Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Thank you Nene and Poppy for the surprise!!!!
Over the course of the week we probably looked through 30 different house. At first I was a little bit disappointed because the houses were very old and pretty small. But we got out of the original school district that I wanted to be in (only by about 5 miles), and we found a wonderful house that has everything that we had hoped for. We put an offer in on it on Sunday and I am pleased to say that it was accepted by Tuesday!!!!! We should close on it on July 2nd.
Of course has been a learning situation, like most new things are. I am just so very thankful that we had my dad to help us walk through the process, and to help us understand the things that we needed to be asking about and looking for. The house has what they call Polybutylene plumbing, which we had never heard of. With this type of plumping it is not a question of “it they will bust” but “when they will bust”. So we will have to have the plumbing replaced before we move in, but from all of our research it does not lead us to believe that it will be a hard process. It should only take about 5 days, and luckily we knew enough about it that we deducted the amount to replace it off of our offer price.
I think we are really going to enjoy our new house. I am prying that we did not just settle because of the challenge that come along with looking for a house with 4 small children! But I really feel that we did a good job getting a sample of everything in the area before deciding. The house has a wonderful back yard, which most houses in the areas that we were looking did not. The house has two main stories, with a wonderful finished basement. It has four bedrooms on the top level, and one bedroom in the basement. For now everyone will be on the top level and as the kids get older we will figure out who gets the basement! It has the most incredible deck on it, which I am so very excited because we love to spend so much time outside. It has a wonderful recently remodeled kitchen with open space to the family room. It has a swim/tennis club, and it is on a street that is only about 1/8 of a mile long, and it is a double cul-de-sac. The elementary school is right across the street from our house. I think the little kids and I will be able to walk Taylor to school in the mornings. I think our family is going to be very happy in this home for a long time to come! I wish I had pictures to show, but again with four small children it was very difficult to even go through houses!
In our free time we have been brining the kids to the pool, the park, the Marietta square, out for ice cream, to the Kennesaw national battlefield. We even went over to one of Ryan’s coworkers for a Memorial Day BBQ. It was so very nice to meet someone who lived in the area.
Friday, May 25, 2012
This gate system was the best money ever spent! I have been worn out by chasing two babies around this house, so yesterday Emma Grace and I packed up and went to Babies R Us and bought this wonder "cage." The babies did not like it at first but 24 hours later they are loving it. I am not sure why I only packed 10 toys for the to play with. I wish I had brought them a few more things! But I have to admit that they are learning to play with each other very well! Preston is even learning to pull Addison's hair back, so it is quickly stopping her mean behavior!
Today we get to pick up Taylor and aunt Emily at the airport. I have missed my little buddy so much! I can't wait to snuggle with him! I have to say that I have really enjoyed spending some quality time with Emma Grace this week. She is such a funny and smart little girl. Unfortunately when her and Taylor are together they fuss all the time and compete for attention. Maybe I can turn that around!
I can't believe that this is Memorial day weekend, and we are not headed to Beaver Lake to spend the weekend with our best friends. I will miss that lake and great family memories being made. Happy Memorial Day everyone!!!
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Here is a picture from the girls last play date. Oh how we miss Lucy, Henry, Aunt Mary, and Uncle "Pooky". Emma Graco asked my everyday since we have been in Atlanta if we are going to go to Aunt Mary's house so she can play with Lucy. Breaks my heart.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
WhiteWave had been an awesome company full of awesome people and awesome opportunities. I will miss it, but I am also happy to announce that WhiteWave has offered to keep me on as a contract worker. I will get our family moved to Atlanta, and we will find a house, and then sometime during the summer I will start doing contract work for them from home for about 10 hours a week.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Thursday, May 10, 2012
I got to keep Lucy last night while mom and dad were in the hospital, and what a night it was and memories that were created. Can’t wait to share soon!
Henry David Bost
7 lbs. 5 oz.