Saturday, February 16, 2008

Great news!!! It's sold!!


Yep, that's right! Last Sunday (2/10), we got an offer on the house and accepted it!! :) We had the home/pest inspection on Thursday and supposedly all went well. We'll be closing on March 28th!! YAY!!! What a huge weight off our backs!!!

~ Valentine's Day

Jarrett & I don't celebrate Valentine's Day. We just exchange cards and then try to have a date night a week or 2 after it. We were all sick this past week anyways (mostly Jarrett & the kids though...I only had a slight hint of it for a day or so). Christian's valentine's day party was on Wednesday and I was one of the moms to help out with the party. It was so fun! Christian loved having me at school with him and I just love being around all those 4/5 yr olds. The kids in his class are adorable and they just have such a blast no matter what you do with them!!

~ Other than that...

It's the first quiet weekend in FOREVER!!! We have been showing the house so much and having different functions to go to every weekend. It's nice to have the house under contract with no more showings! It's especially nice since everyone is recovering from the sickies. Just a weekend to lay around and chill out! We're going to Monster Jam tonight with Christian, my FIL, and my BIL. Christian is totally obsessed with monster trucks and I can't wait to take him. We went last year and had a blast...this year will be even better!! It kinda sucks since we put off getting tickets until the last minute so we're not going to have great seats, but with everyone being sick, we didn't want to buy them ahead of time.

Have a GREAT weekend!!! :) Talk to ya soon!!

Thursday, February 7, 2008


My little peanut is starting to use the p.o.t.t.y!!! YAY!!! Yesterday she had no accidents at all and told us every time she needed to go. Including at the mall!! :) We left her pick out her own new over the weekend and she got Dora and Pooh. She is so proud of herself!! We had one accident today, but she's making such good progress! YAY, AVA!!! :) I'm so proud of you, princess!

On the house front, we had someone else come yesterday to look at it. The people that came back for a second look haven't made any decision yet. His pickup doesn't fit in our garage, which is the biggest issue. He is trying to figure out a way to make it work. We're just trying to stay positive and keep our fingers crossed!

I STILL haven't got my designs up in the store yet! ARGH! Every time I sit down to do it, something else comes up. :( The people that came to the house yesterday called at 1:00 pm to say they were going to be there at 4:30. I know...3 hours sounds like MORE than enough time to get a house together, but with a 2.5 yr old and 4.5 yr old it is SO hard!! I ran around the house the whole afternoon to get it done. I am SO SICK of getting this house ready to show to people! I am hoping we get an offer soon. This is causing so much stress!

Have a great day, girlies! {HUGS}

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Not much...

Not much going on today. We had someone come back for a second viewing today and we're really hoping to get an offer from them. They need the garage to be taller so that his pickup truck would fit and today they came with a family member that is a contractor to see if they could make ours work. That seems to be the only sticking point, so hopefully it works out! We haven't heard anything back yet, but I'm of the thinking that "better nothing at all than a NO!". So...another day of keeping the fingers crossed.

Today there is nothing at all happening. Just sitting around and relaxing. I'm going to get some new templates packaged up as soon as I get some sample LOs done. That's pretty much it! Thrilling, eh?!?!? ;) LOL

It's nice to know that a couple people still check in here...thanks, girls! {HUGS}

Monday, February 4, 2008


the couple that came back for a second viewing of the house on Saturday chose another one. :( Their realtor said it was between our house and another and they ended up making an offer on the other one. Is it too mean to say that I hope the offer falls through? ;) We DID get a call last night saying that someone else wants to come back for a second viewing tomorrow morning. They like the house, but he wants a garage that will fit his full sized pickup truck. He's bringing a family member that is a contractor tomorrow morning to see what it would take for him to alter our garage to fit his needs. They like the house other than that! SO...again....keeping my fingers crossed! LOL (the story of our lives right now)

We had a Superbowl party yesterday and the normal group came over. We had a ton of fun and it was so nice to get together with everyone! And...I'M SO GLAD THE GIANTS WON!!!! I absolutely, positively hate the Patriots!! (sorry if any of you were rooting for them! lol) They are just so cocky and arrogant and I hate that. Then the way they were big babies and sore losers at the end of the game...ugh...really turned me off even more!! I thought the commercials pretty much sucked too. What a letdown!

