Monday, February 16, 2009

2.14 Acres

So when we found out last February that we were going to be moving back to LA, we immediately began talking and praying about where to live. We also began looking at houses. After six months of doing so and not finding anything we liked, we decided it was time to fulfill one of our dreams . . . BUILD! But where? When we went to LA at Thanksgiving, we looked at several pieces of land that were for sale and talked to the landowners. And then we found the perfect spot! We didn't even know it was for sale . . . and I don't even really think it was. But the landowners decided to sell it to us.

So now we are the proud owners of 2.14 beautiful acres of land in Grosse Tete, LA. The locals call the area in which we bought our land Bayou Blue. It's nothing but pure country. Here are a few pictures of our land.
You can't see our property line to the left or right in the picture, but this is the center of our 2.14 acres. It includes the trees you see in the background.

Just to the left of the "H" fence post, you can see an orange flag flying (if you look very closely). This is our property line on the left of our acreage.In the background of this next picture, you can see a fence on the right. This is our property line on the right of our acreage.This picture is approaching our property from the opposite direction as the pictures above. The fence you see is the property line on the right of our acreage.When I look at our land, I can hardly believe it's really ours! I never imagined that we would have such a beautiful spot to call home. Mason and Hannah Kate are going to love it! I can already see Mason climbing some of the trees in the back.

We are currently working with an architect on our house plans and will begin building immediately after we sell our house in MS.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Zoo and The Varsity

While we were in GA at Christmas time, we took Mason and Hannah Kate to Zoo Atlanta. They really enjoyed seeing all of the animals.
Mason really enjoyed the petting zoo. I was actually quite surprised. In the past, he hasn't really cared to pet the animals, but he did this time.
I was rather disappointed that my children were not willing to cooperate so I could get a picture of them with Willie B. After all, Zoo Atlanta really isn't Zoo Atlanta without him!
So after chasing two children around the zoo, we were starving! I'm not exactly sure what got into me, but I was craving The Varsity! Besides, my husband had never been there before, and I thought he just might enjoy the experience. Even at mid-afternoon, it was jam packed. I ordered (those of you who know my husband and who have been to The Varsity understand why), and we finally managed to find a seat. By this time, Seth was already worn out from the entire experience. So we sat down to eat. I'm ashamed to say how many hotdogs I ate . . . again, those of you who know me realize this is very uncharacteristic of me. I don't generally eat hotdogs. But there's just something about a Varsity hotdog! And those onion rings . . . my mouth is just watering at the greasy goodness of it all! I enjoyed every minute of it. My husband, on the other hand, announced that if we absolutely had to ever to there again, we would go to the drive-through instead. As I mentioned before, those of you who know my husband and have been to The Varsity understand what I'm talking about! Oh well. At least he can say he experienced an Atlanta tradition. Mason and Hannah Kate just enjoyed wearing their Varsity hats!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Calendar of Events

Many of you have asked why I haven't posted lately. Well, the past two months of our lives has been C R A Z Y. Many of you already know we are moving. Again. Denbury (Seth's company) is laying a new pipeline from White Castle, LA to Houston, TX. They asked him if he would consider relocating back to LA to be the Corrosion Tech for the new pipeline. Of course, he jumped at the opportunity. We've actually known about this since last February 2008; however, we never really knew when it was going to happen. In October I began packing and stacking boxes in our garage. And the rest is outlined below . . .

December 30, 2008 - We left GA and headed to LA. We dropped off Mason and Hannah Kate at PawPaw and MawMaw's house. Seth hooked his dad's trailer to the back of our Tahoe, and he and I headed to MS that night.

December 31, 2008 - Seth and I spent all day cleaning our house inside and out . . . windows, baseboards, fan blades and all the other places you don't think about unless you're getting ready to put your house on the market.

January 1, 2009 - Seth and I loaded up the trailer with all of the boxes I'd packed thus far, as well as some furniture pieces, and headed back to LA.

January 2 - We rented a storage unit and unloaded the trailer.

January 3 - We came back to MS.

January 12 - The children and I headed back to LA.

January 14 - I began working a temporary PT position in the Marketing department with my former employer while they are recruiting someone to take the position FT.

January 19 - Hannah Kate and I came back to MS.

January 21 - Hannah Kate and I went back to LA.

February 3 - We closed on the purchase of our land!

February 6 - We came back to MS for the weekend.

February 7 - We put the "for sale" sign in our yard in MS.

February 8 - We went back to LA.

February 13 - I came back to MS today because I have an appointment in the morning to show our house.

So this would be why I haven't had time to keep our blog updated this new year!