Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Becoming home buyers

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We are in the process of buying our very own home. We have lived with my parents for a year while we were getting back on our feet. Thankfully my job finally transitioned to permanent status, so we have been able to save up some money. I am so thankful for this home they have given us and Lexi.
About the new house:
It is a doublewide trailer, which I've learned some people don't consider a house, but oh well. The house is amazing. It is a foreclosure home so we have a few more hoops to jump through, than just a normal buy. We originally placed an offer on the house and were denied. We didn't make a counteroffer at that time. We looked at a few more places, but our minds just kept coming back to this house. So we decides to place a second, higher offer. And it was accepted! The seller has been giving us the runaround on some things but we are sticking to our guns, and doing what we know is best. The inspections are supposed to start today. We have had to cancel them twice because of issues on the seller's end. We have had to file for an extension on the 10 days to get inspections done. Because of unforseen issues and the Thanksgiving holiday we have run out of time. We are in love with our realtor and Lexi calls him Uncle Chad. She asks to go see him all the time. The house has been vacant for about 3 years. It has been winterized, but we are telling ourselves that it will be perfectly normal to have something leak when they run the water back on. There are some things already noticed that will need repaired before the inspection will pass, but we have some money built in for repairs. We purchased our appliances this weekend, so that makes it a little more real. Once these inspections are through I will feel a little more at ease about the whole thing. It is definitely a process I don't want to go through very often.New

Monday, November 28, 2011


Thanksgiving was once again amazing. My family never ceases to amaze me. We do holidays right! Here's a list of the food we had: turkey, ham, my Grandma's homemade noodles, broccoli rice casserole, hot corn casserole, homemade rolls, sweet potatoes, pies, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing...i'm probably missing a bunch of stuff. Highlights of the day. Getting to see my sisters that I don't see enough. Getting to see my cousins who I don't see enough. Throwing a hot roll across the room to my uncle. Lexi being adorable the whole day. Lexi riding my cousin's old rocking horse. Me wearing 2 different shoes. Lexi telling uncle JR "Go pokes!" and "No boomer." My uncle Mike giving Lexi some stuffed animals, including a huge Mickey Mouse that came from Disney land. Uncle Mike has finally started to open up around kids more. When he and my Aunt Claudia got married there were already 5 kids in the family. He was very standofish. Not huggy or touchy feely. So to see him play with Lexi makes my heart happy!
Friday was Jacob's side of the family's thanksgiving. I finally convinced Jacob's mom that everyone needed to being a dish. Previously she had cooked the entire meal by herself...crazy huh! So I got the honor of cooking the turkey. I was terrified because I have never cooked a turkey before. And my mom was not going to be here to help me. But I followed a combination of instructions and cooked him in my mom's electric roaster. SO EASY! I must buy one of those when we move out. Also for dinner we had ham, sweet potato casserole (it was like dessert. Had an apple crisp like topping!) stuffing, corn, green beans, and more that I am missing. It was another amazing meal. I love going to Jacob's side of the family because there are kids Lexi's age to play with. She loves to play with her cousins. And even though they are a few years older than her she just follows them around and is part of the gang. She melted my heart when we were leaving and she said, "I wanna stay at pawpaw's house." Such a sweet girl.
Today I am home in bed with the flu. Fun times here, so don't come too close!