Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Like Sands through the hour glass.....

The Next Phase!
 Time to get back to blogging! Life has been a little crazy around our place!  We have made a lot of changes in the last few months.  We only have 2 kids at home now!  Allie is going to college at Portland State and living with us at home.  Kaela is doing well and is a sophomore now.  Jalen and Courtney are getting ready to wrap up their senior year of high school!  

All of our little birdies are flying the coop! 
We decided to downsize back in January.  We moved out of our BIG house into a 3 bedroom apartment while we save some major moolah!  Bill and I have been talking about making this move for quite sometime, and it was necessary to take a step backward in order to go 2 steps forward!  Bill and I are concentrating on getting our dream home in the next 2 years.  We want to live on the water!  We have been looking at floating homes on the Columbia River and I have fallen completely in love with one!  It's perfect for us and the marina is really nice!!   Once Kaela graduates from High School and Allie graduated from College, we will be ready to make our last and final move to our home that we will retire in and have fun with our grandchildren.  Okay, that sounds so weird to say considering that we aren't even 40 yet. (A few more months to go!)  No, nobody is having a baby, but in the next 5 years, I predict that we will have little grand babies running around.  Yeah, so weird to think about!  

Jalen and Courtney have prom this weekend!  I'm so excited for them!  Their dresses are beautiful and everything is pretty much set!  We have paid for them to have a limo for the night so they will be riding around town in style.  I will make sure to blog about it for you! 

Here are some pictures of our new apartment. We did a lot of painting and made some changes to our apartment.  It is perfect for us for the time being!  

 Dining Room

 Entry Way

 Living Room

 Master Bedroom


Of course, I will leave you with some pictures of the kids!  They love to go outside and take pictures! Silly girls!  Also, enjoy the pictures of Kaela's 16th Birthday!!  

Ready for Kaela's 16th Birthday Party

16 today?  What????

Courtney, Allie and Kaela

Allie and Jalen

Allie...Our sweet college girl

Allie, Taylor, Courtney, Jalen and Kaela at Tyler's Birthday Party

Next Up:  PROM
                 OUR ANNIVERSARY
                 MOTHER'S DAY

Be blessed!  I know that I am!

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