Sunday, April 29, 2012

Catch-up



It has been two weeks since my last post. Sadly the camera hasn't come out much but we have had some exciting changes in our family situation- 

1. We celebrated Dustin's birthday. The kids were so excited and they thought really hard about what they wanted to get him. I didn't hint, didn't suggest- they came up with the presents all on their own. Halle got him a new razor and shaving cream, Bennett got him a new toothbrush and gum, and Miles got him some chapstick. As you can see Dustin was ELATED with his presents- but the kids were so thrilled to watch as he opened the presents that they picked. 

2. We celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary (woohoo) and what a wonderful eight years it has been. This year we said no gifts (more on that in just a minute) but of course Dustin was creative and got a deck of cards, bound them together and wrote the top 53 reasons why he loved me.  I made a delicious pork loin, rolls, salad, baked potatoes...yum. 

3. Rowe is doing great, we think he has a nut allergy just like Bennett though- (super sad). So since I am nursing I can't have ANYTHING with nuts (dieing for some peanut butter right now) and he has a milk intolerance so if I have anything with milk he spits up too. Great way to lose this baby weight- no chocolate, no icecream, etc...

4. And most exciting of all-  This past Sunday night a home went on the market- we saw it and called our realtor and told him we wanted to go see it. We went and saw it on Tuesday night, and at that point the house already had 8 offers and one was being heavily considered. We still looked through the home and it had EVERYTHING we have been looking for in a home! We decided it didn't hurt for us to put in an offer so we put one in on Tuesday night. Wednesday morning our realtor called and said they were considering another offer...then called back a couple hours later and said that ours was so competitive they opened it back up. And because we wanted such a fast closing date they really liked it. By Thursday morning the bank accepted our offer, and this past Saturday we had our inspection! We close on the house on May 11th (yeah, like 2 weeks from now)! The timing has been perfect, our lease in this apartment is up on June 30th and before we move into the house we have some work we want to do. We are going to rip up all the tile on the bottom floor, replace kitchen counters, replace appliances, a LOT of yard work has to be done...we are going to be busy. I think the one thing that is slightly daunting is riping up the tile- we have about 1700 sq. ft of tile to rip up. (Anyone ever do this before?) We know we will save a bundle doing it ourselves so we are going to go for it! 

Once we get the keys I will take before shots so that hopefully once all the dust settles we can really see that all the work we are putting in will be worth it. I wish Drew (my brother) was here to help us...he is one hard worker! We are SUPER stoked though, moving from our 1300 sq ft apartment, to a home that is 3300+ sq ft, it will be heaven!!! Wish us luck! 
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11 comments:

Emilee said...

Samye I am sooo excited for you! And this explains some of your recent pins! Can't wait to see the before & after shots. We really do need to get together soon- even if it's at the zoo.

P.s. If you are interested in volunteering for Time Out for Women in Sept let me know. My friend is the co-director & they are looking for volunteers from your area so spread the word!

jamie t. said...

That is really wonderful news! It always seems like in life things happen all at once making things a little crazy. I am sorry about the food allergy. You're right though, it will make the baby weight disappear!

Stacy said...

Yay for you! How exciting! You will have to share how ripping out the tile goes. We may want to do that at our house!

n8 and Aubrey said...

Yay! Where is it! I'm so happy for you guys. You totally deserve it. Totally don't know anything about tile though... sounds like a fun adventure!!!

Katie said...

Yeah!!! I'm so excited and happy for you guys. that is one crazy story about how there were 8 offers and you guys won. Good luck with all the renovations and I can't wait to see all the pictures. Congrats!

Bree said...

So exciting Samye! :)

Karen S. said...

YEAH!! Congratulations! We've actually have never pulled up floor tile before(surprisingly).

Glen & Kat said...

Awesome! I'm excited for you. Where'd you end up buying? Good luck with getting it all done. I can't wait to see...we might have to come visit when it's done!

Emily B said...

That's awesome, Samye! With 8 other offers in, it must have been meant to be for you guys! I'm happy to hear all is well in Texas.

Marissa said...

So so exciting! I have been out of the blog loop for a while. Yes please post before and after pics. That sounds like a monster amount of tile to demolish. Good luck!! We need to cha soon. Hope everything is going good - sounds like it! Xoxo maris

Hibbard Family said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to see some pics!!