Thursday, March 20, 2008

Just an update...

Not much new here to report for the Paschals. The girls and I have been stuck indoors all week, due in large part to all the rain, but also because our Acura Legend has "kicked the bucket." We blew a head gasket that would have cost us $2500 to fix when the car isn't even worth that much. So, we are currently keeping our eyes out for a cheap truck that we can pay cash for. In the mean time, the girls and I are stuck at home without a car. Ugh!

Brandon sent Aubrey and I to the movies last night, as he could tell that we both had cabin fever. We saw Horton Hears a Who, and it was great. Aubrey and I were 2 of the 4 people in the theater and she loved it! I don't think she blinked or moved once while we were there. For those of you who know her well, you know that is a big deal for her!, and thus, the movie must have been awesome;)

There is a sweet girl, Sarah, that Brandon works with at Lenscrafers who takes pictures on the side. We solicited her skills to take some pictures of the girls and then also some pictures with our niece, Autumn and our newphew, Blake. By the request of Aunt Pam (so that she can print them) I am attaching them below.


Thursday, March 6, 2008

Our New House (in progress:)

So many have asked me to email pictures of our new house, and I have been reluctant since that would require me to pick up. :) However, I went ahead and did it this morning, with the help of two cute girls. Thought I would post them here. I will do my best to describe each picture.

This is the eat in dining area. The kitchen is to the right of that.

Ok, so maybe Adelynne wasn't much help:) This is the view from the eat in dining into the kitchen.

This is the view from what will eventually become a sitting area into the kitchen.

This is the soon to be sitting area.

This is the closet in the soon to be sitting area. One end of the closet is a desk area. The other end is just a lot of shelves. Ahhh, organization, I love it!

This is the living room. View is from the front door.

View from hallway

Main bath.

Will be baby boy's room. I use it to dry Brandon's sweaters.

This is the "man" bathroom.

Laundry room. It's full of stuff that needs to go to the garage once it is organized.

Master bedroom

The girls room

So, the blog sight is messing up right now. I will post more pictures of the girls room soon.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Our trip to the Children's Museum

On Presidents Day we went to the Children's Museum downtown Indy. For 3 reasons, we were totally pumped for this. #1 We hadn't gotten to take Aubrey before, #2 Brandon was off from school that day, and #3 it was free! We got there before it opened and got right in at 10am. We decided to start at the bottom and work our way up. While in the basement, we got to see to glass blowing exhibit, the trains, and the planetarium. By the time we got to the next floor, we realized it was not a good idea to go on free day. It was packed! There were LONG lines for the Curious George exhibit, the playland and the carosel. Brandon and I were disappointed because we had planned on doing everything, but sweet Aubrey didn't even notice. She was just happy looking at everything. Overall, we had a great time! Here are some pictures from our outing.

Since we have moved to Plainfield, a lot has happened. We actually moved twice between October 2oth and December 1st. We celebrated Adelynne's 1st birthday. Made it through the Christmas season...and we were even sick for about 3 weeks between all 4 of us. We have now been into our house for about 3 months now and are feeling more and more settled each day. Each weekend we spend time doing small little projects trying to get the house more efficient as baby boy will be making his debut in June. We spend time down at the Plainfield aquatic center swimming, making lots of trips to the library and most recently, Brandon and Aubrey found their Saturday morning spot at Al's donuts downtown. We have been attending a church in Danville for about 2 months now (on and off because of illness) and are enjoying meeting people and being pushed out of our comfort zones:)

Our house is about 1400 square feet with wood floors, which I have always wanted, but am now regretting a little as they are sooooo hard to keep clean. We have successfully managed to get all things "girl" into one room, and now we have a completely empty room that will be for baby boy. Over the last 2 weekends, Brandon has gutted 2 closets and installed organizers. It is amazing how handy he is and how much better things work when they are organized. I just try to keep things clean and running relatively smooth...if that's possible. I think our next obstacle will be organizing the garage. We have a very small 1 car garage that is FULL of stuff that needs to be pitched, stored or sold. Once that is done, we will be able to concentrate on the baby's room.

Brandon really loves his job, for which I am so very grateful. He plans to work over the summer somewhere and then will plan on coaching golf again this fall. I continue to be stretched each day raising the girls. Things have gotten better in recent weeks as I am tying to get involved in some ladies ministries at church and have also met some other moms.

Aubrey is 3 and amazes me each day with her wit and intelligence. She is very funny by making faces, telling silly jokes and she makes her sister laugh all the time. She is also very intuitive and is always thinking. In the car the other night, she says, "What does Israel mean?" I don't think I have ever talked to her about Israel, she must have heard it at church and wanted to talk about it again at that moment. She is very frustrating at times, but overall is a very good girl.

Our Adelynne, who we call, "moyer the destroyer," is a handful. We catch her sitting on her dresser, standing on the kitchen table, in the toilet, I could go on and on. She is always looking for something to get in to. She has mastered telling me, "no." That child has fallen more and bonked her head more than any other kid I know. She keeps things fun and exciting around here and definitely keeps me on my toes.


I got this idea from a couple of friends who blog periodically. Since we have moved to Plainfield, we are emailed and phoned a lot wanting updates. I have a hard time keeping everyone in the "loop," so I thought it would try my hand at this. We will see how I do at keeping up. :)