Monday, June 29, 2009

Waiting on closing...

So we've found our dream home and now we're just waiting on closing. It seems to be taking forever, but I know the wait will be worth it. I'm just ready for it all to be done so I can stop worring about it already. I have so much to do when we move from finding a new doctor to where the furniture will go. I guess it's a good stress to have. Moving from a trailer to a house is a big deal to me. I've lived in both growing up, but for some reason when you get a house it just feels good. Hurricane season has started already, but it looks like we will be out of here in time before anything hits. I feel so blessed to be able to offer my family a safe place to evacuate to if need be. I know last year alone we all spent about $600 each in hotel stays alone and Fema only will pay you $100 back "if you qualify". So I'm glad for that for to. I'll put up a pic of us in front of the new house. We took this picture when we just went by to view it. We fell in love with it right away and I think we somehow knew it would be the one we would choose. :)
I'm now 15 weeks 2 days pregnant. I still cannot believe it. After 15 months of trying I have a baby in there! It's so weird! You get so focused on getting pregnant that when you ARE pregnant it's like it's almost not real. I know that must sound crazy! All of my symptoms have gone away except for dizzyness which is normal at this time. I'm excited to find out what I'll be having. I find out on the 27th (I think) of next month. I want a girl, but at this point it doesn't really matter as long as the baby is healthy.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Found a house!

So I finally got to take a house hunting trip up to Northern Texas where we will be living soon. I was really nervous and scared that I wouldn't like it. I already have my Mom and sister giving me a hard time for moving away in the first place. So that didn't really help. It reminded me of my hometown in Kentucky and it felt so homey. The people there are very nice and friendly. Here you'll get flipped off for looking at someone the wrong way! So that is a major plus! I'm even considering letting my kids go to school there instead of homeschooling. I would definitely home school where I'm currently living. So that opens up future options for our child's education which is nice to have options.

We got there on a Sunday with a list of approximately 20 houses we wanted to see. It was pretty overwhelming and I was scared we wouldn't find something or have enough time to see them all before I had to come back to Louisiana. We met our realator at 8:30am. We soon found out that there were only 13 of the 20 houses still on the market. I was kind of relived believe it or not. So we looked at all the 13 houses by 12pm! We were done by lunch time! Some of the houses you just walk into and it just didn't feel right. We narrowed it down to 4 houses, but I fell in LOVE with one in particular. 3 of the 4 were in a town about 25 minutes from town. It was kind of run down town with a train track that you had to wait on. I really didn't want to live there. I want something close to town so I can just run to the grocery store when I need something. So the house I fell in love with won. My husband had seen it 3 weeks ago and he loved it. I honeslty didn't think I would, but I did. So at about 3pm we called her back and put in an offer. We got a counter offer and accepted and now we are just waiting for closing since we went FHA loan which can take up to 45 days to complete.

So it's a really nice house on a little more than half an acre of land. It has 3bd and 2bath. The house itself is about 1700 sq. ft. which is all we need. We are coming from a single wide trailer after all! 1200 sq. ft. tops! So this is a big step for us. I couldn't be more excited! A new kitty, a new house, and a new baby all in one year! WOW!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Time to clean up!

So we are suppose to have a real estate agent come by the house Friday to discuss our selling options with us. I'm not sure if she is also doing an inspection or not so I need to clean up! I threw my back out last week and it's just now getting to where I can move again. It's surprizing what accumulates so quickly. Everything is a mess. Dishes, laundry, dusting, clutter, dirty floors, you name it I have it! It looks like a tornado just ripped thru here lol. So I guess it's time I get to cleaning. I hate cleaning.... obviously... who likes it right? I think I'll start with the clutter and work my way to the floors last so it looks nice and clean by Friday. I'm so not looking forward to it, but it needs to be done.

We got approved for a little over $200,000 for our new house. I can't wait to start looking! I really would rather stay in the $175,000 zone if possible. I don't really want a huge house note, but we'll see what the difference would be. We are looking for a 4bd and 2bath house. Hopefully we can find what we are looking for in the alloted time. I would like to have an office, nursery, and a guest room. I haven't seen any 4bd on the market that isn't old. Most of the 4bd we've seen online were built in 1975! We are looking for something at least built in the year 2000 lol! I'm not very picky so I think it should go well. As long as I have a roof over my head I think I'll be happy.

I'm feeling pretty good today. Went grocery shopping with my sister today and it really wore me out. It's crazy how one shopping trip wears me out now. I feel like I'm 80 years old sometimes. At least most of the sleepyness and nausousness have worn off for the most part. I'm officially off of pelvic rest today! woo hooo! Guess where hubby is... work! So yea, this may be TMI, but the last time we "woo hooed" was when we concieved the baby!!! So it's been a little over 2 months! Sorry, it will just be a mile stone for us lol. Well better go find something to clean or put away. Wish me luck.....