Friday, June 24, 2011

Summer at the Stokers

Well we are moving, soon. Don't know where yet but we will be moving in the next 3 weeks somewhere. Can you say...WHAT? I know. I am so stressed. As many of you know I don't do well with unpredictability. I am a planner and I need to plan. I have been looking for a rental house for the last 3 months. Seriously almost every day. All the houses are either too small, too expensive, no yard, total mess, etc etc etc. I keep readjusting my expectations. At first I wanted something similar to our house in AZ. Then I settled for a 4 bedroom with a small grass area. Now I am down to a 3 bed with a smaller grass area. Every time I find something that might work I find out there are already 3 or 4 applications in for the place. I looked at a house today that isn't even on the market to rent yet and they already have 8 applications in. AAAHHHHHH. Yeah. I am having a hard time.

Our house in Arizona still hasn't sold and it doesn't appear it will be selling anytime soon so we can't really buy. I had just realized that we will be living in the mountains for a while longer. Then the owner of the house we are in now informed us she needs us out by the 3rd of Aug. The CRAZY realtor has her convinced that the extremely over priced house will all the problems that we are living in now will sell if there are no tenants living in it. Whatever.

Yup, I'm venting again. I just don't know where else to turn. I want Brandon to know that I love and support him and I am trying to have a better attitude. I actually have been happier lately aside from the house situation. We joined a gym which is so wonderful. It is amazing what exercise does for the mind and body. And we are meeting a lot of nice moms in our mother's group which is awesome to have someone else to talk to.

On a more chipper note here are some of the adventures we have been on lately.

Jackson is obsessed with Cars again. Yes the movie is coming out but super obsessed. That kid cracks me up. He wore his Cars hat, Cars shirt, Cars swim trunks, Cars socks, and Cars sandals (I tried to tell him that we don't wear socks with sandals but he doesn't care). Then he carries around his Cars lunch box. He wore this for 3 days in a row (I washed it once). Jackson is learning the Alphabet now. We worked on the letter A and he drew his first A. Then he was so excited about it he drew 6 more. It was really fun to see how excited he was about learning and proud of his work.

Elizabeth is such a big girl. She talks so much and is about ready to be out of her crib since she has started climbing on everything. She is also fighting back when Jackson picks on her, she is so fiesty. She is showing off her intelligence too. The other night she told me, "This chicken is yumy mama." It was so sweet. She has started saying the prayers at dinner and at night time as well. I just love her little spunky personality and her interest in learning.

We have been trying to stick to our Saturday Family Day. Last week we went to the zoo because Jackson wanted to ride the train. It was really hot the kids faces were bright red by the end of the trip but it was still so much fun. We had a picnic, fed the ducks, and walked around. And of course we rode on the train which was totally lame because it was really slow and just went around the back side of the zoo but Jackson loved it. The extra large ice cream didn't hurt either.

They really are so much fun. I have been enjoying spending time with them a lot lately. Just watching them laugh and play together, it makes me so grateful to have healthy happy children.

1 comment:

texas is for lovers said...

visiting from Moms top 25. And we are moving too in three weeks. And we also have no idea where. Awesome. Not