Friday, August 25, 2006

Kids and School

The school year has officially started, and this will be the first year that all 3 kids will (eventually) be in school! Wayde started 2nd grade yesterday and Chayce started Kindergarten today. Both are attending Clark Elementary School, which is about 1 1/2 blocks from our house. So far it seems like a nice school and I think they will enjoy it.

Sully has his pre-school home visit on Tuesday and then starts school September 12th. The home visit is a requirement of Head Start here. The teacher comes out and interviews the student, makes sure they are ready for school, and gives them some special time. Last year when Chayce started she loved her home visit, because they came out to talk to her and brought her a teddy bear. Sully will be doing 1/2 days (mornings, I think) and will be going to the same school that Chayce went to (they saved her place for him).

Here are some pics of the girls on their first days:

We're in the house!

We've moved in! We're in! We finally got the keys Monday night, and met over at the new house to have a celebratory bucket of chicken on the kitchen floor. I took off the last 2 days of this week to start moving. We got a big truck Wednesday afternoon and started loading stuff up. We had some friends help us Thursday and did some more Friday. Most of our big stuff is moved, we just need to go through some smaller and old stuff, pitching what we don't want and bringing over what we do. We also have to go to Home Depot and Bed Bath & Beyond to pick up stuff we don't have or for a few home projects (Jamie already has a "honey do" list for me). We are so excited and so happy! We have worked so hard all year to get to this point, and have met with so many problems that we have had to solve along the way. But GOD is Good! His mercy and love for us has shone through, and we are reaping the rewards of both faith and praise! Woo Hoo!

Sunday, August 13, 2006

mentos + diet coke/pepsi explosion

Warning! Be very careful when eating Mentos that you do not accidently gring them up and put them in your pop, for this is what will happen!

warning: don't try this at home. rather, try it outside. Founders 309 Productions.

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Sunday, August 06, 2006

New Music Video From David "The Hoff" Hasselhoff - "Jump In My Car"

Dudes, this is pretty funny:
That's right, it's Hofficial... your favourite cult icon wants to take you home! The one and only David Hasselhoff of "Bay Watch" and "Knight Rider" fame returns with a cover of the
1975 classic 'Jump In My Car' and its a doozy. Recorded in Sydney last year with the legendary Harry Vanda (AC/DC, The Angels), the Ted Mulry Gang tune has been re-vamped with full Hoff gusto and this music video promises to rock the socks off all his Hofficial fans. Watch it, enjoy it, share it on Google Video, courtesy of Sony BMG Australia.

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Friday, August 04, 2006

House Pics

Well, we still don't have an appointment to close on our new house. Our lender was supposed to have the paperwork to the title co. today so that we could close on Monday, but as of 3:00 PM today it had not been done. Now I'm afraid it might get postponed again. I'm pretty frustrated at the speed (or rather complete lack thereof) of our lender in getting their part of the job completed. I feel like we have answered all their questions and met all their conditions in a timely manner, and our realtor has certainly worked quickly for us, but the bank seems to not even understand the nature of a deadline and a closing date. Are all banks like this?

Anyway, here are some pics of our new house. I think the place is really nice, and it is going to be a wonderful home for us.