Our travels....

Friday, March 19, 2010

No news is good news, right?!

Well, the bank reviewed, not our offer but the Investors offer (this is the person who's buying the house for cash and then selling it to us) today.

Our REA told us that "no news is good news." And that if B of A (Bank of America-I hate that bank) said NO, we should probably hear sometime today. Well.....we did not hear anything!

So........I'm super excited! I'm getting my hopes up for what I really hope is not a complete disappointment. This house is just perfect for us right now!

We have to put our 60 day notice in to our apt. complex NO later than March 29th!!! Are we cutting it close or what?!?! It's actually giving me quite a bit of stress.

So, no news right now, is good news! I hope to hear nothing for another week at the MOST! And I hope to hear a YES!!!

If they accept, our contract says we close within 21 days of accepted offer in order to ensure we close in time for the tax credit!! OMG...SO.EX-CI-TED!!! :-)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Donated blood

So, today has been a LONG day for me!

I left the house at 4:30am to take my Mom to the airport. :-( I came home to go back to bed for a little while and of course, I couldn't fall back asleep!

I went to work at 7 and by 7:30am, I was fighting to keep my eyes open....not good! lol

I made it through the day and then had to go give blood. What was I thinking you may ask? Well, I figured it'd be the best day since we have my In-laws coming into town tomorrow through Sunday.
This month is just absurd with how busy we are!

Anyways, I always feel SO good after I donate blood (not physically but emotionally). I wish I knew who my blood went to and I hope, IF, someday I need it, it will be there for me! It only takes 8 minutes from when the needle goes in to when it comes out. EIGHT MINUTES!!!!

After my 1st donation, I said I'd never do it again because it hurt but then thought "I'd much rather be in that position than the person on the other end" and vowed to keep giving blood!

If you've always wanted to but didn't know where to go or how to do it, let me know and I can help!

Friday, March 12, 2010

99 Things....

99 Things I should do or have done

I got this from a friends blog and thought why not give it a try!

Instructions:Copy the list, bold the ones you've done (with explanations if needed), share with friends.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a thunder and lightning storm
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch

15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen the Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial -I think lol
71. Eaten caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve

86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Got a tattoo
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

And I've only done 36 of the 99! I guess I better start doing more adventurous stuff. lol But I don't want to bounce a check! haha

So, how many of the 99 have YOU done?

Mom's here!!!

My Mom is here visiting for 1 week all by herself. She came in on Tuesday the 9th and is leaving Tuesday the 16th. It's great having her here to show her around since the last 2 times she was here, we didn't get to do that much.

Last night we took her to see the house we STILL have the offer on. She walked in and instantly "GASPED" and said "I love it" which in turn I think made me love it even more.

You always want your parents approval, right? It definitely makes things a lot easier when they approve. I sure can remember NOT having approvals with previous boyfriends and let me tell you, I wish I had listened back then. lol But what teenager really listens to what they parents say?

My husband is scared to have a girl for this reason. We will be watching a TV show and a teenage girl will be screaming at her parents and then storm out of the room and Mr. A will say....."YEAH, and YOU want to have a girl?" haha I think deep down he really wants a girl too. What guy wouldn't? They melt the second they see/hold them and the rest of their lives that little girl has her Daddy wrapped around her finger!!

Well, back to the real reason I started this post. lol Sorry for getting off topic!

So....oh yeah, the house! We finally heard yesterday that the bank is going to look at the offer NEXT Friday, the 19th! If they say no, we will hear quickly. If they are going to say yes or maybe, we won't hear for a while. So, I am praying we don't hear a no. That house is just so perfect for us right now. It's the nicest one we've seen in our price range and the area...well, you just can't beat it (ok, you probably can), I love it!

I'm excited for this weekend too. Tonight, we will probably go to the mall since I have to return a shirt and then maybe go to happy hour somewhere. Tomorrow we have a playoff Flag Football game and then if it's warm, probably lay by the pool. Sunday we are going to a Spring Training game, the Giants, I think! SO excited even though I'm not a SF Giants fan. Monday, I took off work since it's my Mom's last day here and we're heading to the West Valley to see Mr. A's cousin, his wife and kids. LOVE them little kiddies. We call them our neice and nephew even though they really aren't. It's ok, though, right? I love them unconditionally!

I will try to update more this weekend with some pictures too!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

What gives

Another friend of mine just told me she "thinks" she's pregnant. She hasn't missed her period yet but she's been pregnant before so she knows what it feels like. Also, she POAS and got a faint line.

This is their FIRST month trying for their 2nd. FIRST month?!?!

We are going on our 4th, (I know, that's not very long) and it feels like it's been 2 years since we started.

A lot of my friends are pregnant and it just kills me. I've wanted a baby as long as I can remember. That's the only thing I've KNOWN that I've wanted my whole life.

I'm 28, not old but also not young and the older I get, the harder it's going to be to get pregnant.

I know that my time will come (hopefully) when it's the right time but geez, I've done everything right with preventing it when I shouldn't have gotten pregnant or couldn't provide for a child and now that I can, I can't get pregnant.