Feb 11, 2015

Weekend Adventures

This past weekend we had intentions of making some serious headway in our packing.  Good intentions don't always equal success.

Hardy's folks came to get Persephone on Saturday so we could actually pack (try doing that with a toddler, it's not any fun.)  We got about 2hrs in and I had to get ready for a baby shower at 2pm.  I was having so much fun mingling at the shower I didn't make it home until after 5pm!  Sooooo we are definitely behind schedule.

Persephone had a blast with her Nana & Pop Pop though.  They took her to INK.  I think they stayed there for about 2-3hrs letting her run around and play.  They had lunch at Chick Fil A and then she napped.

Here are some photos from their fun day!

On Sunday Hardy took her outside to play for a little bit at our neighborhood playground then we headed to Mall of GA.

Had a delicious lunch at Tin Lizzy's (they never disappoint.)  Then we let her run around the grass courtyard followed by a short trip into the Disney Store - duh.  They had all plush (excluding Frozen of course) on sale Buy 1 get one $1.  So she got an Ariel and a mermaid Sophia the First.

A total ham for the camera...

Although we didn't get much packing done, I can't blame us for taking advantage of the beautiful weather and family time!

Feb 4, 2015

House update!

I haven't posted about our house situation in a while.  Honestly, I got so bummed when everything fell through in December I just didn't feel like talking about it.  Things are going much better now, but I'm afraid to get too excited for fear it will backfire.

We got another offer on our home in early January!  Buyer accepted the inspection that was already performed by previous   We want Persephone to have a  yard to play in, a bigger space to call our own.  We also don't want to live in an attached home forever.  The neighborhood has been great, you can literally walk outside our back door and there's the pool/playground area.  All of our neighbors have been great too.  But 1 car driveway, 1 car garage, not much privacy in the front or back and having 2 stories gave us enough reason to look elsewhere.  I had almost come to terms with renting an apartment for a while until we found the perfect home.  Have you seen/heard pricing for apartments these days?!?  The place closest to our house starts at $960 for a 2 bedroom.  INSANITY!!  

I'm excited to say we won't have to do an apartment because we found a house!!  It's in an established neighborhood in Braselton.  And I know two people who currently live there, so I feel better about the location.  Ironically enough the pool/playground is just a short walk from our front door, so we can still enjoy that convenience!  The home has been pretty well maintained, needs a few fixes, but the immediate needs we've requested the seller to handle prior to closing.

A lot of the buying process I've forgotten.  We bought our first home in 2009 and neither had any experience prior.  It was a brand new home also, so I think we assumed the home would be flawless.  It was close, but definitely not perfect.  Now that we are selling and buying..I'm learning so much.  From negotiating the price, fixing this, asking someone else to fix that, who pays closing, home warranties, home inspections, appraisals, fees for this...termite letter...interest rates...etc etc.  The only thing we're waiting on right now are the appraisals and we'll be good to go.  We're currently scheduled to close on February 20th for BOTH houses.  Talk about a busy day.

Hopefully my next house post will be about our moving adventure (and photos of course.)  Please send good vibes our way that this all goes and ends well.

Feb 3, 2015

Transformation Tuesday

Whoa baby

Feb 2014

Feb 2015

Are you kidding me???

Holy wow!

I want my baby back baby back baby back