Sunday, January 31, 2010

Silent Sunday!!!

Well the snow is back. We don't have too much going on right now. I have just been cleaning out closets, cabinets and the basement getting ready for the movers to come pack up our stuff. I still don't know when that will be. Ashley is doing great in Houston. I am so proud of her she is so adaptable to new things. She just fits right in where ever she is. She has been staying for tutorials after school so she can get caught up on what the Texas schools are learning. The way Preston says Lily's name is hilarious!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Funny picture

Someone got a pretend leaf blower and goggles for Christmas and we just had to try them on Preston and Lily.

The Meltdown!

Winter is not quit over in St John's but it sure looks like it today. The temp warmed up to 38 today and the rain fell hard melting alot of the snow away. If this is global warming I will take it!
Here is a picture of my back yard today:
and then here is the house this time last year. Big difference.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Silent Sunday!!!

Cousins. My brother and my sister's kids.
Pop (Aaron's dad) and Preston cookin some good ole jambalaya.
Lily helping pop clean the pot.
Nana (Aaron's mom) and Preston

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A few pics from Freckles Fotography

My sister in law took the most beautiful pic of Preston's long eyelashes. Click the link below to see it.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

We found a house!

I had a big long post but just deleted so here is the run down. Ashley hasn't been doing well in school as far as grades, she starting hanging out with a few people I would call sketchy and she had expressed more than once that she wanted to be back in Houston. We thought it was time to do whatever we needed to do to get her back in Houston. We decided on the neighborhood of Bridgeland. It is centrally located close to my brother and my sister. So here you go here is the house. I love it so much.......... no really I do. I know I say that at every house but this one is unlike any that I looked at. I am so proud if my husband for giving me the control to buy a house without him ever seeing it (in person). I hope he likes it as much as I do.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Aren't vacations supposed to be relaxing?

I am still in Texas from Christmas. I extended my visit so that I could attended the Cypress Calling retreat. We rented a log cabin in Brookshire for the weekend so we could spend the days and nights planning 2010. We got so much done budget, goals, events... I am so excited to be a part of this ministry. I am also hosting a baby shower, along with Tasha, for our best friend Jenn who is pregnant with boy girl twins. I can't wait to be more involved when I move back. Move back did she say move back. Yes I did and yes we are. We came to the conclusion over Christmas that our kids, mainly Ashley, needed to be back here in Texas. Aaron's boss has been hinting for months that he wants him in Calgary but we always said we would finish out the school year in Newfoundland. Well one thing led to another we found out some information about the people Ashley calls friends, found a house we liked and made the decision. Aaron is going to Calgary we are coming home to Houston. It's sad that Aaron will be working out of town and coming home when he can but I know he is doing what is best for our family right now. Once the US economy picks back up he will be able to transfer back here. Now about the house. We found an awesome house in Towne Lake that we LOVED I did lots of research and found out it had been on the market for close to 2 years. I thought that the offer we made was very fair but apparently the bank didn't. Yea bank owned, hello accept the offer. They countered with full price and end of January closing. Not gonna happen. We countered again but got rejected. It was a blessing in disguise though because it wasn't zoned for the school I thought it was. So since then I have looked at about 12 homes. Why is in when I am searching online with no intention of moving back there are a ton of houses for sale and now there are 6 that meet my picky criteria? So here I am with a plane ticket back to St John's on Tuesday with no house. In my perfect world I will find a house, set a closing date, go back to St John's to coordinate the move and come back to Houston. But as we all know life isn't always rainbows and sunshine. We will see and I will keep you updated.
I will leave you with some pictures from the park today.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Lilys hair

While we were in Louisiana over Christmas Ashley thought it would be funny to straighten Lily's hair. I couldn't believe how different she looked. I am so glad her hair is curly....... I love it!