Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Football, Squash, and Sod

It's been such a busy week! We completed our weekend project this past weekend: painting the kitchen! I'll have to get some pictures of it to post... it's so pretty! :)

So, our friend Andy is now a football coach at one of the area high schools! We're really looking forward to getting to go to games this fall... One of the things his team and other area high schools got to do was play a game in the Colts' stadium, which happens to be brand new this season. We decided to take advantage of getting to go into the stadium and sit in the front row on the 50-yard line! Lucas Oil Stadium is pretty much the coolest sports venue I've ever been inside.

Here is the view from our seat:

Me, William, and Kelly enjoying the view:

Us in the end zone!

A closer view :)

This place is huge!!!

So I also said I'd keep you guys updated on the veggie of the month... now Avery is the size of a squash! Sometimes it's hard to believe that she's 15 or 16 inches long and just crammed inside my belly... but once she gets to moving around, she feels bigger than that! Just an update: we finally got insurance coverage (YAY!) and I'm going to the doctor next Tuesday, the 2nd. You guys can stop worrying now :)
The morning after we moved in, I was downstairs in the kitchen eating some yogurt before I left for work, when out of the corner of my eye, I saw people in our front yard! This caught me off guard until I realized they were putting in our sod, bushes and trees!! Here is a picture of their beautiful work! We hope to add some flowers and we got an American flag and pole at a garage sale this weekend to complete the look :)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Making a House a Home

Hello! We have had a very busy 6 days since we moved into the house! My parents were nice enough to drive up from Nashville for about 24 hours to help us move stuff from the storage unit to our house and help us get ready to paint. Their hands were much appreciated :)

We weren't sure how well our 2 cats were going to adapt to moving and tripling their domain. At first, they were very hesitant, and Cosmo reacted by burrowing himself under the comforter of our bed (and this has become his new favorite sleepy-spot). I had to lift up the corner and get a picture of him!
We spent most of the weekend getting the living room in order. It's nice to have a single room that is done (for the most part) and we can sit around in it to procrastinate and NOT do anything else in the house! We painted the walls in the living room a lovely light blue color called "Reading Room". It looks kind of purply in the picture, but it's really pretty in person:

Relaxing? Right? However, if you turn around, you can't help but be stressed out by this chaos:

That is the kitchen, complete with half-unpacked boxes, painters tape around all the borders, and messiness! Oh well, at least we got that table put together so no one else has to experience whacking their head on the light fixture (it REALLY hurts)!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

It's official...

Well, we are official homeowners! After signing our names 4,732 times, they handed over the keys! And now the moving weekend begins... We'll be without internet until Monday evening, so maybe we'll have some pictures to post then....

Monday, August 11, 2008


thenestbaby.com has really funny comparisons for you to get an idea of how big your unborn baby is... food! Avery has already been a poppyseed, appleseed, sweet pea, blueberry, raspberry, olive, prune, lime, plum, peach, lemon, orange, avocado, onion, sweet potato, mango, cantaloupe, banana, and papaya! *whew!* And now, we have a little eggplant :) I'll try to post which food she is for the month from now on. I find it funny, but I guess it's a little easier to visualize the size of a common food rather than trying to imagine how big something 13.6 to 14.8 inches and 1.5 to 2.2 pounds is.

On the housing front, we got word that our loan is out of underwriting so now it's just a matter of them calling us to schedule our closing this week! hooray!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The never-ending process...

Yes, that is our life crammed into a storage unit- not into a house. Here's the story: On Sunday (a week and a half ago) my dad came up from Nashville to help us load our stuff into a moving truck since we were planning on closing on Monday or Tuesday. Both of those days went by, as did Wednesday and most of Thursday with many phone calls. Long story short, we learned that the mortgage company knew absolutely nothing about my job and once they started learning about it, they had problems with it. But, since they had already pre-approved us for the loan, we had to come up with a compromise. Anyway, we're looking at being able to submit our stuff to underwriting on Friday and closing on either Friday afternoon or Monday. *Whew*! It's been a really long week :) We just keep reminding ourselves that God has perfect timing and this is all going to work out in the end, despite the bumps and bruises we may get along the way! It's a miracle I've been able to make it through it all with only a minor meltdown (that was pregnancy-hormone induced, I'm sure!). Our family and friends have been fantastically supportive through it all... thanks so much, you guys! :)