Tuesday, November 25, 2008
So we leave first thing in the morning. Truck is packed, everything is out of the house, and i'm ready to be done with the whole moving thing.
and wha'ts better... we get to do it again... in 8 months. yah. but that will be OK- cause hopefully by then, we'll be in a place to actually get in a place semi-permanently. (as in a few years at least)
so wish me luck. Don't know if if i'll be able to post tomorrow- and i'll try on Thursday, but who knows. don't have internet set up at the new place yet, so we may just have to wait a while until i get it. Unless of course i can bum it off a neighbor! :)-
next time you hear from me... i'll be a Utahan. this should be interesting....... lol
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
And Little boy is becoming such a fun baby. (finally) I put him in the swing the other day and handed him a stuffed toy to play with. When i turned around... this is what I saw.....
Saturday, November 22, 2008
anyway------- the report.... SO STINKIN GOOD! the movie was fantastic... the actors were dreamy (esp. Edward), the acting was very good, the specail effects could have used some work, the story line follows the book to a T. Very very good show.
now.... I wish they would have gone into more detail with a few things and added other details... but you can't add it all or it will be like 10 hrs. long.
The audience was hilarious. I've never attended a movie that was so packed. every seat filled, standing in line for more than an hour, 99.9% of the attendance was swooning married women. hahahaha
I was laughing a lot because of all the commentary that took place during the movie. Some women are seriuosly into this thing and it cracks me up. I mean, i appreciate and love the series like the next girl, but hello!!! there were people with signs and edward faces plastered on sticks to wave. more than half had Twilight shirts on.... SO FUNNY. I was content enough to just go and watch the movie.
anyway-I totally plan on seeing it again...... if i can find a sitter and someone to go with. lol
GO SEE IT!!!
Friday, November 21, 2008
Ok... so yes- I'm involved in the Twilight obsession- it's true. But how can you not?!
So I am SO STINKIN' EXCITED because I have a ticket to see the show tonight at 8!! I was up all night last night. THis is just as exciting for me as it is for a kid on waiting for christmas morning. I can't wait to see it! Aren't they all so dreamy?!
Rest assured that I will definitely be posting some pictures tomorrow of my experience. :)
(i'm pathetic... i know!) :)-
Thursday, November 20, 2008
I receieved an email this morning saying that they would allow us to rent for a little cheaper and to send them the amount of $1250 to a specific name via money gram through walmart.
WHAT?!?!?!?!?! that sent red flags flying everywhere. We knew they were "working in Africa" and that they had the keys. It was a legitimate house, a legitimate name, and a legitimate company they "worked" for.
So I sent Rick over there this afternoon to check it out. Got to the house, it was for rent. went around and saw that the house was empty and went to a neighbor's house to ask some questions. Come to find out, it's an older couple who own it and they are very trustworthy people. Rick then mentioned that he thought they had gone to Africa. The neighbor seemed surprised because she hadn't heard that. So rick gave me the number off the rent sign and I called it.
An older gentlmen answered and I asked if the house was still for rent and how much they were charging. WAY more than what we were quoted. So i then explained what had happened and he then said that he had gotten 8 previous phone calls saying the same thing.
They posted an ad on craigslist and it was "stolen" and used as a scam to get people to send this jerk of a guy money. LUckily, no one fell victim to this scam that he knew of.
So what do i do? I look up his name on Facebook and find out that it is indeed a guy from Africa. Look up his friends and they too are all from Africa. I then go to the email that he has been writing me from and write an email back to him. THis is what it said......
"YOU HAVE BEEN CAUGHT!!!!! I went up to the house and called the phone number and you are NOT the owner. I have forwarded all of our emails, and the information i have from you to the police. They have assured me they are looking into this and have been aware of your scam. You should be ashamed of yourself for doing this to people. Luckily for me..... i'm not as stupid as you thought I would be. I googled your name and saw you on Facebook as well- rest assured that that information was sent with the rest to the authorities! Shame Shame Shame on you. I hope for your sake you decide to become an honest person and stop trying to steal other peoples' hard earned money!!! "
It was totally my moms idea to write him. lol
Maybe I should have said FBI instead? hahahahaha
Hopefully this jerk will be scared off, but hello!!!! I mean, we aren't dumb enough to send the money anyway, but to think we were being scammed the whole time. Wow. Crazy i tell ya.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
So... the report would be: We found a place.... MAYBE. i've seriuosly never encountered a place where it was so stinkin hard to find a place to live! what it boiled down to was cost and availability. if it was the right price and it was available now... we took it. So we applied through this management company for a condo just 5 min. from Rick's work. We'll find out tomorrow whether we get it or not.
Pros: close to work, good schools
Cons: too small, next to freeway, and it's another STINKIN APARTMENT! something i swore i'd never live in again. oh well..... that's what i get for talkin' huh?
we're crossing the fingers that they will let us only have a 6 mo. contract so we don't have to stay in such a small place for too long. for those of you who saw my apartment in Savannah... it's smaller than that. yah. with 4 kids. so you can imagine how tight it will be. we just need to get into something so we aren't separated anymore. once we're in- we'll focus on truly finding something we want. and hopfully we'll be able to buy.
OK... there's the reports... i swear- i'll have something interesting to read tomorrow. i have too many things to do today to say much else.
Monday, November 17, 2008
as you can tell.. totally don't have time to write a whole lot. 4 kids and house hunting on my own= a huge headache.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
anyway- i'll keep you posted. off to bed!
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
This guy: (swoon)
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Anywho... Today I'm turning a new leaf. I've been tagged and i'm actually going to do it! Thanks to my incredibly talented friend Zarah- I'll be telling you 7 random things about myself. Yay for you right? just what you wanted... to hear more about my ever enthusiastic and event filled life!
