October 14, 2009

It's about time!

It's been FOREVER since I last posted. I've been meaning to but every time I had a second I hadn't uploaded the new photos of the kids onto the computer and I know the whole reason most people check this is for photos of the kids. Can't say I blame you.

TONS has happened since I last posted. Most of you have heard bits and pieces of our crazy summer. Well, here's the whole story:

When we bought our house we did an 80/20 loan and so this August the 20% part was going to become a variable interest rate. So we decided to refinance. That meant finishing some of our home updates (ie. getting the carpet out of the main floor since the edges were duct taped). So we spent July putting new carpet upstairs, tile in the kitchen and laminate wood flooring in the living and dining. And of course we had to paint before the new flooring went in. It was a huge project but Joe and I now love our home. I might be able to stand living here for a couple more years.

Anyway, the day that we were going in to sign our closing papers for the new loan we got in a car accident (I guess that's what we get for discussing what we might buy after we grew out of the Buick). Luckily the signing had to be put off till another day for other reasons. The crash totaled our beloved Buick. A kid turned left in front of us with out clearing on coming traffic so we hit the rear passenger side of his car and it flung him around 180 degrees. The back end of his car hit a motorcyclist who was waiting to turn right onto the road. No one was hurt. The motorcyclist looked up just in time to jump off of his bike and avoid being pinned under the car. The car we hit had been purchased 3 days before the accident and the motorcyclist had insured his bike like the day before. Everyone involved was extremely lucky and blessed that things happened the way they did! Since the accident wasn't our fault we got reimbursed for everything including our trips to the chiropractor.

We were worried that we wouldn't get what we owed out of the Buick. We refinanced it a year ago in order to afford A/C. The insurance adjuster who came to look at our car said it was in such good condition he added another $500 onto the value so it turned out that we got $2,500 more than what we owed on it back! Which was very helpful because the Toyota Sequoia that we bought needed some major maintenance done. Thankfully I work at the auto shop and they gave us some amazing deals. So that was most of our crazy summer. Phew!

This summer Elijah learned to ride his bike. He does such a good job and of course LOVES going fast and shows everyone his helmet with fire and a snake on it. He's also getting so stubborn. I have to say, he does come by it honestly. He has graduated to a twin bed and always asks people if they want to see his new bed even though he's been sleeping in it for months now. I'm hoping to send him to preschool soon. We'll see. It all depends on when I'll finally get around to making some calls.

Hailey is also getting huge! She is 14 months and just starting to walk. She can take about 4 steps on her own. She's even starting to say a few words. I'm so glad we have her. She's just so happy all the time! Except for when her brother is making life hard for her. His favorite thing to do is go stand in front of her when she's trying to crawl somewhere. He's the stereotypical big brother. He can pick on Hailey all he wants but when someone else tries to he'll step right in.

I also have some very cute family pictures that our friend Heather Taylor took for us that I will post. Hopefully this brought you all up to date with us!


Blogger The Cunningham Clan said...

Wow! What a summer! Hopefully one of these days Geoff and I can come and see your place. That is very exciting. We are working on buying our place right now. Your kids are getting soo big and they are both soo cute!

October 15, 2009 at 12:45 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

Your family pictures are so cute. I can't believe your daughter is so big now.

October 15, 2009 at 1:06 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

whoops this is Jana just so you know! didn't notice I was logged in as my sister

October 15, 2009 at 1:08 PM  
Blogger The Borden Family said...

Yes, we do check to see pictures, but we do also like to hear what is happening. Glad to see you all are still smiling.

October 16, 2009 at 7:05 AM  

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