Monday, July 20, 2009


These may just look like another ordinary set of keys, but my friends, these are the keys to our very first home! Woohoo!! Everything went great at closing, and we are now the proud owners of a real house with a real yard and a garden and 2.5 bathrooms and two fireplaces and an upstairs and a killer front porch! Our amazing realtor, who ensured I kept my sanity through this process and made sure every i was dotted and t was crossed, got us two rocking chairs as a house warming gift. So excited! Lucky for us, she's also going to be our neighbor, as she and her husband live about 1/2 mile away.

Now the craziness really begins... hardwoods start Thursday, new A/C installation begins Thursday, hardwoods finish Sunday, carpet starts Monday, and then we (and by we, I mean I) move next Thursday! Matt is going to be put to work the first weekend in the house, because I'm stuck doing all the heavy lifting during the week. Maybe I can just sit back with a beer and give orders? [wishful thinking] Oh well, I do what I gotta do. Hopefully we get all packed up this weekend, because apparently I may be making a work trip some time before then, too. Gotta love it!

In other news, there was no winner named at the Rib Off. Yeah, weird. People's ribs were finishing at different times, so everyone just ate. But, the real winner of the Rib Off was Caitlin's banana pudding. I'm also being talked into bottling my salsa. Matt, sadly, did not have the best ribs this year, and we are 100% convinced that the cut of the ribs is at least 75% of the battle.

6 comments:

LindsB said...

CONGRATS!!!! SO SO EXCITING, good luck with the move any everything!

Kristin said...

So exciting!! Congrats again!!

Marden Family said...

Yay! I can't wait to see it! Make sure you get our guest room ready for us ;)

Heather said...

YAY!! This is so exciting for you guys! ANd YAY on the rocking chairs, I would love to have a front porch! I can't wait to see pictures and see what all you do, it will look great! Congrats!

Amy said...

Congratulations!!! I'm really excited for you and can't wait to see how all your projects go!

Hula Girl at Heart said...

Yay! Are you as excited about decorating as I am?