Wednesday, December 31, 2008

36 Week Appointment

Wonderful appt. today!! I tested NEGATIVE (thank you Lord, ths was an answered prayer) for Group B Strep. Dr. looked at my glucose book and said my numbers were looking good (I was worried she would be super anal about them)...checked for dilation again, I made it a point to be as relaxed as possible and not fight it and it was SOOOOO much less painful this time- I'm still 1/2cm dilated (hey I'm only 36wks so not stressing). Since David and my mom are out of town (ski trip) I took my David's mom with me since I had a sonogram scheduled. I wanted her to be able to see Hendrix "in person". She loved it! He is measuring 5lbs 9oz which my Dr. said was good especially since I have gestational diabetes (don't want him too big) I think that's about it! I will scan his new pic in and post it later....I'm a bit worried b/c in the pic his nose looks HUGE!!!! Oh well. He'll still be the cutest thing I've ever seen!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

35 Week Appointment

Went to the dr. this morning for my 35week appt. She swabbed for strep b, results to be in at next week's appt. Basically if I have it (as 1 in 3 women do) then I will be given antibiotics during labor. She also checked me for dilation (OUCH!) and I was 1/2 cm dilated, which she said is right on with where I am (35wks) and nothing out of the ordinary (basically, don't get excited). Next week she will do a sonogram to measure Hendrix and make sure he's not getting too big too fast...and another dilation check..yay.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Makin' A List

No I'm not about to bust out into song...and it's not a Christmas list I'm's a food list. I'm about 3 weeks into this wonderful world of gestational diabetes and I've started making a list of everything I want to eat after Hendrix is born. Here are a few things on that list.

1. Chips and salsa-by the basket full...right now I have to count out how many chips I have b/c of 6 weeks, bring on the chips and salsa..on

2.AND CORN TORTILLAS...dang I may eat nothing but Mexican food for a week!

3. Sweet Tea...we're talking Chicken Express sweet tea-right now I drink unsweetened..ugh..

4. Cookie cake- from The Great American Cookie-with chocolate icing!!!

5. French fries and ranch dressing from Chili's...oh how I miss you french fries!

That's my top 5....sad isn't it? Don't get me wrong Hendrix IS worth it...but I'm still counting down the weeks! :0)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

33 week appt.

Had a normal appt today, nothing out of the ordinary. I go back in 2 weeks (35weeks) for my Strep B swab...not looking forward to THAT...and I start weekly appts after that. At my 36 week appt (in 3 weeks) they are going to do a sono to measure bones, head, and abdomen. Oh and she said that starting in 2 weeks (35 week) they would check for dilation every time...FUN STUFF! The only sucky part is that David is going on the yearly family ski trip and will miss the sonogram. Hmm..not feeling too sorry for him since he gets to go and I don't!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Praise the Lord!!

Today I am 32 weeks pregnant...8 approx. 8 weeks we will have our little boy in our arms!!!!

David and I went to the high risk doctor today, in hopes of being released from him, and able to go solely to our OB. We found out that Hendrix is approx. 3lbs11oz, is posterior (sunny side up) and is ALL boy, if you get my drift. The dr is looking, and looking, and looking..saying "I can't see anything... Merry Christmas, your gift is that you don't have to come hang out with me anymore, congratulations"!

Those words were like heavenly music to our ears. We couldn't stop smiling the entire way out of the office and by the time we reached the elevators I couldn't help but tearing up. Our little boy has been healed! No more abnormal lung tissue! God is SOOOO good, all the time.

Now we will only be going to our regular OB. We have an appt one week from today(33 weeks), then again in 2 weeks (35weeks), then EVERY WEEK after that!!! I can't stop smiling!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

30 weeks

Well actually tomorrow will be 30 weeks. WOW 30 weeks, where did the time go? I can't believe that sometime in the next 10 weeks I will have a baby boy to care for!!

We went to the regular doctor today, and did the regular stuff. Pee in a cup, check weight (she says I'm doing good there), blood pressure (still great), listen to Hendrix beating heart (148) and measure my uterus (30 exactly)....then she asked why I hadn't made the appt with the dietician yet since I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. I told her I had declined, and she nicely, kindly, told me I didn't have a choice unless I wanted to find a new doctor/group. Oops! So she made a note for the dietician to call me again. Sigh.

