Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Getting settled

We finally moved last Friday, after several weeks of delay and frustration. Now we're dealing with boxes and boxes, and trying to find room for everything. I think we have enough drinking glasses and mugs to quench the thirst of a small country.

Emma has adjusted very well, and seems thrilled to have her own yard, plus plenty of space to run around in the house. The kitties are adjusting more slowly, and seem quite nervous and insecure. I can't get them to come upstairs (except for the one night Olivia spent 4 hours howling outside our bedroom door.)

So now we're in high gear for the wedding. We need to meet with the vendors again to finalize the details, get the flowers ordered, and put together some packages. I have a final fitting for the dress, which, thanks to a talented seamstress and a corset in the back, may actually fit me. I'm still not showing the pregnancy, so I probably won't be very big when the wedding rolls around.

We are really looking forward to seeing everyone at the wedding. I know it will be an amazing day as we're surrounded by our closest friends and family. I can't wait!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Still homeless!

This is getting so frustrating! We closed 1 week ago today, and still don't have keys to the house! There is some holding company in Texas that needs to sign a document and fax it to be recorded. Apparently this is just too difficult for them to do! Scott and I have delayed movers (again), electrical work (again), and delivery of appliances (again). Our $2 storage unit will now cost us $200, as of this weekend.
Is this even legal? The selling agent has the contact information for the holding company, but isn't sharing it, so we don't even know who to call to complain.
Thankfully my parents are more than willing to let us stay there as long as we need to, but the holding company doesn't know that. What if we weren't lucky enough to have family or friends to live with? What if we were in a hotel?
This is just crazy!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

It's a boy!!!

Wow! What an amazing day! I was starting to believe that I wasn't really pregnant. I mean, I still throw up, but I'm not showing at all, and haven't felt anything yet. It didn't quite seem real to me.
And then, there he was, on a 42" screen. This squirming, wiggling creature living inside of me. A beautiful son.(Or a strange looking alien, if we're being honest.) I think Scott and I were both bawling when she told us. I'm not sure that either of us ever thought this day would come. And then to see his face, his little hands and feet, his perfect heart beating. What a gift...

On the house front, I think we FINALLY get the key today!!! This has been so crazy! Seems like it's been one delay after another. We closed last Thursday, then were informed that we couldn't have the key because the bank wanted 3-5 days to look over the Settlement Statement. Whatever...

This coming weekend we'll be busy with the move, the bridal shower, and sharing the news of our sweet son.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Meet me in St. Louis...

Scott and I flew to St. Louis this past weekend to help his grandmother celebrate her 95th birthday!!! We met his parents and his sister and her family, and we all rented this huge house. It was so fun to spend some time with everyone, and a great chance for me to meet some of the extended family before the wedding. Unfortunately, Grandma won't be able to come out to Salt Lake in April, so Scott wanted to introduce us. She's a sweetheart, and I wish we'd had more time to get to know each other!

On the homefront, we're still waiting to find out if we can close on the house tomorrow! The bank switched title companies on us, and now we're waiting for the underwriter to verify that the bank has title to the house. So we haven't hired movers yet, but we're still hoping to be in the house by this weekend.

Emmy has been completely spoiled since we've been staying at my parent's. She doesn't have to be in her crate during the day, which means she's burning off a lot more energy and is much more manageable in the evenings. Grandma gives her lots of treats, and even let her sleep on the bed while Scott and I were in Missouri. She'll have a bit of readjusting to do when we get into the house!

The pregnancy seems to be going well. I still have some sickness, but less than I had a few weeks ago. At least we're headed in the right direction, and we find out the baby's gender next week! Can't wait!