Monday, August 11, 2008

And My Next Idea Is...

So this is what I do....

I get all hyped up and start planning something - it can be any scale (large or small or even gigantic). I spend 2-3 straight days planning extensively and get it into perfect order, then I rework something and change my mind completely. 

This is what has happened to the family vacation planning. I have the entire trip worked out down to which rides and shows the girls would enjoy. I even changed up the entire plan to include 3 days at Disneyland per my friend Jesse's suggestion because I had not realized it was that close, and it would be totally awesome! We were even going to do a princess lunch! How fun would that be with two little girls?? 

Anyway, last night I started up a new plan and I think we are going to postpone the Family Vacation. Brian was saying we could wait until January and go when it will be less crowded. So we shall see when we wind up on our family vacation. 

This rework came up because we realized that instead of spending the money on a trip we could put it into savings and start saving up for buying a house after Brian is finished with school. Once he's done with school we should hopefully have some real kind of income coming in - that is if he doesn't decide to do graduate school. Anyway, you can see why I was so excited to  plan something stable I could put in the calendar - everything beyond next year is completely up in the air! Who knows what will come next? I always fear the worst!

In better news, Gwen has started walking! Real walking! She took her first steps early in  July, but really didn't seem to care. What I think she was doing was getting used to it a little bit at a time and then she just took off! She now will walk all the way down the hallway of our house into her room! She is so smart too because she will stop and hold on to the wall to rest if she needs to! The poor child has been teething so badly. I keep forgetting and wondering why she is being so fussy! She has 8 teeth in the front which she has had for awhile now. She just got 2 of the back ones last week, and there are two more giant ones pushing up from the bottom! 

Naomi has all on her own started sounding out letters whens he seems them. I haven't attempted this with her too much so I think that she has picked it up from Word World! She doesn't use it for real words though. She asks me to write a three or four letters usually S, M, and P ( her favorites), then she sits and sounds them out individually - she's so funny! 

Brian is almost done with his term. His finals are Wednesday and Thursday. I think he has done well this semester! Unfortunately the week he has off from school I have to go to Jury Duty! How awful! I'm a little excited to actually sit on a Jury, but I just hate the idea of having Brian stay home so I can go. Last time I was called to Jury Duty it was cancelled. I think it'd be too much to hope for that again!

5 comments:

Michelle said...

Ahhh I think I need to hire your planning-ness! When Jon and I go on trips we do NOT plan anything (unless there is something that we totally want to do). But neither of us are planners, we are just do-ers, which honestly, will never give us enough time to do everything we want! Maybe planners and do-ers would make good vacation buddies.

And yes, saving to buy a house totally stinks because there will come a point when your piggy bank will be just sitting there and all you'll want to do is start looking at houses already! But, it is SOOO worth it! Seriously worth it.

Jennifer said...

I'm in planning mode, too, but for things I will probably never do. Like change my name and live in Mexico. Hurray for Gwen and Naomi's new accomplishments! It always happens so much sooner than I expect!

Anonymous said...

Jury duty can be exciting, unless it's like an insurance case. BLEH. But 90% of jury trials are settled pre-trial. The odds of cancellation are in your favor.

At any rate, Disneyland is fun! Olivia LOVED breakfast with the princesses at Ariel's Grotto. It's a must. I'd pass on the Princess Extravaganza though, or whatever it's called. Total tourist trap and you don't get to see all the princesses like you do at the Grotto. Anywho, you're almost through with BYU! Wahoo! Keep it up and someday (and I hope this for myself) we'll feel like grownups with homes, income, etc. - Sarah Berry

Jennifer and Lance said...

Carrie-- I can't believe that Gewn is walking around and is over a year old. I still remember when you were pregnant with her. Naomi also sounds like she is getting so big. They are both the cutest, most darling girls ever. We sincerely miss seeing you guys. I hope everything is going well for you and Brian. Lance and I are still in Grandview Gateway and will most likely be here another year or so. Anyway, I love reading about your family's adventures.

Jesse Edwards said...

oo yuck! Jury Duty! Glad my suggestion of Disneyland came in handy!! Hope you get to go soon! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you. We hadn't been on vacation since we got married and decided to go, and it was well worth it. So I really do hope things fall into place so you can go!