Monday, August 27, 2012

First Day of School

Today was the first day of school. The twins were finally starting kindergarten and Aidan was on to 3rd grade. For me that meant finally only one drop off. Yay, now if only they started at the same time that would be best, instead of the 1/2 hour stagger, but then that would be asking for a perfect world, wouldn't it!?

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Aidan Turns 8

Hard to believe 8 yrs ago this little guy came into my world changing my whole life. He's quirky, fun, and often times thought provoking (with his many deep questions). Happy Birthday Aidan!

Friday, August 17, 2012

All House and Very Little Play

This summer has been all about houses, buying and selling and everything that goes in between. After 5 1/2 months our short sale purchase finally came through meaning we had to whip it into full speed to get our current home ready to sell. After several weeks of constant work, painting, cleaning, organizing, and landscaping, the house went on the market. In 8 days we had 2 open houses and 3 brokers tours, and ended with 3 amazing offers. We couldn't be more happy.
After all that hard work we finally decided we deserved a little rest and relaxation. We took a last minute trip to Calistoga. Thanks to my friend Rachel, I knew exactly where to go, Calistoga Hot Springs. It was a short trip, 2 days one night but oh so worth it. It was what we all needed. Lots of water play, yummy food, and a Sugar Train (candy store in a vintage train car) brought fun end to our summer.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Chabot Camping

Since this summer was about selling out house, we worked our fun around it. We needed to be away during the weekend of open houses and perfect timing, my moms group was planning a camping trip. It was the perfect thing to do, go camping. We joined in on the trip to Chabot Lake, close enough to come home should we need to get back to deal with any house issues and yes still close enough to be connected via IPhone to know (sad but true).
Despite several calls from brokers, we managed to have a good time. We took a boat tour of Chabot Lake, had great pot luck meals, and spent the evenings relaxing around a campfire (as much as we could relax given the circumstances). All in all, the boys had a great time and parents had a bit of down time.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Gross Candies Trap

Some candies are just gross and yet I find myself buying them for my kids. I'm not sure why they gravitate to the gross stuff, but they just can't seem to resist. I like to indulge them every once in a while, so we end up with disgusting things like a hotdog gummy or some awful blue raspberry taffy that sure makes you blue. That much blue dye can't possibly be good for you.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Big Day

Today was a big house number 1. We're planning on having 2 open houses, and taking offers after that. I know that sounds optimistic, but honestly I think the house looks great. So I'm feeling pretty confident. I'm not a dreamer, not expecting some huge price bid war over my house but feel pretty confident the perfect someone is going to come and fall in love with my 1916 farmhouse just as I have.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Mustache Miles

Somehow I imagine Miles wearing a mustache when he's older. This is just a glimpse of the future. Let's hope it won't be quite as bushy...

Thursday, August 2, 2012

It's Official

Wow it's really happening. After 2yrs of looking for a new home. We our finally going to say goodbye to our dear old house. It's finally official, our house is for sale. I'm going to miss our sweet home...lots of memories and so much has gone into this house to remodel it and make it the warm comfort that it is now.

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