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Have you ever had to pick out colors for every room in a house? It's daunting to say the least. But, that is my newest task. We need to pick colors for our FABULOUS NEW HOUSE!!!

We finally closed on our new home today. It was touch and go for a while, but thankfully it all came together.

I can't believe this day has finally come. I couldn't believe it until Jeff had the keys in his hand. I stayed home and he went to the closing. It was scheduled for 9AM. I waited until 10AM before I started staring at the clock. I was willing the phone to ring and when it finally did, I was afraid to answer it. When Jeff said "it's done." I had to make sure he meant the keys were in hand and not the deal was done, as in dead. So I said "you have the keys?" he said "wrapped around my finger." Then I cried. :)

After hanging up with Jeff, and crying again, I pulled myself together and Frankie and I celebrated with a little dance around the living room and a chewy stick for her. Gweny was sleeping, so we'll celebrate together later. HA!

So, here I am...a whole pile of paint swatches. Wish me luck!

taken when Gwen was 1 week old, during our inspection

my retreat! Can't wait!



I ain't scurred...

On July 4th, I enjoyed the Forest Lake carnival with a few gal pals. Katy and I couldn't wait to get on the Scrambler. We love to share the experience of rides. Last time we were at a carnival, we gave the Tilt-O-Whirl a whirl (ha ha...see what I did there? I used the name of the ride in my...ah nevermind).

Unlike last time we had a questionable carnival ride adventure, this time we had a camera and photographer ready. YIKES!

I know when I'm 60, I'll look back fondly on these memories.