Saturday, October 30, 2010

phase 1 of the move is done!

The past week has been really hectic. We have been packing everyday, moving stuff into storage, and making sure all the loose ends are tied up with our old house and with the new one before I left town. Thursday we rented a truck and moved the remainder of our belongings into storage, camping out at the house that night. I would not recommend purchasing the $7.99 twin air mattress from Walmart. But at least they will make good pool floats next summer. I am amazed how long it has taken to get our house packed up and cleaned. We were still doing finishing touches up to 1pm yesterday, with closing at 3pm. We walked through the empty house one last time and explained again to Gavin what was happening. As I was pulling out of the driveway he said "dye dye houf. love oo." Our part of closing only took about 10 minutes so I decided to go ahead and drive down to my parents house last night. Gavin did great on the car ride down, and is enjoying all the attention at my parent's house. Today we went to the pumpkin patch with my Uncle Bill and Aunt Joy:

We went on a crazy hayride there. It was fast with a bunch of tight circles and sharp turns: 

and then Gavin got to sit on the tractor: 

Thursday, October 21, 2010

speed bumps

In the past few weeks our baby gate has turned into mearly a speed bump:

I found a counter depth refrigerator at Lowes for our new house that cost about half what I thought we were going to have to spend. While buying it today I also found Gavin a cool car rug. He found another purpose for it: 

Monday, October 18, 2010


We've been busy packing and moving stuff into storage. We've filled up a 10x15 storage unit and have started on a 10x20 unit. Gavin likes all the excitement, but gets really ticked off when we don't let him out of his seat when we put stuff into the storage unit (afraid it will all come crashing down on his head). He had fun helping me (un)pack up the food storage:
 until I wouldn't let him stack the cans higher, insisting we actually put them into a box:
 this is what was hiding under our bed:
 and what it looked like under our bed after:
 Since then we have taken our beds apart and put them in storage, leaving our mattresses to sleep on. Jake and I have found that we actually sleep a lot better with the mattress on the floor. But I do miss my high bed for folding laundry.

Gavin has found a few hidden treasures from cleaning out the attic:
 and he's really been enjoying all the outdoor time since our weather has cooled off:
 He's really into digging and filling:
 and every time he plays outside he ends up covered in dirt:

Friday, October 8, 2010


Here are all the house pictures that were posted on

middle bedroom:

back bedroom:
front bedroom:

all the bedrooms have trey ceilings:
breakfast nook:

dining room:

master bedroom:
master bathroom:

Here is the description of the house from

Gorgeous all brick home on cul-de-sac. Beautiful distressed hardwood floors in GR, DR, and hallways. 9 ft ceilings. Extensive crown molding and 6"baseboards throughout entire house. Solid surface countertops, stainless steel appliances, custom cabinets, and large pantry. Lg Mstr BA w/ Jacuzzi tub, walk-in closet and extra large tile shower. 2" plantation blinds throughout house to include garage. Full sprinkler system. Screened-in back patio. New above ground pool. All this, and COUNTY TAXES ONLY!!!
I'm going to feel like a goober if this house falls through after posting all these pictures.

New house

The inspection went well today, no major issues. Some pictures of the house:

This house has some serious flower beds out front. We know there is lantana, phlox, and some holly bushes but don't know what the rest of the stuff is. But we think it's all perinneal. If you know please tell me. The flowers draw lots of butterflies. There are little buds on the big tree/bush thing in the front flower bed, it will be interesting to see what that is. There is one big pine tree in the front and one in the back, which I imagine we will have removed at some point. If you know of a good local tree removal service let me know.

The doggie door happens to be the perfect size for Tyler (and Gavin).