My Family

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Mulberry house

OMG we went to see a house in Mulberry and it was cheap but big (supposedly 5 months ago remodeled ) but it was CRAP ! The second story windows were all boarded up since thier was no glass in any of them ! They had window a/c NOT central air like he told us. It was just a waste of time . We looked though it could have been the one we are looking for !

We heard back from one duplex that we got approved but we really dont have the deposit yet plus we didn't really like the layout as well as the 1st one we looked at . We have yet to hear from the 1st house which is 1450 sq ft move in ready and such a good layout . We called the 1st house and left a message telling them that we need to find out soon since we really dont have that much time before we have to get out of the apartment.
That is what's worrying us the most . If by chance we can not get a place before Aug. we have to start paying the apartment month to month and the rent will be close to $1,000 !!!!!! That's $250 MORE than what we pay now and the houses that we are trying to get our also about $800 a month. UGH it's just stressing me out !!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy annivarsary to us !

LOL it's our 7 year wedding annivarsary and we forgot till about a few hours ago ! We have just been soooooooo wrapped up in trying to find a house and getting ready for the baby it slipped both our minds ! We have also been together for 10 years today as well !

Saturday, June 27, 2009


We went to see one of the duplex's today for rent and we really liked it , it would fit all of our furniture, nice size rooms, 2.5 baths, garage and storage for things. The only bad thing we can find about it is that it is alittle high on our budget but hubby is really thinking about it since he keeps saying he likes it so I know he's thinking about paying the higher price or asking them to come down in price. They WILL work with us on the deposit so that's awesome !
We found out one of the houses we were suppose to look at is off the rent market .
Tomorrow we go see another duplex that is even bigger than the one we saw today and cheaper but still alittle high on our budget and they will NOT work with us on the deposit so we need to really take that into consideration after we look at it.
Then we see one on Monday that's cheap but not so sure about really. ........
Getting the application in for the 1st one tomorrow just so we can atleast have the application in then go from thier we don't have to take it if the application is approved. I am just sooooooo afraid that we will like either all 3 and have to make a quick decision or we won't like the 2 left to look at and then we won't get the one today we saw. ......... trying so hard not to get bad thoughts trying to stay positive !!

Monday, June 22, 2009


With everything going on I am trying to stay as healthy and stress free as I can . I have my moments ! I try and eat whenever I am hungry but sometimes nothing sounds good enough ! I am worried I am not gaining enough ( I lost 10 lbs at the beginning and has just gained all of it back my last appointment May 26th. ) then sometimes I feel like I am eating too much ....... I Cassie move soooooooo much now . It's great but Steve and Shaylee are unable to ever feel her since she stops moving when they put their hands on my belly ! Cassie LOVES it and gets super active when we are with my sister for some reason ! I think it's the music Logan listens to !! LOL I am getting to the point where I can't bend down very well, my back hurts more and I can't sleep the way I would like but it's all worth it !

House hunting continued !

Okay so we talked about and called 2 places back they are both duplexs . Both are what we are looking for but both are too alittle to high so I called them to see if they would knock the price down to where we would be more comfortable . Haven't heard back from either yet........ stupid phone tag ! Steve talked me into looking into a house in Mulberry so we went to go drive by it and it is HUGE but not sure if I like that it is right on the road......... we went ahead and made an appointment to look at it Monday . I also looked into another duplex that is 2 story's and just as big as the house we used to own , we are going to see if we can see that one inside as well since it's cheaper than the others and the same size.
We need to hurry though we only have about 2-3 weeks to find one and about 4-5 weeks before we move !

2nd week of swim lessons

Last week was only a 3 day week for lessons since she threw a fit on Wed. the entire time , I thought it was due to being tired since the swim lesson is right in the middle of what should be nap time on a average day. Went home she was grumpy fighting sleep , and started getting running poops more than once (she usually only poops once a day so we know more than once usually means she doesn't feel well) we skipped lessons on Thurs, she went to my parents Thursday since we had to look at a house and she did fine over thier . Friday she was grumpy still , runny poops continued and still not sleeping well so we again skipped lessons but we took her with us later that day to look at a few houses later in the day. Saturday she was doing alittle better , Sunday we thought okay we should be good to go back to lessons. WRONG !!!!
Today we get all ready to go to lessons she's all excited we get thier and get in the pool and she FREAKS out on me screaming not to let her go and choking me since she's holding me so tight. I have NO idea what happened she LOVES water I don't know what it could be???????? We are going to go swim at my parents house tomorrow or Wed and see what happens then . Hopefully it just has something to do with the swim lessons pool ...................................

Friday, June 19, 2009

Swim Lessons

Swim lessons started at the beginning of the week and she LOVED them . She is our water baby as it is anyway , she LOVES playing in the sink, tub, her water table anything with water! This is her 2nd year of lessons. She did well the first few days till Wed. she threw a absolute fit in the pool not wanting to get in not wanting to kick nothing. I think it mainly because the lessons are right in the middle of what is usually her nap time so she I think is just getting worn out . We skipped going Thurs. as well because she also has been getting the poops alot the last couple of days so I don't want her in the pool plus we had to go look at a house but she went to my parents. She is still pooping more than usual so we didn't go to lessons today . Luckily we have ALL of next week to go and we aren't really out of that money . We have so much going on today with looking at 2 houses and shopping that we are just staying home in the morning and afternoon then go to the house appointments and then I will go shopping alone later so she can go home and rest. Then tomorrow we have another house to look at in the morning then have the afternoon to relax again.
Shaylee doesn't throw fits in the car but you can tell she gets tired of being in the car alot so we try not to take breaks from going looking for houses here and there.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

House Hunting

As our journey to finding another house we have seen 3 so far that we have actually looked inside .
1st one - great location
little yard
SMALL living room
DEATH stairs (steep and scary )
and a bath room that had a shower/bath that was 3 feet up yes you would have to have a step stool to get in out of !

