Slow Down Just To Speed Up

After a busy week of work it was nice to slow things down and enjoy the weekend.  We looked at more houses on Saturday morning, but we ended up comparing every house to one that we both liked in Waukesha.  We liked it so much that we put in a low-ball offer this morning to start the negotiating process.  Our agent said that the seller will likely counter our offer soon and we will see where things go from there.  Our agent also said that the seller might not be willing to move much on the price, so again, we will see where things go from there.

On Saturday evening we had our first family birthday gathering for Kristin at her house.  Here is a video of us singing “happy birthday” to her.  We had such a good time and had too much dessert.  Unfortunately both Jet and I have gained a bit of weight since we have moved back to Milwaukee, but it is very hard to watch what you eat when there is always so much good food around.  Speaking of videos and birthdays, here is another video Jet took of Ben making a painting, which I believe may have been for Jet’s sister’s (Pookie) birthday.  I can’t really say if it was or not because Jet was only speaking to Ben in Thai, but it is a fun video clip to watch Ben paint.

On Sunday morning we had brunch with Ronnie, Tiffany, and Alayna at the Apple Holler in Racine, followed by a couple hours of apple picking, games, and horse rides for the kids.  Apple picking in the fall was always one event that I missed doing while living in Alabama these past few years and it was just fantastic that we had friends to join us.  We ended up bringing a half-bushel home so we will be eating quite a few apples over the next few days.  If I have enough energy tonight, maybe I can make some baked apples with ice cream.  Mmmmm.

The work week started off great – isn’t everything great after a Packer win – but my schedule quickly was consumed with meetings, and classes, and work.  It was just amazing how fast work is coming in now after keeping a good pace of work these past few weeks.  Almost every spare moment seems to be sapped away by something else, but at least the work is leading to progress, so that makes it both enjoyable and rewarding.  Things seem like they will continue to be super busy for the foreseeable future, so we will see how things go.  One thing that has been sacrificed in all of this work is footy and fitness.  I had hoped to play a lot more Aussie Rules being back home, but with work and the house hunt, there has not been much time for anything else.  Maybe next year.

I realized the other day that I had not posted any pictures taken since returning to Wisconsin, so here is a big batch for you to enjoy.


One Response to “Slow Down Just To Speed Up”

  1. Kristin Says:

    I was catching up on your blog since I never see you guys anymore. With you both working and Ben in Day care it is really quiet around here. What is this about a house you really like? Why have you not sent me the link? I have seen every other house that you guys liked, I am very curious about this one. Well I look forward to hearing from you soon. We can’t go out for dinner on Fri, Josh has a game at 5:15 and I have a meeting at 7,.

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