Our new house has this really cool front gated area. It is so nice and big, and blank right now, we need to get something out there but we aren't sure what, so in the meantime we are just using it to hang out.
Oh and those silly faces in the bars of the gate, those are kissy faces, she likes to kiss us when she is on the other side :o)
The other night I was laying in bed playing Words with Friends when Kris, who was laying next to me watching his iPad, started laughing. He said these silly guys on this video were scared and running from cows. He then proceeded to show me this video that you can see here.
It was pretty silly, but honestly I would probably run if a cow started chasing me too - especially a bunch of cows! I grew up in Oklahoma but I was never around cows, and cows are big, and they stink, and one time my mom told me she was standing next to a fence with cows on the other side and this cow mistook her hair for hay and started eating it!
Then Kris said, what did I think a cow would do to me, bite me? Well, yes, I guess I would expect a cow to bite, I mean they do have teeth. Kris said cows are not aggressive and do not bite. I don't know that I would fully believe him, plus look at the size on a cow, I bet a cow could easily run into me and knock me over, I mean come on, haven't you seen bulls at a rodeo?
Anyway it was one of those discussions that had us both laughing. I don't care what Kris says, if I am in the middle of a field and a bunch of cows come running after me I am sure as heck going to run. I don't want to get bitten, trampled, pooped on, my hair eaten, and who knows what else they might do. Seriously if they just wanted to play more people would have cows for pets right?
So consider this your friendly service warning, or lack of warning, whatever, cows are nice.
I don't know that we really have much Irish in us, if any, well maybe, it could be mixed in there somewhere, but who cares because it is a good reason to put on a bunch of green and take pictures. I know, the official day is tomorrow but we like to start early, in fact I even pulled out the Easter decorations. Ok fine I was looking for St. Patrick props but it is all still out, and Summer even picked out the most awesomest basket and put it in her room.
Besides playing with green things we have been staying really busy. It just never ends! We are still fixing up our old house in preparation for the renters and still getting things fixed in this house. Our current project is painting the back fence around the pool - not much fun because it is a lot of hard work. We are enjoying fixing the place up and are loving the warm weather we have been having, it got up to 90 yesterday and 85 today. So many more projects to keep us busy, and soon Easter pictures!
I emailed our real estate agents Joe and Linda Stewart and asked if it would be a good time to look at buying a new house. They said yes so we put our house up for sale and started looking. We looked at several, saw a few we liked, put an offer on one that ended up not working out. After being on the market for 2 or 3 days someone made an offer on our house, then they ended up backing out. We got pretty discouraged and decided we would just keep our house and rent it out and buy another. January 29
I sent our realtors 4 possible houses, one being the house on Marsh Tern.
We went and looked at the house on Marsh Tern and LOVED IT. We went back to the realtor's office and put in our offer. They accepted our offer.
We had the inspection and appraisal completed at the new house.
The house appraised for $28,000 less than what the seller was asking. We asked the seller to lower the price but did not expect it.
- They accepted the lower offer!!!
We had carpet guys come measure the new house so we could get a quote to replace the carpet.
We had painters come quote us on repainting the living area and kitchen cabinets.
We signed papers for our new house!
It took 20 days to get into our house from the time we saw it until we signed - WOW!
The painters started taping and preparing the house to paint. My friends and I painted the girls rooms pinkle (purple/pink).
The painters painted.
The carpet guys started, the painters finished painting.
The carpet guys continued carpeting, the movers moved all of our stuff. This is also the FIRST night we actually stayed in the house.
The carpet guys finished (the stairs were last).
I unpacked, cleaned, and organized my closet - the last thing left. We are now completely moved in, mostly. We have to get someone to come get our fridge that we had moved from our house on Sparta and take it back to that house because it is too deep - we have to have a counter depth fridge. We ordered a new fridge and it should be here next week.
We are also in the process of submitting an agricultar thing to our home owners association to get solar panels put on the house so the pool will be nice and warm.
There are a million other little things we are still working on, like renting out our Sparta property (we just got renters today yay) and painting the fence around the pool, but we keep reminding ourselves that we have forever, or at least there is no reason to rush.
So far we love the house, we are settling into a nice routine. I think we are all happy with our upgrade!
About to paint - see the old carpet color, very dark brown.
My friends and Summer painting Pepper's room "pinkle"
Summer's Room - Pinkle
The before picture, the walls are now light/dark grey and the carpet is a lighter brown
The after shot of the dark brown to now grey wall
The kitchen before - so icky! Yellow and Red?
My kitchen now ;o)
The moving truck that moved us, along with 4 guys, who started at 8:00 am and finished unloading at 6:30 pm. The truck was completely full, they could not fit another thing.
Summer and her friend Amy desperately wanting to go swimming.
Where is Waldo? Where am I? We moved, that's where! February was a crazy month, we bought a house and moved. Oh that may not sound so crazy but let me tell you .... it was INSANE. We are pretty much settled in now (finally) so maybe things will go back to normal, or back to a new normal, which I am liking so far. In the meantime I haven't really taken any new pictures :o( I know, bad me! I did take a picture of Pepper today because today she turned 16 months.
Yes it was really windy in Vegas today, but at least it was also warm. And I know I need to take more pictures of Summer, and maybe a few of our new house. And sorry about the dog butt in the pictures - yuck.