Monday, August 23, 2010

Random and not so random thoughts

We just came off of a busy and fun weekend. (and I didn't take a single picture ... what was I thinking?) It was a whirlwind of events. I have so many thoughts racing through my mind, so I thought I'd put some of them here.
1. My mom came on Thursday. Oh, how I love it when my mom comes to visit. I asked her to come for two reasons. First, I wanted her to see the house that we have been *trying* to buy. Second, I wanted her to stay with the children, so that Rich and I could go to dinner with our good friends, the Huffman's. (kill 2 birds with 1 stone!)
2. Rich and I went out to dinner with the Danny and Cindy Huffman. It was a wonderful night of good food and even better fellowship! We are so thankful for them and their influence in our lives. AND we were able to do it while my mom was with my children. EVEN BETTER! I didn't have to worry the whole evening!
3. On Friday morning, we took my mom to see the house we made an offer on (in early July - it's a short sale situation, so we have been patiently waiting). We had a great time looking at it again and were able to show it to the children as well.
4. Friday evening we got an unfortunate call from Patti, our realtor, basically telling us that things were not looking good. (too many details to include)
5. We took the children to the Family Fun Fair Awana Kickoff event at our church. WHAT A FUN NIGHT!!! It was fantastic! The children had an amazing time. (why didn't I take pictures?)
6. Saturday - I started looking at listings again, just in case our other house falls through. Rich and I went out looking at a few of them - nothing exciting to report, though.
7. I kept looking online.
8. I found a couple of new and intriguing properties.
9. We decided to go look at them - and they just happened to be having an open house at the time, so we were able to go inside!! We fell in love with one of them.
10. We called Patti and told her about it.
11. We decided to terminate our contract on the other house - we were in a situation where we could terminate at any point before the bank gave approval. We have already been waiting almost 2 months. The drama was about to kill us!
12. We have pretty much decided to make an offer on the house we loved.
13. I usually do all my blogging on the weekend and schedule them to appear each weekday morning at 6 AM. I didn't do a single blog entry this weekend.
14. I feel way too distracted to do school this week . . . but I press on.
15. I absolutely love that whenever I check my blog early in the morning ... if there happens to be a comment ... it's always from Pam. It makes me smile!


  1. You threw me for a loop this morning with no entry!!! HA! Glad to see that there's one now!

    Praying that all goes through with the "new" house. God's timing is perfect--knowing he has something even better in store for the Hollands!

    Glad you were able to get out and relax to enjoy a night out with friends! Gotta love moms willing to travel!

    NO PICTURES!!!?!? Guess I will have to wait for more later in the week. :)

  2. You have been super busy! I always enjoy reading your blog!

  3. Wow! Sounds like such a busy week- praying that you will find that house soon!

  4. Larissa, I loved your random notes this morning! Yes, Moms are wonderful and I'm so glad that yours was able to be in town. I loved watching her in action both at the FFF and at church yesterday. What a blessing she is!

    So happy that you found another house that you love. Can't wait to hear more about it!

    And even more happy that you and Rich were able to go on a date, especially with such dear friends. So important let alone fun!

    Hopefully you'll be able to schedule some more posts for this week (I do the same thing!) because I'd miss not reading about the Holland Happenings for a whole week:)