Sunday, April 21, 2013


It's that time of birthday!  I've been so focused lately on everything that is going on with the house, work, etc, that this one snuck up quietly on me. 

Besides the snow that's coming down right now (snow?  really?  it RAINS on my birthday not SNOWS! c'mon Mother Nature!)  we've had a good weekend celebrating...I went out with a good friend on Friday night (her birthday is two days before mine, so it was a joint celebration), and last night, Scott, Ava and I went out for dinner.  We ate waaaay too much food, but we still managed to squeeze in a little bit of dessert.  The thick, warm chocolate chip cookie filled with liquid chocolate, topped with ice cream was too good to resist!

Our house is being cleaned on Tuesday, so I was even able to skip cleaning this weekend - and THAT was just about the best present I could have asked for.  I got so much stuff done around here, so I can relax a bit today.  Later this afternoon, we have a retirement party to go to for Scott's old boss, so at least we'll get some good food, drinks, and cake there, too!

The current housing situation is top of mind lately...we switched to a bigger lot so we can build a house with a three-car garage (the other couple that had a verbal hold on the lot backed down when we presented a written offer.)  We're waiting to hear final word on the total price, and then we can start the process of building.  Yay!  In the meantime, I looked at a short-term town house's hard to find a short-term lease that will accept dogs.  But, I did!  So, we need to decide today if we're going to sign the lease...and then we can start the decluttering, packing and moving process.  Hard to believe it's almost time to close on the house!  (May 24)

There have been a few times lately that people have asked if we were growing out Ava's bangs.  Ha!  That's just us being lazy about getting her hair cut. :)  So, yesterday, we made a trip to get her hair styled.  She wanted to look just like Snow White, so I had to make it clear we were NOT going to be dyeing her hair black and putting curls in it.  Instead, we ended up with a shorter, layered 'do.  I think it looks great - and it should be much easier to comb through after her bath (we fight the tangles every night...ugh.) 

This should be a great day...looking forward to making this upcoming year a memorable one!

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