Tuesday, May 26, 2009

My Weekend and New Tabletop Server

my three favorite people in the world
dd- Christina, dh -Jeff, ds- Robert

Hello blogging buddies it's good to be back! It was a good weekend to be with family. However, on the home front news it was nothing too exciting. On Friday we looked at 3 houses. The first one needed major updating and had some major structural things that would have to change. The second house that I expected to love was disappointing. The only main floor bathroom was hidden behind the laundry/mud room. So I couldn't see myself telling people to go in search of it. There was another problem with the upstairs floor plan too. The third house was by far the best. However it was a hour plus away from family. This is the main reason we are moving back to this area. It had a strange lot that my DH didn't like either. It was very comtemporary and modern too. On the outside it looked country but not inside. The dining room had a vaulted ceiling with a contrast paint. The kitchen was painted a olive green with granite tile and black and stainless appliances with dark cherry cabinets. The real estate agents were very helpful and we learned some things in the process though. Unfortunately, the prices aren't bad but the choices are limited. We are eligible for the tax credit since we're first time home owners and we can even make amends to this years taxes depending on when we purchase. So I guess we'll keep looking..... I'm just so anxious to find that dream home. I just hope it's out there.

my son with my mother and father inlaws new little baby - Sadie isn't she adorable.

My DH managed to make my tabletop server but he didn't have time for the trashcan. I won't make too much of a fuss since he did get at least one thing done. I'll post more pictures of this when I get it painted. Hopefully, I get a chance to work on some things while the kids are at school today. Their field day got canceled so I won't be helping with that today. I'm going to have some disappointed kiddos.

Have a great Monday!



  1. Thanks so much for stopping by and good luck on the house search! I sometimes go out with my friend who is a realtor and I am often disappointed by what I see inside. Makes me appreciate my house even more (and even though it is not my dream home!)

  2. Your dream home is out there...don't settle, unless you can transform it some how!
    Keep us posted!

  3. I just popped over and I enjoyed reading your blog and I hope you find that dream home.
    I lived in IL when I was young. I hope you don't mind if I follow along. It is so nice to meet new friends here in blogland.
    God bless.

  4. The dream home will come when you least expect it:) Good luck...I'll be following along also!

  5. Carey,

    Don't give up on finding the right home...you'll find it! I can't wait to see it too...

    Love that table bench too!