Man, I haven’t blogged in a long time. I just don’t seem to have the time anymore. And that’s a good and a bad thing. It’s good that I’ve been really busy but I’m definitely ready to take it slow for a while.
My mom is doing really well. She is having a heart cath done this week. It’s one of the last things she needs to do before she’s officially on the transplant list. I think she’s technically on the transplant list now but she’s on the internal list?? I don’t really know what that means. She will start chemo pills in a few days and she’s not looking forward to that. We’re just praying that she is able to get a transplant before she starts to feel bad. She is very healthy and takes good care of herself so I know that once she gets that transplant she’s just going to bounce back and feel 30 again! I have no doubt!!
Our friends Matt and Lindsey met their beautiful son Patrick on Thursday. Patrick is going to have to spend some time in the NICU. He and his parents are just the sweetest things. They came home from the hospital yesterday without him. It just breaks my heart but we are so glad that Patrick is here and making excellent progress. Lift them up, folks. Encourage them. Love on them.
We haven’t had any offers on our house yet. We ended up not getting the first house we put an offer on. Someone else made an offer and unlike us, they don’t have to sell a house first. But we found another house that we really like. We went ahead and put an offer on it and got a contract in place on April 30th. That was the deadline for the $6,500 second time homebuyer’s tax credit. If we miraculously close by June 30th we’ll be able to get that money. That money would go a long way for us. To be honest, I’m not counting on it happening that way. Call me negative or whatever. I think I’m just being realistic. But anyway if we get this house it will be great! We would have plenty of space, hard wood floors, a great backyard, and a Barbie pink bathroom for the boys and guests. I’m tired of trying to keep this house ready to show and we’ve had some family strain because of it. I hope it sells soon. This has been a really stressful time.
Homeschooling is going okay. We’ve gotten behind and we’ll have to keep going through part of the summer. And that’s fine. I don’t think it’s a great idea to take the whole summer off anyway. I entertained the thought of keeping Mikey out of school next year too. I entertained this thought for about 8 hours and then I came to my senses. My reasoning behind keeping him home is that it would free us up to go and do a lot more stuff. It’s hard for us to go do much fun stuff because Mikey has to be at school at noon. But we just simply can’t get anything important done with that kid home. It’s just not possible. Jack would forget how to read and even write his name if Mikey were here all day, every day.
So between homeschooling, selling a house, trying to be there for Mom when I can, keeping up with my business, and just being a wife and mom, I’m just flat out tired. And I’m not trying to be a downer. This is just a tough season in our lives right now. I know It will pass.
Jackson will be EIGHT years old in three days. I can’t believe it! He has been such a great joy to us his entire life. He is just such a great kid and I’m very proud of him. Friday is his birthday and we have reserved a hotel in Houston for Friday and Saturday nights. Phillip’s parents are going to keep Mikey while we spend the weekend completely devoted to Jackson and doing what he wants to do. This will be the third year that we’ve done this for his birthday. He had the choice of having a party and inviting lots of friends or doing this and this is what he chose. He wants an itouch for his birthday. That’s an expensive birthday present for us but he has saved $70 and I think his grandparents are going to chip in some too. It’s kind of ridiculous for him to have one of those but I know he’ll take care of it. He’s very responsible like that. So this weekend we’ll probably go to the Children’s Museum again, go buy his itouch, eat at Chuck-E-Cheese, hang out at the pool, and just enjoy each other. We will all do our best to leave the stress of our lives right here at home.
So that pretty much sums it up. Just in case I don’t get around to doing a post with all of these pictures, here are a few from a recent evening spur of the moment beach trip.