Izzy is now three months old. The time goes way too fast. She is starting to coo and "talk" more and her silly faces and smiles bring be so much delight!
The Eco Mom Healthy Home Makeover contest is almost over. Thanks to your votes were were in the top 20 during the first round! So we are being considered for a $75,000 healthy home makeover. The judges have some tough decisions to make since there are so many deserving families... I will definitely let you all know when I hear something. Of course we hope that we win but we have friends who are also in the top 20 so it would be super cool for them to win too!
Easter was a wonderful and wild time. We had a packed house and thankfully our neighbor let us borrow her chairs. The weather was cloudy and drizzling so we moved all the patio furniture in the garage playroom and had the "kids" tables out there. There was about 25 kids here. The small kids had an Easter egg hunt here around the house and the older kids hunted for eggs down at the fields behind our house. Their eggs were hidden in a one mile radius so they definitely had their work cut out for them.
The Buddy and her family visited and stayed with us for a few days and we went on an adventure up to Canada for a night. More about that later. I miss my dear friend Amy and her family so much and I wished we lived closer. The amount of laughing we did was awesome.
Sophie comes home tomorrow from Nana's. We have had a nice break and we have been able to work through some things with her being afar. We are ready for her to come home and she is anxious and excited to get here. Please pray for a smooth transition home for all.
My husband got a call this morning letting him know that he goes back to work Monday. I am scared. I am. I admit it! Its frightening to think about how I am going to swing everything each day on my own. It was far different when I had other "big" kids around at home to help pick up babies and help when needed. The thought of taking AJ, Jude, Izzy and Isaac alone to the grocery store seems impossible. (Remember that's three kids who aren't independently mobile!) I plan on taking time this weekend to stock up on things so that we can avoid the big grocery store trips during the week. Have I mentioned how thankful I am that my husband is going back to work? I am truly thankful to get the finances back on track, but equally thankful that he was home with us the past six months.
We got word from the bank. We were approved for a home loan modification. Yippee!
So for the next few months we enter a trial period where we have a lower mortgage payment and if things go well, which they will, then they will give us a permanent offer to adjust our mortgage payment. I was so thankful that they looked at our overall income annually and didn't just disqualify us because of my hubby's unemployment on and off for the past two years! What a blessing.