So I'm not sure if it's summer yet because today it was about 60 degrees
But what a better time to wipe away the cobwebs from my blog huh?
When I talked to the leasing manager a few weeks ago to try to get out
of my lease she pretty much said that someone had to die. So I began
pondering, but alas there were no volunteers and apparently pets don't
count. I was pretty willing to kill a goldfish or reenact the water frog
incident at my wedding. hehe BUT the good news is that she allowed me to
change our lease date from December to October which was a blessing!
We're buying a house! Yup and if you couldn't tell I'm pretty excited
about it. We weren't really planning on buying anything, but we called
up our realtor and he took us out one day and then whala - house. He
showed us about a dozen houses in our price range and they were all so
tiny that we were thinking that we would just rent for a few years and
then try again, but the very last house he showed us was seriously a
diamond in the rough. It was WAY out of the league of any of the other
houses we had seen and so we pretty much jumped on the chance, well, but
of course we attempted to bluff our way into the offer. :) We put in a
really low offer the next day at like 6pm and then about 9:45pm our
agent called us and said that they countered, but it was still such a
really good deal that we took it. So we bought a house at 9:45 at night
- how crazy is that?
The story behind our amazing deal is this: The owner is also the agent
for the house and she was attempting to "flip it" - like they do on T.V.
except for her contractor took way longer than she expected and she
couldn't afford the payments anymore. So just as she was about to go
into foreclosure, she sold another house and paid it off and then was
basically just trying to get rid of it, so we took full advantage of
that. The house was built in 1982, but it's fully remodeled and there
are just a few little details that we'll have to finish up after we move
in and I guess the biggest thing is that the yard needs to be
landscaped. So now we're just finishing up all the paperwork for the
Our house closes on August 28th...yup the same week our baby is due!
Yes, it'll be craziness, but fun and exciting craziness! Plus both our
moms are coming to help out with the baby and with the move, so that
should make it way easier on us! And Luke gets 4 weeks off (paid)! Yeay,
for awesome Microsoft paternity leave! I can't wait for that, I love
hanging out with my husband! I'm not sure if he's AS excited as I am,
but I think he's looking forward to it too. hehe
Here are a few pictures of the inside of our house:
As you can tell Alyssa's favorite part of the house is the pantry. :)
Notice her bobo chin...she got that while planing with the kitchen
cupboards here at our apartment.
And yes, that's my mom and cousin. My cousin, Camila, stayed with us for
11 days and my mom and dad came for 2 weekends in a row, so we were glad
it worked out that the inspection on the house was during a time when
they were all in town because it was fun to be able to show them our
house. For more pictures of our house see our smugmug pages:
And speaking of my cousin's visit. While she was here we took Alyssa to
the Seattle Aquarium. Alyssa thought it was "okay." She did have fun
watching the sea otters and the yellow fish and touching the star fish.
Here are some pictures of our trip:
Oh and we found out the Alyssa and Camila have a lot in common...they
both really enjoy naps! hehe