I know I've been MIA. I wish I could come on and say "oh sorry, it'll never happen again!" but I'm afraid that given our current state of craziness that just isn't so. I do want to update everyone as to why exactly our lives are so insane these days, which I'm sure will make you understand why blogging unfortunately has had to take a bit of a back seat. It's temporary though. Soon we're going to be back to life as normal and I'll have some free time.... I hope!!! That might be total wishful thinking! lol
Alright. Where to begin. I guess our living situation is pretty much taking up the bulk of our time. Our current place is for sale, as we're moving out by the end of May. Our entire condo association decided to join together and try to sell our property to an investor. We're hopeful that it will sell, but I tell you, showings have been tough. The showings have pretty much all been during the day. The rest of the people living in our building are young professionals who are at work all day, so showing the place has been easy peasy for them. Us on the other hand, not so easy. Every time someone is coming I have to try and clean up the land of toys, then somehow get two boys and two dogs out of here. It's not been easy, and is just getting more difficult as I'm trying to pack up our place to move in a few weeks. There are boxes everywhere and life is just hectic to say the least. We'll get it done though. There's no other choice!!
I've also been working like crazy on some projects at Timmy's school. HOPEFULLY they're almost completed and in the next week or two I'll be in the clear. I'm a co-chair of the Social Committee for his school board. It's a fun position, but we're finishing up our last event of the year, and this one has a lot of tedious details to work out. I'm also working on his class yearbook, which is fun, but time consuming. I did get to spend the morning at school with Timmy to take some pictures the other day which I really enjoyed. Seeing how much fun he's having is really wonderful.
I did have time to take a quick break the last weekend in April. I travelled to Lake Buchanan, about 90 minutes outside of Austin, TX, to stay at an amazing lake house with about 45 of my closest girlfriends. Yep, you read that right, 45 of us. We're all ladies from an amazing mom's group made up of gals throughout the country, and a few Canadians as well. It was so amazing to get together and relax. The trip has been planned since well before I got pregnant, so I was a bit bummed that I couldn't take part in all of the debauchery, but it was still an amazing time with ladies I love. There was hottubbing, swimming, lots of drinking (not for the pregnants of course!), catching up with friends, and even a "prom night" at a local bar which was one of the highlights of my life. It was a spectacle for sure. Somehow I even managed to wake up feeling totally hung over one morning despite not drinking. All that fun is exhausting! And I sort of feel like I need another vacation from my vacation! lol
The day after I returned from TX we closed on our new place!!! Wooohoooo! It's a short sale that we've been trying to purchase since September. SEPTEMBER! Pretty much anything that could go wrong during the process did, and even up to the closing we weren't sure it was going to happen. Thankfully it did. It's a 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, apartment situated on the top floor of an apt building, and also has a 2000sq foot roof deck. It needs work. A lot of work. But that's typical of a short sale. I swear moving things have occupied nearly all of my free time these days, either planning, packing, shopping, or just thinking about what needs to be done! I've also spent countless hours trying to find an area rug to no avail. WHY IS THAT SO HARD?!?!?! Luckily we do have a few weeks to get the big stuff done before we move in. We've already had painters in who redid the place from top to bottom, and the floor guys start later in the week. Those are the biggies. I'll blog soon with before, during, and after pics to show you guys the process. I think it's going to be really amazing when it's finished, and a wonderful home for our not so little family!
We've had a bit of time for some fun too in all the chaos. Yesterday Tim ran in the Cinco de Miler 8k (yes, he thinks that is fun), and the boys and I went to watch him. It was a gorgeous day and a laid back race, so it was a great time for our family. Tim also thinks he has a good chance of coming in the top 3 or so for his category. Before you get too crazy impressed he ran for a friend who couldn't attend, so he's hoping to place in the women over 45 category! lol. We're so proud of him!!! ;) The boys even somehow medaled despite not running! In all honesty I am crazy proud of this new endeavor Tim has taken on. He's been running for his friend Jenny who was killed earlier this year, and I know her strength has been with him. At the very least she has added some fun flair to his running wardrobe as he's rocking the pink socks she used to wear in her honor!
So that's it for now. I feel like I could write a ton more about how crazy things have been, as I didn't even mention the fact that I'm now into my 3rd trimester, which adds another fun/stressful element to life. However I simply don't have time to write too much more. There is packing to be done! And laundry. And cleaning. And.... ugh. I'm tired already and it's only 9am! Pray for me friends! lol. I'll do my best to be back soon. In the meantime know we're here, happy, and healthy. Just busy as can be!
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