Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Blessing Day

Evan blessed Daisy in church on May 5th. It was a beautiful day to bless a beautiful baby! She ended up crying through her entire blessing. Haha. I did too.

Evan's mom was in town from Arizona and Evan's grandparents and aunt and uncle were kind enough to drive from upstate New York to join us. We had a nice Cafe Rio style lunch for Cinco de Mayo after church too.

Now here is a picture dump:
 










Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Whatever happened to buying a house?

To make a long story short, we postponed our house hunt for at least a few months.

To make a long story long, read on...

A few weeks ago we looked at a few houses. We went to make an offer on one, only to discover that someone else beat us to it and it had gone under contract that day. So then we waited around a week and decided to make a offer on another house. It was cute and had a swimming pool. Our real estate agent was going out of town the next day so we ended up doing the offer with an e-sign thingy since we couldn't meet her in person. Then we headed up to New York to visit Evan's grandparents. And I started feeling pretty anxious about it. Especially about the pool. Then we found out that the company Evan works for was planning on doing more layoffs this summer. So I started to feel super anxious about it. Especially since the sellers were going to accept our offer.

Fortunately, we found out that they couldn't accept our offer because it was a short sale and they needed real signatures, not e-sign. So I went and looked at another house that I ended up loving. It had an open floor plan, 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, granite counters, gas heat, an attached garage, an awesome neighborhood, great schools: pretty much everything I want except a big yard. But I came home and still felt really uneasy about it so we decided to put off the house hunt until at least after layoffs are over.

But to be honest, I'm not even sure I want to buy a house here at all now because I really just want to live closer to family. But houses in New England do have a lot of charm since they are all super old. So maybe it wouldn't be too bad. It wouldn't be bad to buy a not so charming new house either.