Monday, December 29, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
We did have a chance to do a couple of fun activities with the kids. We made ornaments together for our "homemade"tree, attended a Christmas parade, and visited a Christmas tree farm.
Due to all of the moving in activity, we didn't have much time for Christmas cards, or presents for friends. I had many good intentions. I do plan on sending out a New Years letter to friends and family, so please don't be hurt if you didn't receive anything from us....you will!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Most people who know my kids well, know that Jaden is very precise and picky about everything. Evan is becoming very much the same way, only worse! With Adam, anything goes and the more sugar the better. Just like most girls, Leah loves her candy and is so busy multi tasking that she doesn't have time to be picky about where the bits and pieces are placed, as long as they get on there!!!
Monday, December 08, 2008
Monday, December 01, 2008
Saturday evening we took a trip into Nashville to see the Opryland Hotel. It was very busy and I have to admit a little stressful trying to keep the kids together, but Becky and Tim had fun seeing the beautiful Christmas decor, it really is an incredible sight.
We packed quite a bit into our time together and had alot of fun. Hopefully they will come back to visit again, which they both promised they would :)
Friday, November 28, 2008
Half of the group
After a relaxed Thanksgiving morning we headed down to Dave and Jenns for dinner. It was so nice to visit with Josh and Kendrie, they are such a sweet couple.
The aftermath of the Turkey CupcakeLittle mother trying to clean up
A bath was definitely in order!
Sunday, November 23, 2008
The weather has turned cold, but it is mostly crisp and sunny, very beautiful. Jasen's job in going well, although he is quickly learning that he is not going to be the most popular person in Portland. Another aspect he is going to have to learn is dealing with the small town politics, I will leave it at that!
We are looking forward to both Thanksgiving and Christmas. I love this time of year, and look forward to visits with friends and family. Our friends Becky English and Tim Lindseth are coming to stay with us for a few days. Josh and Kendrie Mutart are going to be staying with David and Jenn and will also join us for Thanksgiving day. My parents are travelling up from Florida today and will stay until next weekend. This time of year always brings wonderful memories of times shared with friends in Ketchikan, we will miss you guys!! Ken, Bonnie, Jeremy, Kristi, Shawn, Tim & Kay, there is still time to buy tickets :)
One thing I wanted to mention was my Dads newly designed website. Thanks to Rob Nason it is now up and running and looks really great, what a talent he is! Check it out, you can download sermons, look at Mexico news, read his weekly devotions, along with many other things. It is very nice.
I guess that is it from this part of the country. We wish everyone a blessed Thanksgiving with friends and family.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
So I would say our realtor has had a pretty tall order, but she has done an amazing job. We found one place that we loved, offered, and it fell through. We found another place, we didn't love so much, offered on it anyway, and it fell through. We were starting to feel a little discouraged, when we came upon what seemed to be our "dream house". Online it looked like a picture, so we decided to drive by and check it out. Well, as we drove up our excitement grew as we saw one of the most beautiful pieces of property, big brick house, pasture, huge pond/lake, woods...perfect. I quickly made a call to our realtor who arranged for us to see it the following day. First impressions were "this is it!" We loved it. Yes, it is a little older, and outdated inside, but worth investing in because the property is so pretty. To cut a long story short, we made an offer contingent upon Jasen's "fine tooth comb" inspection of the property. So, today we went over to do our inspection. It was a typical Ketchikan day, blowing, raining, cold....made me homesick!
Our realtor greeted us and as we began to chat, Jasen took off to check things out, the attic being his first stop. After about 15 minutes, Jasen came back smiling (which normally is a good sign) however, he had found some scary wiring and some wet sheetrock from a leaky roof. "Well," I said "how bad is it?" "The whole roof needs to be reshingled" Jasen replied, "but that's not all I found" "Really?" I said "what else?" "Uuuh... half a dozen shed snake skins...." Those that know me can imagine my response, so I won't go into detail. The skins were about 3 to 4 feet long...SO GROSS!!!!! Jaden thought they were very cool, obviously, but they were taller than he was. Upon further inspection Jasen found more in the crawl space. Thankfully the snakes here are in hibernation so we didn't see any live action. So now our dream house is back on the market and waiting for it's new owner, which is not going to be us...at least they won't have rodent problems, and they'll never be lonely either!!!
A "Chicken Snake" harmless but disgusting!
So all that to say, we have looked everywhere for the right place, and still haven't quite found it. We are continuing to trust that God will provide. He knows the house that is for us, and I'm sureit will come up in His time. All the looking sure has created some fun memories though!