Saturday, April 23, 2005

Starting Our Blog

Hi Everyone,
We decided to join the blog world. I've had such fun reading everyones posts. It's a really easy way to keep in touch.

I guess I'll bring everyone up to speed on our lives. Since Phil and I got married in November we've had a lot of fun learning how we work as a family. The kids fight like crazy but miss each other when they're apart. It's pretty cute. They're even protective of each other at school. Kayla has fit right in at her new school. We'd been going to church with Phil and the boys for half a year or so before we got married and she had met some kids from the area. Luckily there is a little girl in her class that she knew from church and they have become instant best friends. Emma has even gotten Kayla involved in the Awana club (a church based youth group for kids where they earn patches similar to girl scouts). She has been a real blessing. Kayla loves her new life.

Last month we took the kids to Disneyland. It was great! None of the kids had ever been so it was very exciting for everyone. They even went on some big kid rides. All four of them went on Indiana Jones and everyone (except Kayla) went on the Matterhorn. We had a lot of fun. We completely wore those kids out. We met up with some of Phil's relatives and spent an entire day exploring the park and getting to know them better. It was exhausting but fun!

Recently we decided we needed more space, since we are living in a 1245 square foot house with three boys in one bedroom. We threw around the idea of adding a second floor but decided against it because we didn't want to have to live in chaos during our first year of marriage. So a feww weeks ago we put our house on the market and started looking for something bigger. We were very limited because we didn't want to have to change the kids' school. To make a long story short, God came through and we had a full price offer on our house in six days. To make life even better, the day we got that offer a house on our street went on the market. It was perfect - four bedrooms, extra living space with vaulted ceilings and a big kitchen. It was also well within our price range. We made a full price offer and we are currently in escrow with both houses. We won't be moving until the end of June but we are very excited!

Well I hope everyone is doing well. Please pass this blog on to anyone who might be interested. Talk to everyone soon!


the Girls' Moma said...

Yay Strickler Bunch! Terri, welcome to the world of blogs! We are so excited to be able to read about your family! It is a great way to keep everyone in touch, and it is a fun way to chronicle the life of your family as well. Keep posting and keep reading!

Guessette said...

Hey, Terri! Glad to see you've been reading ours and it has inspired you to do the same. Unfortunately, I have not been able to blog as often as I would like, but every little bit helps. I am looking forward to keeping in touch this way. Love and miss you guys.