Monday, November 30, 2009

You guessed it!

Nope, not Irvine! But I knew that would throw some of you off because of the great schools and "safest city in the country" - I think since 2007 Irvine has actually carried that title.

I had no idea that Mission Viejo was so AWESOME! We feel really blessed and are so excited! Only trouble, moving tomorrow.....don't close until the end of December....which means we are homeless until we leave for Christmas vacation to Virginia. Thankfully we have some great friends who are helping and an old landlord who is super cool. Blessings.
The house needs a lot of work so we'll do before and after remodel pics just for kicks (i love that kind of thing). And although it will be overwhelming, we are super excited!! As we are not blog privateers I may only post a few outside pics of the house. Don't want the paparazzi banging down the door ;)

P.S. The winning guess goes out to Miss Hermana Anderson (Mission Companion Extraordinaire and dear friend for life ;) love you!!!)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Through a series of miracles (literally) we FINALLY found a house and in a place we had actually never even considered!! Yayayayayayay! Bank owned, KILLER deal, 6 offers in two days and the highest was $35K higher than ours and we STILL won. It's an awesome story actually.

ANYWAY! AFTER we offered we realized more and more awesome things about the city and neighborhood. I even broke down and cried as I was learning. Anyone wanna guess where it is??? Here are some clues and some of the things I found out after the fact...
  1. In 2007 Newsweek voted this city the safest city in the country
  2. This city is the largest master planned community in the country
  3. The high school is in the top 2.5% in the country
  4. You CANNOT walk to the beach :( but it's still close (relatively)
  5. The average high in August is low 80s
  6. The neighborhood has a big park and backs up to a reserve with trails
  7. There is a lake across the street from the neighborhood that we have HOA access to
  8. Around the corner is a youth athletic center where they have all the t-ball games, etc

Any guesses????????

P.S. This is NOT our house....but it IS a Tudor style and this house is my inspiration. Pics to come.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

Still Sleeping!

It's 9:15 AM and the baby is STILL sleeping (and breathing, yes I've checked like three times).

How is this possible? I had to document.

P.S. Halloween Pics to come. He was a hit.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

To Eat or Not to Eat

Who really knows these days!

Out of the mouth of my crawling little munchkin has emerged:
  1. A hair ball
  2. Pebbles
  3. Jelly Beans
  4. Thread
  5. Paper of every kind, including toilet paper (if I can get it out before he swallows it)
  6. Baby Food - of all these things, I think baby food is his least favorite - go figure

Tofer with his little friend, Emma Claire. Likes older women, just like his Dad ;)