Thursday, April 28, 2011

Tick Tock Ya Don't Stop

Time is moving by SO fast. I kinda wish I could hit the pause button and soak it all in, but it's not an option.

The Sunday before Easter Travis met with our realtor to look at some homes. T fell in love with a house and said I MUST come see it. Since I'm a student I couldn't just take off work and I'm trying to be good, so I didn't just want to skip class. So, after classes Tuesday I packed an overnight bag and drove to SA. We looked at the house that night. I also fell in the lurrrvvee with this place. We submitted an offer that night. I don't think either of us slept too well. We were both too excited.
Wednesday morning, I drove back home. The bidding war began and lasted all day. Thursday morning we both met in the middle and we had a signed contract!

The home inspection is scheduled for today, 04-28, and if all goes well we should be closing by June 3rd.

In the meantime, I have 2 lab tests, 1 microbiology test, and 3 finales to study for. I will also be responsible for packing up the house!

My plan is to focus on school and once that is over I will focus all of my time on packing!

We would love your prayers during this process: that the remainder of the home-buying process goes smoothly and that I can be dedicated to my studies. I'm finding it to be difficult to study with all of the excitement!!

No pics of the house will be posted until everything is finalized. All the i's dotted and t's crossed! After that, I promise lots of before and after shots bc it is in need of some new paint colors! The current owners really like orange. A lot.

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Blame It On The Rain Part II

Here is photographic proof of the damage that nasty, nasty storm left in Cross Oak Ranch.

Keep in mind, this is less than a mile from our place.

Roof Damage

Trampoline blown across street

Busted windows now boarded up

No more fence

More busted windows

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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Blame It On The Rain

A few nights ago, our area was pounded with golf-ball sized hail and 75 mph winds during the middle of the night.

The transformer blew around 11:15pm and power was not restored until 5:30 the following day.

The storm was terrifying. I thought our house was going to fly away, or the windows would be shattered. I took shelter in Travis' closet with a bottle of water, a flashlight, and my phone. I was trembling and I could feel the tears form in my eyes. The wind was making these whirly noises ( ones you imagine when tornadoes are near by), the hail was pelting the windows and house so hard I was sure they would break or we'd have a leak somewhere.

While I was seeking shelter in the closet, I was on my knees praying for my safety and protection from the elements. I was alone and scared, but immediately felt a sense of peace after praying.

When the storm finally passed, I crawled back into bed and tossed and turned the remainder of the night. Without electricity, it got a little stuffy inside.

Well, the next morning I went out to survey the damage and the only damages I found where a tree that had been blown over into the pond. No harm done. The house, my car, our dogs, and horses were all fine!!! What a wonderful blessing to know Gods protective hand was surrounding me.

However, the subdivision 1 mile up the road from us, wasn't so lucky.

The damage in this hood is extensive. I counted damage on every house on 2 streets I drove. There were several contractors filling the streets, and people are slowly getting back to normal.

I feel so thankful, blessed, and comforted knowing He was watching over me while I was alone in the house. Not sure I could've handled damage by myself. God is good!

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Walk Like A Man

Our precious nephew, Jackson, is a walking machine. That kid will walk ALL over the house and is even starting to run. He will be 11 months at the end of April. Where has time gone? I seriously can't believe he is about to be 1!!

Jackson at 10 months. Don't you just love those BIG blue eyes?

At his 9 month appointment he weighed in at 21 lbs and 10z and had a height of 29 inches. He can say several words including: mamma, dadda, ball, dog, na ( I think that's for Aunt Nat) and several others. He recently learned how to give a high-five and if you ask for one, you'll be glad you did. He slaps his hand to yours back and forth several times with the biggest grin and loudest chuckle. It will melt your heart. He has also learned how to clap and he thinks that is pretty neat, too :).

This is a recent video of Jackson showing off his mad walking skills.
I'm so proud of this little guy and honored to be one of his 3 aunts and 2 uncles! He is one loved boy, that's for sure.