Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Big News!!

Finally! We finally got the very last of all our stuff out of Tim's house tonight! Yay!

So in my last post I was kinda cryptic about being really excited for Friday to be here...

Well Friday we finally closed on Tim's house!


I was pretty quiet about it because, well, I'm superstitious! I didn't wanna jinx us by getting all excited and planning for a new house and then not have it work out. But August 16th finally got here and the buyer signed the papers!

The past 4-5 weeks Tim and I have both been busy traveling for work, making sure the house was ready for inspections and final walk-throughs, scouring Iowa Realty for the perfect house, driving through potential neighborhoods, getting Kaydin ready to start first grade, and enjoying the last few days of summer. No time for blogging! Plus, I was just too nervous to speak too soon! :)

Since they almost backed out once a couple weeks ago, we didn't pack or move anything until after they signed the papers Friday. That meant that the weekend was jam packed with moving stuff.

Friday night was our last pizza night on S. 13th. We made sure to get some pics and drink some wine! :)

Cheers!


Friday night also ended up being our last night sleeping there, too. We moved the beds and most of the furniture out on Saturday.
We filled up two of these babies!

While we packed and carried things Kaydin took some time to cuddle with the dogs.



Many of you are probably wondering what's next for us, where will we be living? Well, since we didn't want to get stuck with two mortgages in case the buyers really did not go through with the sale, we didn't jump on purchasing anything yet. The past couple weeks we really started looking and trying to make a decision. Our final two choices are not ready to move-in yet. One house isn't quite done being built yet, the other top choice the builder won't let us move in until the mortgage is transferred.

So for now, it's a huge blessing I kept my apartment! Now we just have to pick a house and start the countdown process for our closing process to be done!


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Currently: August 2013

Hi! I've been gone for a little while so I thought I'd jump right in and catch you up on what I can! :)

Currently : August 2013

Current books Totally slacking on reading lately. Not even reading a book right now. I haven't even been doing any blog reading. I've been reading training and reference materials for work and a travel book about Washington DC when I traveled there last week. Also, been reading realty listings over and over...and over.

Current music: I am obsessed with Matt White's song, Love and Affection. Not even sure what genre this falls under but totally love!

Current guilty pleasure: Hmmm, well tonight I indulged in a bowl of Lucky Charms. I don't usually buy sugary cereal but mom and dad have this kind at their house so had a bowl! Always eat the cereal pieces first and save the marshmallows for last! :)
 ;)
Current nail color: Naked, as usual! I wish I cared more and always had more nails painted but it's just never at the top of my priority list.

Current drink: Water, water, and more water. I rarely drink anything but water. It's my fav! 

Current food:  Tonight Dad grilled us burgers, mom made homemade French fries and I made us vanilla shakes!

Current favorite show:
 I admit...I freakin' love watching the Kardashians. I love their bond with each other and that they have absolutely no filter around each other. Khloe cracks me up. Tim and I have also been catching up on all our DVR'ed Shark Week episodes. I was in DC last week for work and we haven't had much time to watch much yet.

Current needs:
I neeeeed it to be Friday!

Current wish list:
I wish for it to be Friday! And for one more step in our lives to be here!  ;)

Current triumphs:
Hmmm,  not sure on this one. I'll say getting back into running. Tim and I ran the dogs Friday, Monday and Tuesday night. We ran about 1.5-1.8 miles. I haven't run or done much cardio at all since early May! I really need to get back into the habit!

Current bane of my existence:
Waiting for Friday to come and make a final decision!

Current celebrity crush:
No one really in particular today. But it's always Tyrese Gibson, Shemar Moore, and Channing Tatum!

Current indulgence:
I guess my Lucky Charms from earlier :)

Current blessing:
That I have a job I like, an organization I like working for, and a position that challenges me.

Current slang:
I still say OMG quite a bit! lol

Current outfit:
As I sit here typing this I'm wearing a black cami tank and some of mom's comfy cotton capris. Nothing too special! Comfy is always the way to be when at home.

Current excitement :
Excited to hang out with my friends from high school tomorrow night, Kati and Jess! We live fairly close to each other and don't hang out nearly enough!

Current mood: Getting sleepy! Other than that happy, anxious, and exited for the days, months, and years ahead!

Current link:
Like I mentioned earlier, I haven't been browsing online much lately, haven't read many blog posts, and haven't even kept up much on Facebook or Instagram lately. So I'm going to give a little love to my new found favorite salad shop, Chopt. I stopped here while in DC and absolutely loved it! You choose the type you want and they add all ingredients to a bowl, then you move down the line and chop it all up really well, then the dressing is mixed in and back into a bowl it all goes. Soo good! The only problem is there's not one anywhere near where I live! Wahhhh!! :'(   If there was, this would def be my first choice of restaurant 9 times out of 10! Soo good! And who doesn't agree that an assembled-for-you salad is much better than one you have to prepare and throw together yourself?!? Right!

I miss you all! What have you been up to?