Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Busy July

July started off with a BANG!

My in-laws came to visit and we all went to the Great Meadow 4th Celebration for some much needed family time. Maya's favorite part was the Thomas train ride. She wanted to go again and again then threw a fit when it was time to move on. The entertainment included a model rocket competition plus a full size helicopter parade - I had never seen such a thing and thought it was very cool. Everyone had a great day and the fireworks at the end of the night were a bit hit. Maya was a bit timid about the noise of the fireworks at first, but she warmed up to it after a while. She made me hold her the entire time (she's not normally a lovey kid) and when I moved my hand from her back, she grabbed it and put it back. So very sweet!

We continued our house search the next weekend and thought we had found the perfect little house. Unfortunately we had no idea just how competitive the housing market is around here. Even though we are only renting the whole application process it insane! We lost out on the first one and had to start the process all over again. Finally after several days of looking with and without the Realtor I found the next perfect house for us. I put in the application and signed the deposit checks all without having John see the place, which was a good thing since someone else put in an application on the house the very next morning. The ONLY drawback to this little house is no covered parking, but the perks outweigh the one negative. It's an older house that has been renovated to a chic modern home with great additions including an amazing master bath and a great family/TV room.

Maya in the living room

Front of the house

Last weekend we went to Great Falls, Virginia. It's an amazing part of the Potomac that has some beautiful rapids and some great areas for the kids to run around and boy did Maya do some running!

We are excited to start our move-in on the 1st of August. It's been a long time coming and we are very ready to get out of our little hotel/apartment. I'm ready for Maya to have a nice room to play in and our poor puppies need a nice yard to do some exploring in. They are going to love it!

Hope you and yours are doing well!

1 comment:

  1. Hi. Your kids is so adorable! Can I add you in my blg list?