Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
In the meantime, I received an email from a realtor in Fredericksburg about a potential house. I had contacted Bo Padgett about another house (actually Jerrod's uncle's house) in Fredericksburg and he kept in touch with us. His email had a link to a house he thought we might like if we hadn't made a decision on Jerrod's uncle's house. I clicked on that link and fell in love!!
I showed it to Jerrod and he automatically said that it was more than what we intended to pay....but he said it was a good looking house. We discussed how we intended to build a house on the lot where Jerrod's uncle's house is and the potential trouble that could be for us living in Sugar Land. We would definitely spend more than what this house would cost and the original house is a little small for our family of six! Score!
So we made plans to go to Fredericksburg to see the house after softball games and tball games Saturday morning. We couldn't get into the house until Sunday morning so we went to look at a few other houses and hung out around town. We ate our 2nd home- McDonald's-once we got into town and had some fun.
We get to Boerne, Texas and we get a phone call from Bo, our agent. He said that there were several more showings that day and he didn't want to alarm us, but wanted us to be aware that there was a lot of activity on the house that day. Jerrod and I both looked at each other and started to panic...I have never wanted a house more!!
We finally got the contract via email (iphone's are awesome) and stopped in Austin to print it at a Kinko's store. We signed on the dotted line and were off....
We waited and waited all day to see if the offer was accepted. Finally, we heard back from our agent close to 48 hours later and he said the deal was off. The owner decided NOT to sell the house.
We were so disappointed. So disappointed that Jerrod called Bo to see if the owner would sell at the ORIGINAL asking price....the one she started with in January.
She said, "Yes!" so we are back on.
We got an email on the way to Orlando that stated that the "contract has been executed". Awesome!! Now we are ready for inspections and everything else that goes along with buying a home. I anticipate many family memories being made here and I see many a girls weekend in Fredericksburg! I hope everything works out. I'll keep you updated on the status of our new home in the Hill Country...wine country!! Yippee!!
Friday, April 24, 2009
Emma: age 8, height 49 3/4 inches, 71 lbs. She is a another year older and healthy! She still loves chocolate, bugs and animals. She remains the silliest of the household and still can't complete simple request most of the time because she will usually find something else to occupy her time!!
Jackson: age 5, height 41 1/4 inches, 40 lbs. He is so proud of his age!! He still loves his family, has found a best friend in a neighbor- Colby, still loves super heroes and is obsessed with Nintendo DS- Star Wars Lego's game. He would play it all day if I let him!!
Friday, April 17, 2009
We had breakfast Saturday morning at the resorts restaurant and then headed to get massages at the spa. We all got one and we were loving it afterwards!! We hung out for several hours by the hot tub once they were over and laughed our heads off. The other ladies were probably wishing we weren't there since we hogged the entire spa and had so much fun. I really think they were jealous....they wanted to join us!! HAHA
We went back to our rooms and napped. Yes, napped for a good long while. Jennifer and Debbie are both pregnant and we all needed the rest. Soon enough we were all talking about dinner and decided it had to be Chuy's Mexican food. It was delish!!
The last day was spent at the pool and we stayed until the very last moment. We read magazines and chatted some more and even set up a golf date later that evening for our husbands. They deserved it!!
The best part??? Coming home to a totally clean house, the laundry ALL clean and folded and get this- dinner in the oven!! My husband rocks!! Love that man! Thanks babe!!
Me, Jennifer w/baby, Debbie w/baby, Nichole and Audra at Chuy's (at the bathroom- why is it that women always take pictures in the bathroom?). Great girls and great fun!!
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Here is some info that I copy/pasted from www.blogger.com I hope this helps get you on my blog as a "follower":
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Tuesday, April 14, 2009
After several minutes, he came in to retrieve me and to give me a basket to collect them in. I was so excited...I stepped outside the door and immediately found 2 eggs sitting on the window sills- one to the left and one to the right. Score!!
We invited Teague to play along, but he wasn't interested. I am sure he will be next year!
Monday, April 13, 2009
On another note, my side of the family came over minus Joanie, my aunt and my mom. Both of them had to work and they were missed. I made a brisket, pinto beans and green beans. I also let Ms. Rhodes roll rise all day and they were yummy.... I swear, I could make a meal off of those rolls. The wine was a hit as well. They enjoyed the wine and stayed just long enough to help clean the kitchen and finish the PGA game on TV. It was good fun and I am glad I got to host!
Sunday, April 12, 2009
We tried to take pictures of the kids before they destroyed their outfits. Besides, we don't get to dress our kids up like we used to- they are getting older- urghh- and it's just plain hard to get it all together. We did get a few good shots of the kids and we were actually able to capture of relatively good picture of the family by placing the camera at the base of the stairs...
Here's the first...
That lasted a whole 5 seconds....Let's try someone new....
Nope, that doesn't work either so he was off to find something else to get into...
Yep, he found Mommy's stash.
The kids were off to bed by 9:00 p.m. so we got to work....
The Easter bunny did good this year. The bunny always leaves a chocolate bunny and confetti eggs and assorted treats like activity books, markers, etc.
The kids were up early and ready to have an Easter egg hunt. Since rain was predicted, the bunny hid the eggs all around the house- making sure to leave plenty on the floor for the baby. The first rule of our hunt: ALL EGGS on the floor belong to TEAGUE!
It was fun watching them look for the eggs! Even the big kids.
Unfortunately, the Easter bunny got a little sloppy this year.
Emma discovered an egg with her name on it. It was an egg from years past and she is a smart cookie.
She approached me in the kitchen after they had settled into eating a million calories within a short amount of time- a world record somewhere for sure. She came and asked me if I was the Easter bunny. My response was weak- a pathetic - "No, why do you think that?" and a smile quickly followed. She said that one of the eggs she found had her name on it and she didn't think the Easter bunny would do that. She left it at that and I thought, "OH BOY! Got away with that one". Then, Bailey comes in and asks the same thing. I couldn't help but smile and ask her the same thing. She looked at me and said, "MOM!! There isn't really an Easter bunny, is there?!" I couldn't lie to her so I said, "Do you really think a bunny hops from house to house and places eggs all over for kids to find?". Enough said.
I hate to say it, but I am kinda excited. I don't like the idea of "lying" to my children about these sorts of things. They will be fantastic helpers next year...I am not one bit scared that they will squeal the secret to their brother. They would never do that!!
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Teague's hair above his ears was growing past his chin so Jerrod convinced me to cut it off. He didn't know what to think about the scissors, but he reluctantly let me get the hair just above his ears-nothing else!!
I usually take pictures of me cutting the hair and how each child reacts, but Teague was so upset about the scissors that it took 3 of us to get it done. Thanks to Bailey and Jerrod for their help!
Thursday, April 09, 2009
I am hosting Easter at our house this Sunday and want your help!! I need recommendations for GOOD wine- red and white. Any suggestions you have would be appreciated!!!
As for reds, ah….there are so many. Favorite for us is obviously Justin. Just had their Syrah—fantastic, but hard to come by—try Houston Wine Merchant. Also, most Specs sells their Cab Sav. It’s good too. They have a great Chardonnay if you like that flavor too.
Ravenswood Reserve Zinfandel is a good standby.
Cakebread is really good, but more expensive.
I have to go down the aisle and see what I’ve had to help me remember. Maybe that helps a little.
Dynamite Merlot, 2005 and Jacob's Creek Shiraz/Cabernet mix Those are our favorite Red wines.