Friday, March 26, 2010

Happy Birthday Matt!

Happy 30th birthday Matt!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


There was a strange occurence in this house this morning, everyone slept until 7:30am. You might think that it's not a big deal but the kids get up between 5:30am and 6am every morning like clockwork. Matt and I didn't end up climbing out of bed until almost 8am! It was glorious!

Matt is going to finish the replacement deck today. It already looks better. We are going to look at 4 houses tomorrow and I'm excited but anxious too. We know what we want, we just need to find it and for the right price!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Our House

Here are some of the pictures from the listing for the house. I didn't notice the blue ball under the dining room table until the listing was already posted. And now the wait begins for someone to at least want to come and look at the house...

We got to check out our listing for the house and it's a little surreal. I'm waiting for pictures to go up on and for the listing to be shown on

Monday, March 22, 2010


We listed the house today. There's a big For Sale sign out front. I'm happy, sad, nervous, and anxious all at the same time. I do have more faith this time around about us finding the house that we're meant to have. Matt and I have questioned the decision to buy this house many times but we've always come back to the fact that we 'needed' this house. It was the right house for us at the time and now we need to find the next one. We're going to check out some houses on Thursday to get our feet wet with what's on the market right now.

I cannot believe how much Madeline and Leah have grown up over the last few weeks. They're really starting to talk - unless of course you want them to say something for someone, then they're mute. They have entered into a very clingy stage and I cannot wait for them to get past it. If I even dare go to the bathroom without them, they are in full blown screaming and crying fits. As soon as I return, they both turn it off like a light switch!

Grace has been difficult this past week. I don't even know what to say. She was fighting us going to sleep last night for 3 hours. Yes, 3 hours. And she was so tired!! I pray that tonight will not be the same fight!

Evan is my little man. He turns 3 in two weeks! He loves his trains, cars, trucks, tools, dirt and Jeeps just like his Daddy! He even got to take a ride in the Jeep with the top off yesterday, and he loved it!

Sunday, March 21, 2010


We are meeting with the Realtor again tomorrow to sign the papers to list the house. I'm excited and nervous. I'm nervous about the house not selling and about it selling too quickly! If someone buys the house using the current tax credit, the contract must be signed by April 30th and settlement needs to happen before June 30th. Matt works the entire month of June without a day off for a turn-around at work. How are we supposed to make settlement and move if he's working?! Maybe I should start begging and bribing people now! I guess we will just have to cross that bridge when we get to it. I want to take our time finding the perfect house, but would feel pressure if we sold quickly. On the other hand, I don't want the house to sit on the market for months and months. Ideally I would like to be moved into another house by July. We will just have to wait an see I guess. I really don't want to live in this house for another summer.
Debbi came down on Friday so that Matt and I could go out for our anniversary. We really needed a day out! We went to the Franklin Institute to see the Body Worlds exhibit. We were then supposed to go out to get something to eat but I ended up sick and in bed for the next 12 hours. I'm feeling better now and am thankful that it was just a 24 hour thing but it's going to run through the house I'm sure, as it always does.
Matt worked night shift last night even though he was supposed to be off for 7 days. We could use the extra cash right now though so it's not so bad. I don't want to answer the phone now though until Friday night because we need this time of him being off to finish up the things around the house before we have to show it next week. We're replacing some of the old wood on the back porch, planting some things and mulching the front garden, and am going to try to finish matching the faux paint on the walls up the stairs where the baby gate damaged the wall.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

It's Official

It's official, we found a new realtor and we're hoping to have our house listed on the market no later than April 1st! I'm excited but also scared. I'm hoping that with the tax credit expiring on April 30th that we might get a last minute "rush" to get a contract signed so the buyer will still qualify for the tax credit. So for now we are rushing to get everything cleaned and the paint touched up, the outside dressed up as much as possible and to pack up everything that we don't need so the house looks as big and inviting as possible! We have so much to do. We were supposed to have our friends over today but there's no way that we can do anything today except work on the house if we hope to get everything done by the time the realtor comes for pictures.

I have found a house that looks like our dream home, I can't wait to go and see it! I am excited beyond words that we will be able to move into a house with a huge yard and enough room for everyone! I'm thankful to finally be seeing that the sacrifices we've made by living here are going to pay off!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Oh Yea!

HOLY GUACAMOLE - I lost another jeans size! I'm ecstatic! I'm beside myself happy. Maybe I'll start letting people take pictures of me soon...Maybe.

****I'm sorry to be bragging. I just cannot help myself!****

Monday, March 1, 2010

Ramblings and Not Me Monday!

Is it really March 1st? I'm so excited for the spring and summer to get here! The kids are going to be so much fun this year. We have a lot of little trips planned, Dutch Wonderland, Sesame Place, a few day trips to the beach, a week in the mountains, and who knows what else! I'm excited for March because we have a lot of little things on our calendar, a baby shower on the 7th, Philadelphia Zoo on Wheels the 10th, CC Mother's of Multiples Spring sale on the 13th, the new library opens on the 16th, Mothers of Multiples club meeting on the 18th, our anniversary on the 19th, Matt's 30th birthday on the 26th...It's going to be a fun month! We're also hoping to go check out a new church on the 14th!

Now on to Not Me Monday!

There's no way that my husband let me take a two hour nap in the afternoon last week. Not Me!

I definitely wouldn't be slightly jealous of a friend that just revealed that she's pregnant - Not me! (Not that I want any more kids, I just miss the excitement and really wasn't ready for my last pregnancy to be the last one. We were leaving the possibility of a 4th child open...little did we know!)

Grace didn't tell my husband that the bathroom was so stinky after he used the facilities that he needed to, "light a match!"

Madeline and Leah haven't taken climbing on things to a whole new level...they wouldn't dream of climbing on the top of the couch, onto the play table, into the toy box, onto kitchen chairs, into the bath, and on to the toilet all by themselves. Not my kids.

I know that I wouldn't have eaten an Oreo Cookie Klondike Bar 3 nights in a row. Not me!

There's definitely no way that I have started to really speak my mind about 'certain' things within my family and have not stopped caring about what people are going to think or say about me. Not Me!

There is no way that last night, in an attempt to have Grace and Evan stay in their beds all night, that I told them if they stayed there that Matt would bring them a donut for breakfast on his way home from night shift.