Monday, January 12, 2009

Swiper, No Swiping!

Lincoln is a little camera thief and LOVES to grab the camera (or anything he's not supposed to have for that matter) and RUN! He's gotten really good at it to. He'll run for the farthest corner of the house and hide with his prized, yet stolen, object. I can't help one laughing as I'm running after him.
This is a survalience video of his latest attempted theft! Enjoy his giggles.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Under Contract

Here are some pics of the house we are trying to buy in it's unfinished state. It now has tile floors with granite in-lays in the entry way and dining room, carpet in the bedrooms, stone from a historic bakery in Horseshoe Bay for the fireplace, and a nice finished kitchen. It still doesn't have a driveway, but that will be finished before we close. If all goes well, we should close Feb. 18th.

The fireplace is really nice but would require that we buy a new flat screen tv since ours won't fit above mantle. Oh darn!! hee hee. HALO on a big screen!!!

It's on a nice wooded lot with a HUGE tree on the next lot for Lincoln to climb. There are deer everywhere too. We are the only house on the street, but it's an older neighborhood that just hasn't been over-developed. We're pretty excited about it.

Hectic Holiday Season

Sorry it's been so long since my last blog. I could never make a committment to blog every day of the month like my other "blogeriffic" friends (Meredith "Robinson" Smith)! Love ya!
Like everyone else, we had a pretty crazy, hectic, chaotic holiday visiting family, after Christmas shopping (kuddos to Josh for spending 6 hours with the Moon girls), traveling, eating, baking, partying, hosting, game playing, and house hunting.

Our favorite things we did this year was having our first REAL Christmas morning as a family, visiting our town's little Trail of Lights, and remembering our 1st Christmas when Linc was 3 months. Lincoln is old enough now to rip into (gingerly at first, but he figured it out) his presents so we had our own Christmas morning.

Then we drove down to my parent's house in San Marcos. Fast forward through two days of eating, shopping, movie watching, and Wii playing, and we stopped off to visit Josh's mom on our way home.

My ever-growing family.....
Austin James Kaliei Vines- 9 yrs
Aidian Michael Haveka Vines- 6 yrs
Rosson Cole Gallini- 4 yrs
Knox Benjamin Gallini- 3 yrs (Jan. 2nd)
Braddock Lane Gallini- 17 months
Lincoln Michael Smith-15 months
Nana and Linc

The following Monday, my mom and my nephew's, Austin and Aidan, came to help us find a house....and we did! More about the house later. They spent the night and had to go home the next day. Then Wednesday, we hosted a New Year's Eve party with Rachael and Adam Bond and their two girls, Samantha (6 yrs) and Allie (3 yrs). The kids took our bed, Lincoln slept in his crib, and the adults crashed on the floor in the living room. It was really fun. I wish they lived closer.
We also got a really fun game from some new friends. It's called Wits and Wagers. The basic rules are everyone answers a numerical question (for example: What year did the show "Friends" first air?") then everyone shows their answers. Each player can then guess which player's answer is the closest without going over, even if it's not their own. There is never a clear winner until the final question and the chips and stakes can get pretty high. It's really fun.
Now, about the house...We found a newly constructed home (almost finished) in Horseshoe Bay, TX, which is 5.9 miles from our current residence. It's still in our same county and in the Marble Falls school district. It's within our price range, is on 1/3 of an acre (about all we could afford around here) and it really cute. It's smaller than what we were looking for originally, but beggers can't be choosers! I think our eyes were a little bigger than our wallets when we first started looking. This will be a great home for us....if everything goes through. Pray for us, please!