Saturday, December 29, 2007

We are finally in!

I am so excited to be sitting here at our new home blogging away. We were able to get the keys on Friday, December 21st which was a little sooner than expected. What a fun and exciting day that was. First, I still had to work. My boss had scheduled our holiday lunch at Maggiano's in Beachwood and felt rude asking for the day off. Jeff fortunately was able to take off and packed up all of our belongings at his parents house while I was at work. I was able to leave after our lunch and headed over our house. Now we wait for the phone call from the builder saying that the title transferred and the home was ours. We finally got that call around 3pm and have been the proud happy owners ever since. After that we had a flurry of visitors. Greg, our friend and realtor who helped sell our old home stopped by with a huge gift basket. Mariana, who was our sales rep, then stopped by with a gift basket.
Even though the movers were not officially coming until the next day, Jeff and I decided to spend the night in front of our gas fireplace on the blow up mattress. We got absolutely zero sleep that night. There were so many strange noises and just staying in a new, empty house was enough to keep us up all night. We had a lot of fun just finally being there after all this time!!!
Moving Day was great, friends and family stopped over all hours of the day to congratulate us. After moving three times already in three months, we decided to give everyone a break and hired movers. It was the best decision we made.
You should be hearing from me a lot more now that we are finally more settled. I am still going through boxes, rearranging cupboards, and trying to put a little organization and normalcy back into our life. I will post pictures hopefully soon with how it all turned out. For now, I am loving it and couldn't be happier. I am one lucky girl.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007


BNLP stands for "Big New Life Plan". This is the phrase that my best friend Lisa and I use when we have hit a point in our lives when we are ready to re-group and make a few changes. We are not happy with how things are going and after a moments to pause and reflect on the changes we want to make in our life, the big new life plan is born. My BNLP is to basically be myself pre 12/12/06, the day of my miscarriage. After the second IUI did not work for us a few weeks ago, I went from rock bottom to the crap that lays on rock bottom. I felt so low and sorry for myself, it was just awful. Throughout the year I have withdrawn from friends, quit bookclub, turned down numerous social invitations, and just tried to keep to myself and my misery. It has been a hard year and I know that I have had a pretty good reason. After doing a lot of thinking, I have decided that I can either continue this negative attitude about life or I can grow up and realize how lucky I am with what I have. I have the best husband a woman could ever ask for and we are building the home of our dreams. I have a wonderful family and a wonderful group of friends. I am truly a lucky girl and will have a new outlook on life from this day forward. I have picked back up with my bookclub group and I am starting to reach back out to friends. I feel so much better already, god has giving me so much and I am going to start appreciating it and live my life to the fullest. So thank you to all of those who have had to put up with me, a happier me is here to stay.
(The above picture is from Liberty's scavenger hunt back in October, I am the one on the top right handside.)