Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Joys of Motherhood

Have you ever woke up in the middle of the night and not been able to go back to sleep because your mind is racing? Well, I have for the past week and fear I will continue to do so until we are settled in Georgia. Ali is kind enough to assist me in this, seeing that she is the culprit who wakes me up because she is hungry!! (Love ya littlest!)

We are on our 2 week countdown to Georgia (hence the mind racing). Everything is falling into place which is great.
FIRST and foremost...WE SOLD OUR CONDO!!! This is the biggest blessing of all. Last Monday while we were in St. George, we had TWO offers come in. We of course gave each party a chance to present their best offer and we went with the winner! We are so blessed. The appraisal came through just above our offer and everything checked out for the home inspection. We are set to close on the 29th of July - which honestly couldn't have worked out any better.
SECOND - Shawn passed his Master's Exam!!!! Way to go Shawn!! That is one less stress off the shoulders. He is still down to BYU for 10-12 hours a day working on his thesis, but he will get it done before school starts in Georgia! HA! It is great.
THIRD - Andie has given me TWO surprises in the bath tub in one week. YEP - twice, she has started to complain while in the bath, I turn to look and oops......POOP!! It is the grossest experience I have ever had. It is not bad until you drain the water so you can scoop it up with a paper towel. Once the water is drained - IT STINKS!! Then you have to scrub and disinfect everything before you can continue the bath - yep, that puts a damper on your schedule.
FOURTH - My dear little Ali - who by the way is over 26 inches tall now!! I have a strong opinion that her and Andie conspire during the night of their plans to cry at the same time during the day, refuse to take naps and demand 110% attention. Maybe it is the fact that I am trying to pack and actually get things done, but it seems like she has needed more tender love and care in the last week than ever. And of course, being a great mom - the packing has been delayed and the baby has been happy!!

All in all, I think it is safe to say that life is GREAT. We are excited to move and look forward to the on-going adventures of life.

What did I do Mom?


Jamie said...

Congrats on selling your condo! That is awesome. I'm sad to see you guys move, though. I hope you really enjoy Georgia. That is so exciting. Your girls are getting so big; they are adorable. I too have had my fair-share of experiences with poop in the tub. Some tricks that I learned for that... before you drain the tub, get a paper/plastic cup and scoop it up with the water, then just toss in the toilet... and flush. Then just toss out the cup. I found it makes it less messy that way. Oh, the joys of motherhood. Good luck!! ;-)

Natalie said...

What great stories! First! WA.... stink'n...HOOO! I'm so glad you sold your condo! It really did work out perfectly! You must be living right!

Also gotta love the poop in the bathtub! We've had that a number of times. Those kids just don't realize what their moms do for them!

We are excited to play tomorrow!

rachaeljanae said...

Hang in there, it gets easier I promise. When Sean, my second reached about 18 months and could play with Ethan, I remember thinking, "this is why I had my kids so close together!" It pays off in the end.

Jeff and Elise McGee said...

Congrats on selling the Condo! I'm glad things are falling into place so well for you! Not that I'm an expert, but I know things (schedules, attention, etc) will smooth out with the girls soon!