"Our House"

(by Madness)

I'm wide awake with a migraine & my brain going 90 to nothing, so I thought I might as well get up and be productive! I've got so much to say that I don't even know where to start! First of all, we put a contract on a NEW house on Saturday!! It's in the neighborhood of one of my very best friends, so I'm quite excited! Of course, there were only a few neighborhoods that we had in mind ~ and three of my closest friends live in them ~ so it was bound to happen! But, a new house in Jana's neighborhood?! Seriously?! I'm just so excited!! Also, just three doors down is another very sweet family from church, so I'm really stoked about that, too!

I really didn't think we'd be able to have a BRAND NEW house, so I'm even more ecstatic! It's an inventory home, and we've gotten in just in time to pick the carpet! Everything else is so pretty that I'm not a bit disappointed that we didn't get to pick it! The front isn't everything that I've always dreamed of, but the inside MORE than makes up for it. We're supposed to close at the end of the month, so needless to say, I've got a busy month ahead!! I'm sure I'll be posting more about the house as time goes on.

Did I mention that I'm excited?!

Here's a picture of Cody putting the "Sold" sticker on the sign. The picture with Elly in it was all cattywompus, because it was bright outside (& I had the beginning of the migraine that I currently have full blown 36 hours later...)

I haven't even told y'all that our lovely friends from England are coming next week, and they'll be staying until the end of the month!! So, if you don't hear from me for awhile, let's just say that I'm a little busy!!

And now, for the anniversary pictures & such that I've been promising...

First of all, let me say how awesome my mister is! We weren't really giving gifts (because we're saving for a house), but he surprised me with flowers, chocolate, a bottle of sparkling grape juice & a mixed metal necklace with my family's names on it! I've been wanting one for awhile now, and I just love it! What's even more neat is that, while I was getting ready for our date, I was thinking about the fact that I didn't have a pretty necklace to wear that night! {in case you really like it, he got it from Mama Beth Bling on Etsy}

We went out to Benihana for dinner, and it was super yummy! Plus, we had a $30 coupon, so it wasn't very expensive either! Because we were celebrating, we got to wear the really cool hats while we ate delicious cheesecake:

The kids were awesome! Elly made our bed for us that morning, and she hinted at other plans, too. When we got home from our date, they had hand made notes, S'mores & chocolate milk waiting for us! How cute is that?! Cody had even spelled out "I♥U" in chocolate chips!

No matter how full you are from dinner, when your kids do something sweet like that, you eat it!!

& for those of you who aren't friends with me on Facebook (or didn't see the post), I just had to share with you the crazy/sweet post that my mister left on my wall for my birthday. He's quite the comedian, so in case you perceive any of it as an almost insult, that's his attempt at humor! {& yes, he's a Flight of the Conchords fan, so there's at least one FOTC reference in there, too!}:

Happy Birthday! I love you. You're the best. You smell good. You have very pretty eyes. I like your theme. You have nice skin. Everyday is a good hair day for you. You're cool. You could be a part time model. You are like a grape that has been stomped and the juice has been stored in a bottle in a cellar for a really long time. You're not getting older, you're aging! You know, like wine. Expensive wine. You're very nice. I like your smile. You are the perfect height. Did I mention your eyes? You drive better than a lot of women. Your teeth are very white and straight. You do a good job at not spending all of my money. Scrap booking is your thing. You make food that tastes good. Your feet are not too big. I like the way you make coffee. You really know how to work a DVR. You blog regularly. You put up with me.


janachelle said…
I am so so so so so so so excited about your new house! Did I mention that I'm excited? :) Sorry about your migraine--hope it goes away soon. Love all the pics!

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