I’m BACK!!!!

Holy cow.  After a LONG and chaotic road there is so much to update about!

First, the reason I haven’t posted in forever, within a few days of each other both my home computer and my laptop took a dump.  We had a pending sale and purchase on our house and the house we will be moving into in a couple weeks so I was not making any purchases that could possibly affect that.  So I have been waiting…  And waiting…

As of Friday our house sold and closed!  Naturally, the first thing I did was go out and buy a computer.  I am hopefully getting back on track. So here is a recap from posts I should have updated as time went by:

My best friends wedding.  So much has happened and changed!  They are doing a destination wedding in Las Vegas now.  I am so excited about it!  It’ll be the first time Kevin and I have ever headed towards the west coast and, let me tell you, destination weddings are so unbelievable easy to plan!  Her dress is gorgeous, we made her invitations, her bachelorette party is in a couple weeks, our bridesmaids dresses are amazing, and the hotel in Vegas pretty much takes care of the rest!

The houses.  Our house went on the market way back in July, we sold it within a week then it was just inspection after inspection, hoop after hoop and oh shit, we need to find a house to move into!  We found 5 acres about an hour north of where we currently are and conveniently are able to close 2 weeks from now so we aren’t homeless for long!  Obviously, we aren’t actually homeless.  My parents lived about 4 blocks from our old house so we moved in here for the couple weeks till we make the big move.

We are off to a good start on the homestead plan!  The 5 acres will be able to hold a large garden, horses, chickens and ducks, maybe some goats, a pool and all the extras that we want, plus a monster garage for my husband to do his car stuff in.  It currently has none of those things though so we will be starting off with a small 2 car garage and building everything from scratch.  I have yet to decide if this is a curse or a blessing…

The house it self is awesome.  It just hasn’t been updated since the late 80’s.  I will post pictures once we move in.  There is more than enough room for the other big change.  My parents will be moving in with us.  When people hear about this they react in one of two ways, they are either understanding and think that it’s a nice thing that we are all doing together or they think I am completely nuts and my husband is a saint.  The verdict is still out on this one too.  I know that we are all doing the right thing and that everything is going to be awesome at the end.  It is getting to that point where all the stress comes into play.  Like I said, the house is big enough for all of us.  It is a raised ranch so essentially two units in one.  That is going to help keep us all out of each other’s hair.  My parents will be adding to my already large brood of pets, we have 4 dogs, 2 cats and a tortoise, with their 4 dogs and 1 cat.  Luckily, we are at least doubling the size of our house, not to mention all that land for everyone to run around on!

Now that I am up to date, I think, I am going to try to stay on this!  We will see how things go once we get closer to moving day and then Vegas right after that.  I have some projects and things I will be talking about in the weeks to come that I am pretty excited about.

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