Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Info/Pictures of the new House

I have had quite a few requests for pictures of the new house, so I copied these from the realtor's website...I hope they don't mind :o)

The house has 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, a living room, a family room, a nicely updated kitchen, and a full (unfinished) basement that can be used for a play area as well.  The house sits on 3.9 acres to the west of Evansville in Posey County.  It is along a state highway, but we are saying it is in the country.  There is a dense tree line to the east of the house, but there will be a lot of grass for me to mow in the summer time!  Doug and I will have to work on a space so that we can put out a garden, and we will have to work on some areas to make flower beds...I'm going to miss my nicely established ones in Iowa.  OK...on to the pictures.

The front of the house - with an attached 2.5 car garage.  (The house sits on the south side of the highway; therefore, it faces the north)
This is standing at the front door looking into the living room.  You can see the kitchen through the doorway and window.
This is standing in the doorway from the living room.  You can also see the family room addition (through the window and doorway) the sellers added in '98.
This is the family room addition on the back of the house.  It has a cozy bay window seat that you can partially see to the left, and it has the patio doors leading to a covered patio area outside.
This is part of the backyard.  As you can see, it is fenced in which will be great for the kids beings we are on the highway.  Also, note the basketball goal already on the barn!  Welcome to the Hoosier state!  The swingset you see in the picture is going with the sellers, but we are bringing our swingset from Iowa.
Until next time...

Monday, March 28, 2011

Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow...

Doug and I are excited to share news on the house selling front!

On March 17th, we received not one, but TWO, offers for our house in Iowa!  Call it "luck of the Irish" - if you will ;o)

We, of course, accepted one of the offers, and things are progressing smoothly.  We are set to close on the house April 18th.  We have since made an offer on a house in Indiana, and the sellers accepted it!  We are set to close on that house April 29th.

Now, some might think this was a very quick offer after selling our house, but the house we are buying was the very first house we looked at back in October!  Yes, it has been on the market the entire time.  Each and every other house we were somewhat interested in these past five months sold a few days after we viewed them, but not the house we were wishing for all along.  God does have a hand in all of this!

Please keep us in your prayers over the next few weeks that things continue to go according to God's plan, and that the closings on both houses goes as smoothly as possible!

Until next time...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

(Last Post of) Dallas' Birthday

My mom and sister sent pictures of Dallas opening his presents at his party last weekend.  I thought I would share.  I just love the excitement captured as he opens each surprise!

A new semi truck and grain hopper
A McDonald's toy set
Thomas the Train puzzle book (he also got a Lightning McQueen/Cars puzzle book)
A John Deere combine movie
Cars toys/characters...
...and a Cars "suitcase" as Dallas calls it
A Lightning McQueen umbrella
Tearing into a present...
A Claas combine
And finally, here's the big guy blowing out the candles on his cake
After cake and ice cream, Dallas wanted to put his sandbox digger together.  Please excuse his naked-ness...I'm not sure why/how he lost his clothes!
Until next time...

Monday, March 21, 2011

We celebrated Dallas' birthday with Ma-maw, Pa-paw, Gram, Pa, Aunt Lisa, Aunt Katie, Aunt Josie, and GG over the weekend.  I was able to make Dallas' cake Saturday evening...he is in love with Lightning McQueen from the Cars movie right now.
We had hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill, along with mac 'n cheese, potato salad, chips, and relish tray for lunch.  Then, it was present time!  Boy, oh boy, is this little guy spoiled!  THANK YOU again for all the wonderful gifts.
Finally, it was time for cake and ice cream!
Overall, we had a wonderful day with our families.  I will post more from the day once I get some pictures from my sister.  I only took videos throughout the day.

Until next time...

Friday, March 18, 2011

Fun Friday Fotos

Yesterday, after getting home from the park, Dallas helped himself to a snack.  Don't worry, he got a snack for his sister too.  What snack did they choose?  Well, let's just say they are a lot like their dad - cold hot dogs!

Until next time...

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Until next time...

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sunday at the Park

We can't get enough of the sunshine and being outside! 
What can I say, they LOVE to swing...
...and climb...
...and slide.
The ducks and geese at the pond are now a new favorite!
Someone left some dog food on the dock, so we had fun tossing it/feeding it to the geese.
Dallas has since asked (multiple times) to go to the park to feed the geese!

Until next time...

Monday, March 14, 2011

Dallas at 3

We just got home from the doctor's office for Dallas' 3 year check up!  My-oh-my ... he is getting to be a big boy!

Here are his stats...
Height: 40 inches (95th percentile)
Weight: 35.4 pounds (83rd percentile)

We are going to be hearing from a speech therapist in the next week to schedule a time to meet and discuss Dallas' speech.  He is on track for the number of words and comprehension, but his clarity is lacking.

Until next time...

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Dallas' Big Birthday Supper

We took Dallas to Texas Roadhouse for his birthday supper on Saturday night. Enjoy the photos!

Dallas deciding what to have to drink...

Momma and Reba

Daddy and Dallas
Dallas finishing off Momma's salad
Passing the time before the main entree is served
How's the steak, Dallas?
How's the applesauce, Reba?
Did someone say there was a birthday?

Can't have your birthday party at the Roadhouse without a big "Yee-Haw!"
Until next time...

Saturday, March 12, 2011

More from Dallas' Birthday

I took the kiddos to the mall to play yesterday morning.  After some time playing, Dallas wanted to go out for lunch.  Where did he choose?
The place every kid loves!
After Doug got home from work, we had supper and then we got out the cake!
Dallas picked it out himself
He loved all the candles...until they started relighting!
Overall it was a great day.  We are continuing the celebration today since Daddy doesn't have to work.  We went to the park this morning, and we are heading out to eat this evening!

Until next time...

Friday, March 11, 2011

Happy 3rd Birthday!

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday dear Dallas,
Happy Birthday to you!

Daddy, Momma, and Reba

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Ahoy, Matey!

Because yesterday was Ash Wednesday, that meant no meat for our family. Thankfully, my husband kindly reminded me. So, we had supper at Long John Silvers! Therefore, you get pics of the kiddos sporting the pirate hat!
Here are a few "bloopers"...Reba just wasn't in the mood.
Until next time...