Lots of new & exciting stuff going on here the past week!
- Jon and I celebrated 12 years of together-ness. Awwwwww. ♥ We went out for a nice, romantic, delicious dinner. We’ve finally found a couple awesome restaurants around here, but “Circa 1800” is definitely my fave. I had crab cakes served over parmesan orzo…ahhh-mazing. And they have the most delicious caramel pecan brownie a la mode. (That just made my mouth water a little bit.) Anyway, we had an awesome time and we’re looking forward to our NINE year wedding anniversary next month.
- We officially made an offer on the house down the street! After formally withdrawing our initial offer and making some changes, we feel a lot better. We made sure to add Due Diligence (inspections, appraisals, etc) after the bank accepts the offer, not before, so we aren’t out any money if the bank doesn’t accept and we don’t want to counter. We also lowered our offer. The house does need a lot of work, and although it’s mainly cosmetic, the costs do add up. Even though this is our second home purchase, I’ve still learned a lot! ALWAYS have your own realtor, NEVER call the number on the sign.
- I got a big-girl job! Woo! It is SO perfect for me: a work-from-home position I can do at my own convenience (ie: during nap time). I wasn’t even looking for a job, but my step-dad (Jeff) told the company he works for that I’d be a good fit for a position they were looking to fill. I’ll be a phone coordinator—mainly making calls to schedule and confirm interviews. It’s very exciting, and we’ll be able to save a lot more $$, which is always good.
- We’re going to get baby chicks! I’ve been researching the heck out of Backyard Chickens…I even made a board on Pinterest. Here in Fayetteville, you can legally have up to 10 backyard hens (no roosters). I found a “Backyard Chicken Class + Package,” which includes a farm tour, 1.5 hour class on backyard chickens, three newly-hatched chicks, and a brooder set-up for the first 60 days. I’m excited, McKenzie is over-the-moon, and Jon is a little indifferent—but he’ll come around. And hey, if Backyard Chickens aren’t for us, we can take them back to the farm. Apparently it takes about 6 months to get the first eggs, but eventually we’ll be able to have some organic, fresh eggs for breakfast!
- McKenzie has a trial class for gymnastics tonight. We’ll see how that goes! I can’t believe how big they’re getting. And school is almost out for the summer!