Saturday, March 29, 2008

Busy Easter Weekend!

We had a busy fun time of it!! We colored Easter eggs here Friday night. Sophia, Lily and Alena were neat (!) and did a beautiful job.
Saturday we went to Aunt Kaye's for her annual Easter Eggstravaganza. Good times!! The kids all dyed and decorated eggs, decorated their bags for the hunt, then went outside for the egg hunt. Afterwards, they decorated Easter themed sugar cookies that Aunt Kaye baked with icing and sprinkles and did some crafting! Such a great day!!
Thanks Aunt Kaye!!
In the evening we had to say goodbye to Lily, but she'll be coming down to visit in April for Sophia's CSI birthday party! :)
Easter Sunday, I got the girls dressed up in their Easter dresses that Nannie bought for them. They looked so pretty. Sophia wasn't "thrilled" that they matched (LOL!) and Alena just wanted to get down and dirty!! We had Easter breakfast with 24 family members and friends. It was really nice. Alena did not want the Easter bunny to get close to her unless she was glued to my side though and I did NOT win the jelly bean jar game. :( Matt- I hope you enjoyed them!!
To finish off the day we had a very nice dinner at mom's house with Great Grandma Ronk.
We are trying to get serious about the packing around here, but it still feels like I am getting nowhere fast!!
Hope you all had a wonderful holiday. Enjoy the pictures that follow! There are LOTS!
With love,

Easter Evidence!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Ummm....vacation please!!!

So things are as crazy as ever!
Fred went to Daytona for 1 1/2 weeks for bike week and had a blast. WHILE he was away I get a phone call from our realtor that the builder has come in with a price on the new house. I was grocery shopping and thought I was going to need oxygen!!! Didn't want to stress Fred out while he was away so I decided to start the negotiating on my own. Yikes!!
Two hours later, our lawyer calls and says that we need to get in the office to sign the papers on the sale of our existing house. I explained that Fred was away and he said there wasn't enough time to wait for him to come back, that I should come in on my own and sign everything. O.K. Why not?!!
A few days later, I sign away and then ask if we have until the closing to back out and he says "Um, no. Everything you just signed gives the rights of that house to the buyers as long as they get their mortgage by the said date." O.K., so I had more negotiating to do!!! LOL
We've gotten the price down on the new house some, got an estimate for our taxes (O.M.G.) and talked to the bank again. This week we will negotiate some things that we want included with this final price and then move on.
We have to be out of this house by April 30th and we have been procrastinating on the whole packing deal. Ewww! I did manage to get a couple of boxes accomplished today, but it looks like I got nowhere! This is what we are shooting for:We celebrated my birthday last week and I had a little more fun than usual. Fred and I did some bar hopping, explaining the exhausted look on my face, the following day! Ignore the candles, I am 30 AGAIN!!
Alena is a chatter box and constantly wants to practice counting and her ABC's. Very cute.
She's had a bit of a tummy bug this week, but seems to be doing better.
Sophia and the rest of the Odyssey of the Mind Team did so well in their competition. They got fourth place and we are very proud of all of their hard work!! It was a LONG day that ended with dinner out with the whole team and their families. This is waiting for the judging!

Lily is spending the night with us tonight! The girls all colored Easter eggs together tonight. They were so cute and did a fantastic job. :)
Tomorrow we are going to Aunt Kaye's annual Easter Eggstravaganza! Hahaha!
Happy spring everyone!!
With Love,

No Hands But Ours

No Hands But Ours

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