Friday, January 19, 2007

It's Feeling Real

We're just back from a 4 day, 3 night Colorado cruise. Cruise my foot! What an adventure the Brassette Bunch had. We left home around 7:45 Sunday morning and returned Wednesday night around 9:30. The trip was successful we think but we sure were some tired souls dragging in here two nights ago.

Personally, I had hoped to find an acceptable home on Monday. Then spend Tuesday looking at favorites and make an offer. Well, Tuesday evening we were torn between two amazing homes which had me very frustrated. I finally snapped out of it when I realized how blessed we were to be in such a predicament. We could have not found any homes we liked!

Around 5:30 on Tuesday we called our realtor and told him the offer we wanted to make. It's quite lower than the listing price of the home but we have house number 2 as our back up plan. We're overnighting paperwork with our offer and earnest money and hope to hear something soon.

Here is our top choice! It is in a nice, established neighborhood. The street is Dane Lane. (Trinity liked that it rhymed.) It was built in 1996 and has 2432 sq ft. We'll have lots of room to spread out. 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, a gameroom upstairs and a dining room, living room, and office downstairs.

I can't put pictures of our second choice because it is a new construction home. So new that they had plastic draped all around it.

The children were AMAZING the whole trip. They were up early each day and went to bed late each night. They missed naps and rests and had some late meals. They were dragged in and out of houses, the car, the hotel, airports and planes. They remained sane, as did we, and were simply remarkable.

Will woke up at 6 am Wednesday morning to our dismay. This is the child who generally sleeps until 8:30 or so. He fell asleep on the way to the airport and then took a long nap during our layover in Denver in his stroller sitting upright half the time.

As we were coming out of our favorite house to that point on Monday, Mark stepped down wrong and sprained his ankle very badly. His whole foot is still black and blue. Within about 5 minutes it had swollen up the size of a baseball right at the bump of his ankle. I got a free pass to do the driving after that and he got to put a snow pack on it.

The snow ... there were several inches on the ground and the kids had a big time. Kamikaze Will ran and jumped and kicked and THREW. Trini was a little more reserved, as usual. She did manage to bean a few snowballs at us though. We couldn't convince her to make a snow angel. It sure was PURTY!

I dropped my hip pack on the ground Tuesday and managed to completely whack out my cell phone that was nestled inside. I can no longer read the inside screen of it and the battery isn't holding a charge for very long. So, if you call it and I don't answer, call us at home or Mark's cell as I won't be able to tell you called!

As far as Deer Park goings-on our house showed twice last Saturday and we have one offer in writing already and the promise of another. It was officially listed last Friday. Isn't that amazing?? Now if only we could secure a home to move into we'll be all set.

It looks like we'll be trying to move the last week in February. We'll keep you posted. Email if you want more pictures or I can invite you to join our family yahoo group where they will all be soon if you'd like to stay connected.