Saturday, February 23, 2008

I'm Bummed!!!!

Well, No Dave Ramsey for Keith and I. Want to know why??? We have the FLU!!! Keith went to the doctor on Wednesday and they said it was strep. He started feeling worse on Thursday and Thursday night I started feeling bad with a fever and aches. We both went in yesterday and found out we have the FLU. We are both on Tamiflu and I think mine was caught earlier since I am starting to feel better but as much as I want to go to Ramsey I can't bring myself to subject thousands of others with the flu bug even though they did it to me. So it looks like Keith and I will spend the weekend taking medicine and sleeping. The coedine cough medicine the doctor gave me makes me feel like I am in another world, it does help with the cough so I'll keep using it.

Anyone want to take my kids? Courtney has a birthday slumber party tonight that she is looking forward to. Please pray she does not catch this flu bug.

Have a good weekend!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Jeepers Creepers....

Don't know why I titled my post this but that is what came to mind. This week started off with Connor getting sent home from school at 2:30 on Monday, I took him to the doctor Tuesday and he has strep. Keith went to the doctor on Wednesday and he has strep. Connor went back to the doctor today for a bad cough and they think it is situational asthma. I have to monitor if he coughs at night or during physical activity. They sent us home with a prescription of prednisone. It's a steroid my mom took and we always referred to it as her crazy pills. So we will have to keep watch and take him back in for further testing.

Courtney is worried about getting sick, she is staying away from Connor, she has a very important sleep over birthday party for her friend this weekend, can't miss that!

I submitted an offer today and it was accepted by the listing agent and seller's, as-is. They didn't counter or anything. I wish all contracts were this easy. Now, to make it through the inspection and then onward to closing. The closing is scheduled for March 21st, my sweet baby Connor's birthday!

Keith and I are going to the Dave Ramsey seminar in Dallas on Saturday. We can't wait! It should be awesome. We have been following his "Total Money Makeover" for over a year now and seen so MUCH progress. It certainly is nice to not have finances always looming over your head. We still have a ways to go but this program has made life so much better! I've got the book if anyone wants to borrow it! It truly is life changing.

Hope everyone is doing well! Chat more later!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Another weekend!

What a weekend! For what seemed to start off as a relaxing weekend didn't end up that way.

Friday night I watched my nephews, Gavin and Mason, so Kim and Kevin could celebrate Valentine's Day, a day late. They were both great but that furry brother of theirs, Paco, gave me another near heart attack.

Saturday turned into moving day for my home office. We have a study downstairs and since Keith and I both work from home now it hasn't been conducive to me being in there. Keith is on a lot of conference calls which means when I get a call I need to grab my laptop and run into another room. I was not enjoying that so I have moved my desk to the guest room. Kim helped me rearrange to make everything fit. I really like it up here and want to throw up some curtains and artwork but I did get a bookcase of sorts to help store my mounds of paperwork from IKEA. I want to grab some baskets to put in some of the slots but this will work for now. I will also be bringing up the copier/fax/printer/scanner all in one HP unit I have but apparently the USB cable we currently have is too short.

Connor had another basketball game at the Y. It was nothing to write about, not one point by our team, OUCH!

Keith and I got to go to dinner at Macaroni Grill on Saturday night after basketball and Kim took the kids to see Kevin at the Fire Station in Mesquite. We had a nice time grabbing dinner and shopping at IKEA.

Until next time....

Friday, February 15, 2008

Best Clients & Friends

I just have to say that I have the best clients. Our dear friend and neighbor, Kristin, is constantly getting appointments for Kim and I. I swear we should put her on payroll. Thank you!

Toni, gives out more business cards than Kim and I combined and is always talking us up to her co-workers. Thank you!

So...last night, yes Valentines Day, Kim and I are headed to Plano to do a listing presentation to a couple that I sold a home to this summer. I get a phone call from a florist that they are trying to deliver flowers but no one is home. I tell thim to leave them on the doorstep. I immediately call Keith, it is Valentine's Day after all. He claims he did not send them but I think he is pulling my leg. Well, I get home and low and behold there is a baloon saying Thank You! I open the card and it is from my clients in Vegas who I have helped get into a home in McKinney on a lease to purchase option. I was stunned!!! I called them and thanked them and I really feel they are going to turn into great friends when they get to TX. We seem to have a great connection. Here are the beautiful flowers:

Aren't they beautiful? Have a great day!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

For those born in 1930-1979

I received this as an email from a friend today. It is so true, I thought I would post on my blog.

TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED the 1930's, 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's!!

First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant.

They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes.

Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-based paints.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking.

As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, booster seats, seat belts or air bags.

Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day was always a special treat.

We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.

We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.

We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank Kool-aid made with sugar, but we weren't overweight because,

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.

No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O. K.

