I Feel Like I've Been on Hiatus and Now It's Back to Real Life

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Real Estate Agent with Donovan Blatt Realty 01267479

It's amazing how much work can build up when you leave for two out of three weeks, especially when one is unexpected.

For months we planned to go to Pennsylvania for my brother-in-law's wedding.

Tim & Katie's Wedding

We dreaded the potential complications of traveling with our 11 month old, Dylan and knew 5 year old David would be a trooper, veteran traveller that he is.

We spent 6 days in Pennsylvania, and while we were headed to Pennsylvania, my sister's twins arrived in Texas.

Coleen and twins

lexi & logan

While on the East Coast, we attended Tim and Katie's wedding, I visited NYC with my sister-in-law,

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty & NYC

 

and we rode 4 wheelers on my in-laws' farm.

David Four-Wheeling

We came home and attempted to catch up on everything that had built up while we were gone. 

Then, my sister decided we should head for Texas for Thanksgiving.  After all, it's harder for her to travel with newborn twins than for us to drive to El Paso spur of the moment.

My parents were already there, and she assured us that we should definitely be part of the twins first Thanksgiving.  My husband was game, and so, we packed up the kids and drove 14 hours to El Paso.  There are beautiful areas between here and there.

It was wonderful to see my sister, meet Lexi and Logan and get to share my sister's joy at the safe arrival of her twins.

Though it's been a lot of fun to travel the country and great to see family and meet the new additions, we're really appreciating being home, just in time for Dylan's first birthday and Christmas.

Have you had any whirlwind adventures that just came at you one after another?

 

Stay tuned for updates on the twins.

 

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About the author: Christine Donovan is a California Residential Real Estate Broker with experience in assisting clients buy and sell residential real estate.

Are you upside down in your home? Is it worth less than you owe? Are you concerned about making your mortgage payment? Contact me at christine@donovanblatt.com or 714-319-9751 to discuss your options.

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About the author: Christine Donovan is a California Residential Real Estate Broker with experience in assisting clients buy and sell residential real estate.

Are you upside down in your home? Is it worth less than you owe? Are you concerned about making your mortgage payment? For more information see Options to Foreclosures, understanding short sales or contact me at christine@donovanblatt.com to discuss your options.

If you want to buy a home or to list your property for sale, please click Newport Beach homes, Costa Mesa homes, Huntington Beach homes or Orange County homes.  Click the link if you are interested in buying a home at a courthouse auction sale.

Contact me at christine@donovanblatt.com or 714-319-9751 to learn about her system which will make your buying and selling experience easier.

Disclaimer: All information in this blog is deemed reliable but is subject to change at any time and is not guaranteed to be accurate nor are there any warantees either express or implied. This blog is not intended to offer any legal, tax or other advice.

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Robert May
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Twins, my sister just found out that she is going to have twins.  I am not sure if i am excited for her or feel sorry for her, lol.

Dec 05, 2008 04:03 AM #3
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Carol Swain
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Sounds like a grand time.  It is rare that you are able to be that spontaneous and just pick up and go.

Dec 05, 2008 04:37 AM #4
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Chip Jefferson
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Wow what a bunch of travel. Im sure you feel grateful that you could do this. Thats the great part of being an agent. You are the boss!

Dec 05, 2008 05:14 AM #5
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Kris Wales
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Tons of fun!  Christine what an exciting time for your whole family.  I'm so happy that you were able to travel with your two little ones and husband to be a part of it all.

Welcome back :-)

Dec 05, 2008 05:38 AM #6
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I'm a little envious at your ability to travel so freely. Sounds like you had a great time catching up with family and friends. You're giving your kids some wonderful memories.

Good for you!

Dec 05, 2008 06:19 AM #7
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Bill Gassett
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That sure is a whirlwind Christine! I bet you had a lot of fun though. I love traveling myslef:)

Dec 05, 2008 07:10 AM #8
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Amy - The Great Midwestern Trek sounds like fun but not without AC.

Dec 05, 2008 11:13 PM #9
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Russ - I'm not sure I have the flexibility to travel so much as I just took it.

Dec 05, 2008 11:19 PM #10
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Robert  - Feel excited and happy - you'll cover both spectrums that way. : 0 )

Dec 05, 2008 11:51 PM #11
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Carol - It was a lot of fun, and I can't remember the last time i was able to just get up and go like this.   Laptops and cell phones are great tools.

Dec 05, 2008 11:52 PM #12
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Laura - There are definitely advantages to being your own boss.

Dec 05, 2008 11:53 PM #13
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Kris - We've all been enjoying our new additions.

 

Dec 05, 2008 11:54 PM #14
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Richard - I'd say just do it.  You'll always have a reason why you can't.  Believe me, I know.

Dec 05, 2008 11:56 PM #15
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Bill - It was definitely a whirlwind, but we had a great time.

Dec 05, 2008 11:57 PM #16
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Sounds like even though it could be hectic at times, everybody had fun.Puppy

Dec 06, 2008 10:44 AM #17
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Jeanette - You're right.  It was hectic, and we had fun.

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At 11 months my son was a dream to travel with.......he couldn't walk then. Now at 2 he wears me out. Enjoy it ALL while you can.

Dec 06, 2008 08:44 PM #19
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Ellie - Two years is a tough age.  They can be very independent and strong-headed without any real ability to reason.  It gets better.  Dylan's biggest problem was he didn't want to be confined to a car seat for hours on end.

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Christine, Sounds like you've been busy! Time well spent, though, as you spend time with family. Thanks for sharing the photos and your family with us.
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Gary - We were busy . . . building memories and having a great time.

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