Thursday, May 31, 2007


Well, we have survived. So far, anyway. We worked day after day to get things out of the house and into either 1. the garage sale, 2. the storage unit, or 3. my Mom's house. We've been staying here now since Sunday night. We had a little issue with closing on the sale. Jon and I signed our papers today, but it won't be final until they sign the rest of the papers which is scheduled for Monday.

We did take some time out to go to the Martina McBride concert Sunday night. I love to see her - it was my fourth time. I think she gets better every time.

We still haven't had the meeting with our builder. The paperwork for the appraisal is hung up at the mortgage company and we can't meet until that is complete. We will hopefully hear something in the next week. Now that we are out of the old house, I'm ready to get started on the new one.

Friday, May 25, 2007


Katherine received her two-year Cubbies Award at church last Sunday. Her Grandma is the Cubbie director and Grandpa and I help teach.

We went to Aaliyah White's 5th birthday party last week at Pump it Up. We had never been there before - the kids loved it. I realized it didn't get any pictures of Katherine playing there, but I got several of Joey...


Once again, we've had a very busy week. We are moving out of our house this weekend, so we've been getting ready for that.

I worked from home on Wednesday because I worked all night Tuesday night. That afternoon, a window was broken out of my van while parked in our driveway. We don't know how it happened. Nothing was missing, so we don't think it was a break-in.

I had the first day of my garage sale yesterday. It was extremely busy, and I got rid of a ton of stuff.

I closed the sale in the afternoon to pick my van up from the window shop. I pulled out of the parking lot and was trying to turn left onto Central when a woman in another car slammed into the back of my van. We had a witness call the police and stay to make a statement. The other woman got a ticket and her insurance will pay for it all since it was her fault. It looks like I'm going to get a new bumper and back door.

I'm having the sale again today. So far, it's really slow. I think that's normal for Friday morning. The die-hard shoppers come early on Thursday.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Little Dancer

Katherine had her recital last week. Dress rehearsal was Wednesday, then two recitals, Friday and Saturday. She did a really good job. I was afraid she would get up there and freeze from shyness.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Busy, Busy

Things are crazy for us right now. This next week is going to be even busier.

We've been preparing for Katherine's dance recital, which is next weekend (I'll post pictures afterward).

She also has her Cubbie award ceremony tomorrow night. Cubbies is part of Awana clubs. It's for 3-4 year-olds. They memorize a Bible verse every week, do crafts, etc. I help teach, so I'll be part of the award ceremony also. When she says her verses, she earns patches to wear on a vest. Of course, I hadn't sewed any on all year and had to do them all last Tuesday.

Joey had his last Parents as Teachers home visit on Thursday. That was the last one for the year and next year, we'll be in a different school district.

Last night, we went swimming at the YMCA. Katherine loves to go and has been asking for weeks. We figured we ought to get some good out of the monthly fee we keep paying.

We finished the contract last Sunday night to build our new house. They won't start until after a meeting with the builder that they call the Red Line meeting. We don't know yet when that will be.

Today is my Grandma's birthday. I've been busy the last couple of nights putting together a few pages of a two-book scrapbook my mom is putting together for her.

While looking through pictures for the pages, I found several of Troy (our brother-in-law who passed away two weeks ago). I found one that is especially good of him and Jon asked me to post it here. It was taken Jan 2003 - Katherine was only a few months old. Troy always loved babies and like to hold Katherine.