Apr 182012
 

Well for those of you following some of my latest happenings…We applied for a personal loan and got DENIED… I kinda figured this would happen. Our credit just is terrible until we can get everything together financially. We have quite a few other parts of our lives together…Now it is time to work on this part…again..

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. – Samuel Beckett

 Posted by at 12:20 pm
Apr 142012
 

Well this week, our car’s rear wheel bearing went out.  We got it fixed earlier on this week, but we were scared enough to try harder to get a second car. We kow our credit isn’t the best and we have all kinds of debts, but we just had to try.  We found a beautiful 1995 Chevy Suburban with 120,000 miles on it for $2650.  We held the vehicle with $100 non-refundable deposit and applied for a $3000 personal loan.  Well send good thoughts and prayers our way.  If we get approved, it is only $76 a month!!!  We find out on Tuesday.

 Posted by at 7:03 pm
Apr 132012
 

Orion had his school music program.  The Kindergarten class performed several animal songs.  The Bunny Hop, Itsy Bitsy Spider, A Fish Song, and Penguin’s are Cool.  It was really cute and Orion seemed to sing the songs and enjoy himself.  He always seemed to have a smile and seemed to most of the choreography.

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 Posted by at 6:30 pm
Apr 102012
 

Today was Raven’s 1st day of school. He went into the class and immediately went over to the toy bin, pulled it out and started taking the toys out one by one to look at each one. All three of us were there for awhile and the teacher said we should let him be by himself (without us). So we left for a bit and went to this great little cafe in Estacada called Harmony Baking Company I really enjoyed the atmosphere and friendly waitresses. The Bakery has its doughnuts and bagels and such as you walk in. As you enter, you are greeted by a lovely atmosphere of books and friendly neighbors. We sat near all the books and enjoyed a lovely breakfast. Stella had a Vegetarian omelette and enjoyed every bite. She said it was unlike most other veggie omelettes as it had zuchini and quite a few other veggies in it. She also had homemade wheat bread and fried potatoes. I had a very delicious Oregon Trail Burger which had sauteed onions and lettuce, tomato, and mustard, and mayo. It was also very good. I highly recommend this place if you were in Estacada. We also went to Mike’s 2nd hand store. It is always such an interesting shop as he has all kinds of stuff and great furniture. Today he had a neat pirate ship kite and a beautiful set of dishes and a push mower I was looking for. Anyway, we left Mikes to go back to Raven’s school and found him playing in the toy kitchen. He was building ice cream cones and building an assortment of dishes for us. He was chattering up quite a bit and was telling us all about it. Seems like he had a good day.

 Posted by at 2:56 pm
Apr 092012
 

Claris came up this year to celebrate Easter with us.  Here are some pictures of the festivities. After last years memorable issues, we decided not to repeat the mistake by going to a public Easter Egg Hunt.  Maybe next year.    We had our own Easter Egg hunt which consisted of a dozen eggs.  Claris got up and hid all the eggs in the front yard.  The kids were thrilled!

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 Posted by at 9:56 pm