When we got home from the lake, I did some research into that house it was still on the market and the price had dropped even lower than what we had seen it for previously! We spent most of the day toying with the idea of moving.
The first day of Summer, we had a torrential downpour. Since it was snowing on the first day of Spring, I've got a feeling that the weather likes to give it's last hurrah before the next season starts. This is what happens to our front yard when it rains:
I changed the day's event to McDonald's instead of Splash Island because I thought the rain would be an issue. It wasn't. It was hot, sunny, and blue sky when we got there. Oh well. The boys had a great time.
I looked up the house again and it had been taken off the market. DH was really upset about it for a couple of hours. We went to his work to pick up his pay check then he hopped on the computer when we got home to start the search. Found a good house right off of Cedar Creek Lake so we drove out there to take a look at it. It was built in 2006 and looked to be in good condition on the inside...3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 2 living rooms, huge kitchen and dining room and it came with a really cool entertainment center. The yard had a shed. The exterior of the house needed some work, especially the deck and skirting. But overall, a good house. The day ended on a good note.
Went to Barnes and Noble at the Parks Mall for Kids Notes Storytime. Met a new member and an existing member. IT was pretty cool. After the performance, Jacob got to check out the instruments up close. He seemed more interested in going someplace to play, though. We chatted for a while then headed to the mall's play area.
DH found another home that was even better than the one off the lake. It's 4 bedroom, 2 full bathrooms, 3(!) living areas (one of which had a fireplace), huge kitchen and dining room, and 2 sheds on over an acre of land!
I spent most of the day working on getting everything together so we could get the pre-approval we needed to submit a bid. OMG it was like a rectal exam! They want to know EVERYTHING! It also doesn't help when you're trying to care for two small boys and a certain DH keeps calling to see how things are going. My mom and I drove out to take a look at the place and I fell in love! I could definitely picture us living there!
Finally got a pre-approval and got in contact with a broker to submit our bid. She informed us that since the bid period didn't end until Sunday at 11:59 PM, we probably wouldn't get an answer until Monday. Met another new member at Parr Park in Grapevine, but we didn't stay long as it was ridiculously hot. What happened to that cool-down we should have gotten from the rain? The boys still had fun and I always enjoy meeting new members.
Picked my sister up from her in-law and drove her to our aunts' house to visit. Since my aunts are Joshua's Godmothers, they had to give him a little present...he got a pair of sandals and a pair of shoes. We always love hanging out with them, and not just because of presents.
Headed to the Parks Mall Barnes and Noble again, this time for the 5th Annual Kids' Fine Arts Celebration. Jacob got to actually play the instruments and he didn't do too bad! Met another new member (I know, it's getting crazy, huh?)
Then we headed to a birthday party for one of the boys in the group. There was lots of splashing and some great food!
DH got off work early and met us there. Since he hadn't seen the house we were bidding on yet, we headed out to Kaufman to check it out. We invited my sister's family to join us, as well. They all loved it, too!
We went to DH's grandmother's church since we were under the impression that most of his family would be there. Jacob absolutely loves that church, so it wasn't too big of a deal when it was just us and DH's grandparents. We dropped DH at home so he could sleep and went with Tamara's family up to the ranch house that Oma and Opa (the kids' grandparents) live at. We got to see the horses, pick blackberries, and swim. They also fed us a wonderful dinner. It was a great time and I hope we'll be able to go there again!