Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Not Gonna Happen

The house we wanted that is.  The house seemed so ideal for our family and had so many perks and bonuses however we chose to walk away from the deal.  The property was owned by Chase, and let me tell you, if you ever plan to buy a home through them READ THE ADDENDUMS and then go back and re-read them and then have someone else read them.  Seriously.  Their addendums were ridiculous and after talking with our father-in-law and each other we chose to just let it go.  I won't lie.  We are very disappointed.  However, we are also at peace and we know in the end, it really is just not a big deal.  We have survived job loss and the loss of a baby, a house literally means nothing.  So we are back to searching and seeing what else is on the market!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Tonight we are going to sign an acceptance of their counter-counter-counter offer.  LOL!  To say we are excited is a huge underestimate!  It still will not quite be a done deal as we wait on inspections and things like that, but we have every reason to believe it will happen.  In theory we could be homeowners in April!!! Time will tell and we'd appreciate your prayers during this time.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

A day Off

Many of you may know that I also write for a review and giveaway blog.  Well recently I got a free night stay at a resort with an indoor waterpark.  The only catch was that we had to stay on a weekday.  The girls were out of school Friday so I was able to get a Thursday night reservation.  Since we got an awesome 2 room suite I invited their aunt to join (plus my hubby could not come since he works 6 days a week).  We had a complete blast and of course I snagged some great photos! 
Also, since many of you asked about the house....the bank did not accept our offer.  They countered with a horrible offer and last night we re-countered with an offer of our own.  We had to give them through next Thursday to reply though since there is a 3 day weekend for banks.  We do not think they will accept this offer either but we are hoping it will give us a better feel for what they are looking for.
Meanwhile...the pics:

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


So we made an offer on the house we want.  Now we are just waiting to hear back from the bank.  Tomorrow is the deadline for the bank to let us know what they think.  We are excited and nervous all at once.
I was really hoping to hear today because it was Valentine's day!  We did have a great day anyways though.  I was able to get a lovely Peppermint Mocha, I made the kids their annual Valentine's Day muffins, I made my hubby a special dinner of pork chops and homemade mashed potatoes and I got to talk with several friends today!
What did you do to celebrate?

Thursday, February 9, 2012


If all goes well we hope to make an offer on a house this weekend!  To say we are extremely excited would be a HUGE underestimate.  We really love this house and want to use this house to serve God.  We are just praying that is this is supposed to be our house that everything goes smoothly.  In my head...I am already decorating. LOL! 

Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Moon

We were out tonight looking at a house and doing some grocery shopping.  On the way home, the Professor kept saying, "ball, ball".  We could not figure out what he was talking about until we saw the moon.  He thought the moon was a ball.  It was just the sweetest thing!