Tuesday, May 13, 2008


As I am packing my STUFF I am trying to envision what it was like for the pioneers to pick and choose what they would bring on their long journey in a hand drawn cart. I guess there was really no question of choosing for them, they only brought bare necessities. If I had to pull my things by hand, what would I pack vs do without?


YES $3.95!!!!! Who can afford $3.95 for a gallon of gasoline? Who? I have got to find a way to boycot driving and still get me and my four around town.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Happy Birthday Matt! & Family Matters

Matt turned 38 today! The boys picked out a Rock Star themed card and then got sad when I explained to them that the card was implying that Daddy was old. I got it anyway b/c it was super funny. We celebrated with him and then went to brunch at Mom & Dad's. Carter made me a card and then last minute decided to give it to Nana instead. Nice! Evan was conflicted who to honor today, Matt or myself. He got real confused when I told him that my birthday often falls on Father's Day. Darren was in town so we took the opportunity to take some family pictures. Happy Mother's Day!

Thursday, May 1, 2008


After 18 gruelling months, it is official! Maria(our realtor)has sold our house. We close on May 16th, yah in 2 weeks. And move on the 24th, just three weeks from now! To top it off Matt will be out of town or in meetings until the morning of the 24th. HELP! We asked for it alright! So Matt will be flying out next week to secure housing for us. He will be home in time to sing Happy Birthday to himself on Mother's Day to fly off again the following Day for Canada. He will be home just in time to sign the papers to get rid of this house and then is immediately indisposed for the week in a Conference. Ev's last day of school is the 22nd. Matt's last meeting ends on the 23rd. Moving on the 24th! Is this possible? Oh yah, Matt will be moving us out to Colorado, staying for a week to get us settled and then coming back to Indiana to work for the summer! Fortunately we already had a vacation planned the first two weeks of July so we will be together then. I couldn't do this summer thing w/o help so my mom has graciously agreed to come for the summer! Whew! I am tired already!