Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Lessons Learned

Well, I pulled off my first yard sale last week.  Let's just say I won't be repeating that experience any time soon.  At least I got some fresh air, and we made just enough to purchase a used lawn mower, a yard rake and a couple of lunches.

We found out that our new next door neighbor is crazy particular in a very different way from our old neighbor.  She is very, very  protective of her privacy fence, even going so far as to sweep off the grass clippings from our side of the fence.  Oh well, at least we don't share any walls with her, and we won't have to worry about her peeing in the yard.

This week, we are discovering just how much dust one can accumulate in three years on blinds and behind the stove.  Every evening we are going back to the old house to clean and finish moving the last few items.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Yet Another Reason for Moving

So we were over at the old house getting prepared for my yard sale tomorrow, and we were reminded why this move is so worth it. 

Not only were the downstairs neighbors enjoying the front yard with beer and very loud music, but the guy had the audacity to ask me to be extra careful not to move his satilite dish in the back yard while setting up for the yard sale.  This is the same guy who had tapped into our cable line this winter.

Then, while Dan was walking out to the car with Baby Daniel, he walked past this same guy peeing outside in the backyard.  Not more than 10 steps from his own bathroom inside.  I kid you not.  This guy is too lazy to walk inside to pee while it was still light outside.

Anybody still think it was a bad idea for us to pay more in rent to move?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Under Water (Boxes)

We are sleeping in our new house!  The weather was beautiful on Saturday and several people from our church showed up early to help us move.  They had all of the furniture and boxes moved in two hours.  It was such a blessing to us to have that help!

Now we are wading through the boxes as I work to get us unpacked.  There have been some interesting problems for us to solve.  The dryer cord needed to be switched from a 4-prong to a 3-prong, we needed to put up mini blinds right away, and the cable TV won't be hooked up until Friday.  That being said, I love having central air in this place, and Baby Daniel is right at home and still sleeping through the night.

I have continued to do stretching exercise to strengthen my back (since a certain 20lb baby has wrecked it), and Daniel likes to help me.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

My First Mother's Day

Mother's Day started out a little silly.  There I was, 6am, with a baby nursing on me, and all I could think was "this still doesn't seem real".  I turned to Dan and told him how I was feeling, and he agreed.  After six wonderful months with our baby Daniel, sometimes I can't believe how much life has changed for us.  Do all parents feel this way, and if so, for how long?

Daniel's present to me was three separate spit ups down my bra, so I can feel the love!  Dan surprised me with a beautiful card that he made himself. He stayed up late the night before and used my stamping and paper craft supplies all without me knowing.  It was so sweet and I know he put his heart into it, which is the best kind of present.

I feel so thankful for all of the mothers that welcomed me into their secret club this year.  The support, sympathy and celebration that I have received makes me proud to call myself "mommy". 

Monday, May 3, 2010

Our New House!

Today we got the keys to our new rental house here in Grand Forks!