Friday, July 22, 2011

when it rains....

This last week has been one heck of a week! i'm ready for it to be over. andrew and i need to be done stressing out! it all started when we woke up Sunday morning to see that somebody had ripped one of the ski racks off our car (no, those weren't cheap). so we only have one ski rack now. what can you do with one ski rack? it makes me sad to think there are people out there that do that. welcome to the real world i guess. Things started to go smoothly at the beginning of the week, we were cruising through our loan documents and signed them on Tuesday. i talked to someone who said we should get the keys in 24-48 hours after they receive the documents (so on thursday or friday). we were pumped! it would work out perfectly since we are going to be in LA from the 22nd to the 29th, we were excited to get started on the remodeling we wanted to do on the 22nd before we headed down since my dad would be here to help. On Wednesday i did a lot of running around with my parents to get things ready. We picked out the tile we wanted, and i was able to drop my car off at the shop to get it looked at since it's been acting up. when i picked up the car the guy balanced my tires for free! oh it was such a blessing! i was so happy on wednesday! everything was working out for us! thursday came and we didn't hear a word about the house, and the car started acting up again. so today (friday), i took the car to the honda dealership (a different place cuz i felt weird taking it back to the guy who just "fixed" it for free). well... turns out it's an axel problem. there goes $500. and the house...well we'll be lucky if we even get in by next weekend. apparently our lender has just been sitting on all the paperwork we gave him for 3 weeks, and today they sent us a bunch of things we still needed to sign. now we have to close while andrew is in LA on business and i'm 30 minutes away at Dana Point with my family. i mean, we'll make it work, but it's frustrating to be told one thing and then it turns out completely different.

ok so i know this sounds like i'm just venting, and maybe i am - but i'm really trying to see the blessings it in all.

the ski racks - yeah that sucks, but now we don't have a whistling sounds when we're driving down the freeway right? our car may look a little more girly, and be harder to spot when i'm walking out of the grocery store and forget where i parked, but the racks can be replaced.

the axel? well, sure i wish it was just the tires being unbalanced, but thank goodness that guy didn't charge me to balance the tires since that wasn't really the problem. his intentions were good, and thank goodness we had the car checked out today and found the problem so we can leave that car in the shop while we are in LA. That was the car we were going to take to LA, i'm glad we found out the way we did, and not when we got in a huge accident. besides, $500 isn't bad to put into a car that we've had for 3 years. i'm also glad we found out while my parents were here so we have an extra vehicle and the time to figure out what was wrong with the car.

not getting the house today... still trying to find the blessing, but my mom made a good point. andrew is exhausted. he hardly comes home before 8 at night. he's working 12+ hours a day, and if we got the house, he would go right to work and work ALL day saturday to get as much done as he could. and now, he has to relax. there is nothing for him to do. it will be very nice for him.

everything happens for a reason.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I have a 1 year old!

I can't believe how fast this year went! Colby is 1! He is such a joy to have around. He sure keeps me busy! For his birthday he had lots of family in town! Bob and Diana came down for the weekend, and my parents were also able to come down, Dan and Brittany came up from LA for the weekend too! Dan's birthday was a few days before, so we had a little combined birthday party celebration. We had so much fun that day!

We went swimming. The pool was pretty cold, but Colby handled it pretty well.

Ate cake. Actually the rest of us ate cake. Colby just stared at his.

and opened presents. lots and lots of presents.

then checked out Dans new ride

I love having a little 1 year old. He is showing that he understands me more and more. I can ask him where something is (only a couple things) and he'll go over to it. He even started signing a couple things out of the blue. I hadn't taught him anything since he was like 9 or 10 months because he didn't seem to be paying attention, and all of a sudden he starts signing. He loves putting things in boxes and taking them out. He loves trying to walk. Loves taking things out of the fridge and trying to put them back in. and loves the dishwasher. He "talks" all the time, but of course it never makes sense.

I'm so glad and grateful that my parents, brother and sister-in-law, and in-laws were able to make the trip to be here for Colby's birthday. It really meant a lot to me that they were here.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Some videos

Colby absolutely loves his daddy! whenever Andrew comes home from work he goes crazy and gets so hyper! He's grown more attached to Andrew than to me, even though i'm with him all day (perhaps he just needs a break from me), whatever the reason, i love watching how happy he is with his dad!

Colby also started walking more and more. He's still a crawler, but loves to walk when he gets the chance! Don't mind that i laugh at him fall, he gets mad at me for that :)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

4th of July

This weekend was so great, i LOVED having Andrew to myself for 3 days! (unfortunately now he's going to be working super hard the rest of the week). We were invited over to a friends house for the 4th, we had a nice bbq and good company.

The crying crawl

It may appear as though they were sharing, but really they were both trying to get it to themselves

It was 105 degrees out, so we only set off a few fireworks. I wanted to see Colby's reaction, but since we weren't at home he didn't get his afternoon nap, and by this time could really care less about the fireworks. Poor boy was on the move so much he was just sweating like crazy.