Sunday, May 31, 2009

It Is Mine

On Thursday I became a happy and proud home owner. The furniture has been ordered, the bedding has been bought, and all utilities have been transfered in my name. I'm all giddy and all I talk about is my house. Just ask Jen. She's heard tons. I have so many things running through my head but somehow I'm speechless. I wanted to share the joyous news with y'all. Pictures coming soon.

Monday, May 25, 2009

EXHAUSTED...but it's a GREAT thing

For the past 2 weeks I have been absolutely exhausted. Why you ask? PATTY FOUND HER HOUSE!!!! Sorry for yelling but it's hard to contain my enthusiasm. It's a brand new house. It has 4 bedrooms, 2 are more like office sized and 1 and 3/4 baths. It's so cute. Because it's new I have some work to do as far as landscaping but the good thing is that I can do what I want. The kitchen is nice. I'll be doing some massive baking in there. And the best part is that both Matt and I will have our own office...each. So I will have my craft room. I will have an entire room dedicated to my invitation and card making, scrapbooking and jewelry. Other than the part where Matt is finally coming to be here with me, I think this is what I'm most excited about.

My house came with a full appliance package. The dishwasher, stove and hood were already installed. I paid to upgrade to a microwave and a better dishwasher. I picked black and love them. They look so nice in my kitchen. I must say that it's coming together nicely.

This past weekend my sister and I went to furniture stores to pick out my furniture. As soon as I close I'm heading back and ordering my stuff. I have to say that I'm extremely happy with my picks. Also, my brother went a bought my dining table today. I wanted a round, black table. Woo hoo! I'm almost home.

I haven't closed on my house yet. All that is left is the appraisal and then we are good to go. I have to make my list of things I NEED to buy. Then there's a list of things I WANT to buy. I need to pack. And I need to move. My brother made fun of me today. He said my house is definitely big enough for 2 people. Then he went on to say that hopefully Matt has only half a person's amount of things because I have 1 and 1/2 of a person's things. Ha ha! So true.

I'll keep y'all posted as far as my closing date!!!!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Movies You Forget About Until...

I'm up pretty late because I was waiting to talk to Matt. I love to see what movies come on late night. Tonight it's Sister Act. What a great movie!!!! When I hear some of the songs play at church it always brings me back to this movie. What a classic. Hmmm...sadly, I don't own this movie.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Mmmmm, Yummy!!!

First Look

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Yes, It's True

I've found my house. It's really far from where I work and from my parents and from Jen :( But, I'm really close to my two sisters so that's a good thing. And, not sure if she's happy about this but I'll be closer to Bonnie.

I haven't taken pictures because I didn't want to jinx myself (again)! This home is located in a new development. It's brand new and I get a ton of extras that I wasn't getting before. Overall, my dad, brother, realtor, friend, and I all felt it was the right house.

I'll go into more detail when I post pictures. Just know that I am so excited that things are moving along. So in about a month Matt and I will start our life together and that sounds great to me.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Happy Birthday, Daddy!!!

Today is my dad's birthday. Everyone knows I'm the biggest daddy's girl so really there aren't words to express what my dad means to me. I'm just so grateful to have him in my life. Happy birthday, papi.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Thanks for brightening up my days!

Over the span of two weeks I've been awared 4 awards. I don't mean to keep apologizing for everything but I feel bad that I haven't posted these on my blog yet. I feel bad that I haven't gotten around to reading everyones' blogs much less commenting. I just feel bad about it all. So I'm super sorry.

Back to the awards. The first comes from Kristen at Ladybug Blessings. I love her kind and inspiring words. Kristen always sees the positive in situations. She awarded me the Friend Award. This is the second time I get this award but it still means a ton to get it. Thanks Kristen!

Award number 2 comes from Amy at Keeping up with the Schultz Family. Amy and I have become great blogging friends. And hopefully we will one day meet in real life. I think Amy is so kind and a wonderful mother. I love reading her blog to see what great theme she has posted about. Amy awarded me the Super Blogger Award. Yay, thanks Amy!

My third award was given to me by Jen at Jen and Rob. I have to say that I love reading about how great of a couple Jen and her hubby are. I also can relate to Jen's TAKS stress because of my 5 years of teaching a TAKS grade. (Boy, I don't miss that now that I teach 2nd!) Jen awarded me the...hmmm...Lemonade Stand Award? What is the name of this award? Well anyway, this is also the second time getting this award but it still means a lot to get it. Thanks Jen!

The final award comes from Rachel over at A Doggie Life. I love how much she loves dogs. She is a true lover of nature. And you all need to check out her ask Ruby segment. It's so great! Rachel awarded me the One Lovely Blog Award. Thank you so much Rachel!

I know I'm supposed to follow the rules of each award, but I hope everyone is okay with me awarding people with whichever award you have not received. So if you indeed read this post and you have not gotten one of these awards then I award YOU!!!

So thanks again to all of you for the awards.

Not For Me

I've been quiet for a few days. Again, sadly, this house wasn't for me. So I'm still on the hunt out looking at possible home. I think that makes the total 15 houses and no luck. Keep your fingers crossed. I know it's all in God's hands.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Out of Commission

It's been almost a week since my last post. So much has kept me busy. Not all of it is worth blogging about. The thing that makes me want to scream (in a good way) is the process of finding a house. I've seen so many houses and finally found one I absolutely love. And....just today...I PUT IN AN OFFER!!! OMG!!! I've become a grown up. Now I need everyone to keep their fingers crossed and say some prayers. This is THE house.

So with this being said, I'm sorry I'm not on as often. I try to comment on everyone's blog at least once a week but lately even that's been hard. I do think of y'all all the time. Please be patient with me.

I'll post pictures when and if it becomes official. I don't want to jinx myself again.