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No one is allowed to say the “J” word, the one that rhymes with “minx”, ok?

Ok, I said I wouldn’t do it, but I’m really bad at anything involving self-control.

Especially when it’s something good!

So, here’s my big news!! DA-Da-DA!!

I’m pregnant!!!!

Kidding. Total lie. NOT pregnant. Not even close to pregnant.  As far from pregnant as you can humanly be without being a man.  NO babies.

The bank finally agreed on our house offer.  We don’t have a contract yet, but they’re going to put one together and if all goes well….the planets align…ducks stay in a row…the proper amount of virgins are sacrificed…we’ll be getting a house.
Now, last time I did this, I got all WHEEEE! And I got you all whipped up into a great big frenzy of WHEEEE right along with me.

And then.

The house fell through.


I ate enough Girl Scout baked goods to send at least four of those little cookie-pushers to camp.


And I swore that the next house would be a 100% secret until the day we moved in.

REALLY? Have you met me? PFFFFt.

So, we have an accepted offer…because it’s a foreclosure house we have to get EVERYTHING done in 10 days: inspection, financing, appraisal…everything.

Holy crap. I’m a little light-headed just thinking about it.

But here is what I said I wouldn’t do…pictures of teh house!  Soon-to-be MY house.

*these are just a few of my favorites, so YES there are some cute little bedrooms for the girls…two of them in fact…but they’re pretty boring right now, so just imagine square rooms with closets and windows…and there ya go…and as you can tell, I REALLY love mah new trees*


I know, is pretty, right?

Cross your fingers.

**ps…I was told that calling Girl Scouts “brats” was offensive…so I have gently reworded.  I’m very sorry if I offended anyone that is the parent of a Girl Scout and for any future Girl Scout troop leaders that might come into contact with my daughters. They cannot be held accountable for their mother’s stupidity. Please forgive.”

26 Comments on “No one is allowed to say the “J” word, the one that rhymes with “minx”, ok?”

  1. #1 jennifer
    on Mar 27th, 2009 at 8:04 am

    Beautiful property! In Toronto, our houses are on top of each other, we don’t know from lots of land. Love the sloped ceilings too- good luck!

  2. #2 Maria
    on Mar 27th, 2009 at 8:13 am

    Ohhhhh it’s SO pretty. Wow.

    Marias last blog post..you understand now why you came this way

  3. #3 Jen
    on Mar 27th, 2009 at 8:21 am

    SQUEE! Ok thats all I’m going to do…10 days? I can totally be done. There were only 17 days between us going to the open house and seeing the house for the first time to signing the papers. All my fingers and toes crossed for you girl!

    Jens last blog post..Random Tuesday…I may have cracked

  4. #4 brittany
    on Mar 27th, 2009 at 8:58 am

    OH YEAH! That house is GORGEOUS! And the trees….SWOON! So does that mean you are moving right away too?

    brittanys last blog post..Uno más.

  5. #5 Tracy
    on Mar 27th, 2009 at 10:19 am

    That is a great place… my fingers are crossed that everything falls into place for you and it happens perfectly…………

  6. #6 Kyla
    on Mar 27th, 2009 at 10:31 am

    Knocking on wood for ya!

    Kylas last blog post..To achieve maximum neurosis,

  7. #7 Mary Murray
    on Mar 27th, 2009 at 11:21 am

    very nice!

  8. #8 E
    on Mar 27th, 2009 at 11:34 am

    What a beautiful house! I have my fingers crossed for you and I can round up some extra virgins if you feel they are needed 😉

    Es last blog post..Snuggies, fun for a girl and a boy.

  9. #9 DesignHER Momma
    on Mar 27th, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    new houses make me sweat. Congrats to you girl!

    DesignHER Mommas last blog post..I Bleed Green – usually

  10. #10 The Mom Jen
    on Mar 27th, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    Gorgeous!! Crossing my parts for you!

    The Mom Jens last blog post..The First Days of Motherhood, part three

  11. #11 Shash
    on Mar 27th, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    Gorgeous house for a gorgeous family. Crossing all the important parts for good luck!

    Shashs last blog post..Seven

  12. #12 AJ
    on Mar 27th, 2009 at 3:19 pm


  13. #13 Normal to Natalie
    on Mar 27th, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    oh wow. really pretty. can’t wait to see how you make that space ALL YOURS…

    Normal to Natalies last blog post..Fat Fighting Friday – W9

  14. #14 Momaroo
    on Mar 27th, 2009 at 4:19 pm

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  15. #15 E
    on Mar 27th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Good luck, but I must say that calling Girl Scouts brats is a bit offensive. I am sure you knew that someday you would say something that bothered somebody.

  16. #16 AnissaM
    on Mar 27th, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Yeah, might have been a really careless choice of word…especially as I have two little girls who are about to go bonkers to join when we move. So, I will change it, not for you, but because I don’t “generally” go around calling kids that don’t belong to me brats.

    Thanks for calling me on it.

  17. #17 Fear and Parenting in Las Vegas
    on Mar 27th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Very cool. Love the trees. It’s weird for me to see air conditioners/swamp coolers in windows. It’s not the Vegas norm, as you can imagine. :p

    Fear and Parenting in Las Vegass last blog post..Photo Phinish Phriday III

  18. #18 Brittany
    on Mar 27th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Duuuddeeee….don’t piss of the girls who bring the cookies. Ever.

    But those jerk off boy scouts and their popcorn…


    Brittanys last blog post..My own personal brand of crazy, Volume 93848567372

  19. #19 Musing
    on Mar 27th, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    It’s lovely! I’m so excited for you!

    Musings last blog post..What turns you on?

  20. #20 Mel @ A Box of Chocolates
    on Mar 28th, 2009 at 10:37 am

    Bee-utiful!! I’m jealous of the new house and those gorgeous trees!! I am crossing fingers that all goes through and you will be moved in before you know it. Enjoy your weekend.

    Mel @ A Box of Chocolatess last blog post..Wordless Wednesday – Girlfriends

  21. #21 Rhonda
    on Mar 28th, 2009 at 10:55 am

    It’s gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it with us. I know you are beyond excited. We will pray for smooth sailing from here on out.

    Rhondas last blog post..Mudpies for Dinner!

  22. #22 Janna
    on Mar 28th, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    It’s lovely! No extra (any) virgins here for sacrifice but I have plenty of prayers to send up and fingers/toes to cross!

    Jannas last blog post..The Best Laid Plans and Irony and a Prayer Request

  23. #23 JustBetty
    on Mar 28th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    [ whew : squared ]

    1] Just atwitter with excitement about your new house.
    2] Finally saw the clinic update. Good counts!

    Oh happy day!

  24. #24 Ashley Hast
    on Mar 28th, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    The house is teh awesome. I love it! Can’t wait to hear it’s officially yours!!!!

    Ashley Hasts last blog post..Jesus speaks spanish

  25. #25 Stimey
    on Mar 28th, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    Congratulations! I’m kinda jealous. It’s beautiful!

    Stimeys last blog post..Stimey Is Happy.

  26. #26 Carrie
    on Mar 29th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Oh beautiful! I’m insanely jealous of all of the flowering trees around it. Good luck!!!!

    Carries last blog post..Now I’m Feeling Guilty