Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Exciting Developments...

Let me start by saying that some of us (namely me) suck at this whole blogging thing. I love reading everyone's updates but for some reason I NEVER update my own blog (in case you haven't noticed). Then again, my husband updates three or four times a day so I am pretty much covered... right?

Moving on...

We have been busy! We are officially moved in to "The Garden District" and seem to be settling in just fine. I like the new place a lot. It actually seems bigger with all of our stuff inside than it did completely empty! We have had to get creative on storage because of the limited space. I bought lifts for the bed so that we could store most of our folded clothes underneath in plastic bins. It really seems like it will work perfectly. On the down side we almost have to make a running leap at the bed to make it in at night.
We decided against renting the stackable washer/dryer for the closet in the living room and as it turns out we couldn't have managed any other way. So just to give some fair warning, some of you (you know who you are) may be seeing us on laundry day. I promise we'll bring beer or wii or whole wheat boboli crusts (depending on the generous homeowner of the week)!
Our fine feline companion is also settling in quite nicely. He has been more affectionate than ever in the past few days. I think he really likes it here!
This afternoon we made a trek around the Capitol Heights area scouting homes. It was a lot of fun, but there are definitely some real fixer uppers around that neighborhood! Here are a few of the places we liked...This on has a beautiful, recently re-done back yard/porch area... but it is only a 2 bed 1 bath!

Probably the best looking "fixer upper"... as in it has the most potential to be really pretty.
This one is at the upper reaches of our budget (as in spam for breakfast, lunch and dinner), but MAN its pretty!
This house is not in Capitol Heights, but it is actually in our price range and on our street (historic marker included!)... but will it still be available when we're ready to buy?!

Needless to say we aren't ready to buy juuuust yet, but it is fun to look. There are a few more things that need to fall into place before we're ready to move again, but I have no doubt that now that we're back in Montgomery it's all gonna work out.

Just a couple more things...

1. I have the best in-laws ever. Transient or not I always feel at home when I'm with them.

2. How awesome is movie night going to be?!

3. I had the good fortune of meeting the two sweetest babies ever! Lily and Harper are truly a gift from God! (Luke kinda freaked, but we even got to hold them!)

4. We're baaaaaack!




So... we are going through a pretty exciting time now! The future seems very bright! And I am so happy to be home!

7 comments:

Eleanor said...

I just blubber-boo-hooed all over my laptop....

We are thrilled you are HOME, too!

Beer is good, and Whole Wheat Boboli is even better. If we can set up a pizza night that coincides with laundry night, that would totally work.

And your in-laws love you, too...

Mary Tyler S. said...

Hay Jackie! Welcome back to the gump! I've actually been in the pricey one on your list - it belonged to my former landlord/mayoral candididate.

I LOVE the last one!! I know it's just my personal opinion but I was raised in Cloverdale and I would move back in a heartbeat if I could talk Steve into it.

Anywho...welcome home!

LMilky said...

And I am glad that you guys are back as well! It just feels better knowing that you are in town and that we can pretty much see you whenever we want to. WIll your work schedule be as crazy? You and Laura McFee have the most unpredictable work scheds. why couldn't you have both chose 8-5 or 7-3 that way I can always hunt you down with little effort ;)

And to MT, I'll pay steve to move you to OC!!!! PLEASE MOVE IN TOWN!

Jason said...

WELCOME BACK ....We missed yall

LMilky said...

you are off for the next two days... POST or I'll give you something to post about!!!

Kent said...

Enjoy reading your blog, you're still a great writer.

luke said...

... post?