Tuesday, May 26, 2009
We were presented with one offer that didn't pan out on our house, and then within the same week, a second offer that has worked out. And even then, a third cash offer that we turned down. I've gone from planning summer vacation to looking at resales, debating between building (and living in an apartment in the meantime), and then back to looking at resales. We've now made two offers, both of which were fabulous houses that we SHOULD have been able to afford if the sellers had any sense of the market, but both were too caught up in the "my house has X Y and Z" and it's worth more (and obviously didn't NEED to sell), so therefore they weren't motivated. I think now, we've set our sights on two houses where the sellers are in fact motivated. Hubby just went to drop off all the contract papers to the realtor for the first one we're going to try for and hopefully this can all be done with quickly.
There's much (so MUCH MORE) to tell, but I don't have the energy at the moment. Spring sports are finally over, kids are out of school, our house passed inspections with flying colors, and it'd be nice to get set in a routine for summer instead of deal with constant house headaches. Matthew's birthday is at the end of the week, and we're supposed to be packing . . . poor kid will have no party it appears this year.
I hope there will be more soon . . . take care if I fall off the blogging wagon yet again in the next few weeks and keep checking back!
Monday, May 04, 2009
Silent Night (okay, so really it was morning): I love this time of peace and quiet before the chaos of morning gifts. I try and take a photo like this every Christmas Eve.
Sunday, May 03, 2009
Here's the photo I ended up adding to the gallery for a critique. Here are Allison's comments:
What a great idea! Your light looks good and it's always nice to start with a concept in mind--I'd love to see that ladder photo! Your composition is not static with his head in the upper part of the frame and , of course, his crazy expression is cute too. I like that you consciously switched up your POV from your normal routine.
I'm sure somewhere around my blog, you'll see the photo I took of Matthew last summer, and it's a photo that I still just love, so I figured I'd let my younger son in on the act and get him also lying down, of course instead of having a soccer ball in his hands, he's being his goofy self! I love how it turned out. I added that I would love to get out a ladder and do this shot with all three of my kids in it - with their heads together and feet sticking out like the spokes on a wheel, which is what ATJ is referring to in her comment about the ladder shot.
I'm learning A LOT from reading her comments on ALL the photos in the gallery though, and there are some fabulous ones in there! I hope to be back later with some of the LOADs I've been working on!
Saturday, May 02, 2009
So, without further adieu, I now get to pass on this little cutie badge to others out there in blogland that I consider friends - who I know will at least acknowledge their gift from my heart (sigh) and still love me in the end!
and last but not least,
Happy National Scrapbooking Day to all my scrappin' buds!!
Friday, May 01, 2009
Just want to share the love of one of my favorite scrapbooking online education sites. Big Picture Scrapbooking is offering 50% off of one of their Projects Now Classes and for those of you who know me, I love Big Picture Scrapbooking! Use the code nsd2009 and it expires on May 3rd at 10 pm PST.
Jessica Sprague also has a free class right now if you want to try out digital or hybrid scrapbooking! She's also an excellent teacher and I've never heard a complaint about one of her classes.
Enjoy and be productive tomorrow!!