Saturday, March 26, 2011

Please excuse the interruption…

…that was when we got a house ready to go on the market, sold a house, and moved 600 miles with a toddler and two cats all while surviving the first trimester of a second pregnancy :-) Ahhh….I am so happy we are DONE!

** I will come back to update with pictures later, my card reader cord is MIA at the moment**

Ok so where do i even begin to start telling this story, let’s just start by saying it has been a long and hard 10 weeks but in the end all turned out far better than we ever imagined.

* We sold our house in Indy in 6 days….. we are real estate rock stars as far as I am concerned!! We could not be more happy that all of our hard work (and Oh boy was there a lot of hard work) paid off!

* There is a really “funny” story to remember about getting out house ready to go on the market. I’d say 75% of our house was a tan color and the guy who had lived there before us left a huge 5 gallon bucket of tan paint along with a few other colors in the house, obviously we thought that was the tan that was used throughout the house. Well after a whole lot of spackling and touching up we realized it was the wrong color (about a shade too dark)! So after going to the hardware store and trying to get a paint match to the right color (we even had the codes for how to make the color) we could not get it right and ended up having to repaint two whole rooms two days before our professional pictures. Needless to say  we are not picking up a paint brush for this new house…helllllllooooo contracted help!

* Liam and I (and our two cats…fun 12 hour car ride let me tell you) made the big move two weeks ago. We all came to PA and got to see our house for the first time (oh did i mention that house we bought we had never seen in person until two weeks after we had an accepted offer…yeah) luckily, we all loved it! So for a week while Alex was back in Indy Liam and I stayed with my parents.

* This past Tuesday we moved into the new house (we are technically renting for two weeks until our closing). We are finally starting to get settled and slowly but surely unpacking everything (although I am fairly certain much will never get unpacked…don’t you just love acquired junk. I cannot wait until closing because we can paint, hang pictures, and swap appliances! I can’t wait!!

* Liam is having a blast running in circles around the downstairs. It is a difference floor plan than our old house so he has a big circle to run from room to room (over and over and over again). He is still adjusting to sleeping in a new place, which has been hard on all of us. Hopefully once we have his room all set up like his old one he will feel more comfortable and get back into his routine.

* Oh did i mention the day after we moved in we got 8 inches of snow! (hello…i thought it was spring, thinking I should be putting up the Christmas tree with this crazy weather!)

* I only have internet access once Alex gets home from work and we can “tether” off his phone (technology is crazy!) until Wednesday when we get our TV and internet!!!! Seriously, we are counting down the hours, it has been a long week of no internet or PBS. So once the internet is up and running I will be back to blogging, wahoooo!!!!

* I am going to do a post of a house tour soon so that I have a documentation of the “before” pictures.

* Liam is doing well, he is 17 months old now and his favorite thing to do all day is run, he simply just runs laps all day. We are still dealing with some crazy picky eating habits but he is taking a gummy vitamin (peds recc) so it makes me feel a little more at ease during this phase.

* I am currently 13 weeks along with #2, we find out what it is May 16th and are super excited to know! This pregnancy has been a lot different than with Liam. I am still pretty sick but dealing okay during the day as long as i eat (a lot). I went to the doctors last week and got to see the baby, who was even more active than Liam was! Scary thought LOL!! My official due day is October 3 but the baby is measuring October 1, I am hoping for a late September birthday :-) All i crave this time is soft serve ice cream with sprinkles …mmmmm now i want some and I was never an ice cream person before! I cannot fathom even looking at McDonalds or even a bag from any fast food place…which is so different than with Liam because I ate it almost everyday!

8 comments:

The Bignon Family said...

Congrats on the move and on selling your house! We finally were able to rent ours! Can't wait to see pictures of the new one. Hope you are feeling well!

Jessica @ This Blessed Life said...

you have had such a crazy time! and 6 days?!! we sold ours in 3 months and i was pumped. lol good for you guys! definitely post before pictures - i love when people do that!

Stephanie said...

I'm so excited to see this update! Glad things are going well!!!

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The Small Fry said...

I've been waiting for you the "move" update and I'm glad that things are going well. I can't wait to see pictures! :)

Sarah said...

looking forward to pictures! congrats on selling your house so quickly! our building process is taking much longer than we expected...

Courtney said...

How in the world did you sell your house in 6 days? Please tell me your secret! Our house has been on the market for 2 weeks and we haven't had one showing and we live in Avon also!!!

Tracey Creason said...

Glad to here everything is going well!!