Archive for February, 2009

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Deeder, Carly and I spent the day at our new house. I brought my camera along to get some snaps of us in the place empty. As long as it doesn’t last too long eating on the empty kitchen floor and napping in sleeping bags is fun and ought to be remembered.

We were also supposed to be finding perfect places for household items, unpacking small things and mapping out where we would like the big stuff.

As you can see in the pictures we brought quite a few of the kids play things from my mom and dad’s house–we ended up doing a lot more playing than we did organizing.

I have a lifetime to get this place in order, right?

Starting small, I got the two children to get together in the living room for a picture together…




They spent hours playing, with a break of a half hour nap and brief snack. I got a couple pictures of them side by side again as they were having another bite to eat while we waited for my mom to pick us up for dinner. I’m glad they snacked before she came because the minute they were in the car both were asleep. Deeder never woke at all, and five hours later he’s still out cold in his bed fully dressed.



Our time at the new house was great with the exception of Deeder smacking right into a pointy corner in his bedroom. I took this picture of him and I hours after he thwacked his head so the wound doesn’t look nearly as bad as it initially did.


Tomorrow our new refrigerator is going to be delivered. When that comes we’ll go food shopping and stock up to live here forever and ever. :)

Then someday we’ll buy a table. In the meanwhile…we’ll just appreciate having the refrigerator.

Funny fact: We thought we’d save money by getting dial up rather than high speed internet. Guess what! Dial up isn’t available anymore.

A Reality Check?

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

While looking through Craigslist I found the following items listed at a ridiculously low price by someone who probably only a few months ago had the fresh start great opportunity feeling that I have with new keys to a large house. On the list are items that would interest me.

“Struggling need to pay mortgage payment any reasonable offers will be considered” sent chills down my back, and sadness for someone who could be me.

Those things are probably in excellent shape, no fade marks or scuffs. Owned by a family who forgot to live within their means. Have I signed onto something too big too? I sure hope not and will do my utmost to be economical in every way that I can.

2-Wood bookcases ‘ tall—$25.00 each
Twin Metal Bed Frame—$10.00
Double Bed with Metal Frame—$150.00
Queen Pillow Top Bed with Metal Frame—$200.00
Leather Top Trunk—$50.00
Oak Dining Table with removable leaf and 4-chairs—$200.00
China Cabinet—$75.00
Wood Changing Table with 3 shelves—$25.00
Suede Loveseat—$75.00
Computer Desk—$35.00
Whirlpool Washer/Dryer Set Heavy Capacity…Heating Element just replaced in Dryer 02/09—$250.00
Leave a msg. Struggling need to pay mortgage payment any reasonable offers will be considered.

Cleaning up After Sissy

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

What a big helper Deeder is!

And a sharing man too…

He let Carly have his sippy cup then grabbed a dishcloth for clean up when she overflowed.


Evergreen Girl

Monday, February 16th, 2009


From the Green Mountain State to the Evergreen State all to eat some dirt and pine needles with Grandpa!

Happy Valentines Day!

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

Last year a box of chocolates, this year a house key.

We had a camp out at the new house last night and it went great!

The kids slept in their own future bedrooms, Carly in hers and Diederick in his. Each had a sleeping bag folding in half for a cushion along with their favorite blankets, pillow and snuggle toy. Carly slept from 8pm to 9am, waking once at 3am to be nursed. Yes, you read that right!

Deeder enjoyed dancing around the new place singing “house house house” over and over. He’s also discovered climbing the stairs on the other side of the rail. He realizes the potential danger and is quite proud of himself, with a big smile on his face he calls out “look look, hey look.”

This afternoon Darren unloaded the trailer than we loaded up in VT into the new house. After Deeder’s nap I let him play in it and remembered the last time he’d danced in there late last August. Time’s gone by so quickly–I now have a Deeder who can talk and a baby who wants to walk, rather than a little boy who knew only a handful of words and an infant who couldn’t stay awake for a whole four hours together.

Over the rest of the month we plan to settle our belongings into their proper places and consider what we need to buy to make this a home.

First big purchase: Refrigerator.