Wednesday, June 24, 2009

It's About Time...

I guess I should finally let everyone know the goods news. We are going to have a baby! We actually found out that I was pregnant the day that our condo went under contract. It was a big night for us. I actually couldn't believe it, so I had to take the test twice just to make sure.

The next day was Riley's birthday, for one of his presents we announced that we are going to have a baby. He is so excited, now he just can't wait to find out if he's getting a brother or sister. He wants a brother of course. When we went to the Dr. a few weeks ago the Dr. asked if we had any questions, Riley promptly raised his hand and said, "I have a question, what kind of baby is it going to be?!" The Dr. just laughed, he gave Riley a picture of the ultrasound (we did an ultrasound because it was still too early to hear the heartbeat) and he asked Riley if he could tell what the baby was going to be. Riley's sure it's a boy!

I have been more sick this time than I was with Riley so everyone tells me it's a girl. Even the Dr. said that, then he said he's usually right about 50% of the time, haha. Cody and I don't care if it's a boy or a girl, we just feel blessed to be having another baby.

I do feel really bad though, because of the timing, I won't be the biggest help when we move in a few days. I just get to sit back and boss people around. :) Oh well, Cody doesn't mind, we're both just so happy!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Finally!! Our New Home!

After months of looking at homes and putting many offers on short sale homes (stupidest thing I've ever heard. There's nothing short about the process!!) we found the perfect home!

We are so excited about this home. The person who built the home was never able to live in it so it's basically brand new. The bank owned the home and there were two offers made the first day it was listed. Luckily, our offer was the one the bank picked. The timing couldn't have worked out more perfectly and this home really has everything we wanted. It has plenty of room for Riley and run around and play. He's so excited, he can't wait to move. He actually wants to pack boxes. (We'll see how long that lasts, once we actually start packing.)

We'll be closing on our condo this Thursday, June 25th and then we'll close on our home around the 3rd or 6th of July. So we'll be with my parents for a week or so. Which again, works out perfectly because my whole family is going to Yellowstone June 29th for a few days and then we would've been at my parents anyways to hang out with my sister Robyn and her family. I'm just grateful for how everything has worked out!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Total Slacker!

I have been a really bad blogger these last few months. Now I feel like I'm so behind that I don't know where to begin, so much has happened. Since we've done so many things I decided to do 4 separate posts. Make sure you scroll all the way down to see everything we've been up to the past few months.

In March we decided that it would be a good time to move. With the prices of homes and the interest rates we thought it was a good time to try and find a house. We put our condo up for sale and started the waiting game. One good thing was that I really kept the house clean since it had to be show ready!

We had a couple offers but one fell through because the girl lost her job and the other offers weren't good enough. We finally got an offer that we would accept and we will now be moving out at the end of June. So this next week, we will start packing up all of our stuff.

Right now, we haven't found a house that we will be moving to, but it's okay. Since Cody works at a Jr. High, we can live with my parents or his since we're off for the summer. Hopefully, I will be able to post something about our new house soon!

Thomas the Train

Memorial Day weekend we went to Park City with Cody's parents and his sister and her family. Memorial Day we all went to see Thomas the Train. They had some fun activities for the kids.
They all got temporary tattoos.

They got to play with some lego train sets.

They got to draw with chalk and make bubbles.

Then the main event, they got to ride Thomas the Train!

Riley couldn't wait to ride the train, he has always wanted to ride on a train.

Riley's cousins Nathan and Zach. They got to take a picture with Thomas and Sir Topham Hat.

I think Riley's favorite activity was eating Cotton Candy. He just loves Cotton Candy! He didn't want to share with anyone, the little pig.

Riley's 5th Birthday

I can't believe that my baby boy is now 5 years old.
It's amazing how fast time flies by. He's going to be starting kindergarten this year!
(I don't know what he's doing in this picture.)

We decided to have a birthday party this year. Riley said that he wanted to have a dinosaur party. So I made a volcano cake. (It was supposed to have smoke coming out of the top but I didn't have time to go get the dry ice.) Oh well, the kids still thought it was cool.

Here's all the kids helping him open his presents!

Then we had a dinosaur pinata! It was a little more difficult to break it open then I thought. We eventually just had to rip it open, but at least all the kids got an opportunity to take a whack at it.


We went to visit Robyn and Matt during spring break. Scott also took a trip to California during that time, so we were able to hang out with him. While we were in California we all went to a Padre/Dodger game. Matt loves the Padres and Cody loves the Dodgers, so it's always a good time.

Cole, Christian, and Scott

Robyn and Scott (Scott decided that he is a Padre fan)
Since we had plans the next day in San Diego we stayed with Matt's parents that night. They made us feel so welcome. They even saved a special orange so Riley could have the opportunity of picking an orange off the tree. (The orange was really stuck on the tree, so Riley needed a little help)
The next day Robyn, Scott, and I took the kids to the zoo while Cody and Matt went to another ball game. Unfortunately, I got food poisoning or a strange flu bug and I was not feeling well at all. Plus, the stop and go traffic on the way to the zoo did not help. At one point Scott talked me into getting a wheelchair and he said he'd wheel me around the zoo. I was so sick I decided to do it. (Don't I look thrilled)
When Scott started wheeling me around I started feeling even worse, I don't think the rolling along was helping. I decided I'd go back to the car and lay down while everyone walked around the zoo. Cole was tired and wanted to go home anyways, so Scott said he'd take the kids to see a few things while Robyn took me back to the car and then he'd bring the kids to the car. What a nice brother, he was so caring to me and he was really sweet with the kids.

That weekend was easter so the kids were able to decorate easter eggs and then they had an easter egg hunt.

Other than getting sick, we had a great time in California.