24 March 2011


We'll not be putting an offer down...stuff came up. still searching...we'll see.

23 March 2011

The ET's buy a house. EEP!

Yikesabee....buying a house.

Something you normally think about for a long time before deciding to take that step.

Not us.

We got a 4th dog and decided to try and stay in FL for a few more years than we planned originally!

So the house search started about three weeks ago and we've looked at what seems like hundreds of houses.

Ok, it's only been about 20. Max.

But we found one. It's a place that you walk in and at first you think..."interesting" but then you see past the cosmetic stuff (like the mismatched and poorly laid tile floors throughout) and you start to see it as your home. The place that you can do with as you please (well...as long as you can still sell it at a later date haha) the home that you want to come to after a long days work, where your puppies can play in the backyard that's at least three times the size of the one you're in now, where we can grill out by the pool. Yeah, I said pool. A home that has enough room for our roommate AND a guest bedroom AND a place to put an office/studio space.

So tomorrow we're going to meet with our realtor and *hopefully* write up an offer for said house. The house that has an offer already on it. But we're hoping to up the offer and see how that works out. I've watched enough House Hunters on HGTV to know that it is iffy and I can't get my hopes up. But this house has everything we need. Everything we need.

So fingers crossed.

While buying a house is exciting, it's terrifying. What happens if we can't rent it out or sell it when we inevitably PCS?? We can't stay in FL forever, nor do we really want to. But the market is too good to pass up. So tomorrow we'll be meeting with the realtor not just filled with excitement but with a good dose of anxiety and fear of being homeowners!

21 March 2011

Babies, Babies Everywhere!

Oh. My. Goodness. This past week at least 4 of my family/friends found out they were pregnant. That brings the total to something like 38. (Ok, maybe not, but close enough!) Everyone I know is either pregnant, trying to conceive or just had a baby. I love kids, I do, I even want a few (twin girls...get all the pregnant stuff out of the way and give us our two kiddos and we'll be done) but there are so many things that I want to do first!

My baby bucket list--in pictures:

World Traveler
Ok, more like travel overseas at least once.

Purchase a home with the hubby
(becoming a reality soon)

Lose 45 more lbs
This is about 18 lbs down, I'm now ALMOST down 21 lbs and I have about 45 more to go! 

Have more girl's nights OR just get out more in general with the hubby!

road trip!!

Girls only trip to Vegas 
(I have no idea who these girls are) 

Trip to Vegas with my hubby

Ok. Ok....before I get too carried away I should stop...at this point we won't be having kids until we're 40...and that's a little too far away for my tastes! 

In all seriousness pregnancy is all over the place and I do love to see it, I just need to keep reminding myself of the things I still want to do and not get caught up in the blue and pink world of babydom...it's very easy to sit around on Facebook and see all the pregnant ladies or the cute little newborns and think "why aren't we having kids now??" We aren't having kids now because we know when we'll be ready...and that time is definitely not now. 

05 March 2011


That's me...I'm in a pissy mood this morning.