We also had the chance to go over our Birth Plan with her today, which went well. There were a few things that she told me aren't really negotiable, but they were minor things that I didn't mind compromising on. Overall, the birth plan conversation went well, especially since I have so many wishes about the birth.

Our next appt with her is in 3 weeks, and that will start going every 2 weeks. Until I hit 35 weeks, then I will be going every week!! AND...our next high risk dr appt is in 2 weeks. I'm hoping he will officially release us (even though I love the fact that I get to see Hendrix every time we go to the high risk)..if he doesn't then we might be going to HIM every 2 weeks as well. Gosh, I've been to the doctor more for this pregnancy than every other dr. visit in my entire life put together!!! This is just the beginning of the many things I will do for my son... :0)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

7 months!!

Oh I forgot to mention that today is 28 weeks, which mean 7 months! I can't figure out where the time went...WOAH I'm 7 MONTHS PREGNANT! Also, this week started my 3rd trimester...CRAZY!!

Waiting Game

Well I took my 3 hour glucose test this morning. Not as bad/boring as I thought it would be, thank goodness. Now I just have to wait for the results to come back. The 1 hr test results were back in 24 hrs so I will call tomorrow afternoon to see if the 3 hr results are back ...holding my breath...

We went back to the high risk doctor this afternoon. We had to see our dr. partner since our high risk was out of town. Appt lasted about 10 minutes (normally about 30) and all he said was "looks good, come back in 4 weeks" no real news to share. Oh and the u/s tech (who always does her thing first and then the dr does another u/s..she said "wow he's all over the place did you have a lot of caffeine today?" I said "nope thats just him lately, wiggly worm" Oh and she said that his head is WAYYYY down there (guess that's the position we're going for) which means the hard thing I feel above my belly button is his butt!!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Love Blog Award

Thanks Kristin!
The way this works is I answer the following questions with single word responses, and pass the award on to 6 other bloggers:
1. Where is your cell phone? table
2. Where is your significant other? backyard
3. Your hair color? Brown
4. Your mother? counselor
5. Your father? hillarious
6. Your favorite thing? Family
7. Your dream last night? sleep
8. Your dream/goal? Motherhood
9. The room you're in? kitchen
10. Your hobby? sleeping
11. Your fear? Miscarriage
12. Where do you want to be in six years? home
13. Where were you last night? in-laws
14. What you're not? energetic
15. One of your wish list items? health
16. Where you grew up? Texas
17. The last thing you did? blogged
18. What are you wearing? clothes
19. Your T.V.? DVR!
20. Your pet? beagles
21. Your computer? Laptop
22. Your mood? tired
23. Missing someone? Yes
24. Your car? camaro
25. Something you're not wearing? Shoes
26. Favorite store? Albertson's ! lol
27. Your Summer? nauseous
28. Love someone? Absolutely
29. Your favorite color? teal
30. When is the last time you laughed? Today
31. Last time you cried? wednesday
Here are six blogs I love!


That's right, I did not pass my one hour glucose screening. Soooo this coming Wednesday I get the joy, neigh, the take the 3 hour glucose CHALLENGE...Oh my. I decided that while giving up carbs and sugars completely would only make me miserable, I CAN give up half (or more) of the carbs and sugar that I never (until now) have thought twice about eating. We will see if this makes any difference in my levels when I test on Wednesday. Please pray for me, I love anything bread or chocolate related. This is a test.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Glucose Test

Today I went in for my glucose test after drinking a bottle of nasty red liquid similar to Hawaiian Punch, and of course watching my sugar cravings all day. I'm really worried b/c #my mom had gestational diabetes with both my brother and me. More importantly I'm worried b/c carbs are my FAVORITE thing to eat. Chips and salsa!! Corn tortillas! Anything bread really..LOVE IT. So I'm really hoping that my body works properly and makes enough insulin to cover the extra work of growing a baby. I should find out in just a few days!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Pictures from 10-8-08

Here are two pictures that we were given from our AMAZING appointment on the 8th. The first is Hendrix's profile (with his mouth WIDE OPEN lol) and the second is him looking at you!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

God is SO good!

