Monday, August 31, 2009

To Move On...

Well, I just wanted to say that I will be taking an "official" break from blogging. I can't find the time to craft, or even upload photos these days, so that leaves nothing to post :). We are officially moving. To where you ask? I do not know. But we have three weeks to be out of our house of the last 8 years. Although I am sad to leave this house behind, being the house that both of my children came home to from the hospital, the house of many, many firsts; it is time to leave. Hopefully in time we will be moving closer to family, something we have desperately missed as they are all so far away. But in the mean time we will likely be renting for a few months until my husband finds a job up North or we decide to buy something here. Given the current economic situation, we aren't making any rash decisions either way. We just knew it was time to sell our house and not have anything anchoring us here in case we were able to leave. Our house sold in two months, which is pretty darn good for the current housing market. We were a bit shocked, but happy at the same time. Lots of work ahead of us, and lots more stress. As soon as life regains any sense of normalcy perhaps I will find time to start posting again. For now, it's time to move on.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Summer Fun with the Kids...

I am now breathing a sigh of relief; I took my final yesterday and aced it! Yeah me!!! And then I came home and took a nap, ahhh... that was the best part of the day.

Now the best part of my weekend was our day out with the kids today. My husband has also been studying a lot and taking quite a few tests for his job, so we really wanted to make a special day for the kids today. This is a post for all the grands who haven't seen the kids in many months. This will certainly be a picture heavy post, so for everyone else... just enjoy the smiles :)

We took the kids to the Children's Museum of Richmond today and they loved it!

Inside, it's all about imagination...

The grocery store is complete with registers, groceries, and carts. Our daughter spent a great deal of time at the water table (thankfully they have plastic aprons to keep them somewhat dry, she needed it!)

They have a full craft room - HEAVEN!

Cute little places to hide, and even a car to work on which makes glug-glug noises when they put pretend fluids in it - so cute!

They even have a news room where the kids can be on TV. Of course our daughter danced around in front of the camera so she could see herself and all her moves on TV :)

Then we headed outside and found the drums, chimes, and of course the Hula-hoops!

So my husband spied the hula-hoops from inside the museum and bet me I couldn't hula anymore (not sure what he was implying here :). So I said I'd take that bet! (I should have bet something really good on this one because I was confident I could do it). But instead I bet him that if I did it he had to do it too. That brings us to the second photo, my dear sweet hubby hula-hooping! I love it when I'm right!

What a fabulous way to spend the day! Hope you all had a great weekend too!