August 28, 2005

Again it's been awhile!

I know it's been a couple weeks since I updated but we have had such a busy couple of weeks!! Be prepared for a looong update!

While I was in NYC, Troy had a phone interview with a company in Minnesota. Funny as this sounds, it was with the company that both him & I use to work for before we moved to Nebraska. Troy feels very confident about this interview and we've got our fingers crossed that before to long we will be moving HOME!! On Sept. 6th, he is flying up to MN to do a face to face interview. I always feel a face to face interview is a GOOD sign! Every face to face interview Troy has done he's ended up being offered the job! Please pray that this works out for us! We are all ready to move home. Troy has even given some serious thought to housing when we move up there.

Another exciting thing that's happened in our house is Abby is offically potty trained! Y-E-A!!! Day and night trained, but she still insists she wears pull-ups at night. She wore big girl underwear about a week and a half ago at night and had a big accident. So now when I ask her at night "Big girl underwear or pull-ups?" She always says "Pull-ups..I don't want to wet my bed like last time." I know she'll eventually move to big girl's not like I don't have pull-ups laying around because the boys are still showing very little interest in pooping in the potty, but both of them are about 80% pee trained and are waking up dry the majority of the time in the morning.

And the most exciting news is last Wednesday the kids started preschool!! They'll be going every Monday-Wednesday from 12:30-3:30! WOW what am I going to do with all that free time??? Get our house ready for a possible move! I have a front/back page to do list. Quite a bit of it I won't beable to do w/o Troy's help but I figure I may as well get a start on it and start getting some of the clutter boxed up and bring to Goodwill.

Im hoping with the kids in school, and after I get the majority of my to do list done I'll have more time for me. Im really looking forward to that, but first thing first..get the house ready! I've been watching "Sell this House" and "Design to Sell" and have told Troy that we NEED to rent a storage garage. He doesn't think so, but Im sure once the time comes and the realtor tells us what we need to do (besides the stuff on my to do list) to get our house sold FAST he'll understand. Right now he thinks we'll just stuff everything into our shed. HA! There's wayyyy to many things that needs to be OUT of this house to sell it, the shed will never fit it all. Besides the shed is full of stuff already, mostly the kids outside toys. Did you know that you should only have 4 pieces of furniture per room in a house to sell it? I didn't and several of our rooms have excessive big furniture and some rooms definately have more then 4 pieces of furniture. The room I need to do the most work on is the kitchen, my kitchen is sooo small and I definately need to do what I can to make that room look bigger. No woman in her right mind would buy this house with one look at my kitchen! Why did we buy it then you might be asking??? Because Troy bought the house BEFORE I saw it!! lol

And to top off the last couple of weeks, my mom was here all last week for a visit. She wanted to come down for the kids first day of school, meet their teachers, etc. We had a GREAT time and for once I was really sad to see her leave. Usually 1 week is more then enough "Mom & Jen" time for me, but it really was a wonderful visit. She helped me so much and I miss her so much as do the kiddos.

I finally finished "The Half Brother" today. WOW..I've only been reading this book since June!!! God am I glad Im done! It was good book, but O-M-G it could of been a couple hundred pages shorter and would of been just as good. 682 pages folks!!!!

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