Monday, August 9, 2010

Life and Times.

My first week as 27 started out a little rocky. Tuesday we went back to this house we loved and were seriously considering putting an offer on...and found a huge crack in the wall that was probably an indication of structural problems. The next day our realtor told us another couple had put an offer on the house and we had until noon the next day to counter offer. We just did not feel at peace putting an offer in on the house. The crack made us really nervous, but the house needed all new carpet, a deck, fresh paint, and the basement needed to be finished. It was just too much work than we had in mind. And the search continues...
Wednesday night I was driving home from work and all of a sudden my car made the most horrible noise I had ever heard. I pulled over to the shoulder of the highway to find my front, right tire flat as a pancake. I hate that I don't know how to change a tire and my sweet husband had to come rescue me. But he did, and I am so grateful.
The week got better though. Wednesday we had dinner with some old friends we hadn't seen in a while. Friday night we went to a wedding in Detroit and got to see a lot of great friends we had not seen in a while. So. much. fun.
Saturday we went to visit Garth's family and celebrate my birthday. My sister-in-law made my favorite meal and it was so good! Then Garth and I took my niece to the beach. It was our first time just the three of us and we had so much fun. We played in the lake all afternoon swimming, splashing, and having a great time.
Sunday we went to church and then back to my parents' house for lunch. My mom made my favorite meal of all time, zucchini pie. YUM! And then she made the cutest penguin cupcakes you have ever seen.

Adorable, right?!

23 comments:

Charbelle said...

Flat tires are so scary!!! I have triple A and I've had to use them several times for my flats!
Those penguin cupcakes are TOO CUTE!!!!

Llama said...

Im so glad to hear that your first week as 27 got better and better. I hate getting a flat...im with you, i have no idea how to change it. What a good hubby you have. Those penguin cupcakes are super cute and I love zucchini pie! Yummmmmmy!

Shannon said...

I hate flat tires! Hate them!

We're on the house hunting journey as well and have found our dream home... a tad out of our budget and so we're speaking with the bank today on payments and such before we put an offer in - IF we do. I'm not comfortable with this at all and think it probably wont happen. ugh.

brown eyed girl said...

Flat tires freak me out, but I'm glad Garth was able to come to your rescue - knight in shining armor! :)

Hope your monday goes well!

Brandi said...

Those penguin cupcakes are so cute!!!

Don't let the house hunt get you down, the right house is out there and just waiting on you to find it!

Lauren said...

Oh girl, you take the good, you take the bad, huh??? That perfect house is just out there waiting for y’all, I just know it!!! Those cupcakes are absolutely ADORABLE!!!!

Jen Caputo said...

wow, what a mixed week. But those cupcakes would make it all worth it - they are awesome!

Brittany Ann said...

Those couldn't be any cuter!

I don't know how to change a tire, either! Glad your hubs came and rescued you, though.

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

That just means it wasn't the right house! :( We had things like that happen when we were looking too, God has your house out there somewhere, and an even better one! Glad your weekend was great, it sounded like so much fun! and those cupcakes are adorable!

Jess said...

I turn 27 this year too! I am glad that your birthday week got a little better for you!! That was not the perfect home for you and Garth!! It will come along! It sounds like you are getting closer and closer!! LOOOVE those penguin cupcakes!!!

Lauren said...

Ughh...I've only had one flat tire, & I certainly don't care to have another.

Glad that your week got better as it went along!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

I don't know how to change a tire either.. That's why we married such awesome guys!

Those cupcakes might be the coolest things I've ever seen!

Jessica said...

I'm sorry about the house and your flat tire. When it rains it pours!

Glad things got better, though..those are the cutest cupcakes EVER!

Lil' Woman said...

Things happen for a reason and it's probably best for you not to put in a offer. Happy house hunting tho!!

And those cupcakes, amazing!!

Miss Chelsea said...

I just put an offer in on a house... and now my realtor told me that he was talking to another realtor this morning and she was going to submit an offer. It makes me nervous!! I feel like a little kid and I want to scream "I FOUND IT FIRST" and stomp my feet hah

I'm sure you'll find one you love even more though!

Gwen said...

Those cupcakes have to be the cutest thing I have seen in a really long time!!!

Sorry about the flat but it's wonderful having someone come to the rescue too. LOL!!!

XOXO

That Fresh Feeling said...

love those cupcakes. fave animal is the penguin....sooo cute!

Jules said...

Happy (belated) Birthday! The house definitely sounds like it wasn’t the right fit for you two and I know you’ll end up with something just right in the end. That was sweet of Garth to come rescue you and I can’t change a tire either ;)

It sounds like the rest of the week was much better. Friends, family, food and fun! It all sounds like a blast. The Penguin cupcakes your mom made are precious!

Bekah said...

those are SO stinking cute!!

Our church offers a class to anyone who is interested on basic car maintenance...oil changes, tire changes, etc. Is there anywhere around you that does that? I mean, I am sure Garth is always willing to drop everything to rescue you, but it couldnt hurt to know right? The basic stuff is easier than you might think...if I can do it, trust me, so can you!

5th Belle Avenue said...

Those cupcakes are ADORABLE!! So glad you had a wonderful weekend!

Leigh C. said...

Very nice cupcakes! I just wanted to take a moment to comment on your blog because I just recently found it and I am really enjoying it. I'll be reading your archives :)

MrsB said...

those cupcakes are freaking adorable!

God, My Savior Forever! said...

Ilove how your days are always full of adventure! Even with trials...those serve a HUGE purpose in our life..to remind us who we are in Christ! I totally loveeee those cupcakes. Can't believe they're edible they are awesome. Is your mom a pastry chef?