God is good..all the time. David and I had another high risk appt today, and I can't even begin to describe the joy and thankfulness that fills our hearts right now. The doctor said that he couldn't even believe he was looking at the same baby, his lungs have improved THAT much. He went on to say that it was almost scary because if this would have been our first time in to his office and he didn't know what we were coming in for, he probably would have missed the mass when looking at the sonogram. He said that the mass is DEFINITELY shrinking, his heart is almost back in it's normal spot (the mass was shoving it way over) and he doesn't think that Hendrix will have any hydrops forming (those would need in-utero surgery). He said since things are looking so good that we can have 4 week appts now instead of going in every 2 weeks..We also found our that our little boy is (approx.) 1lb 8 oz, and today I hit the 6 month mark! The doctor also said "congratulations" as he walked out the door. Hearing a doctor say "I can't believe this" is the most in-awe-of-God thing's like God said "hey watch this". We cannot express enough our deepest appreciation for all the people who know our situation and have been praying for us. At no time this week did I ever have FEAR or WORRY about this appt. today. I thought about it a few times, but with a very peaceful heart. That speaks nothing to me and everything to the prayers that are being prayed and answered, and to a God who is the greatest Comforter there is. I cried on the way home, just in awe of what God has done, how His mercy has shown up, and how His healing hands have been on Hendrix. To think that God is taking care of my son in the ways I can't is breathtaking.

Psa 34:1 I bless GOD every chance I get; my lungs expand with his praise.

This is a verse my father in law sent me and I've really hung on to it the past month, praying that not only my lungs, but Hendrix's lungs too, would expand with praise for God...and they have.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

9/25 update

David and I just got back from the high risk doctor..with good news. There are no hydrops (excess fluid that a growing mass would cause)..and while he couldn't clearly say that the mass had shrunk..he DID SAY that the heart looks less crowded than 2 weeks ago, and Hendrix looks better! God is good..all the time. Thank you all SOOOO very much for all the prayers, they are SO very appreciated. Please continue to pray that God would heal Hendrix and that David and I would continue to have peace these next 2 weeks while we wait until our next appt. :0)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Peace and Hope

On Saturday David, my mom, and I went to our 2nd (of 12) baby class meetings. We thought it would be a good idea to tell the instructor what was going on with Hendrix in case we do have to have surgery within the next 7 weeks, she would know why we stopped showing up. As we were telling her the whole story with the 4 possible scenarios she listened intently. She then said "wow you guys seem to be taking this REALLY well". That statement REALLY meant a lot to me, although I have nothing to do with it. Our family and friends have been covering the 3 of us in prayer and in return David and I seem to have this peace that certainly doesn't fit what's going on right now. I am so thankful for this, since like I have said before, I am the queen worrier. However..this 2 week wait until our next appt. does seem to be dragging by soooo slowly. Please keep praying that David and I would continue to find peace in our hearts about this situation, and also pray that God would put His healing hand on Hendrix and remove or shrink the mass in his right lung. Thank you to everyone. :0)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

He's My Son

Mark Schultz \ He's My Son:
I'm down on my knees again tonight I'm hoping this prayer will turn out right See there is a boy that needs Your help I've done all that I can do myself. His mother is tired I'm sure You can understand Each night as he sleeps She goes in to hold his hand And she tries not to cry As the tears fill her eyes.
Can You hear me? Am I getting through tonight? Can You see him? Can You make him feel all right? If You can hear me Let me take his place somehow See, he's not just anyone He's my son.
Sometimes late at night I watch him sleep I dream of the boy he'd like to be I try to be strong and see him through But God who he needs right now is You Let him grow old Live life without this fear What would I be Living without him here He's so tired and he's scared Let him know that You're there.
Can You hear me? Can You see him? Please don't leave him He's my son

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Update on Appointment

We went to the high risk pregnancy doctor today for a level 2 ultrasound. Hendrix's heart looks good, but he has a mass in his right lung. He will likely require surgery after birth, and I may have to deliver downtown Harris. I now have to go back every 2 weeks to the specialist for ultrasounds (sonograms). We are praying that the mass will shrink, which will mean that he will have surgery either right after birth (if he's having trouble breathing at delivery) or 3-6 months after birth (if he has no trouble breathing at birth.) HOWEVER...if the mass grows, it will then start taking up space that the heart needs..and Hendrix would then need prenatal surgery (surgery while I'm still pregnant.) That is usually done on or around 28 weeks, (which is only 8 weeks away..scary)