I started a few more templates over the weekend and need to get some sample LOs done before I can get them up in the store. I've been neglecting my designing so much. I haven't done much since before Christmas! :( I really need to treat this more as a "business" instead of just "something I do on the side". The money is definitely more important now that we're in the middle of this whole house fiasco!!

Anyways, I'm off to work on them now. Have a wonderful Monday! {HUGS}

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Keeping fingers crossed...

Well, so much for my relaxing day yesterday! lol As soon as I posted my blog post, Jarrett called and someone wanted to look at the house between 1:00 and 4:00! That was at 11 am!! ARGH!!! I pulled it all together and me, the kids, and the dog all went to my parents house. Well, they liked it and came back again today for a second look! Plus, we had 2 others look at the house today. Keeping those fingers crossed that we get a good offer soon!!!

Today, we went shopping while the people were looking at the house. We went to the mall and did some returns and then Walmart to get some goodies for tomorrow's Superbowl party. It was friggin' MOBBED out there! So darn busy and the kids were acting up too which made it so much harder. :( Ugh. I'm glad to be home now!!! Just a relaxing night planned here. Getting ready for the party tomorrow as much as I can.

I am cautiously optimistic about today...trying to stay positive! Off to relax now! {HUGS}

Friday, February 1, 2008


Today is my dad's birthday!! :) He can be a true pain in the butt sometimes, but I just love him to death! He is soooooooo hard to buy presents for. Ugh! We went to the mall and got him a new grill cover, a 1/4 zipper sweatshirt, a bartenders bible (since he claims he is sick of drinking beer right now, lol), and the automatic adjustable wrench from Craftsman. It was so cute shopping with the kids for him. Every single thing they saw, they were saying "let's get this for papa!" or "papa would like this!". LOL You should have seen some of the stuff they were pointing to! Christian also came up with a grand plan for his bday. He wanted to make a cake, buy the relighting candles ("'cause that would be so funny, momma!"), and go to the mall to buy him presents. I haven't had the heart to tell him that my mom already ordered a cake for him. Shhh.... ;) So, anyways, that's where we'll be tonight. Spending the night with dad/Papa. :)

The weather is so gross here today. It is rainy and everything turned into a solid sheet of ice outside overnight. The trees look like they are ice scuptures!!! Really pretty, but I hate going out in that crap! I kept Christian home from school today and we are just in our PJs. I'm hoping to get the house straigtened up, have the kids do some sort of project for dad's bday, and hopefully get some designing done!!!

Christian is also old enough to do T-ball this year!!! OMG! When did my little boy get so big?!?!!? Sign-ups are tomorrow morning and it's looking like he will be the youngest one. It is based off of their age as of April 30th and his bday is April 15th. The T-ball is for ages 5/6. I really think he'll have fun with it though!! I hope that some of his little friends from preschool are on his team!

We're having a Superbowl party on Sunday. The same group of people gets together every year for the Superbowl and we also get together for the playoff games if the Steelers are in them. It is always a fun time and this will probably be the last big party we have at our house! (hoping that we're out of here by April for Christian's bday, of course!)

We had people come yesterday to look at the house and again tomorrow. PLEASE let someone make an offer soon!!! *fingers crossed and prayers being said* We are SO sick of showing it to people!!!!! The ones that were here yesterday were here for almost 45 minutes, so hopefully that is a good sign.

And that's it! Just sitting in front of the computer on a crappy, gray day! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAD!! I love you!!! xoxo Have a great weekend everyone!! {HUGS}