Monday, April 7, 2008

A Lovely Day for a Walk... And Ava's Comedy!

Today, we went for a walk as a family... our first real walk this spring... it has been a LONG winter!!! Almost six months of snow! The most snow in 100 years! Boy did we pick a year to move to NH!
Anyway... it was a beautiful, sunny day.... Ava ran ahead of us, and we kept giving her, "Red light," so she would stop until we gave her a "green light," to go again. We got to a hill going down, and she was toward the bottom, and we were at the top with the babies in the stroller... she turned around, put her hands on her hips, and said, "BOOGIE ON DOWN... Mom and Dad!" And giggled... We laughed and laughed... Where does this kid get this stuff? Oh she does my heart good.
It was a lovely walk. When it was time to go in, the babies threw a fit like I've not seen for a while... especially Lilly... as if we would never take them outside again... They kept screaming, "Go! Go! Ow-Side, Ow-Side!" So sad! But, the poor little dears were beyond exhaustion, and quickly went to sleep once in their cribs. Hopefully it will be a nice day again tomorrow.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

The Great Moving Disaster

Oh.... Where do I begin.
Maybe I just won't. I'm so exhausted even thinking about it. So many things are broken. We have been in our home for 4 weeks with NOTHING... and then FINALLY get our stuff, and we have things missing, tons of stuff broken, parts to my kitchen table gone- my dining table THRASHED... irreplaceable collectibles gone forever.... I am beyond words.
I keep telling myself- It's just STUFF.... they are only THINGS.... it all truly IS replaceable...
But it still makes me sad, and I am still really pissed off. This is NOT how business should be done... especially at a price tag of SEVENTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS. I am going to go throw up now, and wallow in self pity for a moment or two.... then get unpacking. =) Boohoo.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Apple Picking at Mac's Apple Orchard....

We went to Mac's Apple Orchard today with Ava's School... it was BEYOND fun! We had such a blast! The babies kept taking bites of apples, throwing them and grabbing another.... I guess to see if they tasted as good...???? They LOVED it! They just kept running from tree to tree... we had to watch carefully to make sure they didn't eat the icky apples on the ground!

Ava and Charlotte and Lilly just ran and ran gathering as many apples as they could, even after our bushel was full... we ate apples until we were sick. (The orchard let's you eat as many as you want while you pick...) And then we got to run through the pumpkin patch... which we are going to go back to in a couple weeks when Nanna and Papa come to visit. We got lots of fun pics.... it was a blast!

It is just so beautiful here! A few of the leaves have started to change color a bit... it's warm, but you can feel the fall crispness starting to chill the air in the evenings..... I can't wait to experience the New Hampshire Autumn I keep hearing about! I hope the leaves are still changing while my parents are here!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

We Closed on Our House.... and We're Camping!!!

We closed on our house... and we are SOOO sick of the hotel situation... it is MISERABLE being crammed with 6 of us in that tiny space... so we went to Sam's club, bought some Aero blow-up beds, some blankets and pillows and Wal-Mart, and two porta-cribs for the twins... and we are gonna camp out in the house till our stuff gets here!
The house is FILTHY!!! Oh my gosh!!! So this way we can pour bleach all over the place, and scrub every inch before our stuff arrives.... and maybe even get some repairs and painting done... We'll see!
The kids are loving running around the big empty spaces! Haha!

Won't have an internet connection for a while probably.... =(

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Fabulous New Ward!

We went to Church for the first time! I think it's going to be great here! I met some wonderful people... The twins were being a little psycho... (how unlikely... I know... teehee!) So I was in the foyer, and met a lady named Angela, who seems really sweet! She has a little girl Ava's age.... so that's great! The Bishop and his wife are wonderful! We're going to their home for dinner... which is nice- since we would be eating out if they hadn't invited us... haha... (Not much else to do when you're living in a hotel!)
Anyway... we're excited about the ward! It's about a 15 minute drive to get to church... that's going to take some adjusting and work to make sure we get there on time! No more running out the door 3 minutes beforehand! haha! =)

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Ava's New School! BYPC!!!

I forgot to mention... Yesterday-we got Ava all finished up with registration at her new school, BYPC...and we are SO excited they had an opening!!! Ava starts school at Bedford Youth Performing Center next week! We can hardly wait, and neither can she! This is going to be soooo fun!

She get's to be a part of their extended day program... Pre-School in the morning, lunch, play, and then elective classes for an hour before I pick her up in the afternoon.... So we'll see what she chooses, with the help of her teachers and I for her electives... but some of her options are acting, gymnastics, puppetry, choir, Jazz-Tap, Ballet, intro to violin, piano, guitar....and I can't even remember what else! And then they have seasonal classes- like skiing, swimming, etc. So we can't wait! How fun is that?!
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Friday, September 21, 2007

New Van!

Woohoo... We picked up our new van today... it rocks! DVD, GPS! (Thank HEAVENS! How else will I find my way across these rivers, around these winding, one-way streets, and through these tree hidden valleys... this is insane! The comforts of grid-happy Utah Streets will be missed.) The doors all open with buttons on my key-chain... the list goes on and on...

So we finally got out of the hotel! HORRAY... and drove around... We drove to the new house, and through the neighborhood, and around Bedford a little... then we tried to find something to eat... but didn't have a lot of luck! We had to drive back to Manchester for food! I don't know my way around Bedford yet! Grrr!

Can't wait till we can get out of the hotel and move in! Yesterday we got locked out of our room- actually the door jammed, and the staff couldn't get it to open and had to call a locksmith... the BAD news was that we were all swimming.... so the babies, Ava, Rachel and I were all in swimming suits... were freezing... the babies were exhausted, desperately needed diapers changed- everyone was hungry.... it was not a happy hour at the hotel. To say the least. So getting the car today so we have the freedom to LEAVE the place if we want to was a very happy thing!!!! Woohoo!!!!! =)

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Our NEW Life in NEW HAMP-SHA Begins...

So here we are... in New Hamp-Sha (as the locals, with their VERY thick accents pronounced here...). It is so beautiful here! I am excited... I am anxious... I am nervous... The thrill of anticipation for what lies ahead is awesome! What an adventure!

The plane trip here was never-ending. But... somehow, it did end. We arrived at our hotel, where we will live for a couple weeks until our furniture arrives. We'll see how that goes. =)