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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Busy Busy!!

We had a great weekend - headed off to the boat to enjoy ourselves and get away from the house and the boxes!

Sunday AM - in Danny's room on the boat!

Sunrise over the Caloosahatchee River! We will so miss this!

Yesterday we got the go ahead from our realtor that the bank has approved the loan, so the appraisal was ok!!
The buyers are already working on insurance too!
I went and booked the moving truck, the moving helpers on both ends and booked our storage unit. Today I called to set up final readings on our utilities. Dan spent quite a bit of time cleaning out his workshop and boxing up lots of things. I cleaned out two closets and went through DVD's and VHS's. Hard to pack too much as we still have a month to go and have to live :)
We leave next Wednesday to bring the boat up to Jacksonville and we are so excited about about the trip across the Okechobee waterway. We have to go through several locks and hope to be up in Jax for mother's day. We have talked to several employees at the marina and they are just wonderful!
Dan spent this morning with the mechanic working on the engines and it turns out they need to be flushed with some chemical, they are really gunked up. The coolers are completely plugged!
Not to mention the fact that our holding tank is plugged and won't empty. You really don't want to know how we know that! :( Let's just say Danny was Thrilled! to be able to pee in a bucket all weekend :) aahhh boys ;)

The proof! He will kill me someday :)
So once we get back from Jax we have TWO WEEKS till we close!! YEOW!!

Friday, April 25, 2008

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woo hoo!!
May not seem like much to anyone else - but she has FINALLY accepted two different sippy cups!!!! Each day she has drank more and more. We are down to bottles only at wake up, naptime and bedtime. Hopefully in the next week or so we will weed out the naptime one, then I will work on the wake up one and lastly the bedtime one!!
Hopefully we will "lose" all bottles in the move in one month!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Monday, April 21, 2008

Yah!! Back to school :)

Victoria pushing the boundaries! She knows she can not step outside of the cockpit without her floaty so she likes to put her fingers or toes touching outside :)

Victoria eating dogfood! (It is full of protein right??!!)

End of our vacation! we were all pooped out :) being out in the sun and wind all day takes a lot out of you :)

Found out the bank appraiser was here on Saturday! Hopefully we get the report next week and all is ok :) Once we get past this I am going to go ahead and book the moving van :)

Can we say how excited that Danny is back at school!! woo hoo!! He was so excited about going back to school that he was up at 5:45 this am!

Friday, April 18, 2008

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They SO love each other!! :) :)

Victoria showing off her body!

Victoria bugging Ginger, right after I took this pic she sat on her!

We are out on the boat for spring break! The weather is cool, which makes for great sleeping time! Victoria loves the feel of the rocking boat and sleeps really well. As soon as Danny's head hits the pillow he is OUT!
The dogs go crazy barking at the dolphins as they swim and jump around the boat.
Victoria is really getting around the boat well, She does not like life jacket but is learning she can not leave the cockpit without it.

On house news - the home inspection is done with only one gig - a frozen GFI switch!! The buyers have preapproval and we are using our agents title company so they have already been in contact with their bank and all is looking ok! only 6 more weeks!!! We are looking at taking a week off mid May to bring the boat up to Jax and we are really excited about crossing the state via the Okechobee waterway. We couldn't cross on our way down years ago because it is not sailboat friendly.

I think spring break is designed for teachers! It certainly is not for the parents!! Danny really craves his routine and it is very hard for him to be out of it. Luckily it is already Friday!! :) :)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Happy Day!

Victoria helping me pack :)

We met with the new buyers on Saturday to go over the house, they were here for 1 1/2 hours! Dan got to meet them and really likes them too!
They are so excited about the house, they told me that as soon as they entered the front door they just knew! how awesome! They already bought a bunch of stuff and measured each room. The husband is already planning his "manroom" downstairs. He is buying a pool table and ping pong table to set up. They have family that lives right around the corner too.
They head home today to Ohio, the home inspection is Thursday early and we should have a copy of their loan approval by then! So all contingencies will be cleared!!
Hard to believe it is really time to get moving :)
Working on a mobile storage unit that we will fill and have shipped up to Jax to be stored there till we have a new house.
We are so lucky to have my mom's place to stay while we look and hope to be settled before school opens in August.
The weather is crappy so we are hanging at the house, instead of going out on the boat. Dan's back(sciatica) is really bothering him, the PT is not helping much. I think we will be going to a chiropractor soon. I have a mean sinus cold that is just knocking me out :( Happy birthday to me :) It is only 60 this am!! brrrrr
I am packing about 1-2 boxes per day and hopefully we will have the storage unit here so we can start filling it soon.
We are still working out the logistics of getting the big boat up to Jax, we may just have to wait till after we move and then do a one way car rental to get back down here. It should only take about 4 days to get up there, depends on the water level in Lake Okeechobee.

