June 17, 2009

Living the Good Life

We're still here, promise.

Almost all of the boxes are gone. We've officially moved {and I'm the happiest camper of all}. The old house still needs some scrubbing, but it will get done in the next few days, no hurry. Cameron has mastered the stairs at the new house, Ben has mastered the pool with the help of his Nemo floaties. Greg and I are happily bickering over the thermostats, and all is right with the world.

No more showings. Don't have to haul sleep-deprived children out during nap-time so that someone can traipse through my spotless little house. No faxing, scanning, emailing of financial documents to satisfy the loan agent. No more begging Greg to mow and edge again, so that the drive-up will be perfect. Okay, a little begging, but now I just want the new house to look perfect.

The new house held some surprises for us . . . The biggest is the small herd of nocturnal animals nesting {and dancing, I'm certain} in the attic. One of the three toilets is fully functioning. Hey, one is better than none! Lots of mice in the yard. The neighbors {who brought amazing brownies over} assure us that the little mice are a neighborhood-issue. I have taken a million and one pictures, and promise to get the very best to you soon. In the mean time, I'll leave with you a classic Ben story . . .

This a.m. he got up before the rest of us. Quietly. He snuck downstairs and settled in to the blue toile chair with his four cherished blankets and a bag of Oreos. I haven't a clue how many he ate before I discovered him. He declared it the "best bwekfest ever".



  1. Congratulations! looking forward tot eh pictures and new address!

  2. That boy is just like my hubby! Ever since I went diary free...there are always oreos in the house. But, Tommy eats WAY more of them than I do. I think I may have to hide them.

    Congrats on the move!!! We are so excited for you. I can't wait to see pics of how everything is shaping up.

    We had a HUGE mice problem in the attic (and garage) of our Woodlands House. We had to fork over a pretty decent amount of money to have traps set, holes sealed and poop cleaned up. Good luck with all that. I think it is a downside to living in the trees! Too bad the inspector didn't catch it.


  3. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Ben is a boy after my own heart! Gotta love an Oreo breakfast! Yummo!

    I am so happy to hear you are settled and everyone is happy. That is the best housewarming ever! I can't wait to see you guys in the new house!

  4. I told the story about Ben to my mom and husband. They both thought it was hilarious. My mom nearly spit out her drink!

  5. Congratulations on the new house! That is so exciting. Sara told me you guys sold your house but I had no idea you guys were already gone. We are finally feeling settled in our new place as well, but I tell you what...we miss our old street! We miss all of you guys and we live in a neighborhood with hardly any neighbors, so it's an adjustment. Anyway, just wanted to pop in and say hello. Can't wait to see pictures of the new place!

  6. Love having you right down the street!!!!

  7. I love that boy...and his mama! I like cookies for breakfast, too!


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