Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Kaycee's First Steps

Sorry I haven't blogged about the new house, I will soon I swear! This is a quick post but I wanted to talk about it today - Kaycee took her first steps today! At our new house on the lawn! She was walking towards Jake and took between 2-4 steps before she got to him and I don't think she had any clue that she did it by herself. She hates walking without our help to balance but I know she knows how and this proved it - when she didn't realize we weren't helping she took a whole bunch in a row! We got her to do it one more time but every time after that she still wanted us to help her balance. I'm so proud of her though!! Way to go babe, you'll be running before I know it! 

And PS she did it when she was 15 months old. My favorite number. Coincidence? I think not! 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Moving Day

Well closing went great yesterday and today is moving day assuming we get the keys today and all goes well with the funding. This has been the part I've been looking forward to and dreading the most because our neighbors had everything fall apart at this point and lost their new house and had to sell theirs again. But I feel very at peace, I don't think that's going to happen to us. 

It was pouring rain yesterday so we rented a U-Haul for today and now it's nice and sunshiney lol. Of course. Oh well, we'll be able to do it in less trips this way. Just hope Jake can drive it because I sure can't! 

We're almost all the way packed and it still didn't feel real to me until we packed the master bathroom up. Having all of THAT stuff in a box made me realize how fast this really is happening. So crazy!! 

I have the day off today (I had been planning to work but we decided yesterday that might be a bit stressful). We are having my friend Jaelyn watch Kaycee so we can focus on moving. We have some helpers coming and are hoping more will follow. 

I'm going to try to blog tonight to update you but it might be tomorrow! 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Closing Day

Well I didn't blog like I wanted to throughout this process - sorry! Today is closing day! Let's back up a bit and fill you in shall we? 

Our water heater went out on our home we're selling but fortunately we had a warranty in place (for free!) that covered it. Jake installed the new one the other day and we're all set there! Then our dryer broke. It just feels like 1 thing happens after another, we're ready to only be fixing things on the new house haha. It's frustrating to fix things when you know you're moving! 

Our garage is full of our stuff, we're almost 100% packed and as something is packed we move the box out to the garage for easy truck loading. We can't park either car in there anymore and Jake and I both hate it! Can't wait to get our garage back! 

We bought a fridge last weekend at RC Willey and it's being delivered Friday.  We found a sectional we like for the front room and bought it last night off of a yard sale page. We also sold our dresser to my sister and bought a new one that will fit better. Jake told me I'm cut off from buying more stuff until after the move haha. 

My sisters have been an ENORMOUS help. Popper has been over a ton helping me pack, almost everyday after school. Brynne has been here everyday this week (spring break) and there's no way to measure how much her help has helped us. It's been SOOO nice having all the help! Jake took this week off work to help out and that's been great too, we've got a lot moved to the garage like I said and we'll finish packing today. 

The buyer ended up going FHA so it moved closing up by 10 days. Awesome sauce! 

We close in 2.5 hours. So weird. It still doesn't feel real. We did our final walk through Monday and it still feels too good to be true. Everything is going SOOO smoothly. We somehow are getting more closing costs paid for than planned so we don't need to bring as much to closing as we thought. The lender messed up when he gave us our mortgage quote and the new correct number is nearly $100 smaller than we thought it would be. Things are just working out for us. It's been amazing! 

If all goes as planned, we will fund and record tomorrow (how is it tomorrow?!?) and then we move tomorrow! So crazy! That means tonight should be the last time we sleep in this house! Bitter sweet for sure but we're so excited! 

I'll post again soon regardless of how the next 48 hours go!