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I don't have any great pictures to show today, so I thought I would tell you guys what I've been up to.

Well, I think we found a house! I was having a bit of a panic attack that our lease was up at the end of October and we had no place to move, so I posted something on Facebook about needing a place. Within minutes, a friend of our family said, "we have a house! It's the house I grew up in, but if you are interested, let us know." Here is a picture...

So, yes, it's older and yes, it's a little smaller. But it's $500 less than what we are paying now, in the right area, and with no security deposit. Um, yes please! It's got a huge backyard with big trees, which is exactly what we wanted more than anything. But this will give us a great chance to put some money aside, so next year, we can (hopefully) buy. The papers are not signed, but I am hoping it works out!

Avery's birthday is in two months. Yes, on Friday she will be 10 months old and her birthday will be in 2 months. I can't believe it. I thought about some good themes and found this awesome blog site for birthday parties....

Kara's Party Ideas is a great, great site for birthday parties or showers of all ages (but mostly kids, I think). I am thinking Sesame Street because Avery loves Elmo and loves to watch Sesame Street. Here is a preview from one of the party ideas I found...



Check out this cake....


There is some potential here! I never thought I would have a Sesame Street Party, but when you look at blogs and see how people have done it where it doesn't look completely cheesy, it makes you think...hmm???

Now, you all know I love Thrifty Decor Chick. But she has outdone herself this time. This is my idea of the perfect backyard patio...

large deck different levels

Look at this beautiful scene she's created!

outdoor candleabra

Now is the best part....

sears gazebo night

Oh my goodness. Heavenly. Her husband built that entire deck. Um, serious skills, right?


*Ross and Katy* said…
I'd like to borrow her husband and have him teach my hubby how to build a deck like that! I'm in LOVE!

And congrats (almost!) on the house! Good luck with the papers! A big yard is a HUGE plus with a little kid :)

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