Thursday, April 30, 2009

West Deptford

I looked at 7 different apartments today. It was pretty frustrating. Unfortunately everything in our price range, in the Cherry Hill area is about the size of the cat's litter box.

Before the whole debacle with the house we had already decided that we would move into another apartment complex in West Deptford. It's right in our price range, so much so that we can afford the biggest apartments they have available, with a fireplace. So, now it looks like our plan, again, is to move there.

I'm super disappointed to not have the privacy and size of a real house. And, I'm very disappointed that we will continue having to drive a whole lot for church, Bible study, and Ryan's sports. But, I'm happy with the size of the apartments, and the amenities, so hopefully we'll be happy there.

We also decided to wait out the rest of our lease. We're hoping to move July15th-ish. That will give us a couple of weeks to move so we're not rushing to get it done in one weekend. Which means we have to unpack all of our stuff and then repack in two and a half months. Grrrr.

I feel like I'm being a big baby about this. I'm trying so hard not to be. I apologize for complaining to everyone. I'm going to do my best to just accept what has happened and move on

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Where do we go from here?

We cannot move into the house we were going to move into on Friday.

Yesterday our real estate agent said the landlord didn't have the certificate of occupancy yet because he still had some repairs to do on the house. So, we thought we were going to have to wait for him to fix everything till we could move in.

We just got a call and found out the landlord is not going to make the repairs because it's too expensive. So, therefore we can't move in.

So, we had to contact an attorney so that we can get our security deposit back. And now we have to find a new place to live.

Our whole house is boxed up. Now we have to unpack all of our stuff, and stay in this horrible, tiny, apartment! I was so looking forward to moving to Cherry Hill where all of our friends, and family are, and where our church is, and where Ryan plays baseball and soccer. And the house was so cute, and I wanted a backyard that I don't have to share with tons of people, and I wanted the sliding glass doors that go out to a porch, and I wanted the skylights, and the barn, and the 2 bathrooms.

I don't want to unpack. I don't want to stay in West Deptford. I don't want to have to pack up all of our stuff again once we find another place to live!

Ahhhhh. I'm so mad, and frustrated, and disappointed.

I need someone to cheer me up. Too bad I'm stuck working right now.... trying to stop crying while I tutor kids in math.

Monday, April 27, 2009

God is so good

From the moment I first stepped into the house we're going to be moving into I just knew I was meant to live there. Everything worked out for us to get the lease, surprisingly, but then we had the worry about paying 2 leases for 2 months. Over $1,500!
We had no idea how we'd get the money but we knew we'd get it somehow if it was all meant to be.
Well, thanks to both me and Ryan getting opportunities to pick up some extra work for some extra money we got a little closer to our goal. But then yesterday we got a random letter in the mail. It basically said that Raymour and Flanigan owed Ryan some money. So, now we're getting a random check for over $400 dollars. So, all in all it looks like we'll be able to pay our rent!!
Thank God!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

one more choice

Ryan is the one that blogged yesterday about ryleigh's career choices. I think he missed one though....

Christopher Walken double



Everytime her hair is poofy that's what I think of. Haha

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Occupation

After much analysis, I have determined what career Ryleigh is destined for. Several options were considered, such as:
Eskimo
Dump Truck Operator


Jedi Master

Auditory Threshold Tester
Professional Soccer Keeper
Ballerina
In the end, her chosen profession is.................



Mattress Tester!


I want that job.......

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The power of family

I went to Bible study at church for the first time this morning. I walked in and only saw 2 people that I knew, everyone else looked familiar but I had never met them. And, apparently the people in the Bible study were all in a previous Bible study together, so I was a newbie. They all looked at me like, "Who's this strange woman?".... that is, until someone asked me my name. As soon as I said "Weber" I heard a big, "Oh".... and then it was like everyone knew who I was.
I got asked, "Which one did you marry, Ryan or Jonathan?". One woman asked, "Weber? As in Karen Weber?"
Someone told me she used to baby-sit Ryan. One woman said she went to school with Frankie and Steve. One woman was Jonathan's teacher. I instantly got accepted into the group just because of my family.
And all the other people knew me as Ryleigh's mom because Ryleigh is well known now because of the play. Haha.

Monday, April 20, 2009

self-soothing

Twice today Ryleigh has self-soothed! She got fussy, I put her in her crib, she fussed until she found her fist, and then she laid there sucking on it till she fell asleep! Yay!
At night time I usually feed her and cuddle with her until she falls asleep, and then I put her in her crib, so I really didn't think she'd put herself to sleep.
She's still a little cat-napper though. This morning she slept just long enough for me to take a shower. I'm guessing her current nap will last until I'm done checking my email.
At least she sleeps at night! :-)

Friday, April 17, 2009

My new hobby

So apparently Ryan's co-workers are very jealous of him. And why are they jealous of him? Because he has an awesome wife :-)

They're jealous of the good food Ryan brings to work, and the fact that sometimes I hand deliver it to him at work. (Of course they don't realize that on days that Ryan forgets his lunch I kind of have to bring him food cause of the whole diabetes thing).

