Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Housing Market

For those of you who are not up to date with our current situation.

We decided last Christmas we were going to move back to St. George from Pueblo. We finished the remodel of our home, Jared's job at the time was not what he wanted to do, my job offered me to come back full time in the office instead of working from home, and most importantly we wanted to be near family. So we made the decision to put the house up for sale and move in with the parents.

At the time we thought this was going to be maybe 3-4 months, 6 at the most. We are going on 8 months. Don't get me wrong we are VERY appreciative that they have made a place in their home for our family. But God I wish we could sell our house! I feel like such an imposition.

The market in Pueblo is at as much of a decline as any other housing market. Houses are selling - just not ours. I fear with the economy the way it is and Wall Streets numbers diving like they are that our house will take even longer to sell.

I do not regret moving to Pueblo and buying a home and I do not regret moving back to St. George. I just didn't think it would be this hard moving back.

Anyone that is thinking of moving to Pueblo we have a beautiful home for sale! http://www.realtor.com/search/listingdetail.aspx?zp=81005&mnp=22&mxp=21&typ=7&sid=4b80c8c3b87b449781d595d4d1ee8995&lid=1098568958&lsn=8&srcnt=18#Detail. Contact Melonie Hausman at Coldwell Banker or better yet lets do the transaction without her because she's really not doing her job like I think she should. We can split her cut!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Izzy's Surprise Arrival

Isabella Marley Miller
Birthday: September 5, 2008
8 Ibs. 5 oz. ~ 19" long

Our newest addition, Izzy, arrived earlier than expected. We were scheduled for a csection on September 12th and my official due date was September 20th.

Jared left for Colorado on September 4th, thinking we had an entire week to finish our preparations. Izzy was eager to meet us. I went into labor the night of September 4th. I called Jared and I'm sure he thought I was over exaggerating, I tend to do that at times! It turned out that it was truly labor. My mom drove me to the hospital and they admitted me that night. Knowing my husband was out of town they tried to slow the contractions down, but with no avail. The docs took Izzy by csection Friday morning. She arrived at 8:27 am.

My sister, Jen, was in the room while she was delivered. I am so lucky to have such a supportive sister. She was wonderful. She had Jared on the cell phone so he could be apart of his daughters birth as much as possible. She made sure I was okay, but also gave me updates on Izzy. I was really nervous because I could hear Izzy struggling to breath. She went over to Izzy to get an update and came back with this huge expression in her eyes and says 'she has so much dark hair!'. She explained to me that she had a lot of fluid in her lungs, but she will be fine.

Jared made it back to St. George Saturday night and was so tired, but excited to meet his newest daughter. I was so relieved to see him because I never imagined having to do all this without him.

Audrey met her sister for the first time, but wasn't quite sure what to think. In fact I don't think she cared much at all. Being that she is only 14 months old, it is difficult for her to understand. She did give her little sister an open mouthed kiss!

Now our family is complete!

Audrey's Camping Adventure

As a family we took a camping trip with Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt Jen, Uncle Jon and several friends. This was the last excursion out as the Miller family of three. And one that will never be forgotten!

I try to keep Audrey on her schedule as best as possible when we are travelling. I put her down for her afternoon nap in my parents camping trailer. Knowing how tired she was I thought she would go right down.

The first time I checked on her she had taken her pants off, but she was laying down trying to sleep so I didn't disturb her. So I left - big mistake! When I peeked in on her she had this confused look on her face along with fists full of brown stuff. I looked down to find her diaper off and a huge mess of POOP! She was mashing it in her hands, remnants of it in her mouth, all over her body, and of course all over the pack n' play.

I picked her up at arms length and waddled outside (9 months pregnant at this point) to meet Uncle Jon, Grandma, Aunt Jen, and Lauren. 'What do I do?' I said. Everyone looked in bewilderment.

Luckily there was a shower that I threw her in. It took three different showers to officially call her clean. Her hands did smell of poop for a day or so, no matter how many times I washed them. Thanks go Jon and Jen for cleaning the pack n' play. I think they got the worst part of the clean up. Thanks to Grandma for helping clean Audrey and the blankets!

Of course Jared is off on the 4 wheeler having a grand old time. While I was stuck back at camp to tend to Audrey's discovery of poop!