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

We did not have Play stations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD's, no surround-sound or CD's, no cell phones, no personal computers, no Internet or chat rooms.......
WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!

We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents.

We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.

We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls and, although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes.

We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them!

Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!!

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!

These generations have produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever!

The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.
We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL!

If YOU are one of them. CONGRATULATIONS!

You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated so much of our lives for our own good.
While you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave (and lucky) their parents were.

Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it?!

The quote of the month is by Jay Leno:
"With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terrorist attacks, are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?"

Monday, February 11, 2008

Busy Monday....

You may have noticed that I added Courtney to my list of fellow bloggers. She and a girlfriend have started a pet sitting business for pet's in our neighborhood. You can take a look at it but it is just getting started.

I had a very busy day today. I went with my sister-in-law, Kym, to the doctor for her 20 week sonogram. She also found out the sex of the baby and had the doctor put it in a sealed envelope. I found out this afternoon what sex the baby is. I won't spill the beans you will have to contact Kym yourself!

Work has gotten very busy, that is a good thing. Lot's of showings, listing appointments and planning. Kim and I are coming up with some great ideas. It is very exciting. I may make money this year afterall.

Have a good night!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Real Estate Pics and 10th Annual Valentine's Dance

Today Kim and I had our photo taken together for our yard signs. Our FAVORITE sister-in-law, Kym, did a awesome job as usual. We need help deciding which one. Please let us know your choice.

You can tell from the pictures above the kids had fun at their school's 10th Annual Family Valentine's Dance.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Videos and sick kids

Wow! I saw an amazing video today and wanted to share it. We all have heard of youtube but have you heard of Godtube? You have to watch the video a couple times to get it. A quick overview is that God is always there waiting for you through all your struggles. Take a look, it gives me goosebumps. Check it out:

Well, the kids have been sick again. What is up? We seem to be catching everything that goes around. Connor woke up early Tuesday morning, 1:30 a.m., throwing up and did so for the next 5 1/2 hours. Poor little guy was just exhausted and finally fell asleep around 7:00 a.m. and slept till 12:30 p.m.. He is doing so much better today. He is starting to act like Connor again.

Courtney came home from school yesterday only to go out and play with her friend Katie, then came running into the house and straight to the bathroom. I'm sure you can guess where I am going with this. Poor girl, has slept on and off since last night. She does appear to be on the mend this afternoon. Her main concern is attending the family Valentine dance at school on Friday. She got a new dress after all!

Keith and I have managed, so far, to not get this stomach bug. Due in large part to all of us sleeping in seperate quarters. Courtney was on the floor in the game room, Connor in a sleeping bag in the master bedroom, me in my bed and Keith went and slept in the guest room. Good times!

I found out last night my dear friend Toni's family pet, Jumbalya, a guinea pig, past away on Monday night. Her daughter, Michaela, is pretty broken up about it. Toni was taking the pet to be buried by a family friend. It is so hard to loose a family pet. Our prayers and sympathy are with them.

Kim and I managed to pick out coordinating outfits for our team picture that will go on our signs! It was fun and we both seem to be pleased! Yahoo!

I hope this finds you all healthy and happy! Later!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Weekend Update!

Where to begin? I guess Thursday night. Kim and I took Kristen and Amy out to dinner at Sicilly's to Thank them for the referral of their parents. We had a great dinner with a glass of wine but didn't stop there. We headed to TGI Fridays afterwards for dessert. We had a great time!

Saturday was a BUSY day! I started the day off showing some clients homes and I think they are close to making a decision, I hope so. Next, we grabbed lunch and I took Courtney to Justice where she picked out a cute pink dress with black polka dots for the Valentine dance at school this coming Friday. Then it was time to take Connor for basketball pictures at the YMCA and his game, which he shot a basket to contribute to the 8 points they made. They are doing better!

After the game Courtney and I headed to IKEA to pick up some finials for the rod I bought for the curtains in the dining room. I love the way it turned out all thought the picture didn't turn out great. The walls are a Laura Ashley light brown and the curtains are brown/purple although it looks burgundy and matches the rug in the dining room and entry.

Then Courtney and I headed to Stonebriar Mall where we had dinner then shopped. Gap had a great clearance on boys pants so I picked some up for next year. Courtney got a pair of shoes for the dance, a necklace and a headband thing from Claires for the dance too. We also splurged on some caramel hot chocolate from Starbucks and some sour gummy candy from the candy store. It was a lot of fun and some much needed Mommy/Daughter time.

We have been watching Paco since last night and he tried to escape twice today. The second time we had to drive around the nighborhood looking for him but after 15 minutes he was found! I sure didn't want to tell Kim that I lost her dog! Even if he did escape from under the fence. He is stressing me out big time!

Tonight we head over to Brad and Kym's for the super bowl! Should be fun...

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