Now that I have more free time I have been trying new recipes, and so far they've turned out pretty good. Ryan also said that I should bake every weekend. I have been baking cupcakes, and cake straight out of the boxes, but this weekend I am going to attempt to make a pie. I have never made pie crust before, but me and my new rolling pin are ready to give it a try. Chocolate chip pecan pie :-)

I think baking may become a hobby of mine.
And I am definitely more motivated because I like when Ryan's co-workers are jealous of him. It makes me feel good, and it makes him feel good, so we both win :-)

Goalie in Training

This is a pic of what Ryan and Ryleigh do while I'm working.




He says he's teaching her how to be a goalie. Apparently she does well blocking the ball while he rolls it down his legs towards her. Who says a two and a half month old can't play soccer?

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

We were meant to be!

I had a Target gift card with $2.13 left on it. So, in boredom, and in hopefulness I headed to the candy isle. All the Easter candy is 50% off now. So I came upon a delicious Dove chocolate (my fav) Easter bunny.

I went to the register, and I swear it was fate. My delicious bunny cost exactly $2.13! :-)

And free chocolate tastes 10 times better than regular chocolate.


Sunday, April 12, 2009

If this is Easter Christmas is going to be crazy


I didn't get anything for Ryleigh for Easter, mostly because we can't afford to buy frivolous things while we save up for the move. I felt kind of bad, but it's not like she knows that the "Easter Bunny" is supposed to come leave her presents.
But, thankfully other people were able to spoil her with presents. She got a bunch of new outfits, a pair of shoes, headbands, hair bows, toys, and cute socks. Seriously, I always got candy and one present when I was a kid. But Ryleigh got so blessed this year! A big thank you to Grandma, Granny, and Aunt Jeanie :-) You guys are wonderful.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Ryleigh tells a story

video

Ryleigh had a lot to say after her bath this morning. I think she was gaining some creativity from her Winnie the Pooh towel. Haha

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

I never imagined this

I knew that when I became a mom I would love my baby. But, honestly, I never imagined just how much that love would be.

Last night I had to work for four hours. Just 4 short hours, at home, just a few yards away from Ryleigh. But I did not want to leave her. She was smiling, and playful, and I could not tear myself away. It took a few minutes, but I eventually did get to work, but then I missed her the whole time. As soon as I get done with work I just need to get my baby in my arms.

Sometimes I think maybe it's an obsession. But then I see all my friends with babies and I realize it's a normal obsession.

I am just so glad I don't have to work full-time! I thank God, and I try to remember to thank Ryan, every single day for helping me work everything out so I don't have to work full-time. Sometimes I feel like the luckiest girl in the world because I can spend my days with my daughter!

Monday, April 6, 2009

The first time

Yesterday was the first time Ryleigh had a major blowout in her diaper, while we were out, that got on my clothes. Ahhh.

We were in church, she was hungry, so I headed to the nursing room to feed her. Ryleigh has this thing where she likes to eat and go to the bathroom at the same time. She pretty much does this every time she eats. So, I heard her filling up her diaper but I thought nothing of it... until I felt something warm on my hand. Yup, she pooped through the diaper, a onsie, tights, and a dress and onto my pants! I started freaking out because I had left her diaper bag on the pew, instead of bringing it with me (dumb, I know). Thankfully, right at that moment a friend of mine had been searching for me to talk to me about something. She came in the room, saw the poop, then I'm pretty sure I accidently flashed her... and she asked if she could do anything to help. So she got the diaper bag for me.

The crazy part is, everyone in the church knows that Ryleigh is going to be in the Spring play. So as I was heading to the changing table I got stopped by like 3 people who wanted to coo at the cute "star". I had to walk past them and kind of ignore them while I concentrated on not getting poo everywhere! But they just followed me to the changing table while I stripped her, wiped her down, and changed her outfit. We had like 4 people just standing there watching me do it, and just commenting on how cute she was. Haha.

Other than that yesterday was a good day. I'm excited because a few women's Bible studies are starting up. A friend of mine asked me to go with her. I was planning on going anyway, but I'm glad I'll have a friend there. I'm also going to start going to Mom's Time Out as well. I'm very excited about getting to spend time with other moms. Plus, I'll have something to look forward to once a week. I'm somewhat looking forward to Ryleigh being in the play as well. The director asked us to be at all the rehearsals.... seriously, what does a baby need to rehearse in order to play the part of a baby?? So, we'll go to like half the rehearsals. But I think it'll be fun.

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