Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend Camping

We went camping by Packwood, WA for the Memorial Day Weekend.

Here are some photos.....


A barn we saw, so we stopped to take a picture.I saw this train the second day we were there and so I made Josh drive back so I could take a photo.Lovely morning...
In front of many waterfalls there
Why the road was really closed ..... landslide
Uhh..... watch out for that rock!!
Yippy!! where?

Latest on the House

I received an email from our Realtor today and she has informed me that the Bank has asked for an appraisal on the house and when they receive that back (hoping they don't want more money) they will accept our offer and we will be under contract.

The appraisal should take about a week.

We will keep you posted once we hear anything.

Keep your fingers crossed for us!!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

House Update

So I was sitting at work today when I received a phone call from our Realtor, Monica. She called to inform me that she was on the Realtor of the house that we made on offer on, their site and noticed that the house that we just made an offer on, was listed as 'Under Contract'. We hadn't heard anything from anyone so we didn't understand why it said so. Monica called the other Realtor and asked her what was up. She informed Monica that she had been getting so many phone calls asking for showings of the house, and she had to keep turning people away because we had already made an offer. So she just listed it as 'Under Contract' to stop the calls. Monica doubled checked with the Realtor and we are the ONLY offer on the house and since we offered the asking price they are 99.99% sure that we will get the house. :o) She also told our Realtor that she is hoping to hear back from the bank by this Friday. So we are keeping our fingers cross.... we might have a house soon!! :o)

Sunday, May 10, 2009


So to celebrate Mother's Day, Josh's mom wanted to go to a Brewery in Waitsburg. The drive is about 45 minutes out of town and a really beautiful drive in the spring. So on our way back, Josh and I stopped a few times to take a few pictures.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Sleepless in Seattle

I haven't seen this movie in a LONG time, and it happened to be on TV tonight. Josh and I curled up on the couch and watched it while discussing wedding plans. It was soooo romantic. ;o)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Dinner Party

So while we were in Portland, our friends, Jr and Karis looked after Brittany. We thought that a good way of repaying them for taking such good care of our 'child', would be to cook a nice dinner for them. So, in celebration of Cinco de Mayo, I cooked a Mexican feast. I got a GREAT recipe from Missy that was a pulled pork in a green sauce, a twist on your typical rice and beans and a great dressing to go with it.

It turned out delicious!!!

YUM!! :oP

Monday, May 4, 2009

House Hunting Part II

So after we made an offer on the house, so did 4 other people..... To say the least, we didn't get the house. So have continued to house hunt. We looked at a couple other houses and then a house that we have looked at before came back on the market. We looked at it one more time. Josh and I made an offer on the house today. It's bank owned and a short sale, which means it could take a couple weeks to hear back on our offer, but we have high hopes for this one.

Wish us luck!!


We took some time to get out of town for the weekend. Josh's brother Nick and his girlfriend Leah bought a house in Portland, OR and it was moving weekend. We went down there to help them move in, and get a little settled in. The boys installed a ceiling fan in the master bedroom while us girls unpacked and built a bookcase.

On Sunday, the took us to McMeniman's. It's this really quaint place outside of Portland. The place is an old retirement home, that has been converted into a hotel, brewery, winery, distillery, and many restaurants and pubs throughout the grounds. There are also many Par 3s on the grounds for people to enjoy. You can buy a beverage and walk the grounds enjoying the scenery and history of the place. It was very nice. Definitely a great place to take photos. So I thought I would share a few with you.

ENJOY!! :o)
Wine barrels

Rocking chair on porch

Fire hydrant

Passing time