1) I'm a sucker for Musicals. I love everything about them. al the music, dancing... incredible talent. I often daydream about my past life and how i must have been incredibly famous and talented... in that exact era. ;)-
2) If you want to see me nice and happy... DON"T WAKE ME UP!!! There's nothing that willl turn me into a monster faster than waking me up. I hate it with a passion. If i'm going to wake up.. i'll do it myself thank you very much. So now is when you wonder what on earth I do when i have a baby and i'm waking up several times a night. Well my dear friends... that is the ONLY exception. hahaha
3) I would love to have my own company some day. What will it be in? It's a toss up between scrapbooking, photography, and graphic design. pretty sure it will be photography first. (but that's now.)
4) I HATE the cold. everything about it sucks. I seriously need to live in a place where it doesn't get colder than 65 and never snows. Find me that place and that's where i'll live and die.
5) I have this secret desire to be an interior designer. Yes- I have SO many interests... but all those home makeover shows on HGTV- man.... i could watch those forever and never get sick of them. If only i had the money to make my house look that good.
6) I love to move. And you probably wouldn't guess that by how many times i've done it over the past 4 months..... but i love change. I'm afraid my poor family will have to deal with moving every few years just to appease me.
7) I am terribly in love with anything oriental. Love the culture, love the colors, food, styles, places...... believe me- when i have my own home- there will beone room completely dedicated to oriental decorating. Send me over there any day and I"m sure I'd love every second of it!
Ok....so there ya go. entertaining right? huh.
got to attend to the screaming child once again. Story of my life right now! toodles!
Monday, November 10, 2008
You know what i hate most about this past 4 months? the fact that we saved and saved and got a good bit amount of $$ in our pockets- just to WASTE it on moving two times. And where does that leave us? pretty much suckin' it up to the boss man to hand us over a bigger chunk of change to afford this move.
well.... they are going to pay for the move- which is a HUGE blessing. so at least we have that covered. But for some reason, everyone and their dog in Utah County feels the need to jip the average joe out of renting a place because they charge an arm and a leg for it all. So we've been looking at the typical 3 bedroom places to rent for now. That's all we've ever lived in, so we know the space restraints and whatnot. Over the past few days I've gathered a bunch of listings to call. So i start making the phone calls this morning and this is how the first phone call went. It was for a 3 bed 1.5 bath duplex, 1400 sq ft. (this is the largest we would have ever lived in)
Dude: "Yes we still have the duplex available. When would you be moving in?"
me: "Over thanksgiving break. Could we schedule a time to come look at the place?"
dude: "Well, how big is your family?"
me: "I have 4 kids, then my husband and I"
dude: "I don't know if that's enough room."
me: "every apt. we've ever lived in has been 3 bed and less sq. footage than this. So we are fine on the space if you are."
dude: "Yah. I don't think that will work for us."
Seriously? I just got turned down because i have too many kids. 1- makes me a little mad... that's discrimination right? and 2- is he flippin serious?
So i put that aside and continue calling. Guess what? There must be some sort of petition or law floating around that tells people whether they should rent to people with more than 1 kid. 80% of the calls i made this morning- they wouldn't talk to me because i had TOO many kids.
i don't know whether to be shocked and dumbfounded... or to just be plain pissed. I guess it's a lesson learned that if you want to rent a place in Utah- you better plan on not having children- which is completle ironic since it's the place where the largest saturation of mormons live. lol
And where does that lead us then? Well.... one of two options, and the last one is almost out of reach. 1) i tak eon a job to help pay for higher rent so we can accomodate a larger house and a larger rent payment. 2) attempt the impossible and try and purchase a house. which probably won't happen since we have student loans up to our eyeballs to pay off.
Wow. looks like unless a miracle can happen, we may just have to put off moving until the perfect place becomes available. and we all know THAT would suck. lol
So hence... if anyone has a money tree- wanna lend it to me? i could really use a nice down payment to get my family a home. :)-
Oh... and for those of you who were kind enough to lend me some advice with the whole moving thing.....We are looking to rent a house/duplex/townhome for now. If you find anything in the Provo/Orem/Spanish Fork/American Fork area.... email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, November 09, 2008
Saturday, November 08, 2008
Rick got home yesterday and he got the job!!!
so now on to house hunting and finding schools (yet again).
we're looking in the provo/orem/spanish fork area to live. So if anyone in that vicinity reads my blog..... hook me up with a nice place ok? :)
I'll post more later... just had to share the good news!!!
Friday, November 07, 2008
Thursday, November 06, 2008
anyway.. i'll just leave you with something SO FUNNY- i found it the other day. Hope you enjoy it!
hilarious right? HAHA!
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
soooooo.... i thought i'd share some of my fav blogs/sites today with you. If you don't know by now- i'm huge into photography and the second i get the chance to go back to school- tha'ts what i'm going into. Ideally- i'd like to be a wedding photographer, so we'll see how it plays out. I'm also very interested in graphic design, so i'm sure that will play a roll in how i graduate also. but you have to check out the sites- i mean... seriously AMAZING. I"ll just place a list of them and you should check them out! Hopefully one day... i can add my own site to this list!
Ok- now after viewing all those- how can you NOT want to take awesome pics?!?!?! enjoy!
Monday, November 03, 2008
Sunday, November 02, 2008
These were taken right before we went out Trick or treating. Hailey was a witch, Kayleb was a knight again, Mia was the princess, and Jayce was a skeleton (and as you can tell, he absolutely loved every second of it.) They were all just so stinkin' cute. And yes- i'm too cheap to go out and purchase a new costume for each of my kids every year, so we recycle and use dress ups. lol :) So here they are. Oh... and i dressed up as myself. original huh? :)-