Monday, July 28, 2008

Girl Scout Camp Started Sunday

Nicole will be gone from Sunday to Friday for Girl Scout Camp, can you believe that I'm missing her already? We got there, she met her friend and started ignoring us, so we left :( My little girl is really growing up. I've sent her an email message that she'll get when she wakes up, just to tell her that we miss her. Jessica seems to be enjoying the one on one time, alright, she's getting almost everything she asks for since the little con has figured out all she has to do is say how much she misses sissy!!! (ARGH!!!!! - how did she learn to con me so early!)

Well, time to go to bed. I hope to update more about the house tomorrow. I've tried loading the images of the house plans multiple times, but it always gives me errors, so I might just have to wait until they break ground and show you the lay out as we go. I do have some pictures of the empty lot that I plan to load. I'll work on that tomorrow so it will keep my mind off of Nicole and if she is doing alright.

Monday, July 14, 2008

91st Davis Family Reunion

The weather was perfect (Sunny 83 degrees, slight breeze and plenty of shade) for my family reunion, it was in Noblesville, IN at the White River Park which has all kinds of things to do for all ages. Some of the kids were disappointed that the pool was closed due to a swim meet this year, but they did go on a real train ride. (Thank you Aunt Judy for taking all those kids by yourself! I had no idea it would be that long of an adventure!) Why is it that there was almost a full table of desserts instead of real food? We ate, converserved, looked at family trees, voted the same officers again next year (Great job Joel and Carol, it's so good that siblings can work well together :) ) I'll upload some pictures as soon as Drake let's me touch his camera, I forgot mine in the car that day. Shelly, you were missed! Earl and I had to start new rumors this year since you weren't there. Let's see how long it takes you to read this! Bwahhhahhaha!!!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Shelly's visiting!!!

My friend from college, Shelly is visiting from New Jersey. She's been here since July 4 and will be returning home on the 10th. Each year she usually goes to our family reunion, this will be the first year in 5 years I think that she will miss it. My family is already missing her. My older brother even asked if his other little sister was coming. We've had a lot of fun with her here. Last night we played the Wii, she got into it pretty good, but can't hula hoop to save her life!

(tried to insert video, but too waaaaayyyyy to long to upload)

Tonight we were supposed to go out to an Ice Cream store called Silver Dipper but were just too tired and full after eating supper. We went home and lazed about and are going to bed early. Maybe some ice cream tomorrow night.

Housing Changes

We did it, we took the plunge to sell the house and it sold in 30 days. We decided in February we were going to sell our home, so that began the process of moving things around, boxing things up, and kicking Nicole out of her own room. (We had to make it look open and inviting and for the girls to share a room again and have an office made more sense.) We listed the house with Caldwell Bankers on April 27, 2008 to our amazement, we had 18 showings and in 30 days we had an accepted offer. This lead to a rush of packing and going through more stuff. I know we threw some things away, but we still have too much stuff and hopefully will get rid of more things. Our closing was on June 30th, with the help of Drake's mom, Linda and some of our friends, Becky and Brett Creech (along with darling Allison), we got everything moved with an hour to spare for a shower before closing.

We are officially renters again. (Didn't see that one coming!!) One of my co-workers had a house for rent, she was moving out as we were moving in so it was a bit stressful. We are currently renting a 100 year old house with 2 bedrooms, one bathroom (OMG this has been a test!) and two dogs in Lafayette. (Hey - they came with the house!!)

It has flower gardens everywhere, screened in porch and lots of room for the girls to play with the dogs.

We've kept the same phone numbers so you can still call us at those. I'll post some more photos of the house as we get a little more time.

We will be staying in West Lafayette, same school district as before, it will be about two miles from where we used to live. If you can believe it, farther away from Wal-Mart. I'll have to find a new way to get my social outtings in. We have decided to build a new house in Huntington Farms, this is off of St. Rd. 26 West. We are building a 1700 sq ft ranch with a full basement. Our plan is for this to be the last move (Lord willing that is). So we've thought alot about this and believe we have made some good decisions. I'll take some pictures tonight and keep adding to the story. The plan is to update this blog with all the details on the new house as it's getting built, in there you will also get to see those cute kids of mine too :) I'll have to brag about them some.

The Girls

Two wonderful little girls that are growing up way to quickly before my eyes. I'll add more of this tonight or tomorrow. Time to go get them from daycare.