Sunday, July 21, 2013

Buying a house...

Well, we have finally found a house that meets most of the "have to haves" and most of the "want to haves".  I know it's crazy, but it has 6 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, & a 3 car garage.  What the heck were we thinking??? LOL  Well, in our defense, the "guest suite" will be my office/scrap room.  With working from home, I do need a designated area. (probably about 5% of the room...) The rest will be my scrap room.  YAY!  I have been on pinterest non stop to find perfect rooms.  Now if only I had the budget for that!  Eventually...  We absolutely LOVE the layout of the kitchen and family room.  The master is upstairs (not my favorite - I like it to be separate from the kids), but that was definitely not a deal breaker.  It is huge though.  I will have enough space for a settee by the front window to read.  Very excited about that!  Ray will take one of the bedrooms as a computer room.  The kids will each have a bathroom in their rooms.  That leaves 1 HUGE bedroom for guests.  So, as crazy big as it sounds, we will use most of the rooms.  The house is in Chuluota, but in a neighborhood.  It's a pie shaped lot on a pond.  We will have to clear a little of the palm fronds to have a better view, but other than that, it's exactly what we were looking for.  The only thing it doesn't have is a pool.  We have already started working with a pool company to design our dream backyard space.  That will be exciting and expensive! ;)  We have started boxing up all our stuff in preparations for the movers on the 30th.  We really don't have too much to do.  I boxed up all the videos and my scrap supplies yesterday.  It's gonna be hard not to scrap for a week and a half!  Can't wait to get in there and put up my decorations and paint the walls the colors I want.  Sooooo sick of living in a rental!  I can't believe I lasted 9 months!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Fun in Florida

Well, I haven't posted in a while because we have been so busy discovering Florida!  We've had so much fun with our visitors and we've been going to all the parks.  We got season passes to Seaworld, Universal, & Disney.  It's soooo much cheaper to do that, especially as Florida residents (still seems weird to say!).  We are absolutely loving being able to do things outdoors.  I got the bikes out (definitely need to get a gel seat!!).  It's so nice that it's so flat here!  We put up a bird feeder and have gotten so much joy out of watching the birds!  The squirrels are driving me nuts though!  I have to get a squirrel resistant feeder.  Ray found a job in Orlando and just started this week.  It's been an adjustment, but things are finally getting back to normal!  
I started scrapping again.  There's a groups of scrappers here in Florida like we had in PA.  I've only been able to go twice, but I've met some really nice people.  We will be scrapping again next week.
Sean is working a lot at Smokey Bones and Katie is busy with school and volleyball.  I am still the taxi driver!  I think there are days when I spend more time in the car than anywhere else.
Katie had a mini volleyball tournament today and then we decided to pop over to the parks.  I had a slight headache, so we stopped at the Wawa by SeaWorld and got some ice tea and advil.  We stopped by SeaWorld for about an hour to see the dolphins.  We found out there are 2 pregnant dolphins and 3 babies in the dolphin nursery right now.  Honestly, I could have stayed there all day!!  It's so calming to me.  I love watching them swim around and interact.  Katie was riding the Kracken while we were at the nursery.  Then we popped over to Hollywood Studios at Disney for the "May the 4th Be With You" celebration (Star Wars stuff... lol)  They had a very nice fireworks display over Mickey's Sorcerer's Hat with the Star Wars music playing in the background.  It was pretty cool!  I went on Tower of Terror again!  I wasn't as scared, but it did make me a little nauseous this time.  I let Ray and Katie ride it again without me!  We also took 2 drawing instruction sessions.  We drew Dopey and Chip (from Chip & Dale).  I love learning to draw from them.  The illustrators are kinda goofy too!