Thursday, July 27, 2006

August 15, 2006

This is our latest closing date. We got another offer on the house tonight. We went to meet our agent to get the specifics. We countered and as we got home our phone was ringing. They accepted our counter offer. We should actually make more money on this one than we did the last contract. Please, dear readers, say a prayer that this one goes smoothly. I'm not sure how much more I can take.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

It's official.......

The buyers were officially declined today. My agent said that there is another offer that should come in tonight. Let's hope that it is a good one and that it goes smoothly.

Oh, and the stupid tv went out today. Just what we needed.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Stress, stress, and more stress

I swear that I am NEVER EVER selling a house again!!!!!!!!! This is way beyond ridiculous. My agent called again today to tell me that we are not going to be able to close on the house tomorrow. Why is this so difficult? Now I am responsible for July and August mortgage as well as August rent on the apartment. Ummmm, yeah and we are supposed to get that kind of money where? I guess I should call my dad and ask for help, but I'm pretty sure that won't happen. He has never helped before so why should this time be any different? I'm beyond my limits of stress at this point and I have to go back to work tomorrow. This is going to be fun.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Football is almost here!!!

I'm so excited!! We have little over a month until college football starts. Georgia's first game is Sept. 2 against Western Kentucky! I can't wait!!!!

Here is the entire schedule. On these days you will find me in front of the television or the computer. LOL

My wonderful Auburn cousin, Kenan, is trying to score me tickets to the UGA/Auburn game. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Date Opponent Location Time (ET)

Sat, Aug 19 Football Picture Day Athens, Ga. TBA

Sat, Sep 02 Western Kentucky Athens, Ga. TBA

Sat, Sep 09 South Carolina at Columbia, S.C. 7:45 p.m.

Sat, Sep 16 UAB Athens, Ga. TBA

Sat, Sep 23 Colorado Athens, Ga. TBA

Sat, Sep 30 Mississippi at Oxford, Miss. TBA

Sat, Oct 07 Tennessee Athens, Ga. TBA

Sat, Oct 14 Vanderbilt (Homecoming) Athens, Ga. TBA

Sat, Oct 21 Mississippi State Athens, Ga. TBA

Sat, Oct 28 Florida at Jacksonville, Fla. TBA

Sat, Nov 04 Kentucky at Lexington, Ky. TBA

Sat, Nov 11 Auburn at Auburn, Ala. TBA

Sat, Nov 25 Georgia Tech Athens, Ga. TBA

Happy Birthday UGA VI

Today is UGA VIs birthday. He is 8 years old!!!

Friday, July 21, 2006

Latest on the house

So you may or may not know, but we have still not closed on the house. Yes, we are still stressed. I did get a call from my realtor today and it is now looking like the closing will happen on Wednesday of next week. Let's keep our fingers crossed that it actually happens. I'm not getting my hopes up at this point. I do know that it is with a different mortgage company so maybe they will have it done when they say they will. I won't believe it though until I sign the papers. I'll keep you posted.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Ari's tan lines!!

Can you see it? I know this is a really silly thing to get excited about, but I am. I have lived with incredibly fair skin my whole life and I really didn't want my kids to have to do the same thing. I'm very happy that it looks like Ari will tan pretty easily. Joshua is darker than before Florida too, although not as much. He may have a little bit harder time in the sun, but he is going to tan better than I do.

Pictures from our Amelia Island vacation.

Joshua loved to play with the water hose we were using to put more water in the pool.

Even Georgia enjoyed her vacation!

Ari looking to see where that water was coming from!

Joshua and Daddy

Our quiet day at the beach.

Ari and Christian on the beach.

That's an awful big smile for a boy who didn't like the beach!

I'm back!! Did ya miss me?

Vacation was a blast. I'm sunburned from head to toe and it feels great!! My kids are going to tan!! I'm so excited about this! I didn't want them to have to deal with the whole fair skinned thing I deal with daily. They are so cute right now with their little tan lines! Granted, they don't tan as much as some others, but lots more than me!!