2nd one-
high end of our budget
TRASHED so alot of work to be done to it
HUGE yard which Steve didn't want
decent location

3rd one -
PERFECT !!!!!!!!
2100 sq ft
PLENTY of storage and room
CHEAP for the size of the house
just PERFECT what we were looking for
We filled out a application and turned it in and found out a week later that it was rented to the people that first saw it a HOUR before we saw it ! They felt bad telling us since they liked us alot and thought we would be great renters but first come first get .

4th one -
smaller than what we would need
cheaper end of budget
Would not be able to use our dining room table
would have to pay $100 for our cat and we currently pay $20 for her

We are looking at 3 other houses over the weekend.
1 we drove by it's ok from the outside
not the best addition but in the area we want
4 bedrooms (we need 3)
low on our budget
it looks like it has NO C/A which is BAD so we will see Saturday when we actually go look inside it.
The other 2 our in the addition that the house we almost got is in so we know we like the area . They look nice on the outside if they are HUGE like the one we almost got and as cheap then we will fill out application for sure on those !

We also drove by a area that isn't where we really want but the duplexs are big and nice and found 7 for rent I called 2 so far and they are both 3 bedrooms but WAY over our budget so we'll see about the others.

Shaylee is having a hard time with driving around and being in the van so much that we have been taking her over to my parents so that she wouldn't have to go everytime and that seems to help out .

We praying that everything will turn out , with his job (his hours have been cut so hopefully they will start working more soon) and moving . We really NEED a bigger place the apartment is 1000 sq ft and only 2 bedrooms . We hate it we need out ! I have actually filled out applications to part time jobs to help out even though I REALLY dont' want to go back to work but it would be temporary just till he gets back to working full time . Plus it would be in the evening so Steve would be home with Shaylee.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Shaylee's 1st trip to Indiana Beach pic heavy !

June 2 I was having a hard stressful day (finding a house, steve's job and etc. ) Steve had me fix lunch and then he had me get a diaper bag ready for a road trip . We ended up at Indiana Beach ! I grew up going up thier every summer ! It as great . Shaylee LOVED it walking around watching everything and riding the Kiddie Rides (her favorites -Convoy , Boats, Cars, Whale, Firetruck HATED - Mini Pirate Ship, Whale the second time around for some reason , and the mini scrambler) she did so great though walked with with her monkey harness on , didn't throw a fit when we had to leave, she even got her first Elephant Ear ! It was soooooooo much fun . The smile on her face was priceless she was so excited and having a great time. She slept wonderful that night as well ! We stayed about 4 hours . We hope to go a few times if not more during the summer .

Saturday, June 6, 2009

LOL well we found another house we LOVE better !

So we decided since we are waiting to hear back from the first house about our application we would still look around at houses to see what we could find . Wouldn't you know we found one on Craigslist and it was EVERYTHING we are looking (area, price, size EVERYTHING we want !) we called about it and made an appointment to see it earlier today . OMG it is WONDERFUL !!!!!!!!!!! 2100 sq ft, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, eat in kitchen , dining room, bonus room , 2 car garage, PLENTY of storage , nice sized laundry room just AWESOME ! The price is WAY lower than what it should be because the guy just wants enough money to pay the morgage which is AWESOME so it's is a STEAL for what it is ! We are saving a good $ 500-$600 if we get this house !!!! We put in our application for it and hoping it goes through and that we will get a call next week saying it's ours if we still want it !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Then we can FINALLY breathe a sigh of relief and start preparing to pack and move in Aug!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY !!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, June 5, 2009

UGH why does this happen!

Figures we went to look at the house and I LOVE that it's HUGE ! so much room for our growing family . We filled out the application for it and won't hear back till Monday . Well Steve all up and keeps finding silly reasons NOT to rent it now. To much yard to mow (about 3 acres) with only a push mower, not easily able to baby proof ( umm yes it can be baby proofed it just might be alittle harder to figure out how to baby proof than what we are used to ) , etc. etc.

We decided we would look around this weekend to find other rentals (not that we can actually look in them this weekend so that doesn't help at all ! Then on Monday if we are approved I see why not see if they would consider knocking the price down more (they knocked it down from $875 to $850 since it was TRASHED by the current people living thier so they will have to take 2 weeks to clean and get it ready to be moved into ) Steve thinks since we have to mow it ourselves they should knock down the price atleast to $800 if not $750.

I am sooooooooo afraid if we pass this house up we won't find another house we like and everything by August and then we will have to sign another lease for this damn apartment we can't stand to be in anymore.
I know I would be happy in that house it's big , it's in a good area I think we could be in it for awhile if Steve would just stop making excuses not to like it !
I do agree with him on the price though if they go down atleast to $800 that would be more comfortable for us .

Rental House

So we have been looking off and on for a rental house for about a good 6 months just to see what was around and everything.
We just really started looking to find one just this last 2 weeks. We found one that was what we were looking for and our budget and we made an appointment to look at it and OMG was it TRASH which bummed us out . So we continued our looking we have found many that we like but they want to rent them out before Aug.
We have found just driving around does better than the newspaper.
We found a 3 bedroom , 1.5 bath , living room ,dining room, kitchen , bonus room, screened in patio and a garage. In the area we want, but a Little higher than what we would like to pay but since it's big we could have storage area so we can get rid of the storage unit so we would save money that way to use for the rent.
We go to look at today at 4pm ! I am not getting my hopes up since it's only the 2nd house we have really looked at so we will see. Wish us luck !