Wednesday, April 22, 2009

God is SO Good!

I am just getting worse and worse at updating on here....I promise someday I will get back to posting regularly. We've still been quite busy with all the house stuff and it's taking up much of our days and nights. That's a good thing I means we're that much closer to selling our house.

Here's the update: On Friday we made an offer on a home in Forest City! We're very excited and currently are still in the counter offering stage (based on a contingency that our home sells of having two mortgages here :)). We're hoping we can come to terms soon BECAUSE....we got an offer on our house yesterday!!! YEAH! Our house has been on the market for 13 days, so we're very happy that it's had such interest and now an offer so soon! We're in the counter offering stage with it as well. We've been in prayer, along with our friends and families, through the whole process and it's really neat to see God working. He's helping for everything to go smoothly and simultaneously between both selling and buying (something I was very nervous about) which is just amazing. What a blessing! We are giving it to Him and know that whatever He has planned for us is the absolute best. :) He is SO good! I will try and keep you posted on how the offers come out. As of now if everything works out, it looks like we will be moved to FC by the end of May!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

One Busy Week

It's been a while....I've been bad at this lately! We've had a lot going on over the past week or so....and it only seems to get more busy. Between Easter get togethers, house stuff and not
feeling well.....I'm ready for a day to relax!

Last week Scott's sister and her family were back from Virginia for Easter. It was great seeing it had been over 3 years. We had never met their youngest son, and they had never met Kaelyn. It was great getting all the cousins much fun!! Thursday we went to Scott's Mom's house for supper. It was fun to sit around and just visit and catch up with everyone. Saturday we celebrated Easter with my parents for lunch and at Scott's Dad's house for supper. Sunday we were at his mom's side for Easter. It made for a busy weekend...but was so great to see everyone. I wish it hadn't gone by so quickly!

Our Family at my parents

Grampa and Grammy Sankey

Great Grandpa and Grammy Kruger

Cousins-Scott's Mom's House

Easter Egg Hunt

Kaelyn playing with big kids :)

Dying Easter Eggs-Scott's Dad's House

The kids with their Easter baskets

Story Time

On the house issue....we've been very blessed to have quite a lot of interest and have already had 3 showings and two more tomorrow in the first week of being listed. It's hard knowing what will happen or when...but we know it will all work out! We're very excited. It's made it a little hard for Kaelyn and I as we have to leave every time there's a showing. We've gotten the chance to go to the park, walk around the mall and even eat out a couple of times together which has been fun. Mommy and Daughter time! :)

It's been a terrific week! We had a wonderful time with family and look forward to seeing what God has planned for us with our house situation!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

It's Official!'s official!! Our house is on the market. The Realtor was here tonight and we got all the paperwork filled out and signed. Now it's just a waiting game....a bittersweet one at that. We absolutely love our home! We enjoy living in Albert Lea as well. The move is necessary so that Scott is closer to his job, and it will be nice to be even closer to family, but leaving our first home is going to be hard....and sad. At least we have the exitement of looking for our next where we can hopefully plan on staying in for many, many years to come! We're praying that the whole selling and buying process goes smoothly and quickly.....I'll keep you updated on how everything is going.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Busy Week

The week is not starting out quite as planned. Yesterday we found that our laptop is not working properly...significantly decreasing the amount of time I've been able to be online today! Our desktop computer is great...but with a little one running around it's not very practical to sit on a computer in our office. It's easier to be on a laptop and take it wherever Kaelyn decides to venture. Needless to say, I may be a bit slow at posting this week as I'm not sure how much time I will have to get on the computer. It's going to be a very busy week anyways.

Wednesday our Realtor is coming to take pictures of the house so that it can finally get listed on Monday! YEAH! It's bittersweet, but we're looking forward to the next stage in our lives and Scott being closer to work. That means that today and tomorrow are our days to really get the house in order.

Thursday-Tuesday Scott's sister and her family will be in town and staying with his Dad. We're going to try and see them as much as they live in Virginia and we only get to see them once every few years. It will be great for Kaelyn to finally meet her cousins...I can't wait!!

With all of that, plus Easter....I can honestly say that this week will fly by! If I don't have the chance to get online much or post again this week...I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Easter!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Kaelyn is 17 Months Old

Our little girl is 17 months old today! I can't believe it. It doesn't seem possible that in one more month she will be 1 1/2! Where does the time go?! I have truly enjoyed every stage she's gone through...what a wonderful little girl we have. :) This toddler age is especially fun though... as you just never know what she's going to do or say. It's fun to hear her little voice and watch her make sense of the world around her! I would have to say the most amazing thing about her is the way she interacts and communicates. I never thought that at 17 months she would be trying to say sentences like, "where's daddy at?", but she is! She's like a little sponge...learning so fast! She has a very large vocabulary and is great at between those two things she's able to tell us what she needs or wants most of the time.

Our little social butterfly has sure changed over the past year and a half....I can't wait to see what the next year and half brings! :)
Newborn-4 days old

1 month old

2 months old

3 months old

4 months old

5 months old

6 months old

7 months old

8 months old

9 months old

10 months old

11 months old

12 months old

13 months old

14 months old

15 months old

16 months old

I don't have a picture for 17 months yet, but there will be more to come. :)