Alexia's note for today:

Alexia says:

Whoo Hoo Cowboys in Texas! not the football cowboys, the real ones

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

New Talents

So Alexia is on a quest to find a "new talent that I can show everyone in Texas". She told me that my new Texas talent is going to be driving. Apparently Alexia and Brian were discussing my wonderful ability to drive in the snow yesterday and Alexia has decided that when we get to TX- and I quote- "daddy should hire someone to teach you to drive more better mommy!" (and according to Alexia she told Brian that I can't drive when its not snowing either) I want to go on the record as saying that my driving is not that bad.

Alexia decided that Brians new TX talent is going to be football games. Since Dallas has a pro football team he can go to the game instead of watching it on TV and that way she can watch TV while he is gone and wont have to listen to the game. Dont ask me how this is a talent!

Well, now she is trying to figure out a talent for herself and has told me taht I neeed to think of one. Any ideas?

Friday, July 2, 2010

Showing the House

Here is the link to OUR HOUSE

So we had our first "official" showing today. Our realtor said it went well. The couple was impressed with how well we have kept up on the cleanliness and overall maintenance. They are thinking of making an offer that would be contingent on their house selling. Overall it sounded optimistic.

Alexia is turning into her "clean freak mommy". She had the neighbor kids come over and play for a while and I could hear her in her room lecturing them that if mommy saw any toys on the floor she would be upset because "messes don't sell houses" (yes I used this line on her the other day- I can't believe myself sometimes) she did not let her friends get any toys out. I felt bad and told them that they could play with one bin of toys and then it would make clean up easier. She couldn't even enjoy playing because she was too worried about the mess. What have I done?! (Sadly I still enjoy how clean the house is right now and having Brian and Alexia helping keep it that way- I will admit I am probably totally screwing up as a mother)

Thursday, July 1, 2010


OK for those we have not heard, Brian accepted a job in Dallas, TX so we are moving. Alexia is very excited to meet a real cowboy. I am excited to move to a large city with something to do that does not involve farms. Brian is just excited to leave Iowa and all its cornfields (in other words- he can cook for events that don't have corn as part of the menu).

So what have we been up to lately- Cleaning, packing, more cleaning, even more packing, and a little fun in the summer sun. Or I should say the 12 days of sun we had in the month of June. So far summer has been spent in rainy weather, so we are all a bit stir crazy. We are excited for the holiday weekend and Alexia can't wait to see fireworks. We always go watch a cute brass band that is made up of all retired military personal and they have so much fun playing patriotic sings. Then we stay for the fireworks in Coralville.

Anyway, Brian heads to Dallas in a few weeks, so we are going to try to pack as much fun onto that time as we can. We will keep everyone posted on the trouble we get into!