Friday, April 3, 2015

Time to say goodbye...

It is a long story but I feel I should document it so it 10 years, we'll actually remember what happened. The closing on our house was scheduled for April 1st at 8:00 am. After that, we were renting back from the new owenrs until Friday at 2pm. We were scheduled to leave for disney world around that time and knew we'd have enough time to get settled. Our new house closing was scheduled at 4pm so we had planned to start moving stuff that evening, all day Thursday, and Dan could finish up on Friday while I returned to work. Well, none of that happened. Except, we sold our old house and continued to live in it for a couple days with no stuff in it. The bank messed up some papers and got super behind so they weren' table to process our loan and be ready for closing as promised. After lots of stress and some seirously nasty phone calls made to the lendor, we finally got word we could in fact close on Friday morning around 8 am. The closing was scheduled for 12:00 pm that day. We literally signed the papers dropped our stuff and hit the road for disney. Since we were arllowed to move stuff into the new house garage prior to actually closing, we were able to get all of our stuff out of the old house, barely, in time. It was to say the least quite a stressful few days. In fact, we were so tired that both of us were excited to drive to disney and sit in the car for 9 hours! Thankfully, we had one day of down time before things got crazy again at disney.

Looking back it doesn't seem so bad, but I am glad that we should not even need to move again!

Saying goodbye to the old house was hard. Especially for Sean. He isn't in the pictures really because he was crying and so upset when he said bye to his room. I shed some tears as I drove away that last time. That house held 9 years of memories for us. It was our first house and we'll always remember it! Our kids came home to that house for the first time, we renovated and update ever room in that house to meet our specific needs. It had everything we wanted and needed but space. We just needed more space and the new house offers that. It'll take time for the new house to feel like home, but we have our whole life to make it our own!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Easter Festival at church

We've been busy packing and getting things ready to move but we did make time to go to the annual Easter Festival at church. was cold! Winter coats for the egg hunt! The kids still had a great time!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

We sold our house!

Whoa! After one day of being on the market at two buyers looking at it, we got a contract for full price! We also got the other house down the street! What a great week! Now, its time to pack!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Snow, teeth, and princesses

We begged for it to snow so much that once it started snowing, it didn't stop! For weeks school was cancelled on and off. Now that the kids are old enough to go outside and play without us, Dan and I enjoyed watching them from the window this year!

Little did we know a few weeks ago, but we are going to try to sell our house! We used the snow days to clean and pack up the house to make it more presentable (mainly de cluttering and making the dining room a dining room again instead of a play room). It sounds crazy but we found a house that we want to buy and so we are going to give it a shot. Even better? The house is only a few doors down the street!

Along the way Sean lost his first tooth! We didn't pack up all the princess gear, Carter dressed up for a school fairy tale day with her princess outfit.

Monday, January 19, 2015


Well if it isn't going to snow, we are going to at least enjoy the nice weather when it comes! It was so nice to get out and get a good bike ride in!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Friends, snow tubing, and the cabin.

The kids love spending time with their friends and as a bonus Dan and I get to spend time with our friends! We had dinner with Tim/Lindsey/Tucker/Gracyn and the kids had a blast. Then we were lucky enough to visit the cabin at Massanutten with all 20 of us. It was a tight fit but we make it work and somehow manage to have an amazing time! We got to go snow tubing which was a bonus. It wasn't real snow this year, but that meant we went down the massive hill that much faster! I didn't get a lot of pics from the weekend but we sure do have a lot of great memories!
What a bunch of cuties!!

Time to hit the hill with our tubes! Carter had a blast! I was more scared than she was our first run down the hill!

They are a good bunch of kids!

Silly faces!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

An "Ice" day

We got our first "snow" day but it sure wasn't much fun to play outside. The kids insisted on playing outside in the dusting of ice we received over night. They came down the stairs fully dressed and ready to go outside. Sean found all the snow gear and helped Carter get dressed. They managed to make it out there for about 30 minutes. They even pulled each other around in the sled, on the grass with a thin layer of ice on it. They are dying for some real snow and Dan and I sure wouldn't mind either! Snow days are the best!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

NYE Family Style

We didn't have any fancy plans for New Years Eve so we decided to have our own party, just the four of us. We watched a movie, ate appetizers for dinner in the living room, did some legos, wore our PJS and bathrobes and celebrated with a midnight, I mean 9:30 pm, sparkling cider toast! It was a great way to ring in the new year. Dan and I even managed to stay up until midnight!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Sugar Shack-yum!

There is a new local donut shop around the corner from our house, we thought today was the perfect day to try it out! It was like eating dessert for breakfast! So good!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Christmas in Cville (#3)

Even though they had opened up plenty of presents already that didn't stop the kids from being equally excited about our third Christmas Day. It was our first Christmas with the newest Rettig (well Ertel) and that brings the grandkid count to 4. Nana and Poppi were thrilled to have us all together for Christmas.