Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Well, this is by far the smallest Thanksgiving group I have ever had at my house! It was just my mom and dad and Steve and I. I had a little "teary" as Steve calls them yesterday before my parents came. It was the first time we didn't have any of our kids with us or us being at their house. It was a nice day today. We got a lot of it ready last night. My mom can do quite a lot with her little walker chair.

We are thinking about putting an elevator in our home, I wish we had it this time my parents came. She had to climb up the stairs in her cast, it scares me.

I got a very beautiful pie plate from Williams Sonoma for my B-day. I made an apple pie in it. What do you think!? I love it.

Well, I am going out of town on Saturday for a week. Between trying to get the rental ready and continuing to get into our home, and live life, I am exhausted. I don't feel ready to go at all. I am excited, just still doing laundry and figuring out what I am doing. I am excited to not have to think about real life for a week. Will be posting pics hopefully as the week goes by.

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! Love you all!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Catching Up sort of

Wow! It has been so long since I've blogged. Life has been crazy. About a month and a half ago Steve decided he wanted a fiberglass boat. If he bought one it would mean he would have to moor it (keep it in the water at the docks fulltime). That conversation then led to the idea we had explored many times about moving into our Newport Vacation Rental. Every time we considered it we would get close to deciding we would move and then change our minds. This time I really started to consider it more seriously than I ever had. I started to get excited about the idea of having all my kitchen stuff in the house and in the amazing pantry inside my house instead of in my garage. The idea of living closer to Newport-10 minutes to Walmart and Fred Meyer instead of 35-40 minutes, a larger living room. So I took Amy with me when she was out here and asked her what she thought. She said" I don't understand why you aren't already living here. " That pretty much did it for me. I had a struggle with the difference in the beach access between our Idaho Street house and this house, also the bedroom layout is better at Idaho Street. But with reassurance from my kids that I was making much ado about nothing, I felt like I not only could move, but wanted to.

Starting about the last week in October we have been working almost non-stop to get everything out of our Idaho Street house and get it ready to rent. We had just a little under 3 weeks. Add to that 2 extra Weight Watcher meetings (an hour away) I did during that time because I had to sub for a co-worker, driving to Portland to take Danielle to the airport, going to Eugene to pick up Amy, the list goes on. We still have a few things to get out of the other house, and a gillion boxes to unload and put away here.

One of the first things I did was to put up a few of my fall decorations, I couldn't live in utter chaos w/o some fun and seasonal things around me.We had Megan, Greg, Mike , Danielle and even Amy, helping us a few days. Greg painted my sewing room, and the others helped move stuff. Our living room and kitchen are livable, but thats about it. I am anxious to have it all done. I have to say, working in my new kitchen is a dream. I can't wait for my grandkids to see the sprinkle drawer. It is so great to actually have all my dishes in my kitchen and space to spare. Well, as we move forward I will post more pics.The Pantry is almost done, it has about 4 feet between these two sets of shelves, it is so cool to have room for all the food and some room to spare!

Amy and Mike are living with Mikes brother and sister-in-law and Mikes brother has a cold, so Amy is with us now. Mike was here on her b-day also, it was a fun day! Amy was cute as always, she is such a joy to have around. Steve and I feel blessed to have her in our life.Well, hope all of you are well! Love you all!