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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

celebrating saylor's bday by letting the cat out of the bag

My angel turned 6 yesterday! when i knelt in a prayer of gratitude yesterday morning i was so overcome with emotion. i am so grateful for her in our lives. she started not feeling well yesterday and through the night she got very sick and now today is clearly sick. its a bummer to have her sick anytime but right now im worried that this will impeed on surgery plans (and as it always does) makes me wonder if we will land in the hospital unplanned. we did have a little fun party yesterday with 9 of her friends 2 sets of boy twins, and 5 girls. thanks to my generous aunt and uncle, my good friend amy, and my darling little cowgirl storie, we had a successful little pony riding party at the lindon arena that was next to free! cant beat that and it was really fun and memorable for everyone!

the little girl with the crutches is not saylor ... its Ireland. she is as close to saylor's twin as will ever come. they both have SB they are about one month apart in age, they both have blond hair, blue eyes, and the same crutches! and they both love each other! its fun to finally have a friend who understands in the most complete way for saylor and they actually do discuss the ins and outs of SB even at their young age.

ok so the cat ...

so i havent really been ready to let people into my life's goings on as of late. i am not usually that way and to be honest i cant pin point exactly why and i cant even say that i am ready as of right now but the cat is slowly creeping out so i will just let it out and let you in on yet another O'Brien journey that you can follow for in the months to come.

so ... we think ... think ... our house is sold. so let me explain. telling someone your house is sold before the dotted line has been signed is like telling someone your prego at like 2 weeks along! so we have been hesitant. many of you know how badly we need to sell this house. and for those that dont ... well we do. it has become an expense we cannot bear with all the medical bills we continue to acrue. we cant afford saylor and this house and we of course choose saylor!!!! and not implying in anyway its her fault ... it so is not, we just choose that to spend our money on. so its under contract. we received an offer a few weeks ago and we are anticipating the inspection and appraisal today and then should know how solid the deal is. the house is set to close on the 21st of may. we must be out by the 28th.

so your next question ... where are we going if it all comes together? well we dont know yet. we have been looking thats for sure. and we think we have found the "perfect" home for us. meaning its a fixer fo sho! its in good old orem so not going far. it is also bank owned and we have an offer in but no word. forclusures require patience. banks are frustrating to work with. anyhow in the meantime of either getting and fixing the house we so desire or finding a new one we will be going to my grandmothers vacant home for a few months.

so in the next four weeks potentially we are moving (thus all the selling of items .. .more to come BTW) hopefully closing our new home and starting reno's and doing 4 weddings including my brothers, and saylor's not one but 2 big surgeries! all while adjusting to the idea of such things and end of school year chaos ... so you see i am on the verge at every and any given moment of emotional breakdowns. so please please please keep our family in your prayers we really need the added faith and strength a good support system offers.


The Manwaring Family said...

Aubrey..You are the most humble person alive! You will be blessed for all your sacrifices. I think of you often and hope that everything works out. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help.

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Tiff said...

I am so happy for you guys. That is awesome and I am sure everything will work out. Let me know if you need anything either I now live so close!

Natalie said...

Hey Audrey, I'll totally pray for you. That is a lot of stressful events in a short amount of time. Isn't that how it happens? Good luck with everything, I hope it all goes well :)

Amber Schmidt said...

Girl... we need to talk... like in the most serious of tones I am writing this! Our lives could not be more eerily similar if we wrote them ourselves!