Friday, July 24, 2015

Five on Friday

I'm linking up with April today for Five on Friday!

Happy Friday!!

 House/Move Update:
When I updated you last, we were waiting on insurance to check out our roof and see if they would cover a new roof... the buyers were requesting that our roof be replaced. Unfortunately, insurance denied the claim and we ended up having to put a whole new roof on at our expense... bummer! :-(  But that has been done and we close in less than a week. Yay!! We are moving tomorrow into a small condo, temporarily. 

As for a new house... we've been in negotiations since last week on a house we like in a suburb of St. Louis just across town from where we are now. We finally came to an agreement this Wednesday, so we are excited about that. We will still have to see what comes of the inspection, but as long as all goes well, we will be moving (again) in a couple of months. It's a bit of a fixer upper, so we hope to live in the condo while doing a few renovations first before officially moving in. Here is a picture of the front of the house from the listing. It's a 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath ranch with a walk out basement. It has a fireplace, a 2 car tuck under garage around back and the best part is, it has an in-ground pool!! I foresee lots of summer parties in our back yard. I can't wait!!

This past Sunday we went to Six Flags/Hurricane Harbor with Jake's family. This was Jackson's second time going and he had so much fun. We went last year and he was a little too short to ride some of the rides, but he was able to ride quite a few more this year. He rode a couple of the roller coasters and a few of the other family type rides. He's so brave and I just love that about him.

Last week, July 14th, Jake and I celebrated our 8 year wedding anniversary. We've been so caught up with this move that we didn't really get to celebrate, but regardless, I couldn't imagine going through this crazy life with anyone else and I look forward to many more crazy years together!

The house we are in the process of buying, has a park within walking distance. This is a huge selling point for us. So Monday while I was off, I drove by the park to check it out and see what it was like. I was very pleased to see that it was very nice and the kids really enjoyed playing there. It has the rubber bottom and lots of slides and swings! It's going to be great to have close-by!

I hope you all have a great weekend!!