Wednesday, April 6, 2011

yes i am still out here



I know you have all been dying to hear what is going on in my life and not hearing anything for 4 months had been killing you so I thought I would write a little something while I am at my mom's downloading some pictures since i don't have a real computer with internet access.

I had my ultra sound in February, I think. And if you didn't already know, we are having a boy. That took me sometime to get use to the idea of having a boy. Now we are working on getting the nursery ready for him and trying to buy clothes since we have nothing for a baby boy. Rusty has started to plan the bedroom in the basement that he is going to start to build for Carters so the baby can move out of Taylor's room and into carter's when he turns one. And no we do mot have a name picked out. That is a really hard one.

Taylor is getting so big. First she started climbing out of her crib in January so we moved her to the toddler bed. Then lately she figured out how to open doors, that is horrible when it comes to getting her to take a nap. I put a knob cover on her room door, but she still manages to open her door when she really wants out. She is so mischevious and climbs on everything. If she wants something she will figure out a way to get it.


Jordyn is growing fast and has such a fun loving personality. Sometimes too loving. The other day as we were walking into a store she went up to a man that kind of looked homeless and said hi and gave him a hug. She will talk to anyone, especially if they have a dog. She says some of the funniest things. She does need to work on being softer with people and respect peoples personal bubbles. I was going to sign her up for soccer this spring, because she has so much energy to burn, but I totally missed sign ups. I'm really sad a did that.


Alexis loves everything she gets into. She was excited to play soccer again, but I guess that will have to wait til fall. She loves school and does great in it. She can spell her name, knows all her ABC's and sounds and loves to draw and write letters for people. And loves all the new friends that she gets to play with in the neighborhood.



Carter played Jr. Jazz to the first time this spring and really enjoys playing football. Rusty put the basketball hoop up for him to get to play in the front yard. And he is doing really well in school.
In January we went on a long awaited family trip. Rusty was so in need of a vacation after all the many many hours he put in working and working on the house at the same time. It was a lot of fun and the girls were so excited to meet all the princesses and fairies.

We have loved being in our new house. Some days it is still hard to believe it is ours. And we have currently started working on our yard. I'm excited, but i think Rusty is dreading it.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

House 12-1-2010

We finally signed on our house. Yippy! Now they tell me it will take 3 business days to fund. So we will officially own our house on Monday. But I think Rusty is planning on sleeping there on friday night, but we will see. I have a list of a few things that need to me finished and done before we can sleep there. I know he thought he was done working on the house, but not yet. he has to finish caulking our tubs so we can bathe, and he needs to change the cord on our dryer so it can have power so I can do laundry and he needs to put our dinning room table back together, put up curtains in the bedrooms and most important move Taylor's bed. She will not sleep anywhere in our house. She wants her bed. I have tried a few times to get her to nap at the new place and she refuses. Sometimes she can be very difficult. So once these things are complete we can officially move in. It is so hard to believe this house is ours. it is so awesome. And I know we couldn't have done it with my sister-in-law encouraging us to move and with out the help of Heavenly Father and blessing us and our family. I feel truly truly blessed.

Monday, November 29, 2010

House 11-29-2010

We were able to start moving things into the house on Friday. It is so unreal to think I am lucky enough to live in such a great house. I am so grateful, I can't wait! We are hopefully going to be able to close tomorrow or Wednesday at the latest. So we will be able to actually live in our house probably by Thursday. It is all so exciting, I can hardly believe this is really happening. On a sad note. We were not able to get our 4% rate we had originally locked, instead we have to settle for 4.25%, which don't get me wrong is still great, but it would have been nice to have had since we are financing more than we had originally planned. But it is all good. Three more days and counting. :)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

House 11-18-2010

I AM OFFICIALLY STRESSED OUT RIGHT NOW. My house is not finished and my lock expired on Saturday. It is now thursday and I know we got an extension on our lock, but I do not know how long it was so I have no idea when this new one will expire. It is costing us money everyday the house is not finished that we had to extend our lock and now I just found out we may not be able to extend it again. And the rates are .375% higher than when we locked. Who knows how much more a month that is going to cost me on my mortgage if we have to have the higher rate. I am so frustrated. The house should have and could have been finished a week if not more ago. But no. There were days when the house sat untouched and nothing was done to it for days at a time. And now it is really costing me.
And on top of that I was just barely told I have to have my $3050 bond purchased with the bank before we get our occupancy on the house. Why did no one tell me this weeks ago?!

House 11-12-2010

The mantel got put in today and Rusty and Brian Rocked the fireplace front that night. JIllion and I were watching all the kids at my parents, but they were getting bored so we went to see how the dad's were doing. The kids had fun running around and playing hide and go seek in the empty house. But it was taking longer that planned. the kids wore themselves out and the last one finally fell asleep around 11:00.
They were making pretty good time, but it then took them 30-40 minutes to put in the last three pieces.

The kids all passed out in front of the project of the night.



The night before Rusty and I finished tiling and grouting the master bath.