Thursday, February 19, 2009

Still Waiting

No new info on our house hunting. Someone has beaten us to five houses so far, and we are still waiting to hear from three. But we did get some promising news, that one of our offers got accepted by the home owners. So now it is going to the bank to see if they accept the offer. Plus we just saw a new house today that we're putting an offer on. It's a really nice one, so we're crossing our fingers.

In happier news, Dan and I are off to San Francisco to celebrate our 9 year anniversary (our real anniversary date is the 26th). The kids are going to stay at grandma and grandpa's house, while we are gone.

And conveniently enough, there is a Twilight convention happening this very weekend while we are there. ;p lol

I am a nice wife though, and not subjecting Dan to all three days of Twilighty goodness. But we are going to the Vampire Ball that they are having on Saturday night. Dancing and Twilight all in one, I'm so excited!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Sierra's Birthday

Sierra celebrated her 6th birthday on January 8th. We had a little birthday party for her.

Sierra with her friend Jackson

The kids ate pizza or dino nuggets for lunch.

Played musical chairs, duck duck goose, and hot potato.

Ate yummy ice cream cake, and opened Sierra's presents.

Then they ran around and played with the new toys until the party was over.

Sierra had a fun time. Happy birthday to our sweet baby girl.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Renting Books

I just found a website, while searching for a certain book that is out of print at the moment.

It is like Netflix, but for books. No late fees, keep the books as long as you want, and the website also gives you the option to buy the books if you absolutely love them after reading them.

What an ingenious idea! Our library here stinks. And I am tired of buying books that I end up not liking enough to keep. So this is perfect!

I am definitely going to sign up.

Also there is this book rental site as well.

The plans at are a little cheaper than, but they only have paperback books. Which means you can't get newly released books until a year or more after they've been out in hardback. So I'll be going with bookswim.

Anyway, I know a lot of you might be interested in these websites, so I thought I'd share. :)