Luckily, we were able to squeeze in a fun play date with some new friends last weekend. Ellie and Lydia (sisters) came over and boy, did those three girls have a blast playing dress up, princesses, shopping, etc. You name it, they did it! Their mom, Amanda, and I even had a chance to chat for a few hours - it's always fun meeting new people in the area! None of the girls wanted the play date to be over, but Amanda let them know that Ava could come over soon - maybe a pizza and wine night on an upcoming Friday! Always great to have something fun to look forward to!
Taking a break for some F&B. Ellie's on Ava's right, and Lydia's keeping a close eye on the begging Lucky...
Right after Ellie and Lydia left on Saturday, I hopped in the car and headed to a friend's house to have dinner with her family. It was a much more quiet St Patty's day than last year when this same friend and I went out to an Irish bar. But it gave us a great chance to catch up on all that's been going on in our lives. Thank God for good friends - during both happy and sad times!
The next day, Scott, Ava and I drove around for about 5 hours, looking at lots, houses, neighborhoods, etc. We decided that Farmington and Empire were just too far away, and have resumed our search for a lot/house in Rosemount. During this past week, we met up with our realtor and his family (he has a daughter who is about a year younger than Ava, and a much younger son), and we looked at a few more homes in the area. Adeline (Travis' daughter) and Ava had SUCH a good time checking out the houses and keeping each other entertained. In fact, Ava told me that she and Adeline are going to be sharing a room in our new house. :)
This coming week, we're going to see if we can get a lot within our price range in Rosemount, and if so, the next step is to meet with the builder and pick out a floor plan (which we pretty much already know what it would be.) Fingers crossed that this all comes together quickly, as we have exactly TWO MONTHS before we close on this house!
This weekend has been much more restful - we spent both nights in, as a family, enjoying our fireplace, watching some shows, and taking it easy. I think it's exactly what we needed, even though it's not what we had originally planned.
Gettin' in some laptop time...
The one fun thing that we're going to reschedule is taking Grandma Deb out for her birthday very soon! She celebrated her special day on Saturday, and while we weren't able to spend it with her on that day, we're looking forward to a family dinner in the near future!
I made a navy bean and ham soup that's been cooking all day, so we are anxiously waiting to eat dinner tonight. The house smells so good! So, here's to hoping that the next seven days have a sense of calmness and joy about them!