Friday, August 10, 2012

Lily continues to melt my heart.  Today, I'm wearing a shirt with a couple of big flowers on my belly.  So, I told her she looked very pretty today and described the red and purple daisies to her.  She started kicking away and I think she's glad to look pretty.  What girl isn't?  She's also taken to kicking when she hears Daniel.  I love it!  I'm positive she's going to be a daddy's girl. 

Still no more bites on the house.  However, Daniel got some promising news on the job front.  Praying the job thing works out.  I wouldn't mind staying in our house a little longer to get what we really want. 

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Halfway Done!

20 weeks!  Halfway there!  I've got this pregnancy thing whooped! ...maybe.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

My Favorite Thing

Have I mentioned that I love my marriage?  It helps that I'm so crazy about the guy I'm married to.  We had a funny moment last night that I had to write down because I want to remember it forever.  I was down because Lily has changed positions making my belly smaller and her kicking far less noticeable.  So, like a child, I punched Daniel's Chex cereal as he was pouring it so I could crunch up the pieces.  He jokingly snarled at me, which made me laugh.  Then, he grabs the front of my shirt and proceeds to pour cereal down my shirt.  Well, that did it, I was laughing so hard it hurt.  Well, then we "argued" about who made the mess and why the other person should bend down to pick up the cereal.  So, I "agreed" that is was my fault and started to pick it up, but Daniel was too sly for my scheming and knew what I was planning.  When I stood up, he was covering the cereal bowl so I wouldn't dump the bits from the floor into his bowl .  We both went into hysterics at this.  It was a special moment; one that our marriage is filled with and I'm so grateful. Neither of us is especially romantic, but we are always laughing together and it makes me especially happy knowing our daughter can hear it even now.  So what's my favorite thing?  Marriage with the man I couldn't imagine loving more.  He really is my best friend.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

House Selling Waiting Game

Yesterday we got an offer on our house.  It was $14,000 less than our asking price; naturally, we countered. Then they countered, then we thought about countering, and right as we decided we could settle for a little less than we were hoping for, they chickened out!  But hey, we got an offer in less than a month of being on the market, and that is at very least encouraging.  I know I promised a home tour when I got everything clean, so here is most of the house.  

The Front.  You can't see the blue door, just trust me, it's cute. 

My wonderful little kitchen.  That oven is AMAZING!  I will cry when I leave it here.

The cozy family room.  It's really not dark in here, that window can be blinding.

The newly re-floored and repainted spare bath.  Gray and green :)

Again, I don't know why it's so dark, but I wish you could see those flowers better. 

My favorite room :)  It's huge and we love sitting in here chatting and snuggling the dogs on the couch.

You may have noticed, we like green :)

We have an office and a cute little guest room that my realtor didn't add photos of, so you get to see what the potential buyers see.  The one change from these photos is our bedroom.  It was a simple change that involved adding lime green pillow, one chevron patterned one, and a matching throw to the bed.  It worked wonders!  The rug doesn't work now, but the bed looks like grown ups sleep there, and that's so nice.  Oh, we also added a hemp rug under the table.  I thought I wouldn't like it, but it really helps separate the dining room and living rooms and breaks up the sea of brown.  Which is ironic, since the rug is brown.  I'm pretty bored with the ultra warm colors; I'm ready for something a little fresher. Soon.

Update on Lily: she's a kicker.  Thankfully, she does one day on and 3 days off on the really heavy kicks that threaten my bladder control, but I LOVE feeling her move.  I'm head over heals for this girl, and Daniel can tell you that I worry about every little thing.  Like how my tummy shrunk overnight, or how I often wake up flat on my back.  I'm so ready to be in the home she will come home to and start decorating her nursery.  Just wait 'til you see what I have up my sleeve :)