Boys Boys Boys. . .

~Sept, 2012
We had some visitors over and of course A and E were bouncing off the walls. Head butting their legs, jumping on their back and freaking out. So I chucked them both in the kitchen and told them, "You are out of control." Angrily A turns to me, hands on his hips and snaps, "No Mom! YOU are out of control!"

~Aug. 2012
A comes up to me and tells me very officially, "Mom, I'm smarter than you. I'm not smarter than Dad, but I am smarter than you."

~July 4th, 2012
A and E were wrestling today and it was A's day. He was doing really good keeping his little brother subdued, although E put up a pretty good fight. Once they were finished, Daddy and I told E he did a really good job! He looked over at Daddy M angrily from the floor and said, "No, I din not!!" he flailed his arms on the ground and continued, "He's still alive!"

~June 2012
E and A were playing T-ball today with A's new gear. I of course laid down the rules. No hitting anyone with the bat. No swinging at the ball until every body and body part is clear. Simple enough. Not 5 minutes into it, I hear a blood curdling scream from A. E runs inside, eyes big, and says, "I din'n know what I was doing!" Big brother had a pretty good goose egg on his head.

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Monday, March 23, 2009

House Hunting??

Yikes! What a scary ordeal to get ourselves into! Although I will admit it's pretty exciting to even see if we have the option of buying. We're getting in touch with a loan officer through M's uncle, who just so happens to be a realtor, to see if we can actually afford a house as well as to see if we can get pre-approved for a loan. All of this is so new to me. House hunting isn't really something they can teach you in high school or college. They might be able to help you prepare- but all in all it's an experience you learn by just jumping in and doing it. Lucky for us, we have M's uncle who can help and of course parents who have bought homes of their own that can also give us tips! Right now we're debating whether or not buy a brand new home or get a duplex, live in one half and rent out the other. Each has its benefits- the greatest is that since we are first time home buyers we'll get either an $8,500 or $15,000 return for buying a home. $8,500 for an older home and $15,000 for a new home. I guess we'll just have to keep looking for homes and see what suits us best... or see if we really can afford this or not.

2 comments:

Meredith Williams said...

How cool that you are looking for a house! I'm not going to lie.....I'm way jealous.

JMKunz said...

yeah I'm pretty excited about it, but it also makes me super nervous!