Big news!

OK, I don't feel 100% sure about "shouting it from the rooftops" and all that, but it looks like I am a homeowner! After touring many houses and condos in Columbus, I am pretty close to a done deal. This was the house I had on my online list but never went to see because it was out of the price range. But then, lo and behold, a few weeks ago, the price dropped! So, the whole crew went out to see it and I ended up making an offer that night (another group of people was waiting to get in after us!)

It is an adorable (read: tiny) ranch in Upper Arlington. I love the floors... original 1945 dark wood, black & white checkers in the kitchen , and new tile in the bathroom. This week, I had the inspections. Lots of fun items to discuss with an old home, but nothing I can't handle. Oh, except for the termites. There is no structural damage, but there are definitely live termites that will need to be dealt with. I know way too much about termites now--have you ever seen one? Ugh. So, as long as the seller takes care of that and my financing holds for another 3 weeks, I will close on May 7th.

I am excited to live in a great community, close to downtown, a pretty drive along Riverside every day, and with a huge backyard for the maniacs:o) 

First Day at the Dog Park!


It is so beautiful outside that I thought it was time to check out the local dog park. We went to Wheeler Park in Victorian Village and it was fabulous! So nice to let them off the leash and have fun with other dogs. I posted some pics of our little trip as well as the pics of meeting Kaelyn a few weeks ago. Also, on the "Anything Good?" page, I linked a hilarious video I saw on GMA this morning.

28, really?

I don't want to be 28. This is a complex I have had for years, even resulting in mom and dad sending me to the guidance counselor to talk about my anxiety of growing up. 28 is way different from 8 though. Great.

I had a fun day though after I decided there was nothing I could do about getting older. It is worth noting that at age 28, many things are going well...I have the job I always wanted and I love it...I have a group of friends who love me unconditionally...Mom and Dad are STILL always there for me, coaching me through a horrific pork tenderloin experience to overnight hemming of bridesmaid dresses...at the end of the day, I have a NASCAR buddy who makes me laugh and surprises me every day...I have 2 dogs who consistently drive me to the brink of insanity but who can instantly make me smile and feel like I am a good "mom" of sorts...I had a year full of travels (flying by myself on a total of 16 flights this year!)...I have found a passion in yoga, as all those self-help gurus say is the most important thing in life (although my "passion" has put me in Urgent Care and uses my former clothing budget, I really love it)....

It was a gorgeous day on 3/31 ("gorgeous" rarely describing Ohio spring weather!), starting off with a delivered Tim Horton's breakfast and laying around! Then, I headed out to Sunbury for a little lunch party with Jill&Eli, Kenz&Taegan, and Alyson & Kaelyn. I always look forward to Jill's cooking, and I was not disappointed. Cupcakes (the other passion of mine, which is the antithesis of the passion listed above) from Pink Moon bakery were provided and immediately devoured. My favorite part was Taegan seeing her "Princess" cupcake and saying "Oh Boy!") and rubbing her hands together like a cartoon character. All of my friends are so lucky to have friendly, polite kids. Really...I am telling you from experience...you are lucky:o) I had a fabulous dinner at Spagio, which I chose solely for the lobster ravioli. The men in my life did not take as kindly to the menu (Dad: "What the hell is a ni-cozy salad (Nicoise)?"), but everyone found something they liked. Matt bought a Golden Delight strawberry cream cake which I LOVE, and that was dessert!

Thanks so much for your texts and calls throughout the day. I always look forward to hearing from you guys, and it was fun to her from all of you on one day. Even my dentist texted and called...and offered $50 off whitening. Now...it's off to see Modern Family, which happens to be the "Phil's Birthday" episode. Yesssssss.
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