Almost 7 months of waiting...and waiting...and waiting for the short sale offer to be approved. 7 months of being jerked around by the sellers and their agent (there was A LOT of shenanigans going on there) and then by the short sale negotiators and the bank (damn you Chase bank, DAMN YOU)! And you know what? It was totally worth it, and not for the reason you think.
We found a different house. Two weeks ago I happened upon a brand new listing and we decided to take a look, (since while you're waiting on a short sale you are contractually allowed to still make offers on other properties). So we went, on a hot Monday night after work when we were all tired and the girls were cranky and Rob only had 15 minutes until his softball game that evening.
We loved it.
Big, beautiful, finished (no fixer here), perfect yard, great neighborhood, walking distance to school and friends and "Nanny" (my mom).
Done and done.
Offer in. Haggle, haggle, haggle. Offer accepted. Inspection done. Appraisal done. Now we're just waiting for the sellers to let us know if they will do the repairs (they are total hagglers - I don't hate the players, hate the game). We close on June 14th. OMG! June FOURTEENTH! Only two weeks away! They needed some extra time to pack up so we get possession on June 24th.
We are so FREAKING excited I cannot even begin to tell you.
Lesson learned, times that are hard sometimes make it all worth it in the end. I cannot wait to share pictures with you all! Although, with the other house I had a WHOLE Pinterest board dedicated to renovations and ideas...with this house, it doesn't need anything major. So, instead of major projects and renovations and all that, we'll just live our sweet little lives instead. Sounds pretty good to me!
In the meantime, here is a little photo snack of my ladies, growing up too fast:
Zoe, being ultra-cool. I totally want to buy her these baby sunglasses (she's trying them on in the store)...even though they are $18.99...which is more than I spend on my OWN sunglasses...
Petco - like the zoo only cheaper and less exhausting
Sisters dancing at the Farmer's Market
She cannot take a picture without her tongue out!
Someone is a Daddy's girl...BIG time
Movie night with Mom and Dad
Could she BE any cuter?
Heat = nothing a sprinkler can't fix
Swim lessons is serious business
She is so cool (wearing my glasses...which cost less than those ones I want for Zoe)
"Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets.
So love the people who treat you right and forget the ones who don't.
And believe that everything happens for a reason...
if you get a chance, take it; if it changes your life - let it.
Nobody said it would be easy...
They just promised it would be worth it."