Tuesday, April 29, 2008

I miss my camera.

I love this new bag for the little one:






I ordered it for our trip to Madison (of course it wasn't delivered until we were in Madison) and I thought it would be perfect for her to use as she got older. I just hope she likes toile as much as I do. She will like everything I like right?

So...my old camera...I hate it. Because of pictures like this:






I was trying to get a picture of my baby girl with her new bag that she loves (because remember...she loves everything I love) but it doesn't take the picture when I want it to, it takes the picture when it wants to...here are some more lovely photos to prove my point...





See? Anyway, enough complaining for today. We are slowly going through all of our belongings and donating or tossing what we aren't taking to Madison with us. Apparently I'm attached to this carseat so it will be coming with us to Madison. For now it sits in our living room and I put the little flower in it this morning to see what she'd do. She liked it (notice the kitchen towel around her neck- life is never dull with a toddler):



This is what she used to look like in it:


Amazing. Then she saw one of her favorite toys (my old camera) and...well...it's irresistible to her:



Which is another reason I need my camera! Every picture I take will look like this until I have it back:



Wednesday, April 23, 2008

4 days + 28 showings + 1 very patient realtor =



Our New Home!


If all goes as planned we will close in June but I can't possibly wait that long to show you around. Let's have a look-see together shall we?


This is the driveway (duh) and the garage is on the right:


Here it is!

Here's a better picture:



This is the view from the front porch:




This is the staircase from the foyer:


This is the hearth room: the kitchen is on the left and the family room is on the other side of the fireplace wall:


This is the family room:





I want to take these pictures to a furniture store and tell them I want an exact replica of everything. I think that rocking chair is an antique. At least I hope it is because it sure did make some funny noises when I sat in it to rock the little flower to sleep during the inspection. I seriously thought I might break it. But I kept rocking. I'm sorry. Does that makes me a bad person? I would've gotten up if I had heard it start to break, I swear.

Okay, back to the home tour...this is looking back towards the kitchen from the family room. At the very end of the hall is the door to the garage:

The hearth room again from the kitchen (that's our realtor, he's a very patient and sweet man):


This is the deck, screened porch, and yard (duh squared). I wish I had better pictures of the yard. I guess you'll just have to come visit to see for yourself:



I dropped my camera mid-trip (it was a painfully long fall). And then I cried and cursed. And then I borrowed two cameras to take more pictures but it just wasn't the same. I was so upset about my camera I neglected to take pictures of the mud room, laundry room, and the kitchen but I love them all just the same.


This is the fab staircase:



This is the hallway upstairs from the top of the staircase:

Straight ahead is this bedroom:



and at the opposite end of the hallway is this bedroom:


another bedroom (the peach will be leaving, say buh-bye):

If you can't find me, I'll be sitting in front of this window enjoying the view. Doesn't it look like a framed picture?



Here's the master bedroom and bathroom (and my deliciously sweet husband and baby- how cute are they)?



I'll give you one guess where all three of us will be together about 47 minutes after closing. That's right...in that beauty of a backyard...just kidding!

This is the other bathroom upstairs:


And that's it!



I could show you some more pictures of the unfinished basement but I'll spare you. All you need to know is that eventually we will finish the basement and you will have a bedroom and a bathroom all to yourself when you come visit!

Monday, April 21, 2008

What I will be doing for the next 48 hours:


We had a fab (that's going to be my new word-- short for fabulous) time in Madison. With the exception of a little glitch with the rental car (I forgot the car rental information so we went to National and not Hertz--not a good thing since we had to walk from one to the other with a toddler and all of our luggage) the week could not have been better. My stepmom flew to Madison to see us and help us with the little one. She rocks. Thank you so much Pam!


Monday, April 14, 2008

Madison here we come!

Xanax- check.

Final list of homes to see- check.

Piper and Choki off to the vet for boarding (poor little guys) - check.

Dramamine- check.

Xanax- check check.

New supposedly spill proof cups for the little one's juice- check.

Our life insurance policies updated- check.

Tivo programmed to record House Hunters (it's first-time homebuyers week, go figure)- check.

Cool weather clothing- check.

Checkbook- check. Hee-hee.

Oooh! How could I forget...camera battery charged- check.

Entire Jet Blue fleet inspected and terrorist free- ummmmmmmm...check...please?

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Couple of things...

To any vegetarians that might happen upon my blog (or anyone else who thinks that all vegetarian food is gross) you have to try this stuff. It is the BOMB soy taco meat. I haven't used that word to describe something in years but trust me, not just any old word will do. Honestly, this stuff is better than any taco meat I've ever tasted. I'm in the midst of a very lazy week in terms of cooking. I went out and bought all the ingredients for tacos and we've been eating nothing but for the past two days and will probably do the same through the weekend. It's that good. And I'm that lazy.



Secondly, if you haven't heard of Randy Pausch and his Last Lecture, do yourself a favor and take a few minutes to watch/read it. I don't watch Oprah so I hadn't heard about it until I received the youtube clip in an e-mail from my mother. His words are simply inspirational and I feel the need to share.

Monday, April 7, 2008

We need a yard.


This is our dog Piper:

Because he's...how shall I say it...antisocial...we take him to a gated dog park to play off-leash. He lives for two things--his master (my husband) and the dog park. So you can see he had quite a Sunday...

Keep in mind my husband never had a dog growing up...this is his first. He is such a natural...





Someone else thinks it's pretty groovy, too...


Just a few more months and hopefully we will have a large backyard of our very own. Every dog should be so lucky.