Monday, October 25, 2010

Curious George and The Children's Museum

S and I went to The Children's museum with a group of Dental families. It was really really fun. They have a Mr. Rogers neighborhood ehibit and a Curious George exhibit. We only payed 2 dollars to get in because of our Pennsylvania Access card. What A fun day!!!!

I love you S!

First time driving a car!!

S and George

Love Love Love slides

The house in Pitt!!!!

We are so blessed to have found this house here in Pittsburgh. I believe we were meant to live here. The way that we found out about this house was truly amazing. When we came out to Pitt in June for orientation I literally had 3 days to find a house to live in. Talk about pressure and stress. I looked at alot of homes and was really discouraged. Nothing seemed to jump out at me. There was one night that I broke down and cried, I didn't want to be there, I was never going to find a house. We first were looking to buy a house but it just didn't feel right. Doug and I prayed and decided we needed to rent instead of buy a house, A little stress off but now we had to find a house to rent and there really weren't any in the area we wanted to be in.
The day before we were supposed to leave Amber's neighbor told us of a lady who just moved from her home to a home across the street and didn't know what she was going to do with the house she just moved from. Doug went to talk with her. She wasn't home, but he was able to talk with her brother who told us she would be home the next day, the day we were leaving. Before we went to the airport we went to talk to Jeannie(our landlord). She was amazed, she had been wondering what to do with her house and poof here we were. SHe was more than willing to rent to us, so here we are.
The house is so perfect for us. Lots of room, especially since we have four kids. The only thing that was wrong with it was the PINK walls. Yes you read it right, pink walls with green trim. I hated it, and I didn't think that I could change it since we were renting so for the first couple of weeks I just dealt with it.

The pink Walls

I decided that I would ask my landlady if she would mind if I painted the pink walls to something more neutral. I was a little scared to ask her but what the heck the worst she could say is no. I asked and guess what? She said yes. So it took me two weeks to tape and paint the walls and the trim. I absolutely love the color and it totally transformed the house. It is starting to feel like home. Thak You Jeannie for everything!

The NOT pink walls!!!


Last Monday my older brother Chris was diagnosed with colon cancer. He went to the emergency room on October 16, with pain in his abdomen. The er couldn't find anything so they sent him home, He went back to the er the next day and after doing some tests they assumed that he had appendicitis. After an MRI they realized he had a mass near his colon and when they went in for surgery found cancer. It has been an emotional week. I have never been far away from my family when something happens. It is hard for me not to be able to go and be there with Chris. This has made me miss my family so much. I know this is where we are suppsoed to be but it doesn't make it any easier. I love my family so much and I am so grateful for all of them. I am so thankful that he has so many people there with him.