This website explains everything very well, so please check it out if I just rambled on and you still have no idea what's going on:

Please pray that the mass shrinks, doesn't grow as Hendrix grows, and doesn't push into his heart's space. Please also pray that David and I, as well as our family would have peace about this situation, and continue to have faith that God knows exactly what He is doing.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Tomorrow's Appt.

Tomorrow is the appt with the high risk preg. doctor. I'm praying that they will have no trouble finding Hendrix's aorta..and that he was just in a weird position when my regular sonographer couldn't find it. I've had peace about this since we found out they couldn't see it last Wednesday. I'm the queen worrier and I have only thought about this appt a few times...I am so thankful for that...but the appt is very close now and I'm starting to feel nervous..and my peace is subsiding. I know that the King of Peace is always with me, I just sometimes choose to not accept His comfort. Please pray for Hendrix, that his body is whole and everything is working just as it should be. Also, please pray for David and I, that we would have peace no matter what the doctor tells us tomorrow, and that we remember that He will be there with us.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

**pictures added**Snips and snails and puppy dog tails...

That's what little BOYS are made of!
That's right we are having a little BOY.....blew our minds...we were totally convinced it was a girl....but there was NO denying shy boy here!
So now our baby has a name: Hendrix Alexander Nickle
David will scan the pictures on Friday. The doctor scheduled us an appointment with a high risk dr for a higher level ultrasound b/c they could not see the aorta..PROBABLY b/c the baby had his head tucked down, all snuggly. Dr said nothing to worry about right now..they just want to be sure everything is ok. So that is next Tuesday at a different hospital. Everything else looks great.
DH is of course very optimistic and I am trying to do the same. Prayers please.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The Big Reveal......

will happen tomorrow night, I'm guessing around 9pm. We are having our parents and siblings over for dessert to share the big news and we will blog/myspace/facebook/twitter the big news after that!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Am I What???

So Thursday night was Meet The Teacher night up at our school, where all the kids and parents can come and meet their teacher, see their new classroom, fill out a few papers, etc. Then out of nowhere this dad (whom I've never met) asks "so when are you due?" TOTALLY catching me off guard b/c this was the first time someone noticed I was pregnant without being told first!...I was so excited and startled I said "umm uhh end of January"..I think I pretty much floated on cloud nine the rest of that night. David and I were talking about it today, and we decided that the next stranger that asks when I'm due, I'm going to say "due for what?" and see what kind of expression I get playing like I have no don't think I'm mean enough to do that..but oh man it would be funny!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

New Favorite Song

This is seriously my favorite new song. Not my favorite of all time, but my favorite of all the newest songs on the radio right now. I'm adding it to my playlist, it should be playing right now, so pay attention, and TURN IT UP!!!! :0) BTW-I realize that in reality Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash didn't start out in the best of ways...but seriously listen to the words and you can feel the unmovable love they had.

Johnny And June - Heidi Newfield
Oh there's something 'bout a man in black,Makes me want to buy a cadillac,Throw the top back,And roll down to Jackson town,I wanna be there on the stage with you,You and I could be the next rage to,Hear the crowd roar,Make 'em one more,I'll kick the footlights out,I wanna love like Johnny and June,Rings of fire burnin' with you,I wanna walk the line,Walk the line,'Till the end of time,I wanna love,Love ya that much,Cash it all in,Give it all up,When you're gone,I wanna go too,Like Johnny and June,I wanna hold you baby right or wrong,Build a world around a country song,Pray a sweet prayer,Follow you there,Down in history,I wanna love like Johnny and June,Rings of fire burnin' with you,I wanna walk the line,Walk the line,'Till the end of time,I wanna love,Love ya that much,Cash it all in,Give it all up,When you're gone,I wanna go too,Like Johnny and June,Like Johnny and June,More than life itself,No-one else,This here is promise,They don't make love like that anymore,Is that too much to be askin' for,I wanna love like Johnny and June,Rings of fire burnin' with you,I wanna walk the line,Walk the line,'Till the end of time,I wanna love,Love ya that much,Cash it all in,Give it all up,When you're gone,I wanna go too,Like Johnny and June,Like Johnny and June,And when we're gone,There'll be no tears to cry,Only memories of our lives,They'll remember, remember,A love like that.

