Saturday, November 24, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

Hope you all had a wonderful day. For the second year in a row, Fred got called into work very early for a water main break. The girls and I made it to Aunt K's just in time for dinner. I had waited to see if Fred w0uld make it home in time and let Alena get a nap in. He made it there two hours after dinner. Better late than never!
Things are definetely improving around here. Mom and Alena ended up with pneumonia and they were both very sick. Alena is back to her little self and mom just has to regain an appetite and some strength.
My mother in law had unexpected surgery and is on the mend as well.
Now we are need of some prayers regarding the new house. Our house plans were presented to the town planning board to see if they would pass or if a variance would be needed. We were informed this week that the town has turned them over to their attorney for approval or denial. PLEASE pray that we will be able to build the home we have in mind on this property!!
Thanks so much.
Well, I forgot my camera at home on Thanksgiving Day. I was looking back at all of our China photos last night, unable to believe that it has been almost a year since our visit. We are so thankful for such an incredible experience.
I am sharing a couple of my favorite pics.
Love to all,

Sunday, November 11, 2007

The Latest......

Seems we always have something in the works around here! The newest thing is the big FOR SALE sign in our front yard!! O.M.G. Who would have thought?!
We love our house and we are really going to miss it, our yard and our neighbors, but we are feeling the need for a little more space and more property. At the same time, mom & George's house has become overwhelming. It's so big for the two of them, the stairs are hard on them both, as well as the upkeep. So, the next step is to get their house on the market after we sort through 30 years of "stuff" ! :)
We found a beautiful new development in Walkill. It's a circle with 19 lots. Most of them are 1-2 acres, with the exception of two in the back which are 20 and 15 acres. We fell in love with the 15 acre lot (Lot #8). The house will sit back with a longer driveway and the property has a stream that runs through it. I just love it out there.
We just listed our house yesterday and I got a phone call this morning from the realtor that someone wanted to look at it today from 1-2PM. Yikes! I had a Tastefully Simple party here scheduled for 3PM, hadn't showered yet and needed to get some last minute things done around here! Needless to say, today was a blur!
Miss Mei is sick. She has a nasty cough and a fever. We didn't sleep much last night and I have a feeling that tonight will be a repeat. My poor little monkey. :(
Soph is doing great. Having an awesome school year and she loves her tennis lessons.
Mom had uterine cancer and had a complete hysterectomy on Tuesday. The surgery went extremely well and they got everything very early. They didn't need to remove any lymph nodes and no radiation or chemo will be necessary. She came home yesterday and has a 6-8 week recovery ahead of her.
Above is a pick of what should be our future "hood"!!
Love to all,

Friday, November 02, 2007


With Fall being my favorite time of year, I took some extra pictures while at the farm and there are a few more from Halloween. Every year, I just can't get over what a beautiful season this is.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

"Trick-orTreat" AKA "Pleeeeease"

The girls had a fabulous time last night. Sophia looked so grown up and Alena was hysterical. She would approach any house and any person as long as she held her big sister's hand. Sophia would politely say "Trick-or-Treat" and Alena would follow it up with a big long "Pleeeeease"! Then she would wave good-bye or blow a kiss! It was just so cute.

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