Thursday, May 29, 2014
So, we are going in on a lake condo with my mom. So weird. I really never thought we would or be able to do something like that. Of course, without her, we couldn't. It's a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom. Nothing huge or fancy, but next Friday it should become ours. Our family will have 1 bedroom and bathroom and mom and Joe will have 1 bedroom and bathroom. This way we can each have our own things to always come 'home' to. Luckily, we had kept the loft bed from years ago in our attic. We're hoping to bring it down and put it in with the 2 twins that are in the bedroom. If that doesn't fit we'll have to get a queen bed and that will fit under the loft. Ordered an air mattress tonight for another kiddo and then Cole will sleep on the fold out couch. It comes fully furnished with pretty nice furniture, so no complaints here. Now, for the next week we'll be cleaning out the house. It's a good way to purge things I've held onto that would be better used there, such as the extra blankets I've kept, etc. We've got some color books and colors packed and the kids each picked a blanket to leave down there. I'm hoping to get some of those cheap little plastic drawers to keep in our closet so each kid can have somewhere to keep their things. Jaemin is already looking forward to swimming. It has one outdoor point pool and one indoor pool. The playground is super close to our unit, so Jaemin will love that. Mom and I are anxious to get in next week to see what we really need to buy yet....hoping for very minimal. We're even thinking maybe next year once we get the rules of the complex down we may rent it out if we're not going. Only to friends though. We want to make sure nothing happens. It's a nice, quiet, family complex, so it's perfect. And it comes with a slip for Joe's boat. He'd rather have his there, so we're probably going to sell ours. There's just no point to letting it sit another year. That's okay....we could use the money for other things.
I'm excited, but guarded and scared. Something I never pictured us really doing and it's so scary to do something only other people do. Still hoping to get to the beach next year since Cole will be 18, but with the condo we won't feel the want to go every year. We can just vacation as often as we want at our own place, so much closer than driving a day to the beach.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
What I or we did to make people we used to be friends with hate us so much! It makes me sad for so many reasons.....and very hurt. You know it's done when you've tried to reach out only to be ignored. But somehow they seem to scratch at the wounds repetitively.
Saturday, May 24, 2014
I think they had a good time. They fed llamas, birds and goats. The girls road the camels. The boys went into a cage thing to hold parakeets and feed them. They saw the Clydesdales. I think Jaemin was a little surprised at how large they were. Jaemin got to see his favorite turtles, but was mesmerized by the elephants for some reason.