Friday, April 11, 2008

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Here she is sleeping at nap time :) :)
She is sleeping on top of her lovey :)

Is there anything cuter than a baby butte?

Poor little snooger girl!
She just can't seem to shake her cold and seems to be teething again! She has been walking around with her fingers or whole hand in her mouth :(
Just shoot me now :)

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

wordless wednesday

(she is in her tubby and fully dressed - including diaper)

That's all folks :0 :) :)
oh by the way - we have a signed offer on our house and are to close by end of May!!!!
Other than that not much going on :)

Monday, April 7, 2008

Keep Praying!! It is working!

Everyone waiting for something to happen :)

The showing today went great!! The couple stayed here for about 45 minutes, asked all the right questions and LOVED our house!! We really liked them, they also have 2 kids almost the same ages as ours. They had a Catalina 35 for years that they just sold. They could not believe the coincidence that we had a Catalina 34 for 10 years and used to live on it :)
Our agent called us about 30 minutes after they all left to tell us that they really like the house and absolutely love the location! She also liked my touch of baking a couple of cookies just before they all got there :) They have a house to sell in Naples but have had a lot of activity on it and are not going to make our deal contingent on it selling. They asked our realtor if we would be willing to close quickly and then lease back for a few months while we got situated. Of course if in the meantime their house sold they would then want us out :) They are meeting with their finance person to work out details. At least then the pressure would be off us to wait for a closing before buying something else and Danny would be able to finish out school.
Last night about 5 my cell rang and it was the realtor. I thought she was calling to tell us she had an offer, but she wanted to let us know that another agent wants to show it tomorrow at 9! The more the merrier!!
Wow - this is getting real! and scary! At least the house is already clean :) ;0
What is kind of weird is that the realtor coming tomorrow was our original realtor from 1 1/2 years ago. We haven't spoken since we changed realtors. But at least she knows the house :) I don't know if I should stay or not. We did not part on bad terms and I know she would love to meet Victoria.
Keep praying everyone! We can feel them :) :)

Friday, April 4, 2008

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This was taken last weekend at a birthday party, both kids had a great time!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

wow! 18 months old!!

Relaxing while watching teletubbies - her favorite show!

Just got back from the dr's little missy is 31 inches tall and weighs 23 1/2 pounds!!
The dr was very impressed that she has over 50 words, which includes english, spanish and signs. He is not worried about the bottle issue since she only gets milk in the morning, nap and bed times and otherwise it is water. We don't let her walk around with it and I try sippy cups every day, she will only sip a little bit and then just won't drink it. We have held back on her bottle but then she gets constipated. The dr said not to worry to just keep trying the cups and sooner or later she will just get it. She will drink out of a regular cup so we do use them a bit, but it is so messy!
Victoria cried the minute we walked back to the dr's office and cried every time someone came into the room. Luckily she only had one shot and she is now completely caught up on her shots! She does not go back till her 2 yr visit :)

Danny is so excited about his Star Wars sticker book that is just like his cousin Adam's!!

Danny is doing great in the older, riser pre-k class! He loves being with kids his own age. He is also doing great with his private speech class. We did school choice for the fall and Danny got his first choice!
Danny has school break in a week and a half and we are taking off on the boat to RELAX!!
Just got a call from our realtor - our house is being shown on Monday at 11:00 - please pray that this works out! The people coming to see it have been here and walked the property and are getting a babysitter so they can spend some time here! The best part is our realtor is showing it herself and she knows our house inside and out!!
Please pray that this works out, it would be just so awesome to be able to move once Danny is out of school and before he starts kindegarten in the fall!
We really miss Nana too!

I told Dan that once we had Danny squared away with school and speech that the house would sell and we would have to start over :)

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Just hanging around :)

Sorry for not posting sooner - very tired here.
Victoria is still not sleeping well, her molar finally broke through and she has been up at least 1-2 times per night. Tooth #12 is almost out :)
I tried to upload pics and blogger is not cooperating, will try later.
Victoria has her 18 month checkup tomorrow so I have been keeping track of her words for the doc and she is up to 50!!