Thursday, October 06, 2011

Day 279

October 6th, 2010

October 6th, 2011

I'm sure I'm a wee bit biased, but I think Gus is the cutest little person! He just has the sweetest little face and such a great personality. They say you can tell how a person will be (demeanor and whatnot) based on how they act in their first three years... I sure hope Gus stays as sweet, loving, trusting, and laid-back as he is right now. 

That's not to say he doesn't have his moments where he acts like a crazy child and screams and throws a fit... but they are few and far between (fortunately). I usually ignore his tantrums and tell him that I can't understand him when he's screaming. I figure it's more for my own practice than for him, but it works. :)

Gus got up this morning and we had breakfast. He had a cereal bar and some cheese. My boy LOVES cheese (so does his mama and daddy)!

Gus played with Elphie while I watched tv and then we listened to some music until it was time for his morning nap.

While he was napping, I talked to Steve (via email) about some houses that I was looking at. We have been able to narrow down our wants and with eliminating the pool as a search criteria (if it has one, GREAT but it's not going to eliminate all without a pool), we now have more than 300 homes to look through. YIKES.

I spent Gus's nap time going through homes and checking schools. I've found that Mableton, GA has some really great homes, but HORRIBLE (I mean seriously horrible) schools. So all of those have been scratched off. 

We're mainly looking at the following areas:
  • Roswell
  • Sandy Springs
  • Alpharetta
  • Marietta
  • Johns Creek
  • Dunwoody
I think the majority have been Roswell, Johns Creek, and Alpharetta. We're able to really get a lot of house (3000+ sq feet) for our buck! All the ones that we're liking have finished basements, and for the most part, gourmet kitchens. It's just a matter of finding the perfect blend of location, with what we're looking for in a house.

I still keep going back to one house in particular... it's got it all. Screened porch (a HUGE one), gourmet kitchen, finished basement, GIANT master bedroom, five bedrooms, a nice deck, nice yard, a hot tub AND A POOL!!! And, it's lower than what we had budgeted so we're really hoping to see it in person and fall in love with it.

Who would have thought that it'd be so difficult to find a home?? At least we've got time to keep looking. I'm getting antsy and eager to start the moving process. Tomorrow afternoon we have a moving company coming to give us an estimate for our relocation. We have two other estimates, so this will be the third, Steve can submit all three and lock in the one that we'll use. 

He's already started the mortgage pre-approval process, and as soon as that's done (maybe next week?) we can go to GA for a visit, look at homes, and hopefully make an offer. Once that's done, we can set a date to close and move! A lot of the houses that I've been marking as favorites are move-in ready, so hopefully it won't be a long drawn out process.

On the other end, we're meeting with a realtor here (Stan) on Monday to walk us through our house and give us feedback about selling with him. We REALLY pray (and need your prayers too) that we are able to sell this house quickly and not have two house payments for too long!!!

Anyway... Gus woke up and it was time for lunch. We headed down and had left-over crack casserole and Gus ate ALL OF IT!!!

As you can see, I grabbed my camera and took some pictures of Gus while he was at the table, and then after as well. I also took some GREAT pictures of the animals. Here are the animal pics:
Bing Clawsby

Purry Como

I LOVE this picture of Toebe!!

Sweet Purry

Neddy Foo Foo

Awesome picture again of Toebe

I LOVE this picture of Ned!
Happy dog

Elphie guarding her bone lol

Being a snooty pup


Pure bliss!

Hi mama

So content!!

Here are additional pictures of Gus:

In his favorite chair-- posing

He looks like such a big boy in this picture!!!

A second of sitting still

Gus's birthmark (still there)

Party time!

Ready for the afternoon nap...

All partied out

Wearing his Elmo costume as a blanket... it's nap time!

Gus took his afternoon nap and slept for almost two hours. He got up just as Steve got home. We had breakfast for dinner (I made waffles from scratch and we had little smokeys too) and it was delicious!

I'm tired. I was supposed to have the Fab Five here tomorrow, but Kristen has to work and Lacey wants to relax and not go anywhere (can't blame her at all). So we're going to shoot for Monday instead. The fair starts next week... I think we're going to try going the following week though. I'm excited to go!!

See you tomorrow!! Steve's taking a 1/2 day and I'm excited to get an early start to our weekend!!
I almost forgot!! I got picked to host a Shutterfly House Party!! I'm super excited! All my guests will get a free photo book!! I think I'm going to invite some family (even though they're far) and some MI friends, and then send them the coupon. If you're reading and want to do it virtually (not here in person) just let me know!!


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Hells ya! The top picture of Gus is so cute. He is getting to be a big boy!

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