Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Airport bound

Well, just printed off my directions to the airport. The boys and I are going to pick up my parents tomorrow. We are all so excited. We can't wait to see them. It has been 5 months and that is the longest I think we have ever gone.

Let me tell you about our exciting day..... I got the boys ready, in the car, buckled in and my car wouldn't start. Chris flew to Vegas this morning. NICE!!! I knocked on my neighbors door and asked if they had a plug in charger. What do you know, they did. Charged awhile and off we went to Walmart. Gonna be an hour and a half. Okay, I'll wait - what choice do I have. Shopped forever. Picked up my car and the air conditioner is blowing hot, hot, hot air. Went home and called Walmart and they have never heard of that happening. I was sick. I checked all of the fuses and they were okay. I had no idea what to do or where to go. I let Brooks take a nap and called around a few places back home. They said it must have been just a coincidence that changing your battery shouldn't mess anything up with the air conditioner. Really, kind of weird that it worked before the new battery. Brooks woke up and I loaded them back up and went back to Walmart. When I pulled up the guy with the heavy Jamaican accent saw me and came right over. I asked him if he could disconnect the battery and then hook it back up. He said sure. I felt bad asking but thought I'd give it a try. He hooked it back up and it was still blowing hot air. I thanked him and told him I appreciated him trying. He said it was the least he could do. I pulled out of the bay and immediately the air got cold. I gave it a few minutes and it stayed cool. I circled around and pulled up to the bay and he came back out when he saw me. I told him it was working and I just wanted him to know. I thanked him again and he said no "thank God." He meant it. I thought that was so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By the way, it is such a shame that we don't know what we've got until it is gone. It is hot here and going a couple of hours without air in the car wasn't fun. A week or two ago the air in our house went out. Yeah, brand new unit. Some little piece failed. Anyway, one night without air will make you appreciate electricity. When we moved in, I screwed up and didn't call the gas company soon enough and we went 3 days without hot water. Yep, everybody was taking cold showers. If you haven't done that lately, try it. Ha Ha. You won't shave your legs or anything else in there. Last but not least, Chris is in Vegas, miss him terribly when he is gone. Love you babe.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Swimsuit success

Some of you may know, but for those of you that don't, Chris and I are going on an AWESOME vacation around New Years. He met his goal with GSM (one of the companies he sells for) and won the vacation everyone strives for. We are so excited. The guys that have gotten to go the last few years say it is the nicest vacation you will ever go on. Something like $14,800 per couple - I am so excited!!!! With that said, I got to thinking...... if I don't get new clothes and swimsuits now I am not going to get them. You can't buy a sundress in December. Everything is on clearance right now. I read the paper yesterday and Dillards had 30% off all of their already 50% off merchandise. I told Chris I had to go shopping, and hold on to yourself, he volunteered to take the kids and go with me. I checked him for fever and off we went. Yes, we took the kids and it was a little crazy. I tried on swimwsuits for about an hour or two. I found 2 that I love, and got a whopper of a deal. We all know I like a bargain!!! It was nice having him there to help me. (Thanks again Sugar!!!!)

As an update on yesterday, We did get the garage cleaned out. We have more work to do today inside. My mom and dad are coming Wednesday and we have to clean a bit. We are excited to see them. They haven't gotten to see our new house yet.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

It's Saturday

Yes, it is Saturday. Clean out the garage day. Chris' phone should ring occasionally today!!! We will clean out the garage.

We did so well the first week of moving in. Sherry, Amanda, Gabby and Jeff were so, so, so much help. It has been slow since. I have gradually been organizing inside, but the garage is horrible.

We are getting settled in and love our new home. I have a lot of decorating to do. That is a slow process though. We are spending a lot of time at the pool. I'll post a few pictures of that next week.

Chris is looking for me, MUST GO CLEAN OUT GARAGE!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Disappointing Wednesday

Well let me start by saying I feel like a total blond..... Yesterday while Brooks was napping I was reading the paperwork for their preschool. I was reading about tuition, when it was due and how much, when my eye caught "weekly" and the price I was seeing is what I thought was to be the "monthly" price. I am not sure how this misunderstanding came about but I called to double check. Yes, I was way wrong. I felt like an idiot. I was used to paying $250 per month for 2 kids for 2 days. Yep, that is what they want me to pay for a WEEK!! I was so upset but I am over it now. That was the only place I found that had openings for the boys. The only other place I found wanted Jax to come 5 days a week. Not doing that to him. Soon enough he will be going all week. It looks like I am going to be Jax's preschool teacher. Going to try anyway. Stacy told me that I can buy a christian preschool program and teach him myself. I am going to try and get a schedule around here and do that. For their socialization, it is going to have to come from church (that we have not found yet, but are working on) and from kids in the neighborhood. So I was disappointed but I am kind of relieved.....I miss them when they are gone.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

First Post

Well here is my very first post!!!! This is my best attempt at keeping in touch with all of you. I thought it would be fun for everyone (especially the grandparents) to get to see what we are up to. I am going to give it my best shot at keeping it current.

Yesterday was Jax's 5th birthday - I cannot believe my baby is 5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He had a good day. Chris took the boys to play frisby golf while I made spaghetti, bread and brownies. That is the dinner Jax requested. Earlier in the day Chris took them to Academy for Jax to pick out the soft air gun he wanted. He held on to it all day. At dinner he sat on it while he ate. It was so funny because Aunt Mandy called during dinner to wish him a Happy Birthday and before she could ask what he got for his birthday he told her he had "a big gun between his legs." Chris and I nearly spit spaghetti across the room. We couldn't quit laughing.
I am going to stop for now to make sure I am doing this blog thing right. I will be back tomorrow hopefully with more info.