) and has been there for months already without the family. So, now that we are renting their house, the family, wife and three children 6 and under can move down to live with their Daddy again. We are very excited for them....and of course a tad bit jealous that they get to live in Texas....I think she feels the same way about us living here though.

Hannah turns 1 on Sept 4. Mom flies in on Sept 8. Joshua turns 5 (how did that happen) on Sept 13. We celebrate 8 years of a wonderfully blessed marriage on Sept 15 and then start moving like madmen on the 16th. Sounds fun! I love moving because it means PURGING JUNK! I hate having junk piled up around. Then Robert's family comes in the first week of October, which will keep me motivated to get the whole house unpacked and organised.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

My Sweetie is back from Connecticut.
Today is day 21 after chicken pox exposure, no pox this summer.

Now to figure out our living situation. Praying for God to make our path straight!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Got an email from our realtor. The people decided not to make an offer. They were concerned as to why the house has been on the market so long without selling. The other agent also said she thinks it was out of their price range. Bummer.

Now to figure out what we are going to do for living arragements here in Ohio.

Robert will be back in town tomorrow night, so maybe we can think about it on Thursday.

Leah is puny today, hope it is pox! No spots yet.

Monday, August 17, 2009

No house news today. blah

Robert had to work late tonight and leaves for a business trip tomorrow. blah

The big kids have a cough and Hannah is super fussy...I'm hoping that means we've got the pox ascending on our house.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Holding Pattern

We are in a holding pattern. haven't decided if we really want to consider the rent house we looked at last Wednesday or not.... We might possibly have someone maybe considering if they want to make and offer on our house....or not. On Thursday, their realtor posted they were considering making an offer, but we haven't heard anything, so who knows.. but it has us in a holding pattern. We certainly don't want to sign a lease somewhere if we are going to get and offer this week. Soooo...just keeping waiting just keep waiting just keep waiting la la la lalalalala

Oh, and DO NOT EVER ENTER THE Edy's Neighborhood Salute Contest. DON"T DO IT. You just might win....and your original date might get rained out and not very many people show up for your reschedule and you'll be left with gallons of ice cream in your freezer. None of this would be a problem EXCEPT IT IS REALLY REALLY REALLY GOOD ICE CREAM!!! Seriously, it's not worth the torture. Don't do it to yourself!!! ;-)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

We went and looked at a house last night. It is the same rent we are paying here but MUCH newer and alot nicer. Better floorplan too. Robert has some reservations about it. So, we are hoping to look some more quickly and if it is still available, offering a lower rent. Funny thing is, this family is moving to Texas. The husband is already there and she is still here with the 6, 4 and 4 month old. Pray for her, Corinne.

I have another appointment in Toledo tomorrow. I'm nervous. Last time I detoxed soooo hard that I was sick for a week and still don't feel completely right, although some of that is probably from stress. My friend, Erin, and I drive together. Tomorrow will be our most peaceful trip. We will only be taking Hannah with us. JOshua and Leah will be with the Tomek's and then the Lohnes's. And Erin's 6 children will be at home with Daddy.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

What to do, what to do???

Sorry it's been so quiet around here. We've been a little busy, that's been nice. But mostly we are trying to figure out WHAT TO DO. Our house still hasn't sold, as I'm sure you've all suspected. We do have an AWESOME new realtor. They are actually working HARD to sell our house, instead of just listing it. Yesterday, they took a bunch of plants and patio furniture over to better stage our home. Seriously, if you guys need a great realtor, you need to call Ronnie and Cathy Matthews in Tomball. We have been blessed to have this Christian couple working for us. Now, if only the right buyer would come along. But, in the mean time, we have to decide what to do here. Our rent in this house is crazy high and we are 30 minutes from our church and where we want to be living. So, I think we are leaning towards going ahead and moving to Medina and getting a rent house there. We certainly wouldn't be paying any more in rent, and might even pay ALOT saving 300-700 dollars a month. That is alot of money. But that means we have to find a place, and they would probably want us to sign a year lease, which I guess is ok. If our house sells, we would just have to wait until our lease was up to move. We haven't decided on anything, but we need to SOON. My Mom will be here in Sept and could help with the kids if we do move. Our lease here goes to a 6 month lease after September. The only two things keeping us from jumping are the Tomek's, our wonderful neighbors, and moving just stinks, lol. Keep us in your prayers please.

We are also trying to decide what to do about my new Frequency treatments. I'm not ready to write all about them here yet, but I will. It is frustrating not to feel good when I feel like we live a very healthy lifestyle. But, there is still work to be done. Right now, I am cutting out the microwave from our lives. I know that we will not be whole and perfect until we are with our Lord in heaven, but I'm trying to do the best I can with what I have to work with while we are still here.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Friday Kid Update

I won't have time to do my update tomorrow because I'm watching a friends children all day. So here you go...

Joshua- Still has a bit of his cough holding on. He's come up with another creative expression that I have NO IDEA where it came from or what it means. When we are driving, if we pass someone, he says... "We are Carmine, Mommy" Nope, no idea, but he and Leah crack up. He's reading well. I need to get our school organised. I think we'll start in a few weeks...unless we get chicken pox. No spots yet.

Leah- Is settling into being three. She likes to snuggle with Mommy and Daddy. She still isn't real into hannah, most of the time...but every once in a while, she's bestows her sweetest attentions on Hannah. She will cook for her, or cover her in toys or try to dress her in dress up clothes (not her princess ones, of course)..until Hannah sqeals then Leah's done. Leah does like for Hannah to give her a ride on the back of her walker though, lol!

Hannah- Has the big kids cough now. It is so sad. She just wants to snuggle with Mommy. She is eating much better. She likes to snack on a cucumber or peach in between bites of carrot, squash or sweet potatoes. She's slept thru the night for the last two nights, but I"m suspicious that it was just because she doesn't feel well. She's pulling up to standing everywhere now, can push from her tummy to sitting. She says, light and points at the light, Dada, Bubba, bye, hi and loves to wave at everyone we pass and clap and cheer. She's growing so fast now. We think she MIGHT keep her blue eyes and blond hair....Daddy is wringing his hands and signing up for gun classes!

Finally, one of my favorite laughs is a conversation that Joshua and Leah have alot. It goes like this.
Joshua- Leah, I'm Hannah, ask me a question.
Leah- Hannah, what color are your eyes? Hannah, in a hi squeaky voice- Milkies
Leah- Hannah, what do you like to crawl on?
Joshua- Milkies
Leah- Where is Texas?
Joshua- Milkie milks.
Leah- Is everything about the milkies?
Joshua- Milkie milkie milk milk milks!!!! MILKIES!!!

Then they bust out giggling to no end. My kids crack me up.

Monday, August 3, 2009

We are here. Had a great week last week. Way over did it on Saturday and now everyone is sick. Blah.

I need to write about a new treatment I'm starting. I did my first treatment on Friday and am still feeling awful. I know it is because I way over did it on Saturday and didn't pound the water like I was supposed to. Need to decide if I should wait until Hannah is a little older for this. Lots of detoxing going on.

Big kids have yucky coughs. No idea where they came from. Makes me nervous being around Amish country since they pass whooping cough around alot.

Off to get every oiled up and drink some more Ningxia Red.