Sunday, April 13, 2008

So Much to do... So little time to get it done!

So I figured I better post a blog to let my friends and family know what's been going on around here! We have been SO incredibly busy lately that my head is SPINNING!

We put our house on the market at the end of February. Three weeks later we had a concrete offer on it. We accepted the offer and have until April 27th to be outta here! I can't even believe the house sold so fast! So, with the 'get out date' looming, we spent every single DAY searching for a new home, in the right area, for the right price, yadda yadda yadda. NOTHING. Zip, Zero, Zilch. Until we happened across a WONDERFUL home in a private country club community that was going into foreclosure. (This means we could possibly get it for WAY under appraisal value!) We put in an offer and never heard back from the bank... *sigh* It's okay though. We found ANOTHER property three doors down from THAT property (another foreclosure) and put an offer on THAT one. They came back in 24 hours with a big fat YES! SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO We have a new house! A beautiful home too! We take possession on April 22nd! YAY! Perfect timing! And my big bonus????? Now, I'll have my very own SCRAP-ROOM! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This isn't a very good photo. It's the photo off of the real estate site. I'll get some good ones of the outside once we get in there! I did however take a few decent shots of the INSIDE that I'll post for ya.

This is Ashli standing just beyond the foyer. When you walk in, there is a 'scrap-room' immediately to the right behind french doors. There is also a small hallway, coat closet and bathroom. Then you go UP the steps into the house. Off to the right of Ashli is the formal dining, and to her left are the stairs to the bedrooms and other bathrooms.

The living room. Cant seem to get a good photo of it without a fish-eye lens. It's roughly 17x20 and is sunk-in.

I am in LOVE with the new kitchen! Again, it's big so I can't fit it all into one photo. Love the cooktop and double ovens for SURE! hehehe

Another little 'happening' for us, is that Gregg was in a bad car accident on Wed. the 9th. A woman blew through a stop sign and Gregg hit her directly in the driver's side. She was cited as being at fault and both vehicles are pretty well totaled. Gregg is Okay thank God! He suffered a good case of whiplash and some pretty sore body parts, but is none the worse for the wear. THe other people weren't so lucky. They had lots of bad injuries, but are expected to recover. Now, we are dealing with the insurance companies and trying to figure our where we go next as far as getting Gregg a new truck!

With all this going on, it seems I have ZERO time for anything but packing, therapies, hanging out with the kids and if I'm lucky... getting dinner on the table! I'm thinking (hoping) that things will settle down MEASURABLY when we get moved and settled into our new house!

Oh, and for my dear friend Crys.. here's the puppy update! He's huge. Like STOCKY huge! Probably upwards of 50-55 pounds and 100% PUPPY! His toy collection is growing by the day as we are trying to preserve what furnishings we have left! He is an ornery little thing, but the sweetest snuggler I've had the pleasure of sleeping with. Yes... I let this beast (and my rottweiler, and my 20 lb cat) sleep in bed with me when Gregg is working. =o) It's Colorado.. It's COLD... They keep me WARM! Anyway, here are some more recent pics of the little guy!


Wendy said...

Oh MY goodness Krissy!! I think I would be insane right now if I were you!! You are doing a remarkable job holding it all together ma'am!! Truly remarkable!! I'm glad Gregg is okay, that must have been very scary! I absolutely adore the new house and I am sooooooo Jealous, lol...lucky you!! I was looking at it and thinking Oh the puppy is going to love chewing on that, and that, and yes that too, lol...Loved the photos of the pup, he's getting huge...Thank you for the update I was beginning to wonder if everything was okay and how things were with the house selling and hunting...looks like the good Lord is answering your prayers! Hugs!

Helen Hancock said...

OH MY K!!! So great to have an update - thank you. I think about you so often. That is wonderful news about the houses - sensational timing all round one would say. The new place looks great....I am so excited for you. Shifting sucks but hey! you will get there in the end. Well worth it. I hope Gregg is okay...a big scare there and your new addition ain't so little any more. Well my friend I can go to bed happy tonight knowing that things are still chugging along on your side of the world. Take care and big (((HUGS)))

Tracey said...

Wooohooooooooo Krissy your new home looks absolutely gorgeous, I can only imagine just how beautiful it will be with all your little touches, many hugs for poor Gregg, I hope his soreness is fading and that he gets his truck sorted soon, hang in there hon,you must be feeling pretty overwhelmed with everything at the moment, you WILL get there though, love ya XXX

paulien710 said...

Ohhhh woooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwww.... The inside looks amazing already!!! and that kitchen....mennnnnn

to you guys!!!!!!

So happy for you.

Hope that Gregg is feeling a little better by now!!!!!
Thinking of you guys!!!!!


Amy Dodd said...

Krissy that house is so pretty!!! I can't believe how big the puppy has gotten!

Crys said...

Krissy the new house looks beautiful!! How exciting that you get your own scraproom finally - that means more LOs to come, right? ;)

Thanks for the puppy pics!! I have to live vicariously through you for my puppy love :) Give him an extra snuggle for me tonight!

Take care girl, I hope the rest of the month goes smoothly and you guys get settled quickly!

Stacey said...

wow!! the inside is GORGEOUS!!! I am moving in with you...hope there is room!! lol

toofclnr said...

oh your home is GORGEOUS girl... love all the room!!! i bet you are excited about the scraproom he hehe..awesome!!!
and your lil "baby" is getting cuter and cuter!! he he..
enjoy the weekend!

Barb G said...

OMGosh, girl...if it's not one thing it's TEN for you!
Firstly, I'm so glad you found a home so quickly...and a GORGEOUS one at that! So sorry to hear about Gregg's accident, but glad he'll be OK! So many details and so little time...but I know you can pull it off :-)
I'm so glad you're getting a scrap room! WooHoo! You are really going to enjoy having your own space to chat on line and play with your goodies!
Huge HUGS to you! I'm thinking of you, and look forward to seeing more pics of your new home!