Saturday, December 17, 2011

Little House

We got the house. 

Merry Christmas to us!  I go in on Monday to sign the lease and to hand over a big chunk of money as a security deposit.  We will be unpacking the PODS over New Years weekend and the first week of January and moving in the following weekend.   

The little house is five blocks from the enormous Beaverton library. 

Thursday, December 15, 2011


Updates:  I turned in our application for the little house today.  We will know if we are accepted by Monday.  If yes, we will be moving in the first week in January - most likely over two weekends as I do not have any time off from work.  I ordered Christmas cards last night - who knows if they will get addressed and out before Christmas! 

Monday, December 12, 2011

Homes and Fingers

Keep your fingers crossed - we may have found a house.  It is small and old
1940's), has only one bathroom (!), but it is close to the kids schools, close to Heather, has a small fenced in backyard and is five blocks away from the library and the farmers market.   It may just work for our little family.  Keep your fingers crossed.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Eat Your Veggies

Max has decided to become a vegetarian.   I see a lot of cheese in his future.

Monday, December 5, 2011

That Time of Year

Oh, it is busy around here.  This week we will be eating breakfast and dinner in the car


There is something on every night - Activity Day Girls, Mid-Singles FHE, Scouts, RS Christmas Dinner, cousins coming into town etc.  Yikes.

I feel like I am still trying to catch up from Thanksgiving . . . or summer really since I have about 100 blog posts to write if this blog is really going to be our little family history.  I'll get to it all - someday.

For now, I am working and I love my job.  It is challenging, there is a lot to learn, but it is interesting and I work with nice people.  It is a HUGE adjustment becoming a single mom who also works full-time.  We rarely get home before 7:00pm.  I could not raise these children without my sisters right now.  Heather gets the kids started on their homework after school and generously welcomes the kids into her home way too early every morning.  Kirstin is still putting up with a houseful of kids and a sister and far too many clogged toilets. My brother Scott helped us get through the months of unemployment as I searched for work here in Oregon.  I am so grateful for family. 

I have much to share, but it will have to wait until I have more than 10 minutes to sit down and type.  We miss you all so much!

All I want for Christmas is a little home of our own.  Please keep us in your prayers as I try to find a little place of our own to rent.  We are anxious to be settled and to cut down on the time we spend int he car.