Saturday, May 19, 2007

Happy Days

We have had quite a few happy days lately. The stress has decreased significantly around here. We sold our house in only 2 days and finalized all the details of our new house. We got 99% of our asking price and are extremely happy. I still can't believe that we bought our dream house. The house that we will hopefully grow old in (until we can't climb the stairs anymore).

We have been to the new house weekly since we bought it and have spent long periods of time inside and imagining what it is going to be like when we finally move in. The big move date is July 24th which makes me a bit nervous as I won't get home from CHA summer until the 23rd most likely! Eek!! Just thinking about it makes me a bit nervous but I'm so happy that we will be moved in with a month of summer left. The kids will get a chance to make some friends before school starts in September.
Here are some photos of the new house. The outside, two shots of our kitchen, and the great room (minus the carpet). Ignore the mess...I haven't dusted for a while! :P

Simon turned four March 31st which somehow got lost in my blog posts along the way. I can't believe that my baby is 4. What on earth have we been doing that four years has gone by so quickly? After our rough start with Simon, he has grown into quite the young boy and SO happy all the time too. We are incredibly blessed to have two wonderful children.
Just to keep with tradition, Simon made sure to have a nice fall the day before his birthday and had a nice upper lip abrasion to show for all of his photos. I think I should do a layout of my poor battered children on their birthdays. I have a ton of photos that show the evidence. I'm totally going to do that!

Grace started soccer on Monday. She was SO excited! She loves soccer. I think it is her favourite. Unlike Ballet. She is counting down the days until the end of ballet. I guess we won't be signing her up for it next year. I must admit that I was surprised that my tom-girl wanted to sign up for it in the first place. Soccer is much more her style.

Not much else... it has been nice to just relax a bit after the whirlwind house selling. I promise I will try my hardest to keep up my posts in the future! I swear mom! :)


Tara said...

Great photos of the kids and the new house! Congrats again Jen!!!

patti said...

The house looks FABULOUS!!!!!!!! I can't wait to hang out there! I hope you are getting couches though! You know what would look good in that dining room....a big Amish table for 10!!!! :0)

Holly A said...

Congratulations on the new home, Jen. It looks fantastic! You must be so looking forward to moving in. Great photos of the kids too. Hope Simon's hurt lip heals quickly.

Crystal said...

Wow - that's exciting news, Jen! Congratulations! Would you have a spare bed in that place, just in case I ever get to Ontario?? :)

Heather said...

The house looks fabulous and wow your moving fast. Hope all works out with being at CHA and the house stuff.

Heather said...

Forgot to add Happy Birthday to Simon. Where does 4 years go is right!! Glad Grace is enjoying the soccer.

Sue said...

Congrats on the new house, Jen! It's beautiful - dust and all! ;) Good luck on the move!