Thursday, January 1, 2009

welcome to 2009

Well, I made it to see the Times Square ball drop last night, but the kids didn't. We tried valiantly to wake A up, but he's like me....sleeps like a rock and there was no way he was waking up for that. And of course, the fact that he missed it caused him to wake up crying this morning, asking if we'd taped it. And did we? Of course not. But K found news clips to show him this morning, so he got to see the ball drop in NYC, Atlanta, and a couple of places around the world as well. In Atlanta, it's actually the Peach Drop, which is too cool, don't you think?

Small step backward on the new house front this morning......K is teetering on the edge of changing his mind about moving. And not because we don't need to move, because we desperately do, but because the housing market is so bad and he's afraid we can't sell this place. But the one who's usually the pessimist around here--ME--is actually cautiously optimistic this time. Or maybe just blindly hopeful, ignoring realities to hang all of my hopes on the excitement of the idea of moving.

Anyway, the boys and I are going for a drive today, just to check out neighborhoods and get ideas. K doesn't want me to, afraid I'm getting my hopes up too much, but I prefer to look at it as "market research", LOL!

Oh, and one more thing: A dear friend, Lori, is going through a tough time right now. Her son, age 4, was diagnosed with a disease called Legg Calve Perthes Disease. It's causing degeneration of his hip joint, and they are still in the midst of having him evaluated to determine treatment, etc. Please keep them in your prayers as they look for answers and make decisions about what to do.


Amy said...

Happy New Year to you and the boys. Have fun checking out neighborhoods today ~ it never hurts to look right? On a positive note, the housing market is really bad here too and my mom was able to get a final offer on her house after just two days on the market and they closed a few weeks later. So...there is hope! :-)

tafkalorelei said...

Thanks for posting about us Jen..the more people praying, the better. Cowbells and tuna, Tafka

Lyndsey said...

Happy New Year, Jen! May our houses sell like hotcakes and our families move into the houses of our dreams!;)(((hugs)))