Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Who makes the rules?

So we have been trying to buy a house for a while now. We had put in an offer to a house only to find out someone had already bought it. Of course we had gone through all the right channels and was pre-approved for a loan. Well, the loan expired and we called to get it renewed. Turns out doing a VA loan, you have to have at least a year left in the military or been out for two years. WTH? So we have been trying to get a loan through all different banks. No one will give us one. We get the same line from everyone, "You have great credit, that is not stopping us, it is just that you only have five months left in the military." We explain to them that Matt will be going to school and getting paid for it from the GI bill and I will most likely get a job. Matt will also be working. Apparently that is not enough. It really gets on my nerve because you can give an average person a loan and they could be out of a job in five months. How is that better than us who has a plan? GRRR!!! All I can say is THIS SUCKS!!! Now it looks like we will be renting for awhile...which I feel is a waste of money if we could be putting that money into a house of our own. DANG IT...why can't we be rich and just walk in a buy the house outright. LOL Stupid rules.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Pumpkins and more...

We were off to the pumpkin patch this weekend. It was pretty fun. We got lost in the corn maze for almost an hour...not so fun. LOL Allie had a great time. I guess you could not really call it a pumpkin patch so much as a farm with pumpkins on it. There were no fresh pumpkins to pick and they basically took store bought ones and put them on the ground. Oh well, it was still fun nonetheless.

Allie is still not sleeping. It is causing a bit of friction between Matt and I. I have tried everything. We will see if tonight is any better. I changed the sheets to completely new ones and hopefully it will work. You never know right?

We are getting new neighbors downstairs. They seem nice enough I guess. Supposedly they have a little girl who will be two in December, but I have not seen her yet. They seem pretty young. This is the hubby's first duty station so it will be interesting. Hopefully they are not too crazy and we can all get along. It will be nice to have another little girl around since Allie was surrounded by boys. Uh oh, she may have competition for her boyfriends now. LOL

Friday, October 17, 2008


I cannot tell you why, but for some reason, Allison is not sleeping at night anymore. All she wants to do is be held. It is making for a tired and cranky Mommy and Daddy. I think it should be if you start sleeping through the night, you should stay sleeping through the night. I mean at 14 months, you would think you need as much sleep as possible. I just don't get it. Blah, kids, right?

We are headed to the pumpkin patch this weekend with the kiddos next door and a few others. It will be alot of fun. It is so funny to see Allison playing with the twins. Even though they are two months younger than her, they are taller. She has two boyfriends, but definetly has a favorite. She follows Victor everywhere and he just laughs and babbles at her. Poor Daddy is already nervous that his little princess likes boys. LOL I wonder if they actually understand each other and their babbling. Sometimes it seems like they do, but others they just talk at each other. It is still cute nonetheless.

Matt and I are doing this diet thing. Of course Matt is eating more, but losing way more weight. It is so not fair. I eat way less and run after a 14 month old all day and he loses more weight. ICK! Well, hopefully I will still lose weight in the long run. We are going to buy a jogging stroller so we can start jogging in the evenings. We tried with our stoller, but it just does not work. I guess that is why they make jogging strollers. LOL
Here is a pic of Allie and Daddy at Oktoberfest a few weekends ago. Just for your viewing pleasure of course. LOL

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

It has been a long time

Eeek, I am horrible. I totally forgot about this after I moved back to Georgia. Things have been going great. Matt came back from Iraq, we went on vacation to Disneyworld and Atlanta, and are in the process of purchasing a home. We are preparing since Matt gets out of the Army in March. Allison is one and boy she sure is trying to exert her independence. I can sense that the terrible two's have started and may not end for a looooong time. She is a character though. You can definetly tell when she has done something she is not supposed to have done. She has this look. Well, now that I remember that this is here, hopefully I will keep it updated.