Thursday, May 31, 2007



A New Chapter

We were to give possession of the house on Friday, May 25th at 9 p.m. We erroneously thought we'd be out of there early in the afternoon and on our way to Spokane...We made it out of the gate at 8:58 p.m.!!! Ha!

I didn't have time to say good-bye really...we were so tired from packing and cleaning all day, that when it was time to go, we just popped into the cars and left...

I had called Gigi earlier and asked her if we could spend the night at their house as we were in no shape to drive 5 we headed over to Seattle and had a lovely dinner waiting for us along with a very comfy bed...I was too wound up to sleep, but managed to eventually.

In the morning, we had a leisurely breakfast, and around 10:30, said our good-byes.

Gigi, in all her wonderfulness, made a little snack pack for each of us...we put the boy in the car, and we headed east.

The drive was pretty non-eventful...Owen did great...he rode with me for a couple of hours, then we stopped at a truck stop, bought a sandwich for lunch and sat on one of the only patches of grass available to eat!

Owen rode with Joe the rest of the way, and I entertained myself with random shots of the highway/scene/Joe pulling the U-Haul while listening to Christian stations, hard rock, and at last, my beloved NPR...

(You can see Owen in the passenger side waving!)
Then, at some point, 6 hours after we pulled away from Gigi and Victor's driveway, Spokane was in view.

I felt really happy to be here...the excitement of the house...and most importantly, the three of us being together again.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

We Made It....

I just wanted to post a little bit about what I am feeling at this moment.

First impression of Spokane is....

I LOVE IT. As we were driving in, I had a smile on my's beautiful...and our new house??? Pictures do not do it justice. It's beyond what I imagined...and I imagined something great!

I took a ton of pics of our new endeavor today, and I will post more as time allows...

Happiness is here again...this is just awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Off to bed...

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

OK...This Time I Mean It...Our New Home!

The previous home did not pan out...A couple came in and offered cash with no contingencies...can't beat Joe found this home...he LOVED it was a no brainer...I haven't seen it in person, and it's so exciting it feels like a present I'll just open when we close on it!
Our offer was accepted this morning, and we got news that our buyers got their loan, so we move forward...we close on our current home in less than 10 days and we close on our new home on June 14th! YEY!

Thanks honey for finding a beautiful house...I can't wait to smooch with you in every room!

Friday, May 11, 2007

Our New Home....

This is our new home...Joe has gone twice to see it, and at this posting, there are 3 offers on the table, 4 as soon as we put ours in. The good news? The sellers really like Joe...The other good news? I am here, the attorney is off for the weekend, Joe has to work M-W, and on Thursday we begin our move to Spokane...When oh when will we make our offer???

Life is sure interesting when you are selling/buying/moving all on the same week.

Come on house, pick us!!!

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Tuesday, May 01, 2007


Just a beautiful picture of Cheryl...(Note to Leslie: The mauve fingers didn't come out...:P)