Thursday, August 18, 2016
Summer is so long and lazy and fast and exciting all at the same time. I do love it, though it is a true marathon. I try to keep up with the house while running kids to and fro and keeping them quiet so Greg can work. It is the busiest and yet not! I do not miss the practicing piano, lunch making and homework AT ALL. I am having a hard time with the fact that we're in the middle of August already. I haven't accepted much work because it just becomes tricky to farm out the kids. We have been away just a little as our main holidays were done in Mexico! We did do a five night trip down to the coast and Bellingham. Greg and I also snuck away on our own for four nights to Edmonton for the Folk Fest which was absolutely incredible. Anna and her kids came up and stayed at our place for just over 3 weeks and we were good Salmon Arm tourists that packed in all the fun we could. Greg's siblings are coming up this weekend now and then we'll have a few days off before we're back at er'. We've been loving our new house with it's small garden, lovely air conditioning and space to spread out. I particularly love it's location to Little Mtn. and have hiked up it at least 30x just this summer. Most of those times were with Anna, which was great to do together. Well, I'm hoping to make jam today and need to catch up on housework, so I'd better run. I'll leave you with a few pictures!
Monday, May 09, 2016
We are in and settled in our new house.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Life is moving along, and the BIG MOVE is two weeks away! The move is in full swing. I am spending hours daily trying to sort through things as I pack them, and making sure I'm not bringing useless crap to the new place. It is a lot of work! Thankfully I haven't had to work much and have had lots of time to do this well. We had an amazing time in Mexico. Our all inclusive resort in Nuevo Vallarta was all we could have hoped for. The food, activities, amenities, beach, weather, entertainment were all wonderful. We fully enjoyed all the resort had to offer us and didn't hardly leave. We did do one bus trip to Walmart! a snorkeling excursion, and a family excursion by bus to a neighboring surf town. We were busy and enjoyed two full weeks of sun, boogie boarding, eating and I enjoyed not thinking of meals, cleaning or showings! I gained 5 pounds, thanks to all the pina coladas! Our boys had a great time too and want to go back. We left with sweet tans, many good memories and pictures of the beautiful place. I hope we can return one day, and we're so glad we forked out the money and time to just get away after a really stressful past few months. The weather has been great since we got home, and it has been helpful so I could sort out the greenhouse, shed and empty the pond. I will most likely need to mow soon as the green grass is growing fast! I am getting a little sad as I walk about the yard and look at all the lovely things I planted and will have to leave. But I am so excited about a new yard and the potential there. There is a little wooded area at the back for a hammock and a fire pit. I'll have to start a new veggie garden and my berries, but I have a good source for plants so it shouldn't be a problem! I will have to give you a tour of the new place once we are moved in. The boys haven't even seen it yet. The only thing we have to do to the place is paint. The boys rooms have some pink and mauve, so we will do it shortly. The main living space is very 80's with burgundy, taupe and greens. (see what I mean?!) I hope to have time to paint that away immediately which will help to make it look so much brighter and new. I bought a refinished china cabinet on kijiji and it is so perfect for the bump out spot in the dining area. I will appreciate the extra cupboard space as the new kitchen isn't very big. I have many big ideas and plans for the house and hope that it will really meet our expectations as this move has been SO much work! I have no doubts that it will, and am hoping it will be the perfect house not only for us, but for all those that we host. The tween/teen stage with the boys has been hard. It seems like there is a challenge with every stage, right?! It doesn't help that we are so busy with our selling/moving, but they don't seem to give us a break!! We also have so much homework going on, that needs moms attention. We haven't put up the trampoline, so with that, a basketball hoop, a lower empty garage for skateboards, a wooded area, hot tub and cul de sac...I'm hoping they will be fully entertained! We know the neighbor has three older girls, but there are lots of other kids nearby we hope they meet. All my photos are on my phone these days, so I apologize for the lack of photos. You will have to check them out on facebook! I may not get time to write on here til we are at the new house, which at this point, even with this house mostly packed, seems like a dream. It is hard to imagine being in another house in the same town. Can't wait! See you on the other side!
Friday, March 11, 2016
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
I have the cutest new niece! It actually felt bittersweet going down to meet her, as she may be the last for our family. My siblings are done having children, and I'm pretty sure three each is enough for the Davidson clan. So ya...this is the baby. She is darling and we will enjoy loving her forever. So sad that babies grow so fast.
Friday, February 26, 2016
This house business is taking WAY too long! We have had over 24 showings and an open house. I have cleaned endlessly and am SO sick of it. A few weeks ago we finally got our first two offers. We have accepted one, though they had to sell their house. Within three days, they sold theirs yet it took a few weeks to get all subjects removed, but now they can remove their subjects on our place. Phew. I just want it all official so I can start packing! And speaking of packing, we are going to MEXICO for spring break! We have a countdown going on and are already packing our suitcases and buying extra bathing suits. The kids haven't really been far, and not on a plane, so they are so excited!! We will be sure to take lots of pictures to show you later. I was hoping to have a beach body. I have lost 12 lbs since Christmas just by cutting carbs and sugar, but the last few pounds aren't budging! I have been exercising too, but haven't figured out how to stop eating as much!! Wish me luck!
Wednesday, December 02, 2015
So this is it. We're selling the house, starting tomorrow! I can't even tell you how stressed and exhausted I am. Today was scrub the oven and shower day (among other things). My hands are raw. I have been cleaning and sorting and trying to hide things away. The house photos are being taken tomorrow afternoon, and of course I'm at work all morning! It will be a mad dash to tidy the beds and counters when I get home and before she comes! We did get our offer accepted on a gorgeous home. I'd love to tell you all about it, but our offer is all hinging on our house selling, so we need to get that done first. Please pray and wish us luck in that regard. I'd love to have this all done before the kids are out for Christmas break. Last time our house sold on the first day it was shown, so we are not used to it being a long process. We are hoping it isn't this time either! https://youtu.be/xA7khY76Zn0