The first morning we met our new friends for the first time as they came home from their camping trip. They are the cutest little bundle of girls I've ever met, so friendly, so sweet and so hospitable to allow 6 strangers to stay in their home over night. Austin and I had plans to meet the realtor after lunch time so Summer took all FOUR of my crazies for the ENTIRE day while we house hunted. She was even brave enough to take them, PLUS her three girlies out to a movie while we were gone, WOW!
The house hunting was pretty much dreadful. It rained the entire day which added to the depressingness of that bleh city. House after house we looked at only to be disappointed by each one. Not only were the houses sad, but the city was making me feel very out of place. Most of the streets go a little like this: Strip club, tattoo shop, used car lot, random old house that looks like it's gonna fall apart any second, strip club, tattoo shop, McDonald's. Hmm...this is what I get to drive by each and every day? Nice. I even got a little jealous because I saw this car and it's bumper sticker saying, "I LOVE AB". What the crap man? I mean before we even move there someone is already trying to steal my man. I love Austin's Butt more than her I KNOW it!
Here are some pics from the inside! We were told we can paint that blaring red kitchen (phew!) but other than that it's pretty precious! The house is also for sale and if we feel it's right, we may end up buying it in the middle of our lease but for now, leasing is all that felt good.
The backyard is so inviting! It screams for a party to be held back there with grilling and water sprinklers, can't you feel it?! Behind the fence is a big forest of trees that Jake can go explore in which he'll love. It's perfectly settled in a cul-de-sac so the kids can ride their bikes in safety without thru traffic. Seriously, this house is SO perfect. The pickins were slim and I'm amazed at what we found for ourselves, I LOVE IT!
WHICH, brings me to talk more about the wretched city. Yes, it's ghetto (MUCH more ghetto than where we live now), yes, it's trashy, no it doesn't have much for shopping (only a Target and a rinky dink mall, a Michael's and a Pier One), no it doesn't have a highway for me to jump on to blast outta there, but hey...it's home now so I'm gonna try to be more positive about it. Maybe this is an opportunity for our family to spend more time being together at home doing homey family stuff. I'm excited about that :) Our neighborhood is a little out of the way so we aren't IN the ghetto. It's about 15 minutes from the base but it's worth it because I don't wanna live in the hood. We already have some super fun friends there and I'm sure we'll make more and more will move in (wink wink A.W.). SOOO, all that being said, I like it! I'm happy.
OH OH OH...and the best part? Well, I'll let these pictures show you what we get to enjoy every single day (if we want to!)
We found lots of seashells! The kids didn't understand why they couldn't take ALL of them home with them!
Uh oh...headless sharks too!
I sure love my sexy husband with squinty eyes!
What a hottie!!!
Now it's only a matter of short time. We take possession of the house in less than a month but won't be able to move in until the week after Austin graduates (November 7th!!!) I cannot WAIT to get in our home and set up all our fun stuff in it to make it our own.
Thank you Summer and girls for lettin us stay with you the ENTIRE time we were there. You guys rock and your buttermilk syrup was so yummy I had dreams about it last night. I need that recipe! We'll see you soon! And thank you Aymee for finding me and telling me about your awesome cousin!