Thursday, April 29, 2010

RIP Grandma Di

I remember sitting at a table and being asked if I would like some lucky charms. Fast forward like umpteen years later and having a telephone conversation that consisted of research. I needed to know what color eyes my family memebers had for a family tree we had to put together for 10th grade biology.
Grandma Diane was a wonderful person. This wonderful person passed away on Sunday [April 25, 2010], and will be greatly missed by many, many people. I truly wish I could say more about her, but Ive never really known her other than a couple brief encounters. Even though we've never had the pleasure of sitting down in front of each other and shared our stories I would like to think of her as a very caring, loving and beautiful person! The voice that I remember had a very thick Texas draw to it and you could hear her happiness to be speaking to one of her grandchildren, even if they were only her STEP grandchildren. I dont really think that mattered to her. She loved you regardless!

Please say a prayer for my family as they are going this most difficult loss. I wish I could of been there more and gotten to know her better, but I will get to meet her again one of these days when it's my turn.

I just pray that her family knows that she is in a better place and isn't suffering anymore. She just recently suffered from a stroke. Im not entirely sure of all the details surrounding her passing, mostly because my biological mom doesnt care to share information. That is an entirely different post that is coming later. I want my distant family to know that they are in my prayers.
Ive been trying to completely understand death recently, especially when 3 people that I know have died in the last month and a half. Im not afraid of death, because I know one day I will be united with my creator and get to spend eternity with Him. I think my not understanding comes from me just being selfish about wanting to keep them here with me. However, I know that the ones that Im losing right now are up there waiting on me, waiting to embrace me and catch up.

Anyway, God Bless!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Going ons...

Im pretty sure in my last post I mentioned that we got to move in (ok, so I more than mentioned it!!) Wee the other day I was home sick (sore throat, migrane, and runny nose) and we got the call that we needed to be at the title company at 4 to FINALLY close!!! I am very proud to say that we are homeowners and no longer have to worry about the REAL owners lol! But for real, its pretty freaking awesome.

On that note, it also means that we are now responsible for EVERYTHING that needs to be fixed and anything else that involves our home. We already have had the pleasure of experiencing the water line to my washer leaking. Noah was trying to replace it yesterday and the stupid pipe snapped! (only where the shut off valve was) That meant a late night trip to Lowes yesterday. Im very lucky to have a pretty handy guy!

Also, Noah decided to start a project yesterday while I was at work. I got home and was greeted with part our yard hoed up! Literally! We had talked about making a part of our yard pretty and kind of decorative. I didnt realize that he was going to go ahead and do it yesterday! Oliver loved playing in all the overturned earth!

On a COMPLETELY serious side grandma died the other day. She is my real mom's step mom. Ive never really known her except when I was REAL little and a few phone conversations a few years back. I ask for prayers for my family and this tough time. She deserves her own post and that will come in the next few days.

God Bless!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Finally some good news!

Im oh so happy to report that we FINALLY moved into our new house! Noah and I can not be happier!!!!!! We havent been able to close yet because of some delays on the sellers side dealing with the title, BUT they were kind enough to let us go ahead and move in on Friday! I have so so so many feelings going on inside of me right now!!! I have to get things presentable for this weekend, Im hosting a jewelry party on Saturday to help my sister get her business up and running! So, it will give our friends and family a chance to come and check out our new home. I think on Sunday we will be having a family bbq at our house to break it in. Im really excited about it! It is all so beautiful. I couldnt be happier to finally own a home and be able to give my family something that we will cherish for at least the next 30 years (as long as our loan lol).

we have so much room to spread out and enjoy ourselves! Oliver already loves it. I think he just enjoys being able to run around outside of a small pin! There arent a whole lot of ways that he can hurt himself as easily!By the time we got home yesterday I was exhausted; Oliver was still running from room to room with dad's black belt in tow until about 10. He is so full of energy!

I have some pictures that I want to post so I will update you with those afterwhile. We should be getting our internet hooked back up here real soon, so until then...

Thursday, April 15, 2010

A little of this and a little of that...

You thought I was gonna come on here and talk about my frustrations about our house situation...didnt you? Well you are good! Im too predictable.
Anyway, Ive talked to our processor and she told me that we would close no later than Thursday and I get an email this morning saying that we are more than likely not closing on the house today. Im a little frustrated about it because Ive been told day by day, "Tomorrow is the day". I understand that things come up but PLEASE dont make a promise to me saying that "yea for sure we are closing tomorrow". I get my hopes and feel depressed...ok maybe depressed is too harsh of a word, but you get my drift.

I feel like Im turning into a broken record. The first thing I do in the morning any more is send an email directly to our processor, checking in. I shouldnt have to check in, they should be checking in with me on a regular business. That is their job. BUT I guess Im paranoid because Ive never bought a house and would like to know whats going on.

