Thursday, March 15, 2012

O Hi There

Wow so I basically disappeared.  Life has been, well, crazy! We have been going non-stop since December.  I could say sorry for not writing but it took the back burner while we just lived our crazy life.  Things are finally dare I say calming down for the moment.

After my last post we enjoyed our family vacation to Whistler, BC for Christmas which was so fun this year with the twins, they played in the snow and on the playground they have there which is awesome. We had dinner out and the hubs and I actually had a date night since we had 8 babysitters.  We relaxed and had an awesome Christmas with our two toddlers.

In January our part of the state got hit with a massive snow/ice/wind storm.  We had over 18+ inches of snow which we rarely have seen in the past.  But not only did it snow, the next day is ALL froze and turned into a slippery winter wonderland.  But wait thats not all, then the trees started snapping and the power went out.  Not just a few people lost power but pretty much our whole county was out of power.  We only lost power for a little over 24 hours but enough to book it to the inlaws who have a generator.  O and in January the twins turned 20 months old and both had their first ear infection!

February brought some serious life changes, we decided in order to fullfill our dream of building our forever house we would need to sell or rent our current home.  Considering we bought our house at the literal peak of the market we figured out we would be more likely to just keep it rented for basically our mortgage which to me doesn't sound like a bad idea. So we ask my parents if they would mind 2 adults, 2 kids and 2 dogs moving in.  To my surprise, they said yes no problem.  So we moved all of our stuff into my parents house, sold some of our living room/family room furniture and the moved the rest into storage and my husband's parents house.  We found a renter within 2 weeks and they moved in 3 days later. So now we are landlords.  We are paying off a little bit of credit card debt that accumlated over the past few years with the twins medical bills and while my hubs wasn't working and saving the rest to purchase land and build.

Also in Febrauary our beloved 3.5 yr old Great Dane suddenly got sick and we couldn't figure out was wrong until the vet took an xray and said that his stomach had flipped and that it was basically a death sentence unless we decided to pay 5,000+ for a surgery that may or may not work, so we had to say goodbye.  While I am still very sad over it we both knew it wasn't fair to our children to sink that much money into our dog who may or may not make it out of surgery and even then the life expectancy of a Great Dane is really only 5-8 years on average.  We miss him but when we build a house with a big yard we will probably get another big dog who will have room to run.

That brings us to March.  The twins just turned 22 months old, we only have 2 more months until they turn 2.  I feel like I need a time machine to go back and hold a teeny tiny 4 lb baby in my arms again just to remember what it was like.  They are independent, funny, smart and so energetic.  They can be exhausting and trying and well...a toddler, but they are so fun.  They are talking up a storm these days, small phrases are being put together, we can communicate with them better and I am just loving this age.

I like a crazy women already have their party planned and it will be taking place at a local zoo.  The twins love animals and since I don't have my house to throw a party in I figure we will just bring everything in and have a fun day at the zoo.

Which will feature lots of Mickey

And will be held here

Anyways, that brings us to today. Hopefully I will begin to blog more.  I became almost embarrassed at how long it had been since I last posted, but o well.  All I can do is try and be better.


undomestic chica said...

You're in Washington?!? I was going to comment that I live not that far from Whistler and still haven't been there but now I'm shocked to find another Washington twin mom. I love finding Washington bloggers....did I already know you lived in Washington?

undomestic chica said...

Nevermind, I DID know you're in Washington. We just talked about WSU the other day :) I guess I didn't realize how close you are to me. The Zoo birthday sounds like a great idea! Too bad mine were born in January.

PJ said...

Wow! Great pics! We had a gsp that had that stomach bloat while I was 800 months pregnant. I think we spent 3 grand, that we clearly didn't have. Sigh.

My girls are 21 months. It's a fantastic age! We are thinking farm theme for their party too. Lots of great ideas on Pinterest.

Tracy said...

Just found your blog from over at Ashley's at Stealing Baby Kisses. I too have twins that are the same age and will be two in a couple months! How fun! You're kiddos are adorable. I look forward to following your blog!