Monday, February 25, 2008


Well I had a pretty busy weekend. Friday night we went out to dinner at a really nice Italian restaurant in town. We got to eat outside and besides the gnats it was wonderful. Only thing is the food didn't settle well so I feel I kinda wasted money!

Saturday I went to a baby shower for a good friend of mine. I took Princess along and she really enjoyed herself! This is my friend's first baby and I'm so excited for her! I'm glad I'll still be here when the baby is born so I can see her.

Yesterday we of course had church and Awana. I have to admit that I'm looking forward to not doing Awana anymore when we move. I'm sure there are churches there that have the program but I'm really just not wanting our family to be involved. Sometimes it seems like my kids only want to go to play the games. When I ask them what they learned about the Bible they don't know, although today Princess did tell me what they talked about last night. They get so hyped up on sugar, it interferes with Sunday dinner and Little Man never gets signed off on all of his verses. It is very frustrating when you work with your child, they say their verses, you leave a note saying what they've done and they get signed on only 2 verses! Then they want a prize from the prize box but can't get one because they've only done 2 verses and were supposed to do 3 when in fact he knew about 4 or 5 more pages than what he did! What's up with that?

I have been doing house hunting online. The houses there are so expensive! I don't have many requirements but I do want something that will comfortably fit our expanding family! I've looked at some houses outside of the town also, which may be cheaper in the long run, but Zach really doesn't want much of a commute and I don't want that either. I want to be near things and not have to waste gas to go grocery shopping or to the library or whatever.

Well I better close off for now. The two older ones are supposed to be working on their math but are fooling around with each other instead. I also need to attempt to cook dinner (first time in a long time). I'm not feeling the greatest since I did get sick earlier so hopefully I can handle it! I'll post tomorrow on how my ultrasound goes!


Brandi said...

Can't wait to hear about your ultrasound!! Glad you had a relaxing weekend. . .Awana does take lots of time. .maybe they are learning more than they are letting on though?


Anonymous said...

We ended up taking grace out of Awanas after a year. We lost so much time after katrina and she just couldn't get into the groove. We're going to try a new program called breakout next year.
was the italian restaurant Al Fresco's? We miss that place so much. There's a Mexican place in two that was featured on Bobby Flay, that you can sit outside and eat. the first time I went there with my bible study group, I cried because sitting under the trees reminded me so much of Al Fresco's and i was so homesick. Now, it's one of my favorite places ever.

I saw an Iowa couple featured on house hunters last week. They were looking for some place near Des Moines called Anakey or some place like that. Not sure about how close it is to Ames, but it reminded me of the good stuff in ocean Springs. It seemed like a very family oriented place and the homes seemed reasobale for what you get.
have a great night and God bless,

razorbackmama said...

I hear ya on AWANA. One thing I've learned is that not all AWANA programs are all games and candy. You might be able to find one in your new town that isn't into all of that. :-)

Melissa said...

Yeah, we felt the same about our Awana here. It got to be too much travel time also when we could be spending time as a family.

Leslie said...

Our last moved, we moved out of a cheap housing market to a very, very expensive one.. talk about sticker shock!!

The house we own now would cost about 2/3 of what it did if we were in our old town, if not even less.