Monday, June 16, 2008

Suddenly June is half over

Much has happened in the last 3 weeks. We spent a weekend in Oxford visiting Matt and Phil and their families. Then we spent one in Pittsburgh:
Good times and great food, including the Primanti Brothers sandwich shop where the french fries are on the sandwich. Genius.

Braylon has been growing and learning at an alarming rate. He's considerably larger than when we got him 4 weeks ago and noticeably taller too. He slept through the night twice last week, and even when he wakes up at night, it's for a good reason. So he's essentially potty trained, at least in that he always lets us know when he has to go. Since he doesn't quite have the muscle control yet, we have to let him out NOW when he wants to. Still, the only accidents have been the fault of his neglectful parents.

Also, we're in the process of buying this house:

An offer was accepted last week and we're negotiating based on the inspection results. It is a 3-bedroom 1.5-story bungalow style house (where the entire upper floor is a finished attic-turned master bedroom) with a huge backyard and detached 2-stall garage. Everything about this house is appealing to me and my snobby requirements for positive residential living spaces: A mature neighborhood with huge trees lining the streets, hard wood floors, a garage set back, a solidly constructed house built with materials worth caring about, and within walking distance from a meat market, a few local restaurants, and a 300-acre park along the river. Danielle has more pictures on her camera that I'll include once it's all finalized. Between the loans, the realtors, the traveling, the dog, the mortgage meetings, and work, it has been a busy few weeks. Oh yeah, and we're getting married two months from yesterday.


Anonymous said...

Ain't life grand ?!! Congratulations to both of you. You have taken that giant leap of faith believing that the world will turn in your direction, something every young couple needs to embrace in order to take the risks that will reap great benefits later!

Agatha said...

Cute house! All it needs is a tree in the front yard, and a family picture in front of it, and you'll be all set.

So far, you are the second couple I know who have recently bought a house. I'm sure I know more people, but that's just within the last year or so.