Sunday, March 22, 2009

From Bed, to Table, to Car...

Two weeks pass with no blog, but this one is full of stuff, you won't be disappointed. :)

Things have been a little bit crazy around here.

I started working full time teaching a 2nd grade class while the teacher is on maternity leave. We all fell into the schedule pretty well. It sure does eat up your time to work full time! I feel like the days go by at light speed and I never have enough time to do everything. It's all going well though. The class is pretty good, and we have all adjusted well. This week is Spring Break, so we will all get a little break.

So let's get on to the good stuff!

Last weekend we went to look for a new bed for Avery. Yes, he is still in a toddler bed. What can I say, he's a little runt. He is finally growing though, plus he is about to be 5 years old, so it's time for a big bed. We spent all day Saturday looking for a bed, but instead, came home with a new table. LOL! I just couldn't find anything I really liked at a decent price. Craigslist has some good deals so we are trying to hold out for something on there. While we were at one store though, AJ found the table I have been looking for and it just happened to be on major clearance. So home went the table. No bed yet. Sam is sad that he doesn't get a new bed, so we are giving him a new bedroom. His bedroom is really the den. It has double doors, no closet, etc. He has an armoire, but it isn't holding his clothes very well, and I was trying to figure out how to get him a better closet. Well, we have a bedroom that is never used, basically it is just storage, so we are going to move him in there this week. The den will just be the storage room for a while. We really need all new furniture. We still have the cheap furniture we bought when we first got married. It is falling apart and just no good. So that is our goal, to replace what we have now, too bad, it's pretty much all the furniture in the house. That will take a while.

This past week I have been busy getting ready for my singing competition. On Tuesday night, we had a quartet runthrough night, where all the competing quartets got to come and run there sets in front of an audience. So AJ was going to take the kids to the church with him, while I went to that. When he got home from work we switched cars, he took mine with the car seat, and I took his. On my way the car started making a loud, terrible noise. I was about to get off the exit, so I kept going, trying to make it. All of a sudden, it felt like something fell off the car, smoke started flowing out the back, and I had to pull over. We knew this would be happening soon, it has been having problems for a couple months, we were just trying to hold out until summer to get a new car. Anyway, I called AJ, he told me that the car probably threw a rod, which means dead engine. Thankfully, I was pretty close to my friend's house so she came and got me and we went on to the quartet thing. AJ called a tow truck, borrowed a car from someone at church, and we went from there. It's funny how it happened when I was driving, since I rarely drive his car. Geez. Thankfully, it happened when it did. It was the best situation it could have been, for being a yucky situation. At least it didn't happen as I was driving home that night after 11pm. There is now a 4 inch hole in the engine block, and the car is definitely dead. A little sooner than we wanted, but oh well. At least we were almost there money wise, since we knew it was going to happen, and have been saving.

So we went from looking for a bed, to buying a table, and now onto cars. I wonder what next weekend will bring? A new house? LOL! I don't think so.

Saturday we spent most of the day car shopping. We drove several cars and went several places. We didn't think we were going to get one this weekend, because we couldn't find anything with low miles at a good price for us. We decided to go to one more place and that's where we found it. We bought a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer. It's nice, runs great, and we won't have to worry about it for quite a while. Since AJ drives 70 miles to and from work each day, we needed something reliable, and we got it. Let's hope gas isn't too bad. He wanted something bigger because of all the camping and scouting stuff he does, so we tried to go with what he liked, that worked out in all the other ways we needed it to.

Sam had his first Pinewood Derby for scouts yesterday. He loved it. AJ and him made a very simple car. Sam picked out the design, they painted it green, and that's about it. Well, he won every single race!! He is his troops champion! Sam and his friend, Adam (the 2nd place winner) get to go on to the District Championship races. He was so excited! He also made us very proud, but telling each person he raced with, that they did a good job and that it was a good race. He had very good sportmanship, with no coaching from us. What a good boy we have. Go Sam! Troop Pinewood Derby winner! Yippee!

Putting his car on the track

Winning a race


Cute Avery

Silly Avery

Excited Sam

The big Winner!

This week we have a lot going on. My singing competition is this weekend. I will be competing for the first time in the quartet competition. Yikes! AJ has a backpacking trip this weekend too. We both leave Thursday and are gone all weekend. The kids are going to be having fun at various sleepovers and friend's houses.

Oh yeah, and I was in the newspaper again this year for Singing Valentines. I rock! LOL!

Anyway, that's what's been going on with us. Pretty crazy! Hopefully next week will be calm with no big purchases looming!


Kim said...

Congrats on the full-time subbing. It's such a big routine change isn't it?! And the new car looks great!

Tara said...

Wow! You guys have been busy! Congrats on the new table and car!!! Way to go Sam! :) Have fun this weekend!

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