Thursday, April 28, 2011


For anyone who has ever bought a house from the government, I am sure you can empathize. We placed a bid for a HUD house over 2 weeks ago. (Of course I researched on the internet how much to offer and one guy even had this elaborate formula - i figured what can it hurt - so i ran the numbers and voila! they accepted my 'formula' backed bid)

Yesterday our realtor called and said that HUD wanted a more specific letter from our banker and one small change to the contract and we had 24 hours to get it back to them. Really? We wait for 2 weeks and hear nothing and then suddenly we have 24 hours to provide additional information that wasn't required in the first place? Sigh. We were actually out of state when she called and thankfully we made it back to Indiana without problems, signed the 'updated' contract at about 8:45 p.m. so that our realtor could get it back to them within the 24 hour timeline.

So now we wait some more...wondering if they are really just yanking our chain :) Of course the idea was to be moved in before the baby arrives, but at this rate it could be fall. Oh well - being the optimist that I am - that just means time to save more money for necessary items, like a refrigerator, carpet and other exciting things like that...right? Wink!

Sunday, April 24, 2011


28 weeks

Ready to meet the family in Indy for a pre-Easter supper!

Happy Resurrection Sunday to you!!! (no the bunny is not hers, but that was the only way we could get her to stop crying and actually look toward the camera!

Meeting the Easter Bunny for the first time!!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

baby brother's quilt

inspired by the Pottery Barn quilt and bumper that a friend found at a thrift store, I decided it was time to start on this little guy's own handmade quilt. I made one for Rylee so it's only fair...

About 12 hours of work later, this is what transpired :) Now the fun part!! Hand quilting it!

In about 12 weeks hopefully he will get to use this quilt (provided I actually get it completed)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

did i mention i love this little gal?

Saturday, April 09, 2011

First Party Pics

beautiful cake from Aunt Dani!

After eating her cake :)

Friday, April 01, 2011

Birthday Girl

testing out a fudge bar ;) might a been a little cold...too cute! makes me laugh! Hugging on mommy reading her first birthday card