Good morning Ladies !! How are you ? If your in the UK and United states you will be enjoying a nice long weekend. It is a lovely sunny day here . We are at my in-laws house for the weekend. So much has happened since my last post May 15th!
On May 16th we looked at an existing home about 4 minutes drive from us . It was a beautiful home built in 2007 . It has 4 bedrooms with the option of adding another. It is spacious and a lovely layout. So we put in an offer on the house and 2 days later we were accepted !!!! We are officially moving. We did love the house style that was going to be built blocks away from us , but the builder came back and said it would be an extra $25000 dollars to build based on material costs. We declined and are happy to move forward with our new pre built home. One of the conditions of our offer being accepted was that our house would be put on the market within 10 days ( yesterday Friday!) We had a lot of work to do to get it ready for showings! There was a bunch of stuff moved to storage lockers a mile away. We had extra help Thank God! So every evening we had projects to complete. There was a lot of painting , cleaning decluttering to do. Since Sunday we had been up late, some days until 2am!! We got new carpets in throughout . They look great! So Thursday night we stayed up late (2am again !) and had it ready to go on market on Friday morning! As I write some people have made offers which is exciting. I will have updates next week! Some pics below of our house listing , I can hardly believe its ours !
We are staying here until Sunday as there is house showings today and early tomorrow. Today we finally get to meet our newest family member our nephew Stanley! WE drive 90 minutes from here so it will be a precious moment seeing him and his parents! It will be a relaxing weekend after a busy week!
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Have a lovely weekend, Terri xo.
Good morning Ladies!! How has your week been ? We have had some lovely spring weather this week. There was sunshine everyday except for yesterday where it was overcast and rainy, but we need them days also!
On Saturday early there was a bunch of chores that I attended to at home. Then in the afternoon we started a back burner project , ceiling painting !! There was prep to do before any paint was applied , the walls had to be protected with plastic and the floor somewhat. We are getting new carpet on the floors so they don’t need too much covering. We used a roller with a long handle , it is harder than I thought painting over your head ! We got one room completed and are going to tackle more today. Wish me luck!
For early Mothers day there was breakfast in bed and a new sterling silver heart chain gifted!! Then we went to church for 10:30 am , it is good to be back in person! In the afternoon we surprised the kids with a waterpark stay Sunday into Monday! We found a discounted coupon for a family of 6 and jumped at the chance! It is the great wolf lodge waterpark, we have been there a few times previously. They were so excited and there was some hurried packing done ! When we got there it was a relaxed atmosphere with a smaller capacity of people. We ordered pizza for dinner and they slept soundly that night! On Monday morning they did a little more swimming, tubing, watersliding before it was time to check out .
Tuesday was back to normal With school, and evening sports. The younger kids had pajama day at school Wednesday which was fun !
New house update : I told you were are due to move into a new house in August, September. Last week we got the permit approved . Then on Monday evening we received information that the builder is backing out of the contract to build. Long story short is they cannot afford to build the house at the agreed price we reached a few months back. The building trade costs are at an all time high, 300% higher than a year ago due to the pandemic. There were a range of emotions when we got the news ( as you can imagine !) But we are getting used to the fact that we most likely will not be building now. The only chance we have is when they come back with a revised price , and we will see if its worth it to pay that extra. Otherwise we will be looking at existing homes to purchase.
Last night just for fun the two of us did actually take a look at a few existing home through our realtor friend Mike. They were nice but did not fully meet our needs. Afterwards we had a little date night at a local bar restaurant called the crooked pint . It was nice to get couple time, the joys of having a teenage babysitter!
Today we will tackle some more house projects !
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Wishing you all a beautiful weekend, Terri xo.
Hello Ladies ! I started this on Saturday and finishing it today , my apologies! we are already a week into May , I cant believe it! We are waking up to a beautiful Saturday morning . The weather has been pretty nice up to now apart from a wet day on Tuesday.
Last Saturday morning we all woke up early and made the 2 hour trip to my in-laws new rv park. They made a long term lease on a plot that has a deck that you pull your rv up to . They also have lake access for their boat , so we will be spending time there I am sure over the next few years. Then we went back to their house which is 30 minutes away for a family get together. We had a nice lunch and it was good to see my brother-in-law and his family again. We were hoping to see my other brother-in -law and his wife and new baby but they did not make the trip so I am hoping to meet the little guy soon!!!
On the Sunday our 8 yr old celebrated his first holy communion ! It was a beautiful Mass where he and 11 others took part in the sacrament . The boys looked handsome and the girls were so pretty in their white dresses and gowns! Afterwards we went and had a nice lunch at a local restaurant.
The rest of the week went by pretty typical, with softball and Baseball in the evenings after school.
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I will be back on Saturday I hope , Terri xo.
Good morning Ladies and welcome to the first day of May!! It is the feast day of St. Joseph the worker. I am hoping for a really spring like and sunny May after a pretty wet April which was great for the growth of all the pretty flowers ! Last weekend we even had snow flurries !
Last Saturday our daughter had volleyball again I did not go with her this time , again . They left at 7am and were gone nearly 12 hours. They played 6 games and placed 2nd in the tournament! They went out to eat on the way home a s a special treat! I went with our son to first holy communion rehearsal in the morning. He will receive the sacrament tomorrow . It will be so nice watching all the boys in their suits and the girls in their white communion dresses!! Later on Saturday the boys played with their friends Easton and Amelia. Their parents came over for a bonfire after dark as they were picking the kids up. We had a little adult playdate too, why not!!
On Sunday we went to Church for the first time in person since covid came in. It was nice to get back after all this time. All the distancing protocols were adhered to and there were no issues. Soon after church we went on a 90 minute drive to see the kids Great Grandpa at a local restaurant to him. It was the first time he was able to get out of his assisted living house also since covid. The last time we got to see him was October for his wife’s funeral. My Father-in-law and his sister had been able to see him though. We are looking forward to seeing him more !!
On Monday our 8year old woke up at 4am really distressed , having a barky cough and throwing up a little . I took him to the ER immediately . On the way there he started to feel a bit better. They diagnosed him with croup and gave him a steroid injection to fight it. He was better later in the day .
On Tuesday Baseball and softball was cancelled due to rain . Wednesday was a much better day. I was able to get my covid shot , it went smooth and no side effects! Thursday there was softball and baseball . Our son played in his first scrimmage and got 2 hits!
Shout out !
congratulations to my brother-in-law and his wife on the birth of their first child , a healthy baby boy born last Saturday night called Stanley!! We are excited to meet him and are likely to do so at a family get together today! They are 75% certain they will be able to attend it!! But with a newborn there will not be any pressure on them .
Also a shoutout to my blogging friend Steph and Dan who are expecting twins in November!!
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Have a beautiful weekend everyone, Terri xo.