Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

The movers came last Thursday, so I will officially drop the title of Gypsy Life. Just got the turkey in the oven and it should be ready at 11:30. Today we get to paint the dining room (which will be more of a rec/toy/sitting/library/piano room, since we have a decent sized kitchen and we don't really see the need to use the space for dining but rather playing. Hopefully after today our main floor will be fairly livable! Hope to get the pics up soon! Have a great Turkey Day!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Gypsy Life: Day 24 (Yesterday)

Well, my "gypsy life" is coming to an end! The movers are coming today to unload our stuff! What an exciting day. I really enjoy hotel life, but there is nothing like sleeping in your own (king size) bed and just having everything settled. Though I know that there will still be alot of nesting to do before we really feel "settled in", getting into our house will be so wonderful! I apologize for lacking on the blog-front, we have been getting the house ready to move in. Here are a few pics to catch you up to speed on all the happenings this week.

There are few things that a truly hate and one of them is taping trim. I loathe it. And most of the time it comes un-stuck, so it is almost pointless, but we are kind of messy painters and I am thankful for all that it does cover up. Anyway, here is a glimpse of 1) the five rolls of blue tape we used, 2) the "interesting" paint technique in the background that ran from the front door, through the hallway, up the stairs to the bedroom and all downstairs, and 3) our cozy, delicious brown that we chose for the entryway and living room.

my little "helper"Colton cleaning out the ice box

(Is it weird that while traveling I won't use ice that is already in the freezer? I have encountered this situation at a few times at the various hotels and I just can't bring myself to use ice that has been made from an unknown source. I think of the random person that was in the hotel room before us and I picture a villainous sort that would taint the cubes for the next guest, just because they can. Hm, add "ice snob" to the list of things that I am "particular" about.)

So any of you that truly know me, know that this makes me smile... a lot. We have one of these 0.3 miles from our house and it has a playland. (sigh) many a snowy-day lunches will be spent here, happily munching their nuggets while my children play. :)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Gypsy Life: Day 19

Today we closed on the house, and had planned on getting in there and painting all weekend. But Carson and Christopher both got diarrhea, so we decided to stay in tonight and hopefully they'll feel better tomorrow and we can get to work. So here are some pics from Wednesday night when we played Bingo down in the lobby it was for Give Kids the World. And Colton won twice! Someone at another table won a Coconut Cream pie and shared it with us. Enjoy the pics.

Colton and his "winnings"
Christopher jumping on the bed for a bite of pie

And Carson likes pie
It makes him very happy
To follow in his brother's footsteps,
Carson got into my bag and ate at least 10 pieces of gum.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Gypsy Life: Day 17

This pic was actually from Monday, Jesse's first day of work. Today is Colton's first day of school. It took us 45 minutes to drive 11 miles to get him to school. We got him settled into his class and met his teacher. She seems like exactly what he needs (Thank you, God!) So we'll find out how his day went this afternoon. He was so excited and ready to get into something "normal" and routine. Me and the two littles ran a few places and now we're lounging in the hotel, we'll do lunch, naps and then go to pick up Colton.
We close on the house this Friday and will probably have the furniture delivered Tuesday or Wednesday. I am also ready to get into something "normal" and routine. I'll keep you posted! Have a great day!

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Gypsy Life: Day 13

Saturday started with a breakfast and then we hopped on the Metro to time Jesse's commute. And since we were downtown, we spent the day in the city checking out a few of the tourist-y things. We asked Colton what he wanted to do and all he wanted to do was go to the Smithsonian. We also ate lunch and then saw the Washington monument and the White House. Later we went to Megamind which turned out to be better than I expected.

The boys on the Metro

It only took Christopher once to remember to hold on when the Metro leaves the stop.

Colton was beyond excited about the minerals at the Smithsonian.
Not sure where that comes from!
(Sorry about the sideways pics)

The boys in front of the Washington monument
Carson spent most of the day riding in the stroller but he was a trooper!

Gypsy Life: Day 12

So we really didn't know where our evening would lead us when we left the hotel, so we just started to drive. I think we had a little cabin fever. So we started off at a pet store then to Chuck E Cheese (which Christopher has been asking for the last couple months since getting into PBS), then back to the hotel and swimming in the pool. We wore out the kids and they all slept really well.

Colton wants a puppy
Christopher wants a bird
Carson wants a gerbil, or maybe he was just kissing his reflection
Christopher at Chuck E Cheese
Colton and all of the tickets we won

Monday, November 01, 2010

Gypsy Life: Days 6, 7 & 8

So the original plan was to get to my sisters' house for halloween, do a little trick or treating and then the next day move on down the road. What happened was Friday Colton started vomiting and diarrhea, and did so much that we took him to the ER and he got meds and an IV. We had already checked out of the hotel, but since it was after check out we were able to get back in the same room without getting double charged. The next morning he seemed to be feeling better, so we headed out and made it to Rapid City, SD. We got checked into the new hotel, had dinner, and then it began to hit me. I spent that night miserable (and we won't go into details). Next day (Halloween) we did our obligatory 300 miles and then relaxed in our hotel. Today we made it to my sisters' but only to exchange clothing bins and say a quick hello. Our goal was to make to Iowa City, but about 20 miles from Des Moines the "sickness" hit Jesse, so we found the closest hotel (and we won't go into details). We have three more days and then we'll be in our temporary quarters for a couple weeks then into our home!

What dinner looks like with us.

Colton in the ER before getting "plugged in"

Colton after his IV, he thought he looked like Terminator.