Tuesday, December 30, 2008

On the Eve of New Years Eve

Life in general... is awesome. Adam and I hit 5 months married tomorrow!! I just told him this right now, and he high fived me. Yeah, we are romantic like that. :)

150-some-odd days of waking up next to my favorite person in the entire world. I am so lucky. :) So again, Happy five little months of sweet married life to uuuuuusssss! Haha. Time has really flown by. It's always so sweet to intentionally take time out from the crazy schedules and busyness of life to step back, take a deep breath, and reflect on this little road that is ours. I know in the blink of an eye, we'll be clinking glasses over several other milestones in our life (our-hopefully-soon-to-be-home)!

On that note, I guess I knew that this buying-a-house process was going to be nutty, but until you actually go through it, like anything, you don't fully understand. It's been a very busy week, and I've got details coming out my ears! But overall, so far it's been going well... and thankfully we've got lots of people to pester all day long with all our questions, while poor Adam is still working hard with hockey. We have our nightly "house re-cap" each day, and we're getting it done! But ay-yi-yi...! My mind needs to go to Maui for a long weekend, let me tell you! LOL

In another buying-our-first-home milestone moment, we had the inspection last week and it went well! Nothing crazy or unexpected arose -- we were pretty much expecting what came up on this little demo charmer. And we are up for the challenge. :) As the inspector crawled around the house in the 78 degree weather (yay), Adam and I looked around dreaming up ideas for how to "decorate" it. We came up with great plans and we are SO excited! I'm now trying to throw myself into all the magazines I've been hoarding these past weeks to really narrow down some specifics about style and design. Darlene Healy, I need to make a date with your magazine collection sometime soon too! I LOVE this part. Okay, I'm deviating from my thoughts. We told the bank about the inspection and they said to get quotes! So we are hoping it's because they are willing to fix up some of the findings. Will keep you posted...
Well, have a great Eve of New Years Eve!!!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

A Christmas Blog

Our Christmas Tree 08'

Ahhhh, finally a moment to catch up. We are having nice sunny skies here in Holyoke, MA this Christmas day!! Our first one together (married) and we crammed in lots of fun and traveling. We spent Christmas Eve and part of Christmas Day with Adam's fam, and the rest of Christmas day and evening will be all about traveling back to Syracuse (listening to Christmas tunes, of course). It was a sweet past few days that was filled with non-stop activity and we were prettttty tuckered out by the end of it.
Tomorrow, back in our normal routine. Adam has a game away so I might take advantage of "the new black Friday". It's been so long since I bought any clothes, and dontcha just feel like a brand new person in a spiffy new shirt?

Well folks have wonderful Holiday!!!!!!


It inspected! It inspected! This was our last big step... now it's just hurry up and wait for our closing date! It has only been 14 days... yes, 14 DAYS, since we made the offer on this house, and here we are... ready to go! The inspection had minor concerns that we will ask the bank to take care of but if they refuse, we are still in for the deal....shhhhhht (between us). There is 3 other offers in line for this house so a big risk to loose such a great deal. While it's not final until the keys are in our eager little paws, we sure feel like this is more real. Operation "decoration" is only weeks away now. We've got spirit and we're excited to take on this new adventure and make it our first home!

We had a whirlwind 48 hours (barely!) to spend in Florida. It was a perfect little trip... aside from some travel snafus that didn't dare get the best of us, and we just ate up the chance to get to spend time with our dear friends Kevin & Kristy!! They treated us to a fantastic seafood dinner on the water in Daytona Beach... Aunt Catfish's on the river (http://www.auntcatfishontheriver.com/) is Kevin's cousin's restaurant. Simply delicious!!! We got to taste shark & alligator. It was a good Southern meal!! Thank you so much Kristy & Kevin xox
I snapped some pics and posted the album on our other blog. Enjoy!!
So, there you go...a little update. Merry Christmas!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

House Hunting!!

