Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Family Pics



Poolside



Anna loved going to the pool while we were in California. This pool, also known as the 'small pool' was perfect because it has several steps at great heights for her...plus they keep it at about 90 degrees. No kidding. We could lounge all day and not get cold from the water. Pure delight.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Long time, no post

It's been a while since I posted and I'm sorry. Gosh, I better stop messing around or else the Hunt's will take us off their reading list! (as they have done to other non-posting people, they're ruthless!) We have a lot of updates and between the internet not working at home, looking for a new house, selling our house, and a trip home to Peoria...well, we've been super busy and find ourselves without any time to post.
Our BIG news is that we have accepted an offer on our condo. Hooray! 14 days and done. It really can't get any better than that, if you ask me. Keeping the house clean was a major job, and I have to thank Matt for a job well done. He gets all the credit for that! So everyone keep your fingers crossed that this deal will hold together all the way through to our closing on June 10. And then please cross your toes that we will find a new home to move into to! It's a daunting task, but we are excited to think that we will have our very own home soon.
Stay tuned for more updates including more pictures from our trip to California in February.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

On the market

We have officially listed our condo for sale as of yesterday. It's very exciting but very nerve-wracking at the same time. Will we sell quickly? Where will we move? It's all up in the air right now, and I hate that because I like to plan everything out in advance! We will certainly miss living in the city, but we really need more space... our 2 bedroom place just isn't cutting it anymore. Check out the pictures they took of our place for the promotional material, I think they look really nice.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Upon arrival





We arrived at my grandmother's house late in the afternoon on our first day in the desert. Grandma was out running a few errands, so we hit the pool deck to enjoy the warmth of the sun and beautiful scenery. A welcome change from Chicago, that's for sure. Anna simply could NOT resist the temptation of the pool. We allowed her to dip her feet, and then splash around, and then get soaking wet, and then she decided to just emerged herself in the water on the top step. You should know that the pool is not heated so the water is very chilly, but she did care one little bit. She had a wonderful time and we had fun watching her pure joy and delight.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Can't be True

I cannot believe I am about to admit this....CANNOT. But, while we were California last week we rented a Dodge Grand Caravan. And I DROVE IT. And I LIKED IT. The horror...

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Home Again

We made to California and back...but just barely. Both flights were pretty challenging with Anna, our "supermover"...as in... she never stopped moving for either of the four hour flights. The way out was okay, she was up and down and up and down in her seat, took all of the magazines out of the seat front pockets, unloaded our wallets, ate snacks and read books. She didn't sleep, but she didn't cry either. So all in all, we survived. The way home was another story. I should let you know that Anna developed a cold during the week, and I think that was a major complication on our flight home. She cried for a total of about 2 hours of the 4 hour flight. Yep, we were THOSE people with THAT kid. At first we felt bad for the people around us, but we quickly realized we needed to focus our attention on Anna. She was the one who was really suffering after all. We did a lot of hugging and snuggling and she was able to fall asleep on me. I quickly transferred her to the floor of the plane (in our row of seats) so she could stretch out, but I think it was a little cool down there and she woke after about an hour and cried the rest of the way home. So, we are all exhausted, but very happy to be home. And thankful that we don't have any more flights in our immediate future!