Wow, what a wonderful turn of events for you, Kellie!
Wish you and yours the best of everything in your new
place, and look forward to hearing from you when you've
(are you happy dancin?) <grin>
> birthday wishes! What a difference a year makes! Last year I was not a
> very happy camper and was looking 3 times every day near my b-day for a
> from y'all. This year I was sooo busy and loved and lucky, I didn't even
> have a chance to check in with you until the evening after my birthday!
> it was a verrry happy addition to a very whirlwind nice b-day!
> Sooo much has happened these last two months. I am still overwhelmed and
> spinning from it all. first, DH had about 5 job offers this spring!
> Interviewed for 3 of them. One here in SC (too much travel, not enough
> to warrant leaving where he is) One in NC near my college roommate (didn't
> work out) and the other in Houston, TX! well... long story short (i'll
> anyway) We are moving to Houston next week! Last year around now, I was
> dreaming of how I could make it to the Houston show and never did figure
> out, this year I will LIVE there! (and better make it to the show!)
> I went to TX with DH for the interview in April. Don't know any one in
> Houston, but my best friend came over to visit with us from Austin for one
> of the days we were there. DH was supposed to have a 3 hour interview
> Compaq, it lasted almost 6 1/2 hours! Mum and Dad kept the kids for us
> here. Bless their hearts the kids were sick the whole time and they
> to keep them again for the house hunting trip!
> MIL decided to come "help" with the packing, but the movers are going to
> everything for us, so there wasn't much for her to do. She stayed a week
> and was here for my birthday.
> The ladies at work bought me some great chocolate chip cookies for my
> and one of them brought me a french cruller for breakfast! Andy came home
> and we went out to a new Japanese Hibachi type restaurant for dinner (sans
> toddler and pre-schooler) and then came home. Bless his heart, he tried
> have a surprise party for me! (he kept calling me for my friend's phone
> #'s during the day with "excuses" for calling them) I was surprised by
> of the people who made it! and by the # of them who came at last minute
> notice! And then Mum gave me a video cam for her/my present (I have to
> pics of the kids and send them back to her!) And DH bought me the emerald
> ring I was drooling over earlier in the week! It is absolutely beautiful!
> Then we called a realtor here to get our house sold. One of them came in
> 10K less than we wanted to sell for AND said we had 10K in repairs if we
> wanted to sell quickly. things like totally paint the inside of the
> replace perfectly good carpet, buy doors to the (glorified)
> etc. The next one said to put it on the market at 2K more than we wanted
> sell for, and get the carpets cleaned and touch up some spots with paint.
> We went with the 2nd lady!
> Put it on the market last Tuesday night. Wednesday AM we had 2 people
> look at it. Thursday am MIL went home and another couple came to see the
> house, and I took my dog to the vet for surgery on a tumor we think is
> cancerous. Thursday pm we had 3 contracts to look at. signed on one for
> thousand more than we were asking and we will help with their closing
> 2 hours later we dropped the kids and dog at mom's hopped on our plane to
> to go house hunting. Saturday AM we signed on a house there! Monday
> we came home late. Tuesday morning my son went in for his final allergy
> testing... after two years of NO milk or eggs in any form or trace amount,
> he has outgrown his allergies! He can now eat anything he wants.
> It has been an unbelievable whirlwhind of events here!!
> Sooo. Today I said goodby to every one at work and next Wednesday I will
> leave my "home"town of 24 years, my parents, my friends since grade school
> and go live in a hotel for 3 or 4 weeks, then move into an unbelievably
> house! it has all gone sooo quickly and easily I am just about ready for
> some big hammer to fall down and wake me out of this dream!
> The kids are very emotional. They are ready for a big house and a move
> new friends, but are insistant that they are not leaving their school
> everyone here. I don't think they have an inkling how far away TX is!
> Although Lydia is starting to understand.
> I should have space in the guest room for my sewing stuff! I just have to
> draft everything out and see where to put the furniture! The house is
> as big as ours now! But I have a lot of my stuff at Mum's and I wasn't
> counting on the piano going with us- my friend was "storing" it at our
> and said we could have it for the kids! And I have to cover windows!
> and lots of windows!
> And figure out what to do with a sage green kitchen - have I mentioned
> before how much I dis-like green? I see myself buying lots of sheets here
> in the near future just to have some privacy until I can afford to cover
> these properly!
> Anyone want to come help decorate? We should have 3 sleeper sofas and
> of open space!!!
> anyway. that's why you haven't heard from me lately. And probably wont
> a while. I have a new hotmail addy so i can check in on some things if we
> keep a computer handy in the move. But it might be a month or so without
> y'all, so keep us in your thoughts! And I will be back as soon as I can!
> P.S. Sarah, the galluping horse will be properly displayed above my