wanting to spend the day laying in the sand and playing in the water would not be one of them :)
other than this particular non-choice there are lots of kind of hard ones facing us now.
Last night we went to play KBT. Very fun. The kids had a wonderful time jumping on the trampoline and eating pizza and playing together. We have an oddish mix for them to get along so well. Zach and EC are both almost 10 and our little E is almost 7 but they get a long great and have a blast together. Lexi is 12 and H is almost 10, again a bit of a span but again it works out great. Lu is 4 and Issac is 2 and Oriah is 10 1/2 months, yet they played all evening sometimes together sometimes happily side by side. There are no age gaps and the big kids keep an eye out on the little ones and it's always great.
Hard choices last night: which dessert to try and whose bunny to kill. I like to win at games but I don't really like to make a full frontal attack on someone so it's always hard to launch a weapon on somebunny.
Sunday night we went to Caroline's graduation party! Whoo Hoo! I'm so proud of her, and she's not even my kid :) We had a fun time, lots of yummy Tori food and fun company. We sat around the fire later in the evening and the kids watched the stars come out. It was a relaxing nice night.
Saturday night we had lots going on and even though it wasn't tough to choose we also would have loved to attend the things we missed. Our friends the Tovar's daughter had her wedding reception, and our friend Rick graduated from med school and was having a party. We missed both of those. We went down to UTA and attended Caroline's graduation, which was so exciting~ all those caps and gowns and sashes and pomp and circumstance. Very cool.
The biggie in front of us now is how low can we go,...and the answer is not very much more, on our house sale. And at what $$ amount do we have to bail on the new house and start from scratch getting something much less nice, or much smaller. And when do we leave. I have had plans all along to leave after graduation, or shortly thereafter, and go to Utah and spend time with Dani and MSV and the cousins and see friends who live there and already bought season passes to 7 peaks and and and BUT if we don't have a contract on our home I don't know if I can do that. I feel like I need to be here to make sure things are nice and the movers get everything packed. large exhale
things will work out. It's hard to still stay when we've been saying good-bye literally and in our hearts for some time. It will almost be a bit of relief to actually leave, as much as we will really miss everyone and everything Texas.
come on house, sell already!!
4 weeks ago