Sunday, February 20, 2011

April Overload

Well we are a little over a month away from closing on our house and it still just seems so unreal. The inspection was on thursday and it went great, just a few minor things that they need to fix and then its good to go so we were very pleased about that. And the most exciting part for me was the fact that the sign out front says SOLD! I plan to take a picture of Blaine and I by the sign on Friday when we take both of our moms to see the house. I just can't wait to get in there and make it a home for the two of us although I will say I think I might miss the closeness of our apartment and never really have to walk around to find eachother because no matter where you are in this place you're within ear shot LOL! It'll be an adjustment but its def. one that I'm happy to make! Next week Blaine's mom is coming down to see the house and help us pick out some appliances and even maybe even start the packing process because lord knows we need to start that since neither of us are currently planning on taking any time off work to move. My boss did tell me that I could if I needed to so its in my thoughts of maybe taking a couple days off when we really get to move so that I can get things settled. I feel like there are so many things going on in April that my head is kind of on overload. We close on our house on the 1st, Blaine's mom and I are going to the women of faith conference on the weekend of the 15th, easter is the weekend of the 24th and I was originally hoping to be able to go spend easter in Nebraska with Blaine's family, and then the rattlesnake hunt (I know it sounds scary but its family tradition and we don't hunt the snakes) is the weekend of the 30th which is also the weekend right before our 1 year anniversary which falls on a monday LAME! So I feel pretty overloaded for the month of April since with all that going on we also have to paint a house and move and get settled in. Its my goal to be in and settled by our anniversary. This is mainly because with all the money that is going towards the house our plans of a weekend away is probably not going to happen so I don't want to spend my anniversary unpacking or surrounded by boxes I'd rather spend it in my HOME! Well I guess thats my ramblings for now... we are so excited about this next step in our lives together and we know that we are so blessed to have so much support from both of our families it has been an awesome time for us and we are so excited to see what lies ahead!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Oh my goodness it has actually happened! We are buying a house! We put an offer in yesterday and they came back with a great counter today so we accepted and will be closing on our house on April 1st! I am so excited!!! I can't wait to paint and decorate and just really create a home for us and the children that are in our future! I have pictures of the house but I dont want to post pictures of other peoples stuff in our house so I'll just show you the front and let you imagine the rest until we get to put all of our stuff in the house!
Isn't it pretty!!! We're so excited and can't wait to get everything in this place! Now to start thinking about packing and all the other lovely things that go along with moving! But since its to a house this time it's totally going to be worth it!!!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

A better place

Today my heart is heavy because last night we got a call telling us that my Grandma (on my dad's side) passed away. She was around 96 years old and suffered a stroke a few years back which caused her to have dementia. So she didn't know anyone and couldn't do much for herself so we all know that she is in a much better place now but that never seems to make it any easier. I didn't spend a lot of time with this grandma because she lived in kansas and my dad was never very close to his side of the family but family is family. I have been telling my self for months that I needed to go with my dad sometime and see her because I can't really remember the last time I was up there and we all knew she wouldn't be with us a lot longer but life seemed to get in the way and I just didn't make the time and now I feel terrible. I know she wouldn't have known me but at least I would have been there. She never got to meet Blaine and see what kind of woman I grew up to be. But I know she knows now and she remembers us now and she's without any pain. I just wish I could drive to my parents and give my dad a great big hug cause although i'm sure he isn't showing it I know he is hurting. He Lost his dad when he was 4 so its just been his mom practically his entire life. And although he wasn't super close to his family in the last few years and really even months he has realized that the past didn't matter and family was important. I'm thankful that he was able to go up there just last week and see her before she passed and I know he is thankful for that also. So today on yet another snow day I have a heavy heart and I have regrets which I very rarely have but I do now. Please pray for my family in this time of mourning and pray that we will all be able to travel to kansas safely once the funeral arrangements are made so that we can be there to say our goodbyes.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Well its officially a Snow Day for me and the Hubby and I am so excited! I don't know what it is about snow days that I love so much considering I'm not a huge fan of snow. I think its probably just because its a day off in the middle of the week and lets be honest we all like those when we get them! I don't think we've gotten a ton of snow as of yet but everything is most def. white outside. Of course though no matter what day it is my lovely body still wakes up at 6 in the morning or even before! Oh well just means more relaxing time to enjoy my extra day off! I plan to read and watch lots of movies and just simply enjoy time with my husband! We just had a weekend sure but there is just something about that extra unexpected day that is so much more enjoyable! Although I will say this Snow Day is making me miss my college days! Man the Ice storm we have my junior year of College was AWESOME!!! We packed like 7 people in our apartment for like three days and made forts and played games and just had a blast even without the electricity! It was so fun and it made the fact that we were stuck inside with no power so much more enjoyable. Oh well I'll reminisce on the college snow days while enjoying one with my hubby! We'll make our own new memories! And i sure do enjoy making new memories with my Hubby! We've been together for over four years but we make new fun memories everyday and I love it! Valentines days is coming up... yeah not my favorite holiday although it is the anniversary of when we got engaged but still just not my favorite! Probably won't do anything too special... maybe a double date with our best friends like last year! Which is always a blast! Maybe I'll use some of my time today to think of something special I can do for the hubby on Valentines.... Any suggestions?! Ok well I think that is all of my ramblings this time around! Hope everyone enjoys there snow day!! I know I will!