Archive for May 2010

It's been sooooo long

I didn't realize that it had been so long since I posted.  So many things have been happening, let's see if I can remember them all

Our house has not sold (boo), but we have gotten a new realtor.  He works in a bigger office so we are hoping that means more exposure.  He is also going to stage the house so that it is not empty.  I guess some people have no imagination and need to see where furniture would go in a house, sounds crazy to me, but hey if it works who am I to complain. 

In the meantime our mortgage company is starting the forclosure process, even though we have made every payment since september.  The problem is that we missed a couple payments while josh was unemployed and then we did some fred.die thing that lowered our monthly payment for 4 months.  And now they bank wants all that money in one lump some right now.  Seriously, they can't just put it on the end or the loan or add $100 to our monthly payment, it has to be paid right now.  Well that's too stinkin bad WF because we ain't got  it.  So they are gonna forelose.  I am not terribly upset about this seeing as how we are trying to sell the house anyways (I know it is gonna screw my credit but I have no control over that).  What does upset me is what if we weren't trying to sell our house and we were doing the best we can to make every payment.  They would still try to take it away.  It just doesn't seem right that we would be punished for something that rich business men did...economy crash, josh losing job, josh unable to find job, josh having to take lower paying job.  It still infuriates me that all the people responsible for the crashing economy got away scott free...for now anyways, they will have to answer to God for what they did and I wouldn't want to be in their shoes on that day.

One of josh's cousins recently moved to the houston area and her parents are going to visit her for 2 months this we get to house sit for them!!!  WOOHOO.  I love my inlaws and they have been so great to us, I am so thankful to God for them and all that they have done, but it is hard to live with people.  We have been here for 9 months now and it will be so nice to have a break.  I was talking to josh the other day about how weird it was that it was just the two of us for 9.5 years and then the three of us for 9 months and now it is the five of us.  You don't realize how much you miss just laying on the couch watching a movie with the hubby until you can't do it anymore.

I am going back to college!!!!!!  I am super excited about it.  I have decided to get a degree in Agribusiness.  Josh and I are super serious about starting our own little farm.  We want to grow enough food to eat, can, freeze and sell at the farmer's market.  We would love to make a living off of this so Josh wouldn't have to work outside the home.  We are also planning to plant an acre of lavender, there is good money in lavender and my aunt is a great lavender resource.  Now we just need to sell our house so we can buy some land.  I can't wait.  I am so excited just thinking about it.  I want to feed my kids wholesome, fresh, clean food, and growing it myself is the best way to do that.  Oh and josh wants to have some goats and make goat cheese.  I love goat cheese but I'm not sure about the making it part!!

We had our first ER visit this weekend.  We went to Lubbock to visit family and kai had been running a low grade fever but showed no other sickness signs.  So we just watched it closely.  By saturday it had creeped up to 102.5 but  he was still acting fine so we gave him some medicine and kept watching it.  He woke up sunday morning at 3 and it was 104.6.  I was worried then and wanted to know what was going on.  I knew it was probably just a virus but I wanted to be sure.  So we got up and took him to the children's hospital emergency room.  And sure enough it was a virus.  But the hospital was so great and they didn't even charge us(kai has no insurance) which was a huge blessing.  I felt so much better knowing it wasn't anything serious.  He continued to run a low grade fever on monday and tuesday, but today he has been fever free!!!

Kai is adding words everyday.  He says chicken, move, please, thank you, dada (which he has said before but now he is talking about josh), pop (for poppy) memaw and yaya.

He is also fake sneezing which is adorable.  He has started feeding himself with a spoon, which is wonderful.  He showed signs that he was ready so I just put the food in front of him and gave him a spoon and he did great, only made a minimal mess!!!

He is still as cute as can be. I can't believe that he is 18 months old already. My little baby is growing up sooo fast.

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