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Friday, April 30, 2010

I really want a new house. 

On Monday we had our third pipe burst since we have lived here.  My husband wasn't home and I didn't know where the shut off valve was so it ran much longer than I wish it had.  Luckily his dad lives down the street and luckily the pipe burst over the sump pump, but never the less it is now time to replace the pipes.  Not just a couple of pipes, but all of them. $$

Our sliding glass door is broken.  It won't roll.  The sealant has broken and it is now foggy.  Per our HOA we have to have brown windows with diamond grids.  Now the only windows and doors that are brown are white on the inside.  Our old ones are not.  And are old windows are in almost as bad shape as the door.  Guess what...it's also time to replace all the windows.$$

Our deck is almost broken.  The boards are old and splintery.  Not exactly the best surface for little knees and hands.  We love to sit outside and haven't been out hardly at all because the deck isn't safe for Harper.  We need to replace the deck boards.  Sense a theme here?

The killer is we don't even want to be here anymore.  We want a yard to play in.  We want more room.  And yet we have to wait for the market to really bounce back to do that.  We always thought of this as our starter house.  The house before kids.  Now we have 1 baby, 2 fur babies, and would like to add more kids to the mix.  All in the broken, expensive house.  I guess the upside, is our broken expensive house will have a face lift come the next few weeks.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

March of Dimes

Today we walked for the March of Dimes.  The March for Babies.  Babies who are born early.  Babies who are born sick.  Babies born that go directly into the NICU.  Babies that are healthy. Babies that are born on time. 

We walked for my friends who have had miscarriages.  We walked for a friend who lost her baby half way through the pregnancy.  We walked for my niece and nephew who aren't here quite yet, but I hope have a safe and healthy delivery when they come.  We walked for my friends who's babies came a little early and had a few obstacles to overcome.  We walked for a baby who was on time but had a very hard first month.  We walked for all the wonderful little lives that have been born in the last few year and we are fortunate enough to know.  And we walked for our little healthy blessing who graced our lives last June.  Who changed my life and I will be forever grateful that he is healthy and happy.

Sleeping Angel before the walk

Harper and Daddy towards the end of the walk

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Vegas and a baby?

My brother is stationed at Fort Irwin in CA. It's pretty much in the middle of the dessert. SO to see him, he would rather meet any place else. Las Vegas is about 2 hours driving distance from him. Last week we went for a family visit to see him. This means Harper's first plane ride was to Vegas. Not the first place I would have chosen to take Harper on a trip, but oh well. He was so well behaved through out the whole trip. He wasn't fussy at all. The change in pressure really didn't bother him either. I was really worried before we left, but so glad I worried about nothing. Vegas is definitely different with a baby, but we had fun none the less. Below are some highlights of our trip.

Lunch at the Stratosphere Restaurant

Date Night

The Family at the top of the Stratosphere

Bellagio Fountains

View of the Strip from the Stratosphere

White Tigers at the Mirage

My two favorite guys at our hotel