Flying Pig 2015

Flying Pig 2015

Monday, November 29, 2010

Week 1 of homeownership...Is that a word?

Jimmy and I closed on our first home
November 23rd...we are so excited!!!
It's located in Gahanna, OH (east side
of Columbus) and sits on a corner
lot...3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths.

It's a split level home with this layout:
The top floor has the three bedrooms and full bath...two of the bedrooms have hardwood floor and the third has carpet (with pink and orange walls that we will paint!); One of those rooms will be an office/prayer room (Jimmy's great idea)...

The main floor has the living room and the kitchen. The living room also has hardwood. We ordered the love seat and chair that match our current couch and we're getting a sweet 42" LG TV so that we may enjoy some sports, The Office, 16 and Pregnant, Dog the Bounty Hunter, etc. :) We are making a little change in the kitchen. In the pic above, you may notice that the white cabinets have blue on them. I wasn't a fan of that because it made the blue countertops really pop out...so we are painting the cabinets all white...we will eventually get new countertops. Finally, attached to the kitchen is a 2 car garage and a sweet patio that goes to the back yard. I'll post another blog soon with a picture of the patio.

On the bottom floor is a half bath, utility room with great storage space, and a finished basement! The basement will have Jimmy's drum set and eventually a movie/hangout room. This will be the last area we fix up because we'll have to buy a another TV, more furniture, etc. One of our goals is to host lots of get-togethers...Jimmy loves to entertain so hopefully it will be a great home for family and friends!

Here's a quick story about our first couple of adventures as homeowners:


Saturday night, we went to the house to start painting our cabinets. We thought that the paint we were using had primer in it but quickly found out it didn't because it wasn't even close to covering up that blue after two coats of paint...so, basically, we wasted our time (except for the fact that the radio was playing some sweet songs from the 90's!).


We went back the next day (with primer) and did the job the right way....that was followed by 6 hours of raking and bagging leaves! BLAH! Honestly, I was totally cool with raking...it was actually a fun little workout...but the bagging sucked super bad!!! It was so annoying! We ended up with 26 bags of leaves! Jimmy and I now consider ourselves professional leaf people! We quickly made the decision that we would pay a kid in the neighborhood to do our leaves next year!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Great things continue to happen...

Jimmy and I are so insanely blessed right now...we have had the occasional craziness but, overall, we can't complain :) I had an AWESOME trip to Nebraska to see my family...my mom surprised me by driving from Arkansas to see me while I was in NE!! I didn't think I would be able to see her until after the holidays. So, needless to say, I was super excited! Here are a few pics of the awesome little people of my family (and I'm not talking about midgets):

Drew as Mayhem from X-MEN



Quinten as that thing from Yo Gabba Gabba



Rylee being silly :)



Brennan in his lion costume

While I was away on my trip, Jimmy and I managed to put an offer on a house...he would call me several times with the latest info and he took care of signing all the papers while I was away. I'm so glad he was able to be in Columbus to take care of that :) All we have left in the process is the appraisal and that happens on Monday...we may have a house on November 30th if all goes well! Thanks for all of the hard work Boo!!
Finally, Jimmy and I joined a gym this weekend and began working out again on Monday. We haven't been very consistent with working out the last couple of months so we decided that we would recommit ourselves by joining a good gym...I'm so excited about buffing up again...I feel like a blob!
Hope all my peeps are doing well...to my family: I LOVE AND MISS YOU SO MUCH!!! I had an amazing time with you and can't wait to do it again :)