Wednesday, February 29, 2012



This kid never ceases to amaze me! I was putting him to bed last night, and after story time, we said our prayers and it was time for lights out. I think I thought I heard him say paci, so I asked him if he wanted his paci, and he -- very much matter-of-factly -- said, "No."

And that was it.

He went to bed like it was nothing, and I don't recall much (if any) crying/whining. He slept through the night with no trouble whatsoever. I just can't believe it! I always think things are gonna be so difficult, but my kids always surprise me in such wonderful ways! I'm so very proud of Chase and cannot believe he kicked the paci habit so quickly and willingly. GO CHASE!!!! :)

A little house update... I had the pleasure of giving a tour of the house to my mom, grandparents and in-laws this morning after LO's chapel performance at school (which was sooooo cute, btw!). I think they all liked it almost as much as hubs and I do! :)

There are still a few little patches and minor to-do's remaining, but for the most part, the house is move-in ready (2 weeks, 4 days and counting!). When I walked into the kitchen, I was surprised to see a range was sitting there, ready to be installed. Only one minor little issue... it's not the range we ordered.

Here's the beautiful GE Cafe' dual-fuel range I am anxiously awaiting:

However, this is what was sitting in my kitchen:

Ooops! Good thing hubs has our weekly update call with our PM today! Haha! :)

Oh, and DUH. Guess what we just realized? Here's our microwave that was installed about 2 weeks ago:

Notice what that little logo on the bottom left says? The little GE symbol? With the word "PROFILE" written after it. Yep! They installed the wrong microwave, too! How in the world did I miss that?! Luckily our PM is aware of it and will be getting the right one in soon.

It should look like this:

It's kind of important to me that the red GE Cafe' logo matches on the microwave and range. ;)

And on a backsplash-related note... I've emailed the manufacturer of my dream tile (in Italy) to find additional tile stores in a 5-state radius who sell my tile to do some price checking to see if it's possible to get a better deal than what we were quoted at the tile shop I had been working with. I'm keeping my fingers crossed, but not holding my breath. I can't imagine we'll get some crazy-amazing deal on such an amazing product, but I'm gonna do what I can regardless. I've got calls in to a tile store in Charlotte, NC and one in Charleston, SC. Here's hoping!!!

Since our PM accidentally had the 4-inch granite backsplash installed (even though we asked him not to), we're going to leave it in to buy us some time to figure out the backsplash deal rather than have him rip it out. This KILLS me to no end (you don't even know!), but it's what we need to do. At the house earlier today, my mom said that hubs' passion for all things home security is equal to my passion for my kitchen backsplash. She couldn't have been more correct! If you know my husband, you'll now have at least a teeny, tiny idea of how important this backsplash is to me. I can't explain it. It doesn't make sense. I shouldn't be THAT attached to having backsplash installed. But I think at the end of the day, I see it as the glue that pulls my entire kitchen together and makes it all make sense and makes it all so much more beautiful. Grrrrrrr! Why can't I make myself not care so much about this!?


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