We are almost Homeowners!!!!!

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ImageSome time this past winter my husband and I decided to do something which we had been throwing around for quite some time. We decided to buy a home. We were not sure how to go about doing this and even once we had tentatively laid plans to do so we remained inactive for some time.

Then a very cold winter storm came. For Floridians like us the cold was almost too much to bare. Our current home, as lovely as it is, is not well insulalted and the heater is not worth turning on as it costs us 300 every 3 weeks in heating full (in florida).

It was this cold that finally pushed us into action. We knew that we wanted to own a home and, with tax season upon us, there is no time like the present.

The first step we took towards homebuying was finding a REALTOR. We found a real estate agent through personal referrals She helped us find a lender to get pre-approved and we began the home search. We found looked through hundreds of listings until we found a few that we wanted to look at.

On our first outing we found OUR HOUSE! I knew that the Home was for us when my husband was excited. He is almost never excited but I could see joy in his eyes. I though the house was lovely but worried that it was at the top of our price range, and was also not enough space for our growing family. Image

His excitement was enough to convince me and that same day we made an OFFER!

We are nearing the end of this journey and the closer we get to closing the more excited I become to LIVE in my own home. I am so excited to have a place for me and my family. We are awaiting the appraisal now and we are eager for the close.

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Its that time again – Here we have come full circle once again to another  Thanksgiving.

This has been an insanely busy year for me. As much as I love all of the people and thing in my life it is not very often that I get much time to reflect upon that which I am thankful for.

I do often think in spare moments that I am thankful for my Home, my family, my husband, and my boys. But these moments are fleeting and overwhelmed by the hectic flow of my life.  Today I would truly like to take some time to pause and reflect upon the people and things which I am thankful for. I am working om creating a list on pinterest for some of these things.

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ImageBaby Luca was born 4/19/213. I guess you could consider this my birth announcement.  In these  modern times we announce everything electronically through social media. I even announced my pregnancy to most of my friends and family via Facebook.

The postal service is dead, and thank you cards are a thing of the past. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Do we need to return to a simpler time ? Do we long for a simpler time?

I am more full of questions that answers. This is another sign of our times.

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A Thanks Giving

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There are those reflective moments in life,  when I take a step back to survey my life. It is in these quiet moments when I feel a true joy. I know in these moments, surrounded by those who I hold dear,  that I am truly blessed.

I am so thankful to have food. There have been times when I have not had a table with food or food in my pantry. I believe to be thankful for  this most basic essential one must go without first.

I am thankful for my loving family. There have been moments in my life where I was truly alone.
These were the darkest times. The love provided by friends and family feeds ones spirit in dark hours.

I am thankful to be alive. I am thankful to be able to experience these blessings and feel the warmth of spirit known as gratitude.

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