Friday, April 24, 2009

What can I say, my kids are funny!

With our recent snowfall, (yes we got more snow!) our backyard has once again turned into a bit of a mud least the kids still enjoy going outside to play!

The floor always ends up with so much mud on it (not to mention the kids!) but they enjoy it, and it lets me get a few things done in the house, so whatever.

I also wanted to share a couple of funny conversations I've had with the kids the last couple of days

First one with Anise a couple days ago after her nap.

M: Anise, your tummy is growling! Are you hungry?
A: No Mommy, it's not growling
M: It's not! It must be talking then. Is it saying "I'm hungry! Feed me! Feed Me!"
A (sounding only slightly annoyed): It's not talking Mommy! It's singing "Twinkle, twinkle little star!"

This one with Kaden on the way home from swimming last night.

K: Wow! Those construction cranes sure are tall, aren't they Mommy.
M: They sure are
K: How come they're so tall?
M: Because they need them to be able to reach high enough to build the tall building
K: Ya, but they're taller than a stack of monkeys!!

I don't know where they come up with these things!

p.s. anyone know how to get mud out of beige carpet?

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

MIA - Please buy my house

So I know I've been missing for a while, but we've been busy!

We've spent a lot of time getting our house ready to sell..I mean a lot!!! We've literally gone through everything in our house and decided what to keep, pack, sell or give away. I knew we had a lot of stuff , but it was ridiculous to see it..stuff just kept coming out of closets, and boxes! It was crazy!! We've been in this house for 7 years, and we seem to have spent the entire time seeing just how much stuff our house can really hold. It felt great to go through everything and purge though. A big Thank-you to my SILs who helped me go through my kitchen, the rest of the ILs who helped get the yard ready to sell, and the second councillor in the bishopric who supplied us with endless boxes! We couldn't have done it without you!

So now our house is officially listed (ourselves) We decided to try on our own for a bit, and save ourselves the realtor fees/commission. We've had a few people take a look, but so far, no serious offers. Here's our listing:

And seriously, if you know anyone looking to move to Calgary send them our way! The kids and I would really really like to move to Lethbridge with Sean.

Right now Sean is studying like a mad man for his licensing exam on May 4. Like, right now while he watches the Vancouver - St. Louis hockey game. He was at school all day studying too, so I guess a little hockey-studying is OK ;-)

I'm also really looking forward to our trip to Vegas in May. We decided after all this crazy house stuff and studying the two of us could use a little time away. I'm really hoping that the house sells before we go - it will be so much easier to relax if we don't have to worry about that. We've gone all out and are staying at The Mirage! It looks pretty swanky! I just have to say the beds better be comfy, and the blinds able to block the light, because I plan to spend at least one whole day catching up on sleep! After that I plan to spend as much time as possible shopping and being outside in the warm warm sun, either in or beside a pool. Sean doesn't know I've been searching for scrapbooking stores in Vegas - I guess he does now! Hi Sean, love you lots!! I wonder how much stuff I can squish in my bags before I go over the weight limit?