Ari got sick our first night there with a high fever and throwing up. She was really clingy for most of the trip. I'm not sure if it was b/c of her not feeling well or all the people she didn't know. She ran a fever off and on just about the entire trip. If it comes back now that we are home it is off to the dr. She wasn't real thrilled about the pool at first, but by the end she was trying to turn away from me and let go. She also learned how to open the gate to the pool so we had to keep an extra vigilant eye on her. She didn't like the ocean at all. She would hold her legs up if you tried to put her down. Just means that we will have to go more often! LOL

Joshua was great. He loved seeing his cousins and his Uncle Payne. Not to mention his Namma. We accidentally left his stuffed animals he sleeps with at home, but we told him that we left them to keep Daddy safe. That seemed to work pretty well. He talked about them, but never cried for them. He LOVED the pool. He would swim all over it with his swimming vest on. He didn't like the ocean either. He would cling to one of us the whole time we were in the water and run from the waves. He even started back to the car all by himself. LOL

I loved seeing my family and being at the beach. Well, maybe the pool more since I absolutely HATE sand, but it was fun. Michael flew down on Thursday and since the house still hadn't closed we didn't get our alone weekend in Tampa, but we were able to get a room on the island for one night. It was great to have some alone time with my husband.

The house still hasn't closed!! Yeah, we aren't too happy about that!! The buyers have tried using another lender since the first one can't seem to get it done. We should hear something this week. My agent said that this one is already in underwriting. We did, however, put the house back on the market. This means that we can accept another offer if one comes in and we haven't closed on this one yet. Keep your fingers crossed that this comes to an end soon. Otherwise we are pretty much screwed with the mortgage and rent. Not something I want to have to deal with at the moment. I'm stressed enough as it is.

It's good to be home and I think I slept better last night than I did the whole vacation. I can thank being in MY bed for that. I love that first night back home in my own bed. Now it's back to reality though and I have to clean the house today and get ready for my inservice tomorrow. School starts back on the 26th with a week of inservices and the kids come back on Aug. 1. Summer is pretty much over and I have to wonder where it went! LOL It is just never long enough!

Thursday, July 06, 2006


Well, we are finally all moved!! It was a long, hot, and tiring process, but it is all done now. I have unpacked most of the boxes. The apartment is livable now and even the kids' rooms are set up the way I want them. Our room is another story. We have lost one of the clamps to our bed frame so we can't put the bed together. I'll be calling the store where we bought the bed to find a replacement. I swear that laundry multiplies when you move. I know I didn't have this much laundry at the house. Before we could even start to reduce the amount of laundry we had to buy a replacement plug for the dryer. Our plug had 4 prongs and the outlet had 3. Then I had to wait until the apartment maintenance man could come over and put the new plug on. I probably could have done it, but I figure why should I have to now that I can call someone to do it for me! Not to mention the fact that I HATE doing laundry and will do just about anything to put it off! LOL I was all set to start cleaning all of our clothes when I found out (the hard way) that the hose that drains the water from the washing machine had a hole in it. I had bleach water (b/c you know that the first load of laundry was whites) all over the floor. I'm just hoping that it doesn't bleach the carpet. I had to make yet another trip to The Home Depot for yet another part. I was able to replace this one with a little help from Michael who moved the washer out so I could get behind it. And, wouldn't you know, as soon as I got the old hose off water starts gushing out all over the floor again!!!! I ended up having to wash even more laundry with all the towels I used to clean up the mess. It just wasn't my day! LOL Now all is working fine and I only have 2 or 3 more loads to go which is good b/c Pirates of the Caribbean is tomorrow. Oh, and we leave for Florida! Not sure which I'm more excited about!! ;-)

This is why I had kids!! LOL

At bedtime on July 4 I am lying beside my handsome 3 year old. We are talking and singing because he is afraid of the fireworks he is hearing outside. We sing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" and the "ABC Song" so that the fireworks will go to sleep and we talk about school and fireworks to keep his mind occupied so he doesn't hear the fireworks. While we are talking about the fireworks my very observant son informs me that, "Momma, you are pretty like fireworks!" Now ladies and gentlemen this is the reason I had kids!! They do know how to feed the ego!! ROFL

After I was finished showering my son with much deserved kisses for that comment he was able to go to sleep. I had a smile on my face for the rest of the night!! How much better could it get than such a sweet compliment from a 3 year old?