Wednesday, March 26, 2008

just some random updatedness

well landen is officially 2 yrs old and his party was a huge success. he hadn't been feeling better so no luck getting good pictures of him eating cake and making a mess, cause he didn't want to have a cupcake. he got lots of adorable clothes and tons of awesome toys. like he needs anymore toys huh!?!? but he had a blast and grandma and grandpa brooks came all the way from san diego too! they even spent the night with us to be able to spend Easter morning with landen. it was so cute watching landen walk around the house (in his diaper cause he had a fever) hunting for candy and plastic eggs. we also went by our "house" yesterday and there's almost the entire first floor framed. we can't wait until it looks like a real house!!!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

our new house!!

well it is official, we are having a house built here in bakersfield
we know we'd really rather live in san diego area, but the job market isnt moving very quickly for joe to get transferred down there
so we figure if we're going to be living here for a while we might as well take advantage of the booming housing market and jump in while to deals are still good
we have been looking for a few weeks and found this new development with a floorplan that we absolutely loved, it was soo perfect for us!
we found out all the details and after a few days of bouncing back and forth with different offers, the house is ours!
they just poured the foundation on monday and started on the framework today
they said it takes about five months, so we should be moving in sometime around august
the house will end up being a 2 story, 3000 sq ft, 5 bedroom, 3 bath, bonus room above the garage, den and formal dining
its a gigantic house in a really nice part of town in a fancy new gated community
i cant wait til its done and we get to move in!
until then just expect lots of pictures of the work in progress

Friday, March 14, 2008

my new job :)

well i have managed to survive nearly two years as a stay at home mom. its always nice to make money, but daycare is super expensive typically and i really enjoy being able to stay home with landen rather than sending him somewhere else and have someone else raise him. but landen is enjoying having friends come over every day and its nice for me too. i still am watching Joey who is about the same age as landen, and just this week ive added another little kiddo. his name is Jackson and he just turned 7 weeks old. his mom had to go back to work after her maternity leave so he's here hanging out with me all day. so far he's been a really good baby and landen loves helping with him. anyone who wants to know the secret to not going bonkers being home with two two year olds and a newborn.........get em all to take a nap at the same time!
the proof is in the pudding :)

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Easter 2008

Got a couple pics of landen for Easter. isnt he the cutest thing in the world!!!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

my newest foster maggie

thought i would introduce everyone to my newest foster dog Maggie. I picked her up this morning at the kern county animal control. she is a sweetheart and wants to give lots of kisses, she just doesnt have real good manners. she thinks she needs to be in your lap and comes full force right into you. poor landen has been knocked over a couple times already :(
took her to the vet this afternoon and she got a clean bill of health. She weighs almost 22 pounds so she's a pretty solid girl. anyways, she'll be up for adoption through the rescue anytime now, check her and the other bostons out at