Sunday, August 24, 2008

Life with the G family is never dull!!!

Let's see what has happened this past week? Well the good news is we have foundations on our lot :) We got them on Friday of this last week, very exciting!! We will finish up on the exterior type stuff with the other 7 and then start on the final 3 and then move back onto the others to do the inside work!!
I had fun yesterday I got to cut out the door ways, with this big saw saw I think that is what you call it?? I also got up on the trusses again to help with that, that wasn't such a wonderful time for me, i felt very nervous but I am glad I was able to help!!

I got E registered for Kindergarten on Wed. He starts Sept. 2nd and I am very anxious about it, but I know he will love it and he is need of the routine again!

Thurs. didn't get off to a good start at all, I woke up with a migrane headache, I get so sick to my stomach with these, not fun when your home with the kids alone :( I was so thankful though as M slept in that am until 9.30am he doesn't do this normally, I think it was God's grace. The a few hours later M & I got locked out of the house by E, we coaxed him into letting us back in as we were out there in our P.J.s. The boys had got out of the house while I was on the phone with my mum she had called earlier in the morning when I was sick, so she was checking up on me, when I had my back turned the boys got out the front door and were running around outside in their PJ'S so I went outside to bring them in again and while getting M, E locked the door.......ahhhhhhhhhh!!! Once we got inside I figured it was time for some quiet creative play so we got out the playdough, now what else could go wrong? Well somehow the playdough got wet, not sure how as I was in the kitchen the whole time but anyway E had playdough all stuck to his legs, which then got stuck to my carpet!!! GROAN!!! I looked at the clock and it was only noon!!!
Thankfully things got better in the afternoon :)

Anyway that was enough excitement for one morning, actually for one week!!! hehehe

Monday, August 11, 2008

house building update!

ok two blogs in the one day, I know.......shocking! It is hard to believe we are now into our 4th month of building these houses! We have 7 out of the 10 on the go! It is just amazing to see these houses go up and to know you were part of it all, I love the fact that once they are all done and I am walking or driving past that I will be able to look at them and remember exactly what I did on that house :)
The foundations for our home have not been started yet, they told us another week and a half, oh I hope so!! It is kind of hard to see all the other houses go up and ours not be started but no-one moves in until all the houses are done!!

We have been really enjoying building, but it is a lot of work! The boys have done amazingly well through all of this, I think they do miss us as they sometimes seem kind of mad at us when we get home, but we are doing it for them, not that they understand that right now but hopefully in a few years they will :) I am learning so many new things, it is so funny for me to now see a house and take note of it's color, how it's made etc. things I never would have thought about before!

I can't believe we are now into August, I love Summer and don't want it to be over just yet! But I do look forward to the day when we can move into our new home and also daydream about next summer, having our own house, yard and hopefully lots of people coming to visit us!

brothers having fun

I can't seem to figure out how to post any pictures on here!! I am not sure if it is with having dial up that is just takes forever!! I will have to give it another try, so for now you will have to make do with just my ramblings :)
Today is the third day that M has been successfully potty training! I can't believe it, it seems like he was just born! He is doing such a good job, it so funny to see him in big boy underwear! Tonight we went to Sabin's moms house for dinner, afterwards we were sitting in the living room watching TV, the boys wanted a cookie so I had them up at the table, from the living room we could hear giggles, M was sitting cracking up at E:) It was so cute to see him enjoying his big brother, E was laughing too, not sure what was so funny? Just a blessing to see them have fun and to be interacting, something I was never really sure at one time would happen!

I am thankful for my boys, they remind me to enjoy the simple things in life and to just stop and enjoy the moment, something we often forget to do as we get older and busier!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

good times!

This past week Sabin was on vacation and we had good freinds from Wa. come down to visit us for a couple of days and to help work on the house a little. It was a couple that we met in college and have known for ten years but we hadn't seen them for about 4 years. It was one of those really fun weeks of catching up, enjoying each others company and lots of laughter. One night after all our kids were fast asleep in bed we brought out the game Ballderdash, it was hilarious as we were all very tierd which made for us being pretty silly and we all sat around giggling like we were back in high school without a worry or a care in the world!! The next morning one of their girls who is about 6 yrs old said " I heard you guys playing that game" I said I know we were being pretty silly, she said yes :) Good times with freinds are so special and also a great reminder to me of how important freindship is to all of us!! I think no matter our age we all long to connect with someone! We want to have those special people in our lives who encourage us, love us, support us and even at times challenege us! Our family has been very blessed to have several of those kind of freinds in our lives.