Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Here Goes Nothing!

Well, it is official...I have a job! I had my first training walk through today. I am working with a research company (From Home)! I have a month of training and probation before the real work starts, but hey you gotta start somewhere.
Keep me in your prayers and I will be sure to keep you posted.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

Well we haven't had any snow in Denver yet, so we
set out to find some on our own. Saturday, we grabbed
our hats, gloves, and boots; and we headed to the
mountains. It took a while, but we finally found a
good patch of snow for the kids to play in. Okay, so
Gary and I played a little bit too. There is nothing like
snow to bring out the kid in you. We should have
brought the snow bibs and coats because we were all
soaked when we got back in the car, but as Nanie would
say, "We made a memory" I don't think Gary and I will
ever forget the pure joy on our kids faces when they
finally got to play in snow for the first time! For all
you skeptics out there, this is why we did this! I hope
the pictures bring a smile to your face and that you have
as much fun looking at them as we did taking them.

Are You Talking To Me? Boys Will Be Boys


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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Home Again Home Again Jiggety Jig

Okay we are back home safe and sound for all of you who were worried. We had a wonderful time with Nanie and SuperDaddy. The drive was a little long, but nothing we couldn't handle. The kids did great both ways.

We did a bunch of relaxing. And of course we made the mandatory trips to Toys 'R' US and Mr. Gatties. The kids can't go to Midland without visiting each of these at least once.

We also got to go to a pumpkin patch, well, the boys did. Ella fell asleep in the car and missed it. The boys picked her a pumpkin though. The best part was watching them all decorate their individual pumpkins (we painted them so they could make the trip home).

Jenny was in town visiting Webb, so we got to see her too. All in all it was a great trip.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


First, let me say sorry that it has been a while since I posted. Gary left Sunday going to Toronto, Canada for a class. He will be home tonight...THANK GOODNESS. Then, the kids and I leave early Thursday going to Midland. We are really excited about going to see Nanie and SuperDaddy. Chance has been marking off the days on the calendar since October 1st.

I did want to say thank you to everyone who sent Ella a birthday card. It means a lot that you remembered. We had a small family party and then we all went to the circus. The kids had a blast. I do have a few pictures that I will post when I get the chance.

I also wanted to say Thanks for all the prayers on the house situation. We still don't have any nes for you, but we have faith that it is coming. God is good and so is His Plan. I think he is just waiting for all the pieces to fall into place and then BOOM...the puzzle will be complete. I am convinced that this is the right house for us...I don't think it is going anywhere.

For those of you that don't know...I have applied for a job and should be hearing any day now. Don't freak out...I will work from home. It is for a research company. I will be doing research on my computer. I only have to work 30 hours a week and only 10 of those have to be during regular business hours. So basically I can set my own schedule, which is ideal. It looks promising and I will let you know as soon as I hear something.

We miss you all. Talk to you soon.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Keep Your Fingers Crossed

Just got off the phone with a potential buyer. Word has gotten around that we just want out of the payments and that we are willing to work with buyers. This man is really interested, but he needed to speak to his wife. Everybody PRAY! We are so ready to move on. I will keep you all posted.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

House Update

The prayers must be working. We got an e-mail from our realtor saying that the owners are definitely willing to work with us on the price. We also got two more calls this weekend about leasing the house. Keep your fingers crossed and keep sending up those prayers.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Prayer Request

Well, this is it! We found a house. We have actually been looking at it online for a couple of weeks, but went to see it in person for the first time today. We both feel like this is the house that we are meant to be in and that God has led us to it.
It is perfect for us! It is the most Southern looking house we have seen up here. It has a wrap around porch and 5 acres for the boys to romp and roam. It is zoned as horse property, which is not a big deal right now, but if Jackson keeps showing interest in horses, we may have one down the road. Zoning for horse property is also important for resale. We don't plan on leaving it any time soon. This would be a house that we could stay in as long as we were in CO.

Now, for you pessimists out there...THE DOWN SIDE...it needs some work. Nothing structural, mostly just updating. The house was built in 1969 so things are a little outdated. Most of the work we can do ourselves, which will gain us lots of sweat equity. You know us though and we already have big plans...including an add on one day. For now though, the house is livable and MUCH BIGGER than this apartment. It is 27oo square feet, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and 2 living areas.

OKAY, I know you are wondering about the title of this blog. We need lots of prayers to be sent up out there. We have to get rid of the MS house one way or another (Sell or Lease) before we can buy this one. We need the financing to work out in our favor. And we need the price on the house to drop (It has already dropped by $20,000 since we started looking at it).

We could be wrong and this may not be the house God wants us to have and we are ready to accept that if things don't work out. However, that being said, we really feel led to this house. We have great realtor, once again who we were led to. He feels like we can get a great deal on this house and agrees that it is a good investment. All we are asking you, our friends and family, is to stop what you are doing right now and say a little prayer for us that God's plan will be revealed to us and that if this is the home He wants us to buy to He will work things in our favor.

We love and miss you all. One reason for wanting this house is so we have plenty of room when all of you come to visit.

If you want to see more of the house check out this link:


Wednesday, October 3, 2007

A Clean House is the Sign of a Wasted Life

Today we went to the Children's Museum with our moms playgroup. The kids had a blast, as you can see from these pictures:

This is another outfit that I made for Ella! Isn't she the cutest thing EVER???

This was Jackson's Favorite Part! He was actually pretty good!

He also liked the Grocery Store! My little shopper. I think he has spent way too much time with me!



Just wanted to share this quick snapshot from yesterday.

I can't decide if she looks cute or scary! Maybe a little like Don King???

Monday, October 1, 2007

Welcome To Colorado!

This is what we did yesterday!
Wish you were here!

We looked at houses this weekend...Can't wait to buy one! Gary and I are a little at odds about what we want. We know we want to be in the mountains and we agree on a general price range, however Gary wants a fixer upper and I want one that just needs minor updates and personalization. The good news is we have found a realtor that we trust...unlike the first guy. So, we shouldn't be long before we find something that we both can be happy with.