March 1, 2007 – MckMama quits her full-time elementary school art teacher job.
Today, I officially resigned from my 9 to 5 job. What? You didn’t know I had a 9 to 5 job? You thought I had a 24-hour a day job rearing children? Well, I do. Which is why today I officially resigned from my 9 to 5 job.
March 14, 2007 – MckMama and PC decide to put their house on the market and make an offer on the lake house.
Well, as of tomorrow morning, our home will be on the market! Per my friend Jennisa’s request, I have posted some photos of the house we are most seriously looking at. Busy, exciting times lay ahead, no doubt!
March 19, 2007 – MckMama announces that the offer they put in on the lake house was accepted.
They countered at a little more than what we offered; they probably would’ve taken our initial offer, but we also asked to close June 15, so to wait that long, they wanted a little compensation. We were perfectly happy to give them what they countered and Prince Charming is beside himself with anticipation: “I just want to move in right now!” he says.
April 21 & May 15, 2007 – Mckmama mentions several times her cleaning lady, Merly, who just also happens to be the “sometimes caretaker” of her kids.
Merly (rhymes with Mary)is the wonderful lady who cleans out home and periodically helps e out with the boys. They absolutely adore her.
. . . I have an absolutely righteous case of the stomach flu. Thank YOU to Molly (my friend and neighbor) and Merly (my cleaning lady and, as of late, helper with my children). I certainly wouldn’t have survived today without you watching my children for me as I, well, did the stomach flu thing.
June 11, 2007 – MckMama mentions on her blog that she is busy interviewing girls for the nanny position she has available.
And, as if that weren’t enough, next week I: am interviewing 9 different girls for our nanny position.
June 15, 2007 – MckMama and PC move into the lake house even though their other house has not sold.
We’re closing on our new house today…AND moving! The movers are here and we’re about to head out. Wish us “luck”!!!
July 5, 2007 – MckMama mentions PC bought a boat (what’s the use in living on a lake without a boat, right?).
A few highlights were: Taking the canoe (borrowed from some friends…Prince Charming’s “new” boat is already in “the shop” before she’s even had her maiden voyage on our lake!!!) out with the boys.
August 20, 2007 – MckMama’s obsession with MSC begins shining through.
Although we’re certainly not the Duggars, I am becoming more and more aware with each passing day that we really do have MSC* and we have had them very close together. (*Many Small Children). I am increasingly become a spectacle, if you will, when I go out in public (especially as the lone adult) with my MSC.
August 28, 2007 – MckMama hires a nanny named Karissa.
For the past couple weeks, a great girl named Karissa has been coming over once or twice a week to give me a hand with the boys or a hand with housework. The plan is for us all to get used to each other so she can give me an even bigger hand when our new baby arrives.
September 4, 2007 – MckMama’s sister, Hilary, moves her family (husband and son) from Illinois to Minnesota to occupy (and pay rent on) Mck’s former house, essentially saving the day.
Although I have no photographic evidence to prove it, my sister Hilary, her husband Rich and their son Isaac moved out of their third floor apartment in Illinois this weekend, trekked across Wisconsin and arrived at our “old house”. All the boxes are inside. Our old neighbors are now their new neighbors. They are well on their way to becoming Minnesotans and we couldn’t be happier!
October 9, 2007 – MckMama brags about and (posts a photo of herself) getting on one of their jetskis in a wetsuit and zooming around the lake while 9 months pregnant with Small Fry.
Of course, this post would simply not be complete without posting a cell phone photograph of me tooling around on Lake Superior on our recent trip Up North (Notice I was bootless and the Lake is COLD. I did not last long on the Lake. Um, also I’m 9 months pregnant the the sight of me even sitting on a Jet Ski would probably give my midwife a seizure. So, I hope she’s not “lurking”!!)