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Monday, December 14, 2009

Three More Days of Advent and Other Tidbits

Day 12: Candy canes!
Day 13: The Pirates of the Caribbean Movie (which we scored at a White Elephant exchange--gotta love free!)
Day 14: Taking cookies to the Fire Station.

On Friday the kids made a thank-you card for our local police station and we delivered the cookies. This deputy was kind enough to pose for a picture with the kids. They initially stood a few feet away from her when I asked them to get in the photo with her, but they eventually warmed up. =)



We looked at a house nearby this weekend. We're not actively searching for a place to move, but it has always been our desire to have some land where we could raise some livestock. We love our current home and love our neighborhood, so are content either way. But there is something about being in the country...

At any rate, the house we looked at is probably one of the ugliest (and I don't usually like to use that word) houses we've seen. BUT, it has so much potential. It's 700 square feet larger than our current house, but more importantly, is on an acre of land--with a huge pond! The house is in dire need of much aesthetic work, and who knows how much structural work. But oh, how I would love to have some piggies and goats.

At this point, we're just waiting for a door to open. There would need to be a lot of financial ducks in a row before it could happen, so we'll just see. The thing that appeals to me the most is that I could actually add the leaf to our dining room table and we could have room for ALL of us to sit together. Right now, I'm not sure where we'll put G when she's ready to be out of her high chair...maybe we could just set her in the middle of the table? =)

While I lay in bed the other night dreaming of what I could do with that place, I realized that we are not finalized with G yet. And being that there is a pond on the property, I didn't know how we could get our homestudy amended and approved without having some sort of fence around the pond? But then, the pond is just too big to fence in. Sigh. I can't WAIT until G is ours and we no longer have to worry about what paperwork we'll need to fill out or what hoops we'll have to jump through when we make decisions for our family.

4 comments:

Essie the Accidental Mommy said...

Hmmm, this other place sounds like a LOT of work. Are you lacking in work to do? Ha ha, just kidding. When do you finalize? I don't know what state you are in but you are probably right that you would have to make massive homestudy alterations.

Shanti said...

I know, I know. lol I'm not sure when we finalize--we're still in the appeal process with G. It'll probably be at least another 6 months? I e-mailed our social worker, and she said we would have to drain the pond--hmm...

Christie said...

There may be other ways around it...

Robin said...

I was thinking the same thing, you are superwoman...livestock??

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