March 29, 2015
Above: the official Redfin post of the ‘SOLD’ Promise Lane house (our house).
I tried to document a bit of the move in pictures throughout the week. I wasn’t able to take as many as I had hoped….I spent quite a bit of time feeding Grace and picking up the boys from school – while things were being moved.
We started last Friday night — and 9 days later, we are DONE!!! After church today – we picked up the FINAL few things.
Here are some pics:
The old hous is already being painted (the inside). The new house is already being cooked in 😀 We enjoyed a cooked breakfast inside this morning – with our guests. We loved having people spend the night.
We owe SO many people a HUGE Thank You!! This last week was probably the busiest & most physically tiring for Joe. The long hours of lifting and moving – in super hot weather – day after day… Was NOT easy. And unfortunately, I wasn’t able to help with the big stuff. Thank God for the amazing help and support from friends & family. There is NO way we could have done it without everyone!
Now…it’s time to make this house…our home 🏡😀❤️
March 26, 2015
Amongst all the most recent chaos in the LG Family that I have shared with you…there was an event that slipped through the cracks. The Cub Scout Pine Wood Derby was this past weekend.
Nicholas & Grandpa LaGreca have been plotting and preparing for this event for months! They spent MANY hours in Grandpa’s shop – working on the perfect derby race car. There were prototypes and scrapped models along the way….and finally, two days before the race…the car was done.
Nicholas started the countdown to March 21st – weeks ago!
And then…Saturday (3/21) morning arrived….and so did the stomach bug. Nicholas passed out in our bathroom at 8:30am (he hit the wall with a loud crash & scared Joe & I to death)… and then started to vomit. By noon, NCL couldn’t get off the mattress on the floor and we were watching movie after movie.
Nicholas finally realized it was Race day and expected to go. Joe told him that he couldn’t go be issue he was sick. Nicholas burst into tears and then said (through sobs) “Can you at least bring my car and race it?”
Joe & Grandpa had already planned on it. Joe stopped peaking/moving for a few hours and they headed up to the race. It’s a good thing NCL didn’t go because he was throwing up while they were gone…and while I was nursing the baby on the couch. Ugh. It wasn’t pretty.
Joe FaceTimed is a few times and sent lots of text updates.
There were 36 cars total. NCL’s is #11 above.
Here is how NCL did in all of his races (3 cars race at a time. 1st = 0 points, 2nd = 1 point, 3rd = 2 points. When you get 6 points, you are out of the race.
3.150 test place
3.146 third by less than 1000th
Nicholas got 5th Place out of the whole race! Amazing! And — he got 1st Place out of all the Tiger Cubs (his age group, 1st grade). So, so cool!
Since NCL was still feeling SO sick on Saturday night – AJ held the car and the medal up for a picture. Grandpa LaGreca was SO proud of NCL’s for building such a great car. He worked really hard on it – and it paid off.
Just a HUGE bummer that NCL couldn’t see it in person 😕 (I had tears in my eyes when Joe was talking to Nicholas about it).
Grandpa is already jotting down ideas for next year…..
March 22, 2015
I wasn’t successful in finding /getting to a baby scale this weekend…but it was on our mind the entire time. Leave it to my super crafty, genius father-in-law. He got out a food scale from Uncle Sam and put a piece of wood on top. We laid down a baby blanket and weighed Little Miss.
IT STARTED WITH AN 8!!!!
Gracee weighs ~about 8lbs and 2oz!! Yahoo!!! In the last 5 1/2 days, she has gained 8 ounces. That means AT LEAST 8 of us had our prayers answered 😀 (The rest are to come, I have a feeling). Thank you friends & family – for the good thoughts and prayers for baby girl.
Joe & I are both THRILLED with the weight gain. Now we just have to get through the 2nd blood draw on Wed and pray for ALL good results.
Below, Gracee couldn’t be bothered with the morning noise/chaos that her brothers create. She was trying to cover her ears 😉