Just a quick post to let everyone know what’s going on here! I will try to actually post some pictures and more info soon, but this will have to do for now…
In January, we found out that we are having another baby (I know this isn’t news to a lot of you, but it will be to some probably) and I am now 19 weeks along. I have already had one ultrasound and have seen the baby. Everything is fine and I have felt the baby move several times the last week and a half. We will find out (hopefully) if the baby is a boy or girl on May 12th. Kody is supposed to go with me, but it is a Monday, so he may not be able to take that hour in the morning if they are busy. Kristopher and Taylor are pretty excited about having another sibling and they are hoping for a brother. We’ve been trying to tell them that you can’t choose, and that God gives the family what and who they need. Hopefully they will understand if it isn’t the boy they are hoping for. I really wanted a boy and then really wanted another girl and now I go back and forth everyday, so I will be very happy no matter what!
Since we found out that our family is going to be increasing, we started looking harder for a house to fit all of us. I don’t think we could stay here any longer with 5 people! The bank told us that they would loan us an outrageous amount, so we started looking at things that we thought we could actually handle and after a few weeks found something that Kody and I both loved when we first walked into. It is actually in New Concord about 10 miles south of Murray, but is on a quiet dead end street and is huge to us. It has pretty much everything we wanted in a home, even a 2 car garage and huge deck on one acre of land. It really is perfect for us, even though it is a little farther than we wanted to go. It does need some fixing up, but not tons, and that is what we wanted. The best thing was that it was in our price range before we even started negotiating! Anyway, we have signed the contract as have the sellers and it is at the bank. So we are just waiting for our loan to go through and we should close on or before May 24th. I went out there yesterday to meet the home inspector and he took me through and showed me what he thought were problems and they were pretty much what Kody and his Dad had already seen. There wasn’t anything big that needed fixing, so we have no reason to back out:) I think the bug (termites & such) inspectors still have to go see what they think, but I’m not sure when that will be. Anyway, we are very excited about this house and have already planned a lot of things that we want to do to it. I’ve picked out all my paint colors; Kody and I still have to negotiate/compromise on those, but I have what I like picked out! All of the downstairs floors except the kitchen and bathrooms are hardwood and are in good shape. The kitchen floor needs to be replaced first, but may have to wait a little bit for the money and the bathrooms need to be replaced, but aren’t really that bad now. We would just want to match them to our paint and have new floors:) The house has 2 walk in closets, plus regular closets in every bedroom. The kids bedrooms will be upstairs with one walk in closet and then the master bedroom and office/craft room will be downstairs. The house even has a sunroom! Anyway, I could talk about this house forever – I’m so excited about it and I hope that it all works out and that we get to move after Kristopher gets out of school.
Kristopher’s last day is May 21. He is still enjoying school. I emailed many of you with the news that he was starting a second grade reading group, since his reading level was so high. He is still doing that and is enjoying it and I hear nothing but good news. We are going to do the summer reading program at the library again this year. It was fun last year and the kids get to “buy” things with the book bucks they earn for reading. Every Monday they have some kind of performer, like a musician or puppeteer or something which is really great for the kids. Taylor even enjoyed going to those last year and since Kristopher couldn’t read then I read all the books and all three of us got a book buck for every book, so she and I even got to “buy” stuff. Taylor had her last storytime at the library on Tuesday. We are going to try to go in the fall to the first few and then when the baby arrives we will have to take a big break. I’m not sure how we are going to work things like soccer in the fall. Kristopher is playing really well and loves it, but I won’t be able to do much with the big kids for several weeks after having this one. Hopefully it will all work out and he will be able to play.
I haven’t been doing much with my knitting and sewing lately. I have made a few things, but haven’t really felt like working on a lot. I am planning to go start some booties in a few minutes. Taylor just went to town with Kody for some errands. He is off today and has to work on Saturday instead this week.
I can’t think of anything else right this minute. If you have any questions for me, just leave me a comment or send an email. I answer email almost everyday. That is so much easier than calling everybody to me and it’s a lot easier to do that with Taylor most of the time. I’ll try to post sooner so that you can all know what we’re doing on the house and baby front!
Don’t forget: Today is National Day of Prayer! Have you thanked God for all the blessings in your life and asked him to help our country? Do it now!!