Tuesday, September 23, 2008

2433 Country Wood Drive is up for sale!

Well, all of the renovations are done and we are officially on the market. Well, we won't officially be on the market until the Open House this Sunday from 2-4, but we're "Coming Soon!". That's what it says on the realtor sign in the front yard. Our realtor, Ryan, created a website for the house - so go check it out. Even if you don't know anybody looking for a place (and if you do, make sure you send them this link!), take a look at the website so you can see all the pics of all the hard work we did on the house.


We've already had to "sneak preview" buyers come look at it, so that's encouraging... I told Jeremy that now that we're done and we've got it all staged to sell I like the house more than I ever did before. Now I want it back! :)

Saturday, September 20, 2008

My newest niece, Miss Taylor Nicole Cameron, and me!

Finally got to meet my newest niece tonight. She's just gorgeous of course. She's just over two months old, she was born July 18 in Kansas City and thanks to all the stuff going on around here we haven't been able to get out there to see her yet. Luckily her mom (my sister, Nicole) brought her to St. Louis so I finally had a chance to meet her in person. Her dad, Jeremy, wasn't able to come with (sorry we missed you, Jeremy!). Lost the charger to my camera, so we had to take pics with my Blackberry - so that explains the poor quality...

Nicole had already sent me tons of pics - Taylor still in utero, Taylor when she was born, Taylor getting her first bath, etc. But she's just so much more beautiful in person. She has such a head of hair you wouldn't believe it!!! I've never seen a baby with so much hair. I can NOT wait to get out there and see her again.

Here are pictures of Taylor when she was born, two months ago... (the last one is with my little sister, Nicole, of course).


And pictures of her first bath. Hee-hee - isn't she cute???

Tuesday, September 02, 2008


YAAAY! So for those of you who didn't know, J and I have been house-hunting this summer. When I bought the house we're in now, it was just Chaser and me - but it's just too small for J and Chase and Grace and myself - AND all of J's toys. So we decided a few years ago that if we were all four going to continue to live, and our marriage was going to survive - we were going to have to buy a bigger house. And now's that time.

You can't ever find the perfect house - but this is pretty close for us. It's on 1/2 an acre, so the backyard is really big and includes woods and a little creek. It's 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths. The deck is huge and beautiful. The 3 car garage is J's favorite part, of course. The main floor is all hardwood and ceramic tile - a big plus for us. The basement is already finished and it's a walkout - actually there are three back exits, all french doors. And - most importantly - a walk-in closet.

Of course there are little things I want to change here and there - light fixtures and stuff like that (all of the bathrooms are BORING). But all of that can come later - it's totally move-in ready right now. We had our inspection today and they didn't find anything big enough to worry about so it's full steam ahead.

The pics below are off the real estate website, so it's got all of the seller's furniture in it.

We don't close until the end of October, so we've been working very hard to get our house up on the market. There were a lot of things we felt like we needed to finish before we put it up. So we spent the last weekend completely redoing the bathroom (if I never tile or grout again I'll die a happy woman), and we've already refloored and painted the master and upstairs guest bedroom. Still need to replace all the interior doors and a couple of exterior doors - a build a wall. Then we'll be done!