We found a house that we were super interested in, therefore last week we decided to draw up an offer and get the ball rolling with that. Ok, ok...All to say, we have an update on our venture to buy a house. We're engaged!!! haha Well, I should say we've taken it to the next level... and our offer on this little charmer was accepted, only a couple of days after we wrote it up! Like we kept saying... when it's right, it will be right! God's timing is SO much better than ours. If all goes well, we will close on January 23rd (yeah, like in 30 some days), and be on our way to Daytona Beach after the hockey season!!! Our heads are still spinning a bit, as this all happened lightning fast! We've booked our flights to go visit our hopefully-soon-to-be home and leave December 21st. We are soooo thrilled about this place...best we've found yet. We are so thankful. Yipee!!!

Things are going good, though, and Team Pineault is working hard to make this work! I'll provide some "house stats" soon!!! Happy Fly-day :)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A little update

I have to apologize for not having posted a blog recently! I could go on to tell you that I've been very very busy but.....not it. Don't get me wrong, things are busy but what has been taking up my time is those darn Holiday Movies LOL. I'm not joking. I've watched a gallion of them so far and didn't realize that there were so many. Proof!!!
~Christmas in Boston
~Eloise at Christmastime
~Richie Rich's Christmas
~The Christmas Card
~Together Again for the First Time
~Snow 2 Brain Freeze
~Home by Christmas
~The Christmas Gift

OHHHH!.....and I have a few more on my TVO (recorded). I know, I'm such a nut for them!
On a different note (but not really) haha, my book is in!!! I ordered it from Barns & Noble and went to get it today.....SWEET! I love this author. She writes exactly the type of book that I just can't get enough of.
Okay, now on a different note. My favorite tea is out for the Holidays!!! It's Candy Cane Lane - A nice, fresh, relaxing tea that I enjoy right before bedtime. It's great cuz they have decaf! Give it a try it :) Hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Well, more posts to come!! I'm off to bed with my book & tea. Good Night!

December Birthday Duo!

Happy December 14th Birthday to my dear brother Denis "Goat"! He is exactly 2 years and 4 days younger than I am and he just turned the BIG 30!!!!!!! Niiiiice... Denis is a funny, genuine, happy go lucky guy who got all the brains doing hands on things such as playing music (he plays guitar) and fixing/repairing things (i.e. replacing windows, flooring, etc...). Good for you Goat! It means a lot to me to be able to see him every so often :) I am so thankful for him!! Happy Birthday, Brother. Love you xox

Another December B-Day.....ME!!! On December 10th. Yup, we are both December babies and Sagittarius. As kids, we would have a double birthday bash (our pour mom) haha. Well, my birthday had a windwhirl of events happen. My thoughtful husband came home with a gorgeous puppy that had to be returned - I won't bore you with the details. Then, I ordered a pair of jeans online that turned out to be a scam! Ya, no kidding...thank goodness for PayPal. But what counts is that I got tons of lovin' from my husband, family & friends so it's ALL good!
Thanks hunny for being so wonderful to me and thank you to everyone for sending all those kind wishes xox

Monday, December 8, 2008

A little late...

This Thanksgiving post comes to you a little late. Aren't these turkeys in the above picture super close? It was weird cuz this picture was taken early Thanksgiving morning as I put our turkey in the over?!?!?! I know....

Thanksgiving was great! Our first big holiday together as a married couple :) We crammed in a few friends around our table and had a gigantic, delicious meals. It was our 3rd annual turkey and it turned out fabulous. Anyway, great day of hanging out, watch the Macy's parade (of course) and 4:30am "black Friday shopping". Can't wait for Christmas!


Back with my husband! Adam was on a week-long roadtrip in Texas... So good to see him as I drove in a storm to go pick him up at the airport. Ouff, I missed him lots. Airport reunions have a special little place in our story, so I love that I still get a few butterflies as I round those familiar corners of the airport to see him in the distance.
Speaking of which, here is an article that recently came out in the Times Transcrip http://timestranscript.canadaeast.com/sports/article/502750
Good job babe xoox

Friday, December 5, 2008


New thing on the block... Our latest purchase is this little device called "MagicJack". It is simply a-m-a-z-i-n-g. MagicJack costs $39.99. This gives you one year of calling to the U.S. and Canada. No monthly bill! Then you plug it into your computer (yes, you must have internet), plug it in your phone and start calling. Easy & Cheap!! You can take it with you anywhere as long as you have a computer and a phone (i.e. at a hotel). You can read more about it on their website http://www.magicjack.com/
Hot item for Christmas!!!