Friday, January 30, 2009

No House

Just for a quick follow up from my last post. We found out yesterday that we did not get the house. I was disappointed at first, but now am okay with it. It's kind of a relief to not have to worry about finding all the kitchen appliances and a kitchen sink. We are kind of thinking that maybe we want to wait a few months and get some financing figured out. We still want to keep a general eye out for htings, just in case something amazing comes up, but it would be nice to have things line up a little better. Hopefully next time we do this process I will have Ray there to help and give support so I won't make myself so sick through it. Thanks to you all for all your advice and support, it does help. THANK YOU!!!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Stressed to the Max!!!

The last couple of days have been quite crazy and let me explain why. We've been regular emails from our real estate agent so we could keep an eye on the market. Well, yesterday Ray had to go to Salt Lake for meetings and so of course that was the day that our agent calls me and says that she just emailed me a listing that just came back open for something in our price range and wants me to come look at. I look at the email and am extremely interested but, Ray is out of town. So she told me to just come look at it and see if we're really intersted because when it previously was on the market, it went under contract in one day so we need to act quickly. So I called Ray and he said to go ahead and look at. And of course I liked the house alot. Not to say it doesn't need any work, but it just needs cosmetic touch ups with the minor exception of one thing. There are no kitchen appliances, even the kitchen sink is gone. But I called Ray and told him I like the house, so we agree for me to go put on offer in on it. Talk about nerve racking. In our marriage we don't make decisions like these without the other one to help with opinions. And then like most of you know, I'm the erratic, emotional one while Ray is the calm, stable rock. I NEEDED my ROCK!!! Anyways, I was able to pull myself together and went and put in an offer.

We made an appointment for Ray and I to go look at the house today. When we met up with the agent she told us that the bank (oh yeah, this house is a foreclosure) looked at all four offers and said for all of us to come back with counter offers. I just have to add, I hate this type of stuff. I get way too stressed out and emotional. Anyways, we already put our first offer in at the maximum amount we could, so we just resubmitted it and now we're sitting and waiting and getting more gray hairs by the minute. I can't afford more gray hairs, I too young! Anyways, we're supposed to hear back either today or tomorrow. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that somehow we'll pull it off. I really like this house. It needs some touchups and wouldn't look the greatest when we moved in, but over time it would look so nice!!! I want this house!!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Sad......I Think

So yesterday we thought we were on our way to actually buy a house! Can you believe it?! Here is the story. There was this house that we had kind of been keeping our eyes on for a while, but it was a little out of our price range. The other night Ray was casually looking through the real estate websites and he came across that house but it was now being foreclosed for EXTREMELY CHEAP!!! So the next day we went and talked to a mortgage guy and everthing looked great, we would actually end up paying less than what we are now, but for our own house. So the mortgage guy had a real estate agent call us and she had to give us bad news. The house was already under contract and now here is the gross part. It is infested with German cochroaches (sorry if spelling is wrong) and they are so bad they are even falling from the ceiling. I HATE cochroaches! So, at least I didn't have to worry about the little beggers because it is already taken. We were disappointed at first, not just because we thought it was going to be a great house for us (or so we thought), but we realized it was because it was something we could actually afford. Houses in our price range don't come up very often in our price range, but we just need to be patient. It will happen when it is supposed to and for right now we are in an excellent duplex in a good neighborhood.Blockquote
Just me and boys hanging out, being lazy!

Chase has fallen asleep in his exersaucer. What a hard life!

Logan loves to "play" Guitar Hero and Chase is following in his brother's footsteps.

What a better way to spend the afternoon, taking a snooze with the boys.

Friday, January 16, 2009

My "Solid" Boy

So today I Chase to the doctor for his 4 month appointment and it went so good!!! He weighed in at 16 lbs 12 ounces and 25 1/2 inches long! That put him inthe 80% for his weight and 75% for his height. As the doctor put it, he is a solid boy. I am so excited that we have a kid that has some meat on his bones and has a little height. Don't get me wrong, I love Logan just the way he is, but it's nice to have one of each now. Well, they also gave Chase his shots at this visit and he was such a big boy about it. He cried for just a second then he drank his bottle and went to sleep. I couldn't ask for anything better. And Logan was so good the whole time too. He loved watching the doctor look at Chase and then he had to make sure that the doctor was being nice to his brother, it was cute.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Gotta Love Two-Year Olds

So I jut have to tell the story of what Logan said yesterday, it made me laugh.

Yesterday I decided to rearrange Logan's room because we just moved Chase into his own bedroom, which is between our room and Logan's. But I wanted to move Logan's bed because his bed was on the wall that shares with Chases and for the sake of trying to eliminate noise traveling through the wall and waking up Logan I moved to the outside wall. Anyways, we cleaning up the toys off the floor with Logan when he decided to dump out two buckets of blocks and kick them everywhere. So, me being a mean mom told him to sit against the wall in timeout. He goes and sits and innocently looks and me and says, "Is Jesus happy mom?" I had to turn away so he would't see me laugh.
Lately I've been trying to teach him that when we make good choices that it makes Jesus happy and when we make bad choices that it makes Jesus sad. I quickly covered my smile and turned to him to explain that he made a bad choice and so He wasn't happy. I love the simplicity of his knowledge and faith. He loves to go around and make a steeple with his fingers and try to sing "I Love to see the Temple".

Another thing that Logan that did that made me happy was when he was lying on the bed with Chase yesterday. I looked over at them and Logan was leaning over Chase taking him by the hand trying to teach Chase how to give him a "Five" and and then to do "knuckles". It was quite adorable, at least to me.
I love my kids! They are so much fun!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

What Have I Done? Not Much...

Do it yourself! Copy and paste the list into your blog and bold or highlight the items you have done. Here we go....

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
7 5. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Been in love