Tuesday, July 22, 2008

We are supposed to be relaxing.......

It is summer. I am not working (except for an occasional day at the daycare). I am not sure how I ever found time to work with the busy schedule that I have been keeping! But we sure are having fun while being busy.

There were several things I wanted to do for fun this summer and so far, only one has been accomplished. Between registering for gifts, house hunting, traveling to the wedding site to pick out flowers and a menu, house hunting, figuring out wedding invitations, house hunting, keeping my favorite neice, house hunting, and ...........so on and so forth, we haven't stopped yet.

We spent an entire day looking at houses yesterday. We went everywhere, and out of ten, saw three that we liked. One was a flip house that was nice, but on closer inspection, there were some things left undone and it had puddles in the basment. Not good. Another was extremely nice, with an awesome kitchen, right price, modern everything, and a nice backyard. But, it was in an undesirable location. The third that we liked was awesome. Cathedral celings, nice size bedrooms, an awesomely redone basement (or man cave as Zach called it), and an acre of yard for the man. It is pricey though and is in Colfax, which will mean a bit of a drive for both Zach and I for work. But we do have some good friends who live there and could walk to thier house. There were woods behind the house and a horse pasture beside the house. Both great views. It had a nice deck as well.

Heres a link to it if you want to take a look. http://www.idxvow.com/cgi-bin/ncwvidx/pitrolo/mls.cgi?view=res.cgi&show=yes&mls=10060688

We were so tired yesterday after it all, that we haven't fully discussed the next step. I'm not sure if we are going to keep looking or make on offer.....

So there is the update on the house hunting.

I have kept Keirrabelle a couple of times the past few days. I got to pick her up last night and keep her today while Kait and Cerik work on their trailer. She and Kole have been enjoying each other and Kole is learning how to deal with a younger kid being around and needing attention. I think it is good for him. Keirra is such a pleasure to have around. She is so fun and loving and energetic! Here is a picture of them hanging out.

Planning for the wedding has taken up a good portion of my time this summer as well. Stuff is getting done though. The bridesmaids dresses came in, Zach picked out and ordered his tux, the flowers have been selected, mom got to see the site in Buckhannon, the registry is complete (only a few minor fixes and additions...), the tree farm has been contacted about the favors, the wedding coordinator is getting together a menu for the rehearsal dinner and finalizing the wedding menu, the invitations and being printed today by an awesome graphic designer friend, and the guest list is complete! The shower is still a work in progress and there are some other minor details that need to be addressed. But the show is on the road! I would like to have all of the main stuff out of the way by the time school starts because I know I won't be able to think much about the wedding when it does.

On a completely different note, please keep Zach's mom in your prayers. She will be having back surgery on the 28th and we all are a little nervous. In addition to some other current unfortunate events , this time is very stressful and scary for her. Keep her in your thoughts and prayers.

Let me see, what did I forget???? Probably a ton but my brain is a little scrambled and overwhelmed right now. I'll post more later.


Kristi Petrak said...

Ahh, the joys of wedding/life planning. Finding a place to live, where to start your life together. Wow. ^_^ I still think every once in a while, "Wow, I'm an adult and have to make adult decisions" like I'm shocked or something. Good luck! Love you!

cassandra and zachary said...

I'm so glad you wrote an update. We're missing you guys so much and I guess we'll have to get used to keeping up with what's going on with eachother this way. That picture of Kole and Keirra is the CUTEST THING EVER! You should add coming to Maine next week to that huge list of things to do by the end of the summer. :) Loving you, let me know if there is anything I can do to help with the wedding plans.

Deborah said...

Yea! So glad to get an update from you. We wished you could have been with the rest of the family this past weekend for the reunion. Kole would've had a blast with the rest of the kids.

Megan said...

I wish we could have been there too! SO much going on though that we just couldn't......I wanted to be though!

Rachel said...

We definitely missed you guys this weekend! It's been good meeting James and KeirraBelle for the first time, though. :) Thanks for updating--and good luck with wedding plans/house hunting!

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