Sunday, December 16, 2007

Carroling the new-fangled way

Since many of our friends and family are scattered across this great country, we thought we'd do our Christmas Carroling a bit differently this year.

We'll start out our set with one of children's favorite Christmas songs - Frosty the Snowman.

Oops...guess we'll have to work on the lyrics for that song. Let's try Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer...

Much better! Now we're rolling....Jingle Bells...

An encore presentation of Here Comes Santa (check out history for Morgan's solo version yesterday).

One more quick song...

And, finally, Christmas greetings from our home to yours. May you have a safe & warm holiday season and be surrounded by family & friends.

Thursday, December 13, 2007


For some reason, my kids have just started to get the whole concept of a "joke". Yesterday, they came home from preschool with their first official joke.

"Where did Tigger look for Pooh?"

"In the toilet!"

Except Tanner forgets to hold out on the punch line....and Morgan's joke goes something more like this - "Tigger looks for Pooh in the toilet!"

Monday, December 03, 2007

The Flip That Flopped

We are under contract on a new home. We're excited - it's a Flip that Flopped. We know that we paid only about 7% more for the house than the current owners did. And, since then, they have finished 2100 sq ft in the basement, redone the kitchen, and redone the bathrooms.

The good news is that their is relatively little to do after the move-in. We need to install ceiling fans, paint Tanner's & Morgan's bedrooms, install adjustable shelving in the closet, and replace a few appliances (the one they installed were C H E A P).

We have a few outstanding issues to resolve - radon, sump pumps, and window screens -but nothing major that should hamper things.

The home is MUCH larger than what we really need - but it's in a central location with a huge backyard.

The packers will be here on 12/26, and we'll be loaded on 12/27. Our stuff will arrive at the new house between 12/29 - 12/31. What a way to ring in the new year, huh?