Tuesday, June 9, 2009

new home pictures coming.....

This week we signed a contract for our 1st home! It's a cute 3BR, 2Bath home in Edmond....just north of OKC. It's a white brick, 1 story home with 1944 sqf and a nice sized backyard. It comes with an enclosed patio and a wooden playset (complete with swing and slide for our niece and nephew!)

It's about a :05 drive to Lake Arcadia, :13 to Aunt Di's, :15 to Mindy's parents and :08 to Travis' tv station. It's in a good neighborhood with an excellent school district. We've had a lot of requests for pictures, but we're going to wait until we officially close next month to post them online. We'd hate for the deal to fall through!

Thanks for all your prayers and encouragement! We are scheduled to close on Thurs., July 30th!

p.s. Travis is really enjoying his new job! He's only on Day 7 today, so it's still relatively new, but he's excited and is happy he took the position. He's responsible for helping to revamp the station's sports department. By this summer, his department will become the largest sports department in the nation (for local stations!)

Detour to.....Hawaii!!!

On the golfcourse behind Mindy's parents' timeshare
Hiking to black sand beach (never made it....)

Goofing off with the old man statue at Bubba Gumps

Snapped the picture a split second before this wave drenched mom/dad!

"Hanging Loose" Hawaiian style....except Travis' right hand is Longhorn style

"date night"

Bubba Gumps!

Travis got new golf shoes!

Mindy's first time playing 18 holes!

Mindy's mom didn't play...being a 'lady of leisure' was much more her thing!

Touring the Macadamia Nut plantation.....now which one is the nut again?

Listening to the hawaiian singers at Bongo Ben's!

Hiking inside a lava tube

touring the Kona island waterfalls

The week before Travis started his new job in Oklahoma City, we decided to make a last-minute trip to Hawaii to join Mindy's parents who were already there for a month-long vacation. They had a spare fold-out bed at their timeshare and invited us to join them if we could make it!
We packed up our small 1-bedroom apartment and storage shed into a giant POD. Then we left Annapolis and drove our 2 cars to Charlottesville, VA....to Nashville, TN....to Little Rock, AR, ...to Dallas, TX....and then flew to Kona, Hawaii! We were able to stay 5 days before Travis had to be in OKC to start work, but we managed to squeeze in swimming, hiking, sightseeing, etc.