Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Bits and Pieces Post

Just a short post ....

  • It's tax day. Taxes done. Don't owe. Yippee!
  • It's raining and the temps are dropping drastically. Talk of snow tonight. That's just ridiculous!!
  • Work on our bedroom at the new house has started. Yeah! We changed the layout all around from what we thought we were going to do. I have a smart carpenter/hubby. On Friday he placed some wood on the floor so I could see and visualize the layout better. We changed it =)  
  • We had some very nice days around here. So warm!! Love it. The grass is green, my lilacs are sprouting leaves, the tulips are pushing buds. I love Spring....even though it makes me sneeze.
  • On Sunday our family got to see the house for the first time. It was nice to see family enjoy the house and lawn ♥

  • I love the blue doors!
Door to the laundry room.

Corey replaces a burned out light bulb.

  • Neighbors say they are glad to see lights on in the house again. This house seems to be surrounded by nice people. 
  • I'm so ready to move....but I still have much to do before that day! 

Blessings to you on this cold, rainy evening!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Beautiful, Lovely, Fabulous...Color me Happy!

Been a few busy days around here. I'll tell you why...we have the house, we have the house, we have the house!!

This is not a current photo...
no more snow around here now!

This door says, 
Welcome Home!
It will say so even more when I have some time 
to pick up a few pots and plant some flowers to place by the door =)

Corey gets to work on changing locks...
a necessary thing!

We stopped for some food on the way to 
Our House!

 Aidan sits on the steps to eat his dinner.

Zoe is a bit sleepy
but before long she and her brother were running 
all over their new home to be.
What fun!!

Dale and I spent a lot of time in the basement trying to figure out placement for wals to make a small sitting room and a bedroom.

Looking from the bar area to the doorway to hall and stairs.

The bar will come out.
We'd like to save the sink and mini frig.

The guys looked above the ceiling tile to figure out placement of the pipes.

I think we have it figured out....let the fun begin!!

More pictures as I get to the house to take some. We are extremely excited to make this house our home. It's a wonderful house!!

Bless you today!

Friday, April 4, 2014

No house today

Settlement postponed....again. Someday we will get our house ♥

In the meantime, I work in the attic organizing my junk =) Some of it will go with me when we move. I want it to be organized from the start...it's a worthy goal, anyway.

It's a drizzly Friday. Seems like a good day to read a book. Not a chance today! But, read I did last evening. While Ellen attended a Bible Club at a church, I sat in my car and read. It was delightful!

I dream of the day when this room
is filled with family ♥

I dream of the day when
my Grands and I 
make many goodies in this kitchen....
starting with a chocolate cake!

May my dreams become a reality real soon.

Happy Friday to you!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

It's a .....

This is what I saw this morning in a group text from my daughter Greta....

It's a BOY!!

We are so thrilled for them!

Gina and I did some shopping today. Yes, I bought something for Baby Boy Good ♥

Closing  on our new home is still in the works. This has been a very frustrating week, to say the least! We expect it all to be finished on Friday...new hot water heater included and the carpet that was soaked because of the old hot water heater, to be cleaned up by professionals. We are very grateful for this. It's been a long road to getting it right. 

It's a beautiful day here in Lancaster County, PA. Rain is to come the next two days....April Showers, what more can we expect??

Blessings to you!

Friday, March 28, 2014

No closing today

The hot water heater was not replaced, we were told it was. We cannot close today. Maybe on Monday...
Totally disappointed. Waiting continues and I'll be ok.

Instead of doing a walk-through and celebrating, I'm doing laundry and cleaning bathrooms. That's life, I suppose :)

Blessings from a confident girl who knows she will be baking a chocolate cake with her Grands in that awesome kitchen some day soon!!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Snow Showers

Tuesday -
Snow showers pretty much all day.

Brave little blooms!
They are trying so hard to give us some color.

It kept snowing during the night, I guess...

Wednesday -

It was pretty....

But was so Cold and so Windy!!
It felt like January, not the end of March.

Thursday - 
We prepare for closing on our new home, which is scheduled for tomorrow!!
The septic tank replacement is completed. The company had to make a way to the back yard where there was not a way. Now that the project is finished, they wanted to know if they should put it back to the way it was. I went to the house this morning to take pictures to send to Corey and Christy so we could say Yes or No. On the way to the house, I met up with a big tractor and trailer backing up in the winding private road to the house.....wow, I would not have wanted to be that driver!! It was coming to "our" house to pick up this big piece of equipment.

They had cleared brush and poured some dirt by the side of the garage to get to the back yard. I took some pics, sent them and gave my opinion. I think we should let it be. They helped us by clearing the area that we would have wanted to add steps (or something) anyway. Dale will have his workshop in part of the unfinished basement. The doors to the area are under the deck...this will be a nice start to better access. Cool! Thanks, guys!

I'll be posting more pictures after we take ownership. We are SO excited! Been a long time coming. God truly had a great home for us, we just had to wait =)


Monday, March 24, 2014

Uh, where did Spring go?? And, a fun shopping trip.

Spring has come...and gone, so it seems! Winter has a strong grip this year. Snow is in the forecast for tomorrow. Not much snow, thank goodness! It's almost the end of March, no blooms here yet =(

Ellen had a fun time on Saturday with her friends. Our March activity included pizza at Infinito's across from the mall (it's a pizza buffet...Ellen loves pizza!), then shopping at the mall. They had so much fun. I didn't have my camera again, so it's fuzzy phone pics, again.

First stop was FYE... Bri's favorite store. Ellen found two movies she wanted.
Next stop, Claire's.... Emily's favorite store. Ellen found two new headbands.
Vera Bradley store was next - No purchase there but it was fun looking =)

Ellen loved looking at all the wallets and accessories.

Elizabeth and her Mom take a look...
this is Elizabeth favorite store.
Behind them are Sarenah and her Mom

Our last stop was the bookstore. What fun they had there!

Looking at interesting stuff, er, treasures!
from R - L-
Nicole, Emily and her Mom, Elizabeth's Mom

Nicole says,Uh, what's this?

It's a cute pig...
that squeals/squeaks. I guess you could call it that.
The sound was very similar to the noise of a whoopee cushion =)

Ellen laughs and laughs!
Bri's Mom in the background.

I don't think I ever heard Emily laugh so hard!
She was really getting a kick out of those pigs!!
So much fun!!

Everyone headed home except Ellen and me. We had some clothes shopping to do. Ellen needed new jeans. We found some and a very cute dress for the IU Prom!! The prom is in May. 

Take care! Stay warm! Spring is here! (sorta)