Sunday, August 17, 2008


I'm an eating machine today..this morning DH made me 2 eggs and 2 small pieces of sausage, then when I got to church I had a banana, after church I had about 10 pringles, then went over to the in-laws for lunch where I had pork loin, 2 SMALL helpings of salad, and a big helping of rice. As soon as lunch was over I went and grabbed chips out of their pantry...what the heck is wrong with me???

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


I've felt little flutters here and there for quite a few weeks now. Only once or twice has David been able to feel the flutters...the baby is small and basically in the middle of me, so I can really only feel the movement from the inside for the most part...until tonight when the baby starting kicking like crazy, I yelled for David and we both sat there in amazement as the bean practiced karate on my uterus! It was the strongest movements I have felt the entire 4 months...SO VERY COOL !! I can't wait until the movements are more frequent so the rest of my family can feel the bean too! 22 days (baby cooperating) we will be able to call the baby by it's real name instead of "the bean". :0)

Friday, August 1, 2008

14wk. appt.

We had our 14wk appt yesterday. The nurse started off by weighing me..I'm now back to my pre-pregnancy weight (I lost 4 pounds in the first trimester). No ultrasound this time, but they did use the fetal heart monitor and goo on my belly to find the heartbeat. This time it was in the 150's. I broke the news to my dr. that I wanted a natural birth, and thankfully she was supportive. I told her that I've been getting headaches every day, and let me tell you she did not look a bit surprised. Apparently my hormones are still fluctuating up and down, which in return causes headaches, and she told me I can expect them frequently until about week 20. YAY! :-( On to the WONDERFUL NEWS...we scheduled the BIG ultrasound for Sept. in just (haha, "just" who am I kidding) in 5 weeks we will know the gender of this wonderful bean growing inside me!! SAHWEET!!!

Friday, July 25, 2008


Oh I haven't even started this and I'm tearing up already..dang hormones. I just wanted to put into writing how very blessed I am. I have parents and inlaws that are possibly more excited about this pregnancy than I am (which is hard to beat, I'm ecstatic). My amazing mom (who has been bugging me to make her a grandma since our wedding day) has taken me twice now shopping for baby and maternity clothes. I have a mother-in-law who is taking her daughters and me for a girls weekend to hang out and go shopping. All I ever hear about is baby talk-and you know what-That is GREAT! I'm sure I'll eventually get tired of the baby getting all the attention but not today! My dad, brother, father-in-law and brother-in-law are even getting into this pregnancy asking questions, joking, making plans for when the baby is here. I am so very blessed to be surrounded by such Godly people who bring such joy into my life, and to be married to a selfless man I couldn't deserve in a million years. Thank you Lord.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

3 months!!!

Holy crap, I'm already 3 months into this pregnancy! Yesterday was 12 weeks for me, and compared to 40 weeks that doesn't seem like many, but 3 months compared to 9 months..THAT got my attention!

I've been feeling much better here lately, now rarely do I almost throw up/dry heave. It's been a little over 2 weeks since my subchorionic hematoma stopped bleeding and I think DH is more happy about that than I am b/c it means my doctor released me from a 6 week pelvic rest. I'm just glad the 4 weeks of bleeding is over with-yuck.

Yesterday I bought, started, and finished reading "Belly Laughs" by Jenny McCarthy. Pregnant or not, anyone can enjoy this book, it is hilarious, although lude and crude in certain places. Go check it out!

BTW, if I remember later tonight (ha I have preggo brain who I am kidding) then I will post last nights weekly belly shot!

