I would LOVE to be posting new pictures of the house, but alas we STILL have dial-up.... DUN DUN DUNNNNNN (SCEAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMM) ha ha...
SO instead I am just going to update everyone on what I like to call "My Life" . . .
We are OFFICIALLY in the new house. We moved in the previous Friday Night. We had about 20 people from the new and old ward show up for the move and it took under two hours to get all my junk moved over...
ALL last week I was unpacking boxes, getting things WHERE they go, and cleaning out the garage so we would have work space to do the finishing touches on the house. I hope to do before and after shots of the rooms, but until then you just have to believe me that it was done!~
THEN Friday October 1st came... MOST of you know that is my birthday. Can I just give you a little break down of my recent birthdays... On my 23rd Birthday we bought our Condo. We signed the papers the week before, and we were remodeling it ON my birthday... Matt has a funny "trowel" story from that birthday but I would rather NOT tell you about it... JUST before my 25th Birthday I found out we were pregnant with Hailey... Just after my 27th Birthday Matt lost his job for the first time and I was 7 months pregnant and SO stressed... and on this my 29th birthday (AHEM 25 Years old for all those who asked) we tiled the Kitchen floor in the new house...
VERY big LIFE CHANGING things have happened ON or VERY NEAR my Birthdays. I like to think Heavenly Father is blessing me, but some of those blessings were VERY hard to take...
This year we celebrated the day before my birthday by going out to eat with the kids. We ALWAYS go to Red Robin for my birthday because you get a free burger!! It was neat sitting at the table with my husband and kids. When I get the opportunity to really sit back and take in my life, I feel wonderful because we REALLY are blessed!! It was a great way to celebrate early! :)
But what I like BEST about my birthday is that is ALWAYS falls near General Conference. As a child I HATED it! I mean what kid wants to be watching "old men" talk on their birthday?? It was a burden for me as a child, but now that I am an adult I am LOVING it!
To those of you who do not know what General Conference is... the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (which is the church I belong to) has leaders that speak to us twice a year. We have a Prophet who leads the church, and we also have Apostles to help him lead the church. They are the usual speakers at the General Conference. We also have other church leaders that speak at these meetings... they are the leaders from different branches of our church, Primary, Young Women's, Young Men's, Relief Society for Women... and various other Elders from the Quorum of the 70 which helps the Apostles lead the church. ANYWAYS... they speak to us about different topics. Their words are inspired, and they help us with daily life struggles. The topics they choose to speak on ALWAYS pertain to a current trial we are facing as a people or as a nation. It is BEAUTIFUL to hear the words spoken, and uplifting to take them into our daily lives. Since I have been SO busy with the new house, it was a EXTRA blessing to sit down and enjoy General Conference this year. What a WONDERFUL Birthday weekend!!
So between the new house, the kids, my birthday, the Fresno State game, and conference we had a FUN FILLED weekend!! (Fresno State beat Cal Poly just in case you were wondering... pictures of that to come later...)
THIS week we plan on:
~Grouting the Tile in the kitchen
~FINALLY switching out the electric outlets and switches
~ Getting the area rug! YEAH!!
~ Putting up some baseboards
and sitting back and admiring ALL the little things we have done to make our house a HOME! :)
This upcoming weekend I have a GIRLS RETREAT with my dear friends Amber, Megan and Amy... we are leaving the kids with the boys and getting away to celebrate our birthdays together! :) (all our birthdays are within a month of each other... don't you LOVE it!)
Hopefully pictures to come soon... pray AT&T gets their act together and I get REAL Internet access... :)
UPDATE ~ I had someone remind me that I FORGOT to mention our house got broken into on my birthday... YEAH you heard me... some very mean people broke into my house and ... LEFT me a CAKE and a Balloon. My girlfriends (with whom I am going to celebrate our GIRLS RETREAT with) came over to my house expecting my husband and I to be tiling the kitchen floor. Unfortunately we had left to get dinner for the kids, but FORTUNATELY we returned JUST in time to catch them in the act. They drove around a little looking for us at Lowe's and did not find us, so they went back to the house, and went in through the windows I left open because it was nice outside... LOL! ~ THANKS GIRLS! The cake was AMAZING! In fact I had a piece just last night! :)