Friday, February 26, 2010

Trying again with the visitors...

Friday, February 19, 2010

First time...

I'm trying to blog from my email!  Nothing really cool to say, but it did get a new roller brush for my vaccuum this afternoon.  Now I have no excuse for dirty floors :)

I also got a new swimming suit for our trip to MEXICO!!  So excited for warm sun, fine sand, and crystal blue water...wish we could leave tomorrow!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Okay, I admit it!

I'm a horrible blogger. I should have known this would happen when I couldn't keep a journal or a diary going longer than a few months. I guess a post here and there is better than no posts at all, right?

Life lately has been...challenging. In good ways and frustrating ways. We're STILL waiting to hear about a house we put an offer on back in September (we didn't originally get chosen for it so we've only actually been waiting since the middle of December, but still...ridiculous!). I LOVE LOVE LOVE this house! I just drove by it again today and poked around at my leisure (it's vacant), and I could just picture us living there. It has all the great qualities of the other houses we've put offers on (but obviously didn't get). Four bedrooms for whenever kids come along (or people come to visit...hint, hint), 2 1/2 bath, a gas fireplace, a nice flat big backyard with a play structure (again for the kids, or the visiting people if they so desire)...oh, and a super-nice deck where we can grill in the summer and look at the stars. Love the deck! I already have a honey-do list made out for the house as well as paint colors picked and I can totally see the finished project in my head. We just need to get a go-ahead from the bank that funds the existing mortgage and we can close in 3 weeks. Hopefully we will hear something soon.

My job at the scuba shop has been interfering too much with my home life so a decision was made by both Tyler and I that it was time for me to step away from that for right now. I don't have a definite end date yet, but probably within the next month I will finish up there. I will miss seeing all my friends, but I know this is the right the decision, and I truly look forward to being able to give my husband and house the attention it deserves again.

I recently got a treadmill and have been trying to use it at least every other day. It's been good for me, and I've lost some weight which has been a nice benefit.

Tyler's job was somewhat in question about few months ago, but that has all been resolved and he feels confident that he will have a job at Boeing for as long as his boss does :) (i.e. his boss LOVES him and won't let him get laid-off while his boss is still working there).

One last challenge we've had has been to figure out where we want to go for our 5 year anniversary in May (I can't believe it's been five years!!). We've finally (I think) decided on Mexico so we can see Chichen Itza (one of the 7 Wonders of the World) and check one of those off the list. We'd love to see all 7 in our lifetimes. Plus, Cozumel has great diving and snorkeling and we can get some pretty good rates there. I'm looking forward to it!