Saturday, June 27, 2009

Where to start??

I'm not in love with the fact that it feels like summer is flying by. Seriously, 4th of July next week...that means the rest of summer will fly by and it will be back to school time soon :(

I've been going in a few days a week and working in my office. I wasn't very productive while summer school was going on because there were always people in and out of my office, but now that there are less people there, I can get quite a bit done. Trenton & I now have internet at home for his new job, but hopefully, I'll be able to work some from home as well.

I'm currently sitting on the couch listening to my husband talk to the ATT IT guy on speakerphone and cracking up. Trenton is usually a pretty patient person (seriously, he DID marry me!) but I have a feeling this guy is getting on his last nerve. Poor guy!

This heat has seriously been limiting our activities. Trenton was gone to training Monday night through Wednesday night. I stayed out at my parents on Tuesday b/c I'm a big scaredy cat and didn't want to stay home during the storm. Wednesday night we had a date night and went to see Transformers 2. Trenton has been counting down the days sine last summer. He's also super excited for Ice Age 3! Thursday night we went to watch Colby and Emma's ballgames...boy was it hot! I feel for those kids out there in their uniforms! Thankfully, the storm blew in a cooled things off a bit, but went around us and skipped the rain! Last night, we went to Bloomfield so I could show the church ladies group how to play Bunco. It was a hoot. Trenton & I stopped at Pizza Hut for a quick bite, got some chocolate dessert sticks to go and headed out to James & Amee's for cards. AND........Amee and I actually won for a change. The boys decided we needed to play 4 point pitch...which is an annoying game to me and I'm not even sure how to play it, but we ended up winning that too! Bout time!

Tonight, Trenton and I are going to take Kayla to dinner and go see The Proposal. Mom had to take Nana back to Columbia today b/c she fell last night at the nursing home. It's been so hard having her in the nursing home. It's stupid, but I have an extreme phobia of nursing homes, so I haven't been able to go visit her. It's hard to see her so frail. I'm really sad that she had another stroke b/c she had made so much progress in getting her independence back after the first one. Hopefully though, she'll progress quickly and be back home in no time!

Other than that, nothing exciting on the home front here. Trying to clean and get the house organized. My main summer goal is to de-clutter our house. I know some of you thought Fly Lady was annoying, but I'm giving it another shot just to try to help with the process a little. Wish me luck!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Flip Flops and Sunburns

Nothing says summer like flip flops and sunburns and I am currently sporting both. I love the relaxed atmosphere and dress required at summer school. I've been able to wear capris, sleeveless shirts and flip flops almost daily. However, even a 30 minute recess leaves me with a nice little sunburn!

Been awhile since I posted. I'll try to do a quick catch up...let's see...

My mom is having hip surgery on June 10th in Columbia.

Trenton is currently on crutches as of yesterday. He fell off the tractor/stepped down wrong and sprained his ankle terribly. They don't believe it's broken at this point, but we're waiting on the official radiology report to find out for sure. There was a possible fracture on the inside.

Went to Colby & Emma's games last night! I love watching them. I snapped a good pic of Trenton & Emma, I'll try to add at the bottom.

My great uncle on my mom's side just passed away a little bit ago after a very long battle with lung cancer. I expect we'll be traveling to the KC area soon.

Summer school is officially done for me tomorrow. Yea!! After that I only have about 4 days of my extended contract left to fulfil and then I will be on vacation until....AUGUST!!!

Jamie (my sister's) bridal shower is June 20th. Holly, Kate, and I are busy planning away. It will be at mark the date on your calendars family members!

My brother's wedding is June 27th...
Jamie's actually wedding is August 1st.
We have 4 weddings this summer...

I have more exciting news...Trenton & I are *almost* officially land owners! We put an offer down on 16 acres at the Hwy 63 and 202 junction on Wednesday and found out today, pending financing, we should be land owners as of July 15th!!! I'm so excited! It's where Trenton plans on building the site for his business with Pioneer. It's where we will hopefully be building our house in the next couple of years. We can move my horses there soon. It has a fully stocked pond, trees, a creek, good fences, etc. It's not very many acres I know, but it's perfect. Initially, I wasn't sold on putting the house there. But we did a walk around of the property the other night, and standing on top of the hill, I could just picture it and it actually brought me to tears. It's so amazing to see a small piece of a dream come true. I'm hoping that maybe we will be able to close a little sooner, but we'll see!

Andrea- I can't tell you how much we adore your kids! Thanks for being so willing to share them with us! We owe Colby a fishing/camping sleepover maybe after we seal the deal on the land we can set it up!