Thursday, May 28, 2009

I'm Still Here

Yes, I'm still writting in here...i've just been so busy lately I keep forgetting to write. I just put Branden down for a nap so I thought I better just post something quick. Well, lets see... what has happened this past week. Yesterday, my dad did our house inspection and it went pretty good. Looks like we will need one new toilet, but thats no big deal. And we are asking the seller if they will just replace it for us, but if not, a new toilet isn't too expensive. We close on the house June 29th and I think it will take about a month after that before we move in. Because we need to paint and re-carpet. Also, we are going to re-stain the cabinets so they look fresh and new. And since David and my dad have to work during the day they will have to do the work in the evening or during the weekends. Also, we want all of our stuff all unpacked before we move in so we don't have boxes all over the place. We aren't too much in a hurry now that we have a house bought.

For Memorial weekend we went up to my parents cabin for the weekend with my parents. It was a lot of fun. David and my dad did a lot of fishing and actually caught a lot of fish. We were going to eat it, but never got around to it. Branden tried fishing for the first time, but only caught grandpa's thumb! Also, we rode in the boat. Branden liked riding around on the lawn mover and David had fun riding the dirt bike and 4-wheeler. On Sunday, Branden, my mom and me went to Longville to go shopping. A lot of cute shops.

Tuesday, we got our first shipment of stuff already. It got here pretty fast. Branden was pretty excited to see all of his toys. We only unpacked some of them but when I brought Branden outside to see his toys all he could say was "Oh My, Oh My, Oh My" and he put his hands on his head. I think he was in shock.

Today, I am going to try and enroll branden into a summer gym class and get his hair cut.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

No News

Just wanted to let you all know that we haven't heard anything on the house we put an offer on. We are keeping our fingers crossed that we get it. I guess it could take up to 5 days to hear if we got it or not and since it is memorial weekend we might not hear anything until Tuesday.

I know I have been really slacking on posting pictures so I will really try and get some up in the next few days. I have lots to post.

Just quick update on the last few days....

Yesterday, Branden rode a bike for the first time! It was pretty exciting. We were at Target and he always wants to look at the bikes at every store, so I got him a tricycle to sit on and one minute he was right next to me and then I looked over and he was pedaling away. I was shocked. And now today he rode his bike with training wheels on it. He is getting so big!

Monday, we had a nice day visiting with Cyndy and baby Landen. We went to McDonalds playplace and then to the park. Cyndy took lots of cute pictures of the boys. Of course it was hard to get one of them together because Branden was getting pretty jealous of Landen. He didn't like it too much when his mommy was holding another baby. But it was a fun day.

Today, I went and bought Branden and I new swimsuits for this weekend since we are going up to the cabin. We are hoping for nice weather so we can go out on the boat. I also got a pedicure. It was nice to have some time alone to relax.

Saturday, May 16, 2009


Just wanted to give everyone a quick update on how our house hunting is going. Well, we have looked at a ton of houses already and today we think we found the "one." We are making an offer on it tonight, so we will see if we get it or not. Since it is a foreclosure they say we should know by Monday. We are writting in our purchase agreement first we want to get the house inspected to make sure everything is ok and if not we can pull out of our offer. The house we are making an offer on is right past Zimmerman on 169. It is a rambler, so that makes me happy and it is on 2 acres, so that makes David happy! Since it is a foreclosure it does need just a little bit of work...just new paint and carpet. Nothing big. David and I are both excited to finally have a house of our own soon.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Busy Looking For A House!

Time is just flying now that we are home. We have been pretty busy each day. Almost every night we have been looking at houses. So far really only one that we are keeping our maybe list. Tonight we are going to look at 8 more houses, so hopefully our maybe list will get bigger. We really want to find a house soon. David has already gone to 2 Twins games since being home. Once with his friend, Mike and lastnight with my dad. Lastnight they had front row seats right behind where they bat, they even had a waiter! I guess they had a good time.

This past weekend was a lot of fun. We had our welcome home party on Saturday. It was so nice to see everyone finally. And finally getting to meet little Landen. Thanks to everyone who made it to the party. Then on Sunday we had a very busy day since it was Mother's Day and Steph's grad party. First we went to brunch with David's family. Then, tried to give Branden a quick nap before heading over to Steph's, but he wasn't having that nap. So Branden was tired by the time we got home from the party. Branden and David gave me flowers, a diamond necklace and diamond earings for Mother's Day! I'm pretty lucky!

Friday, May 08, 2009

Loving Being Home

Things have been going really well since we have been home. Branden loves being at Grandma and Grandpa's house. And he has adjusted really well to the time change. He is already sleeping through the night and taking his regular naps. I am really happy about that. The only thing is that he wakes up a little earlier here from the sun because in Germany his shades made the room pitch black, so here the sun wakes him up. We really haven't seen much family or friends yet, we are just waiting for the big welcome home party to see everyone. Pretty much this past week we have just been getting adjusted to living back in the states. It feels wierd. We also got some new cell phones and already started looking for a new house! The houses we looked at so far were no-goes. But thats ok, we have a lot on our list to look at. Well, thats it for now!

Monday, May 04, 2009

Home Sweet Home

Well, we made it!! Were back in Minnesota for good and it feels really nice! I'm sure it will take a few days for it really to set in that we don't have to go back. We had a pretty nice flight coming over. Branden only cried a couple of times, probably just because he was so tired. By the time we got to Minnesota it was 9pm here, but really like 5am our time so Branden should have had a whole night sleep and a nap from yesterday. But he only had about maybe 3 hours of sleep total. Everytime he would start to fall asleep we would have to wake him up or something would wake him up. But it actually worked out good because once we got here Branden went to bed around 11pm and slept the whole night, so maybe he is already adjusted! We had a nice surprise at the aiport waiting for us when we arrived when both my family and David's family picked us up. They brought balloons and were blowing bubbles when we walked through the door. Also, my dad got us a limo, so we drove home in style! It was nice way for us all to talk. We are just so happy to be home and can't wait to see you all very soon!