Tuesday, July 31, 2007

We're officially homeowners!

We closed on the house this morning...it was a couple of days early, but we were ready and the builder was more than ready to go considering how long it has been empty. We went and got lunch and had a picnic in the middle of the living room floor as our first official act in our very own house! I am headed over there this evening to do some cleaning and then the moving fun will begin!

In a freaky "it's a small world" twist of coincidence, I checked out the Pioneer Woman blog that Carrie had commented on a couple of days ago. In one of the pictures was a nice shot of my butt...I'll leave any comments on that part of my anatomy alone. Anyway, I thought it was kind of weird that we were there at the same time, that this woman got a picture of me and that Carrie put two and two together. I was truly shocked when I looked more closely at her other pictures today and found a picture that Pioneer Woman had taken at Navy Pier on a different day that had my cousins daughter in it! Tell me how it happens that in a city of millions, my family ends up in two of her photos? Truly weird.

I'm now off to do a "bead craft" with my daughter. I told her we could do something special together because she has been so sweet lately as we drag her around for various house and family related errands. I am thinking a nice mother/daughter lunch and movie date; she is thinking bead craft...I guess she is saving me a penny or two on this date!


Jennifer said...

Woo Hoo!! CONGRATULATIONS! How awesome! Have lots of fun getting moved in and set up! How exciting!

And yeah - very small, somewhat weird world it is!

Hope you and your daughter had a great time!

gail@more than a song said...

Hooray for the house! Congrats on being homeowners.

I read pioneer woman blog some, not sure what you're talking about but will have to go check it out! Sounds interesting!

gail@more than a song said...

Ok, which pictures are you in! She has some good shots, maybe y'all were in Chicago at the same time....that is wild!

Corrie said...

Congratulations!!! How fun to eat a picnic in the middle of your new living room...what a memory! That is so random that you and your niece were in Ree's pics. It is a small world! Have fun getting the house ready!

Debi said...

Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! How totally, unbelievably exciting, huh? I could not be more happy for you! (Well, I take that back...I will be even happier next week after your surgery's over and you have even more good news to share!)

Enjoy! You guys sooooo deserve this!

Now I'm off to look for your butt!

Debi said...

Okay, Kara, that is just tooooo freaky! Sure enough, there you were. No doubt about it! That truly is just too weird!
And that your cousin's daughter was in another photo at a totally different place...whoa.

Irritable Mother said...

Congrats! I know you'll love your new home.

When we were in Chicago on Spring Break two years ago, within half an hour of each other we saw two families whose kids attend the same school as mine. One on the street and another in a restaurant. Yeah, it's a small world even in the big city!

~**Dawn**~ said...

Congrats on your new house! =)

How weird about that blogger's photos at random like that! The odds of that happening can't be very large. Something I always thought was strange is the fact that I live so close to Disney World and with my annual pass, I am there a *lot* -- it's such a popular vacation destination, you would think I would randomly have bumped into at least one person I know, right? Nope. Not once.

Carrie! :o) said...

Did ya email Ree and and tell her about the small world issue? I bet she would find it super cool, too!!