Despite the fact another couple beat us to the punch on a home that we absolutely fell in love with, it was a fantastic weekend. Before I get to the scoop on our little getaway, here are a few pics from Thursday evening...for some reason, we always seem to start our weekends on Thursday!
Ryan cooked out pork tenderloin on the grill...yum
Carter devouring his salad...Love that my boys love salad!
These 2 are a handful together!
Our silly boys...so much fun!
Fast forward to Saturday...
We had our home inspection. All went well, and closing is set for May 18th. That's 23 days, people. Twenty-three days until we will be forced out of our home and on the streets. Well...not really, but as of this very moment, we have no house to move into. As I mentioned earlier, we found an awesome house in McKinney but were too late in submitting an offer...so we're back to square one.
Since we're leasing for a year to save up the rest of the down payment for our dream home, the inventory of homes to choose from is slim pickins...for real. With that being said, we're having to adjust our expectations of finding everything we want in a lease home so that we can successfully move in a few short weeks. It's only a year, so our main focus is on a good neighborhood and room for the kids to play. Our plan going into our home search had our sites on Prosper, but as we have spent hours driving some of the neighborhoods available further into McKinney, we are discovering so many established neighborhoods that we love with...wait....get this....TREES. Real live trees. Beautiful. Mature landscaping, pools already built and every house looks different from all the others in the neighborhood. We're scheduled to take a look at a few more houses on Tuesday, so I'll be back then with an update.
Moving on...our getaway was so much fun! We realized on the way home that we neglected our camera, so use your imagination. The concert was incredible. Darius Rucker played his new music and some of his old Hootie and the Blowfish favorites. Our seats were on the 3rd row, so our view was awesome. We gambled before and after the concert but managed to make it up to our room at a reasonable hour. Ryan arranged for room service in the morning, and surprised me with a couple's 80 minute massage at the hotel's spa on Sunday. Heaven. Seriously, the man continues to blow me away. When we walked into the spa and said our last name, the lady behind the counter said, "Oh, I remember Ryan. You are one lucky lady, Mrs. Soladay. I spoke with him over the phone on Thursday setting your appointment up, and his main concern was making you feel special." Really? Pinch me. Blessed, blessed, blessed. Just sayin.
Although we forgot to take pics, we did manage to record part of the concert. Enjoy!