Monday, February 28, 2011

Our new house

Here are the pictures of our house from tonight's final walk through before our closing.


Sliding glass door in basement, out to patio

More basement


Breakfast nook

Horrible blue carpet that we are replacing!

Living room

Dining room

Stairs to 2nd floor

Master bedroom

More master bedroom

Hallway with our closets into our master bath

Master bath and my sink

Ben's sink

Hallway to 3rd floor

Stairs to 3rd floor

Guest bedroom

More guest bedroom

Closets in guest bedroom

Guest bathroom

Hall closet

3rd bedroom

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

2 weeks in review...

So, it has been a really long time since I updated anything.  I have had several busy weeks along with falling behind in my pictures.  So... here is my update with lots of pictures.

Ben and I are our dateaversary.  Feb. 9th was the 3-year-anniversary of our first date.
We returned to the scene of our first date: Kelly's Irish Pub for dinner and a drink.

On Friday, Feb. 11th our friend Eric had his first Fire pit Friday.  Here our some pictures documenting our fabulous evening.
The Fire pit.

Staying warm by the fire (it was 33 degrees outside)

Roasting marsh mellows

A picture across the pit, I think the smoke looks cool.

Another smokey picture.

For Valentine's Day, I got two dozen beautiful roses, chocolates, and the most wonderful lavender bath wash, bath beads, and bubble bath.

"Aerial" view of the roses.

We went to dinner at McCormick and Schmicks

This past weekend, Ben and I escaped to the Shenandoah Valley for a relaxing weekend of wineries and a Bed and Breakfast.  Here are just a few pictures that Ben took of the weekend.

Shenandoah Vineyards, the first one we went to.

North Mountain Vineyard and Winery!  Good times!!

The vines in one of the vineyards.  They harvest white grapes in September and red grapes in October.

More vineyards.

Finally got Ben in a photo!

I thought this was cool.  At Rappahannock you could see where they make the wine.

Leaving Rappahannock...

On the porch of Chester Gap Cellars.  It was an amazing view.

Well, that is a quick summary of the last two weeks.  I hope to upate more frequently and I am still trying to take my picture everyday.  I just want to say thank you to my wonderful husband for everything.

Monday, February 7, 2011

A week in review

This past week has been one of the craziest of my life.  Or most stressful...

On Saturday, January 28th we went to look at houses with our realtor, Eric.  We found a townhouse that we really like and on Sunday we put in an offer.

Here comes the stress...

Sunday night we waited, Monday we waited.  Monday late afternoonish we get a counter offer from the seller.  Ben and I discuss and we counted back Monday night.  Stress....

Tuesday afternoon we finally here back and the seller has countered.  Ben and I had agreed on Monday night that our offer was our highest and best offer.  So Tuesday afternoon we told Eric to tell the seller no thank you and that we would keep looking.

Stress gone... or so I thought!

Two hours later, at 5pm on Tuesday Eric calls back and says the seller will accept our last offer if it is still on the table.  Oh my goodness!!  STRESS!!!

I was already over the house and now it can be ours!?!?  This is crazy!  So I call Ben and we discuss and we agree!  So I call Eric and tell him we will take it! Holy cow, did we just buy a house!!??!?!  STRESS

We sign all of the papers on Wednesday morning and get everything squared away with the bank on Friday morning.  Saturday was our inspection because we close on February 28th!!!!  <Stress>

Here are some pictures from the inspection...

This is the basement and it opens up to our patio.

The kitchen...

The seller still has a lot of her things in the house so I am not putting up a lot of pictures.

On Sunday we hosted a Super Bowl Party and cheered on our Pittsburgh Steelers.  Even though we lost, we had a lot of fun, a lot of food, and lot of laughs.

Ben in his Hines Ward jersey with the Gold and Black cupcakes I made.  Yum! :)

The food table, minus the hot food.

Today I have worked, worked out, done homework, and now blogged.  Have a great week everyone and I will continue to work on managing my stress.


After the gym...