Friday, July 4, 2008

10 weeks

Wow sorry I haven't posted in forever (wait who am I saying sorry to,no one reads this!) Things have been different than I expected with pregnancy. Complicated. BUT..God is good, all the time, and this baby bean is growing strong in me regardless of bleeding, cramping, and so forth. David and I had our 3rd appt on Tuesday. Technically I was 9weeks 6 days pregnant, but the baby measured 9w3d. Not a big deal, no concern from Dr. We heard a strong hearbeat of 173bpm which was very different from 2 weeks before that when the hb was 148bpm. We also saw the baby wiggling around-VERY COOL! So without further is our bean!..oh btw, this awesome picture you see here, is due to a certain ultrasound wand and I becoming VERY familiar with eachother...hopefully next time I go in (13 weeks) I will be far enough along for the on-top-of-the-belly ultrasound!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Oh baby!

David and I are expecting at the end of January. God has a funny way of laughing at your plans and then showing you plans of His own!

Tomorrow will be 7 weeks exactly. We go back to the OB on the 18th to see a heartbeat!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Last Weekend

Less broken tile, more wood floors, and a shot out window. Wow it seems like every weekend since we closed on the house has been SOOO busy. Last weekend I air chiseled up the tile in front of the fireplace b/c 2 of the tiles were broken...look at me go:

<--- Ok this was when I started chiseling by hand...2 minutes later I smartened up and got out the air chisel.

David and his dad started on the wood floors:

The horrible news.....we had one of our bedroom windows broken by a vandal with a pellet gun:

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

The Painting is Finished!!..well almost

So David finished painting the super high ceiling:

...and I painted the front door!

All we have left to do is finish painting the baseboards and then the flooring begins!!!
The color is Royal Mahogany from Lumber Liquidators

Monday, April 28, 2008

Weekend Work

Hmm...what did we do this weekend? We had our new microwave installed Friday...thanks mom and dad for the awesome gift!

We also pulled up all the disgusting carpet:

...and David did the front landscaping:

I'm sure we did more...but this is all I can think of at the moment!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

soooo tired!!!

So yesterday we spent 8 hours at the new house. Painting, more painting, changing the locks, mowing the lawn, edging, weed-eating, and did I mention MORE painting? We are beyond exhausted, but we have almost covered all the canary yellow the previous owners left behind. Big thanks to our family for helping us out big time this weekend!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Closing Day!

Today was closing day on our house..woo hoo!!!! Tomorrow it will be officially official when the funding goes through. Check out what our realtor brought us at closing:

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

New Bedding!!!

So today Mr. Forever gave me the go ahead to buy NEW bedding for our new BIG bed that we are inheriting from his grandparents. I wanted something really fresh and light..check it out!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

2 weeks till closing!!!

Today is 2 weeks until closing and we couldn't be more excited and nervous. We are praying that everything goes smoothly and that there will be no problems between now and April 16th. If you think about us, say a little prayer for smooth sailing!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Appliance Shopping

Today David, my mom, and I went to Lowe's to check out appliances. After we close on the house (18 more days) we will need a fridge, microwave, and dishwasher. We have been VERY blessed by our parents who have offered to buy our microwave and dishwasher, as housewarming gifts, so that David and I only have to buy the fridge. Here's what we are leaning towards-GE® Energy Star® 25.4 Cu. Ft. Stainless Side-By-Side Refrigerator with Dispenser
Model#: LSS25XSWSS

...and Microwave-GE® 1.7 Cu. Ft. Over-the-Range Microwave Oven
Model#: LVM1750SMSS

What do you think???

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

First Day Back

So today was my first day back to teaching after a 1 week and 1 day break. It was a glorious break, but all that bliss had to end sometime, and sometime was today. Surprisingly enough, the day went by super fast and my kids got right back into the groove of school with few problems. Tomorrow is 3 weeks until closing. We are still praying that everything continues on time and without any glitches!

Monday, March 24, 2008

It's been awhile!

Wow, it's been forever since I've blogged. Let's recap quickly shall we? D's birthday was in January, we finally tried out The Keg. Turns out they make a GREAT Seabreeze. Starting in Feb. we started seriously house hunting. We put in 2 offers, on houses we really thought were "the one". Neither offer worked out, then we were blessed to find an AMAZING house in a BEAUTIFUL neighborhood...a TOTAL Godsend. We close on April 16th and are going stir crazy until closing day. We already have all downstairs paint colors picked out, plus flooring! Take a look at our Dream House!