Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Christmas! AND We sold our house!!!!!

Here are just a few images from our Christmas in Idaho. We spent time with both families. Being overwhelmed with so many people with Mommy's side of the family I didn't get any pictures of it. Here was Christmas morning with Daddy's family. I made our boys some fun hats for Christmas and they love them.

The grandsons all in their Christmas pajamas and their sleds from their aunt and uncle. 

Thing 2 enjoyed his new cup, pajamas and hat after presents had been opened.  

I have some exciting news! We sold our house last week!!! It has been such a relief to finally have that burden off of our shoulders! After over a month of frustrations with real estate "stuff", we signed papers on January 28th. After five months of being on the market and without anyone living in it since mid-October we are able to move on and look ahead instead of over our shoulder and being bound. We know the new owners, let me rephrase that. Daddy knows the husband. They worked together at Daddy's former job. Knowing that the wife is excited about our hard work and my garden made it a little bit easier to let it go. Do I miss it? Yes. I miss that neighbors, friends and family we had the ability and opportunity to get to know and love. I miss the wide open spaces, our lovely one acre that we were working on improving and adding to help our growing family. The boys miss the room to play in the house as well as the ability to go outside without Mommy having to be there all the time. We are anxious because we're unsure of what our future holds, but excited because we have opportunities and faith that it will turn out for the best and the best for our boys.

P.S. The boys are finally well and I may be just about over my croup and laryngitis so wish us luck! Until next time. Which will hopefully be soon!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Winter Retreat

Daddy's work had a Winter Retreat at the Zermatt Resort in Midway. They were very kind to pay for an overnight stay. It was a short getaway for Daddy and I, but we were grateful for "date" night of sorts. Thanks to Daddy's parents for coming down to watch the boys. The next day we got to go to a place called The Crater. It's a naturally formed volcanic crater that has water between 90-95 degrees. The water is a beautiful deep blue and is clear as glass. We went with some friends and were able to enjoy just floating around. We hope to take the kids up sometime and go swimming with them. 

With this first picture of Daddy, you can tell how warm and steamy it is.