Thursday, January 21, 2010

"52 Weeks" (Week 22) Curb Appeal

Forever In Blue Jeans

Carin over at "Forever in Blue Jeans" has been hosting "52 Weeks" for the past year. She has started a new theme called "Shoot Me" with the same premise which is for us moms to be in the picture(s) on a weekly basis and post about it. I'm still working on the former theme and encourage you to come along and give it a try.

This is the cheek-to-cheek of my girl, Braaten, and I on her 12th Birthday.

Melanie and I were sitting at the computer and took the opportunity to get our picture taken together.


Are you wondering about that title and these 2 photos? They're totally unrelated.

You know how I've recently mentioned that we will be moving back home~ to Michigan, that is. For at least a couple of months we have known our return date to be some time in March. At this writing, I still don't have an exact date, but it will be in March for sure. There was some amount of question as to whether it would be later than that.

We have recently, or daily for the past 90 days, been looking at properties on-line and have only found a handful that meet our criteria. It's not that we are so picky, there's just not a lot out there to choose from. At the beginning of this week one more was put on the market that really piqued our interest. We felt that we needed to move forward quickly to see it along with the other homes to make a choice.

And after my husband made all of the phone calls to the relo team and others, we are able to get on a plane... TOMORROW!!

Yikes! I'm not even packed! Our children are coming with us and are staying with their grandparents. Boy are they excited! In fact, my in-laws don't even know we are coming yet. That's how crazy, last minute all of this is.

Did I mention that we will be on a return flight on Monday? Can anyone say jet lag to the enth degree. Is there possibly a small chance that jet lag will not set in since it's such a short trip?Maybe that's just wishful thinking.

I would truly appreciate, and be very thankful for, your prayers for safe travel. Until we meet again...


Denise said...

oh my gosh, how exciting Carol :) I hope you find a home, hope the kids have a great time with the grandparents, and I will pray for safe travels for you all. Take lots of pics, can't wait to read all about it when you get home. That is such a short trip, I hope the jet lag isn't too bad.

Joyce said...

I'll pray's possible you won't feel the jet lag if you stay more or less in the UK operating zone. Not 100% possible but maybe go to bed early and just get up early, more similar to your time zone at home. Which is England in case you're not sure at the moment. : )

Its alot. In so many ways. I'll pray. Best of luck finding a house.

McCrakensx4 said...

What beautiful pics of pretty pretty ladies! Have fun shopping around! House hunting is always fun! Safe travels...

Andrea said...

Praying for safe travel!

Great pictures!!

Blessings, andrea

Darcie said...

First..pretty pictures my dear!

Second...WOW...what a whirlwind, but how fun to be scoping out a home back home. ;-) Great travels!

thelumberjackswife said...

That is a great idea! I am never in any pictures it seems . . . or good ones anyways!

He & Me + 3 said...

BEautiful pictures and omgosh I can't believe that you are coming to Michigan so soon. Praying for safe travels.

Mikki said...

WOW! Sounds like your life is going to get very busy.. and exciting.

Have a safe trip!!

Oh yea.. love the pictures too. You are so beautiful!!

Erin said...

Good luck...I hope this house is the one. Praying for a safe flight...and I love the pictures of you with your daughters.

Carin said...

TOMORROW!!!! How exciting. I hope the jet lag isn't too bad. Your pictures are just so sweet. I hope you have a good time and the homes are just what you are looking for.

ourtinydot said...

Oh, wow! You'll be busy with the move... good luck finding a home. We had five years in Michigan and my kids still feel like it's partly "home" for them, too. Beautiful pics of you and your daughters this week.

Rachel said...

Wow! How exciting! I hope y'all are able to find the perfect house - and get it before anyone else does!! I expect to see pictures no later than Tuesday. :)