I guess thats enough of my ranting.

On a brighter note: Im making flowers!!! I made a daffodil last night! I need to take some pictures of all the flowers that Ive made. They are so cute! I started doing it because I seen NUMEROUS blogs that were talking about recycling, reducing, and reusing. Flowers out of pop bottles were everywhere! I wanted to make some myself so I could decorate our foyer with them at the new house. Im really excited about them!!!!

Im sad to report that I havent been cooking very much here recently. I kind of got into a rut and not to mention have been anticipating on the move that haev been getting things in order to pack up and move. SO! really not a whole lot going on.

I know Ive got so many things to say and add upon, but at the moment I need to call the processor and figure out whats going on with why we arent in the house yet!!
God Bless!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

House Update

I really wish that I could tell you that we closed on the house, but Firday came and gone and we are still next door to the inlaws. SO! after a huge blowup and a good nap and a much needed conversation with the processor of our file we are now hoping and planning on closing tomorrow [4/14].

I took the entire day off so that we could get things packed and ready to start moving as soon as we got the keys in our hands. I was getting super anxious and excited! I found out that you need a current drivers license to finish up the closing (I didnt have one). SO! I made a hhurried run (drive) down to the DMV. I got there at 11:30 am and we were to close at 2pm. I was at the DMV for two whole hours. While standing in that line I saw SO many characters. There was seriously a woman there who was in a formal dress!!!! I really wish I was making it up but Im not!

ANYWAY so I finally got out of the DMV and headed home to meet Noah and then head to the title company to sign the papers and get the keys. We were getting ready to leave and got a call from our realtor and she informed me that we would not be closing because of some hiccups on their part. There have been A LOT of hiccups but that is an entirely different post. Our realtor headed our way to have us sign an extension and to talk about the situation. I WAS SO PISSED!!! Even that is an understatement! I didnt want to talk to anyone, even Noah.
After a good nap and finally! talking to the processor I started to feel a little better...mostly because I FINALLY got to express how mistreated I think we have been.

SO! the latest news is that its slightly possible that we close tomorrow but if not tomorrow it will be Thursday! Im praying that the apraisor gets back with her first thing in the morning so that we can close tomorrow! I would almost rather close on Friday so that we have all weekend, BUT! beggars cant be choosers!

Hopefully the next time you hear from me we will be closing!

PS!!! I want to kind of change things up on here. I want to let you know more of whats going on. I want to show more of my inspirations and projects...and just stuff like that. We'll see how that goes but for now enjoy!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Getting Closer

What are you going to be doing at 2pm tomorrow? Noah and I will be closing on our very first home! The best way to put how excited we are is to say that we are...overwhelmed, excited, scared, and anxious.


We have to pack up what little amount of things we have the current house. Most of OUR stuff is in storage, because we knew that we would be moving out again very soon. As soon as finances would allow us we would be gone! We have to take all of our already boxed up things from storage and move it to the garage of OUR house! Its so exciting to say that...OUR HOUSE!


We will have our own space to do what we want with!!! We have been wanting to do so much with OUR space, but its been hard because it wasnt our place. We live with his mom and dad in their extra little house. Weve been extremely greatful for their generosity. BUT its time for us to move on and start our lives the way we want. We are excited because we all (including Oliver) will have our own space to play and grow. There are endless possibilities for what we can do with it! Im mostly excited because I can decorate the way I desire! I get to include my amazing switchplate that you can get from Funkychickendesign on

by the way i JUST learned how to make the hyperlink in this post!!

Now back to the regular programming...


Im not sure how Noah feels on this but for me I am a little scared. BUT in my defense when it comes to HUGE life changing purchases like this Im always scared. Im scared because I worry about all of a sudden not having the money, unexpected medical bills, or whatever unexpeced bills that is. It is a HUGE responsibility! Ive seen my parents struggle and it scares me! I know that I just have to rely on on God and he will see us through!!


Well that goes without saying! I started packing Wednesday night when I found out! I only got two boxes packed...but that goes back to being overwhelmed and not to mention (again) that we have so little to pack up that is with us. Im ready to get in and unpack and put things where we want them! Im ready for this day to be over so that I can get off work and get home to pack up for a long day tomorrow!!!

I will let you all know what happens tomorrow probably once I get the keys in my hands! SO in short could you a little prayer for us about 2pm that everything goes smoothly!
God Bless!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Dont mess with me!

This is what I want to say to the man who is controlling the fate of us moving in next week. Ive been very kind to this man and helpful in every way that I could be, but when you start dodging my calls and do not return them we have issues. The man will not even talk to my realtor.

The thing that bothers me most about the whole situation is that we "close" next Friday. Can we say "cutting it close". I want to scream!