Thursday, June 30, 2011

High's and Low's.

It has been quite the month, old June.

We are officially homeless. We moved out and closed on our old house on Monday. We were also supposed to close on our new house that same day, but that didn't happen (and we were somewhat prepared for that). Long story short, the customer service Bank of America's mortgage department is poor. One would think that since the mortgage from the house we just sold was also through Bank of America, it would be a pretty easy process. Instead, we get shuffled to different departments, our loan processor went on vacation and our closing date has been pushed back two weeks. This process has been quite the emotional roller coaster to say the least. Selling our house was cake. I can say though, that I am happy we aren't paying two mortgages, praying for our house to sell!
In the meantime, we are staying with my parents and while it's nice to have a temporary place to stay, we're ready for our new home!
It's been awhile since I've posted any pictures of the kiddos (since I missed Kylie's 5 month post- she's almost 6 months!) so here's a few so this post isn't pictureless. =)
She looks so much like her dad!

Cameron still always wants to hold her and take care of her. I love it!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The weekend report.

In my book, two things define summer: the hot steamy weather and weekends that are jam packed with events. Last weekend was definitely both of those! The temps were in the low 100's and we had 3 days of non-stop places to go and people to see.

We started off Friday morning signing a contract for our new house! I cannot even begin to express my excitement to get into our new place. It was built in 2009 but we will be the first owners. What's even more exciting, is that even though it's bit larger than our place now, we'll be paying about $200.00 less each month for the mortgage because of the type of loan we're getting and what we're putting down! I know a lot of people stress out about moving, but since my husband is a professional mover and packer, I'm really looking forward to the whole moving process. I'll share more about the house (and some pictures too) in the weeks to come!

Friday night we had a bunch of Jon's family roll into town for a weekend family reunion. We packed in as much activity humanly possible, going to the Zoo, out for dinner and dancing, doing as much as we could to show our family a good time. Sunday we had a big BBQ at our place, playing host to about 50 people through the evening. It was hot, but the evening cooled down quite nicely and I think I can speak for everyone when I say that it was a such a great time. I'm just now started to feel caught up on sleep since we didn't go to bed before midnight the entire weekend.
Can you spot me? I'm the tallest one!

I know summer hasn't officially started but it's sooo hot already and I have to admit I'm really looking forward to fall. I am definitely not a lover of summer. =)

Until next time!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Of past and present.

11 years ago I was a junior in high school and rocked a great part time job at American Eagle. I didn't make a dime there because my minimum wage paychecks went right back to the company in exchange for a closet full of clothes. I was stylin' (or so I thought).

My first year I was an employee there, my manager hosted the annual Christmas party at her and her husband's house. It was there that I first laid my googly eyes on what I could only dream would be my future husband. This tall, muscle-y guy (he was my managers brother-in-law) was at the party for a very short time, but my eyes were locked on him for the entire duration of his attendance. Did he notice me? Heck no he didn't. I was just a teenager a few weeks shy of turning 17, and he must have been in his early twenties- a big age difference at the time.

The next time I saw my manager at work, I told her that I thought he was really cute, and from then we always joked about us being sisters if me and this hot guy ever got married.
Oh! Today, we're sisters. =)
Years went by after that Christmas party. I finished high school and entered college, and I had a few relationships over that time that never turned serious. Just after my 20th birthday, I was still working at American Eagle and my manager decided to set me and her brother-in-law up on a date, and well... the rest as they say, is history. 7 years and 2 beautiful kids later, we're celebrating our 4th wedding anniversary. I couldn't be more happy with where we've been and where we are going (hopefully to the new house we put an offer in just a few hours ago!!). I'm excited to see what our 5th year brings us!


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