Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A Little Update.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

I just wanted to let you all know what's going on with us and the reason I have not been posting lately. I wasn't sure if I was going to share this or not. I am not ashamed but it's kind of personal. Anyway here goes.....we SOLD our house and are moving! Of course if you are selling in this market that can only mean one thing...SHORT SALE! We bought our home in February of 2007, just as the economy begin to take a dump and just as the prices of homes started to drop a little. We thought we were making the right decision to buy a house and getting a good deal. It's not that we couldn't afford our current mortgage because we could. Our payment was going to go up $500 and our interest rates were ridiculously high and the banks were unwilling to work with us to refinance. We knew one day we would leave this house and move on but we didn't think it would be this soon. Only after 5 years and we are out of here. We believe we are making the best decision for us and our family. With another little one on the way we would be busting out of this house {we already are} and if we didn't make this decision now we would be stuck here forever.

So we will be moving out this Friday and everything has to be cleared out by Sunday night. We are lucky and have a place to rent. My mother-in-law has a house right around the corner from us {one of the main reasons we bought this house} and we will be renting that house. She bought a new house last summer. So it's kind of cool that we will be living in the house my husband grew up in. It will already feel like home to us and we don't have to worry about looking for a decent rental. But there is one small issue.....the house will not be vacant until about the first week of February. So that means we have to pack up all our shit {which is a lot of shit} and put it into storage and stay a month with my mother-in-law. Kind of sucks but that's how it is so there is no use stressing over it. The boys, the cat, the dog, Ryan and I will all be bunking up at Grandma's. Cameron has already started asking questions about moving and where are we taking all our stuff too. Kinda hard to explain to a four year old.

So in the middle of all this craziness with Christmas, birthdays, being pregnant, and moving/packing two days before Christmas Ryan's Grandma passes away. It was a very sad day for all of us. She was poor health and had a list of things wrong with her but she was a fighter and fought all the way to the end. It was especially hard because this was his Dad's mom. His Dad passed away when we were Seniors in High School of a sudden heart attack. His dad was an only child and his grandma was the last direct connection Ryan and his brother had to his dad. It's never easy, even when they are old. But we all know she is in a better place now and in perfect health running and jumping around;)

On a happy and exciting note we find out tomorrow whether we are having a boy or girl. And tomorrow is Ryan's birthday! I am hoping he gets a nice little birthday surprise. If it's another boy that is just fine, I might end up in a crazy house but hey that's ok. We just want a healthy perfect baby but of course we all really want a little girl;)

I am hoping I have time next week to sit down and catch up with all my blogging buddies. Of course I will try and post the big news tomorrow or Thursday, thank goodness there is an App for Blogger:) Stay tuned.....


  1. Congrats on your house selling! That's good news in this market for sure. I didn't even realize you were expecting, so congrats on that too! So sorry to hear of your hubby's gramma's passing.

  2. OH my goodness you have allot going on. Congrats on the house and on your new little one in the oven!

  3. Congrats on moving! We've actually thought of doing a short sale our self I think that is the only way we will be able to move in this market, but we'll see. Good luck!

  4. As the hardcore optimist that I am.. It sounds like you are getting out of a house that is too small, right before your family expands, and, that you and your husband are expanding the immediate family tree of his grandmother. Her legacy will live for many many years through them. best of luck to your family in 2012.

  5. I'm so sorry to hear of Ryan's grandmother passing. During the holidays makes it even tougher. I'm sending lots of love and prayers your way. Wishing you all peace and healing.
    I love what you said about her running and jumping around :) I like to think of my Nani like that too.
    Your new house sounds awesome and how meaningful, that it is the house your husband grew up in!


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