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My comfort food and house hunting update

ENCHILADAS. Omg, my comfort food. Like today… I was feeling super down after the news that our offer wasn’t accepted on the house that I fell in love with. To be honest, I got too mentally and emotionally invested in it. I had start interior decorating in my head, imagining Ava growing up there and so forth. That is definitely an indicator that it was the right house to offer on but it really hurt when we didn’t get it. I didn’t sleep well.

 

You know what sucked the most? The seller’s agent told our agent that they really wanted our family to have the house to enjoy as they had with their kids. WELL THEN ACCEPT OUR OFFER YOU YAHOOS!

 

So I woke up still feel super crappy. I also didn’t get my hubs even a card for valentine’s day which is honestly super unlike me. Major guilty feelings there. Add that to I am twelve days away from returning to work and freaking out.

 

I’m a flat out ball of emotion and anxiety. [head thumps onto the table]

 

What we were talking about before I started my rant? Oh… enchiladas…

 

Yup at 10am this morning I made enchiladas. Comfort food, my friends, knows no clocks. Gooey, meaty, cheesy, smoky chile yumminess is all I need right now.

 

Now you’re probably sitting there thinking… thanks for making me hungry, now where is the damn recipe? Have no fear I will be posting quite a few enchiladas recipes. Including how to make your own sauces (both paleo and not so paleo), paleo tortillas, and favorite combinations. But for quick and easy comfort enchiladas here is my go to: frontera enchilada sauce packet, blue corn tortillas (my local wegmans has a great organic brand), cheese, and either shredded chicken or barbados. boom. Done in 20 minutes!

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We’re going to buy a house!

Hubs and I are experience a first together… buying a home!

Last year we had to make a choice to buy right before we had the baby or after. Although mortgage rates have climbed since then, it was still the right decision to wait, because you know I was getting that house set up at all before baby. Her nursery wasn’t even done until she was 2 months old!

Buying a house in our area is ROUGH! We live in northern Virginia in the DC metro area which is crazy expensive. We have to live 45 minutes outside the city to have a decent home. Now yes, we could get a small starter home, condo or townhouse for less. However, we have moved SO MUCH we want one house for our daughter to grow up in. We also want a big yard, a neighborhood, and my husband we love to have a lot of land. Sadly we may be giving up the large land to keep up within an hour of the city (my husband works at the Capitol).

We had two routes, buy a cheaper home and invest a lot of time and money into updated it, or top out the budget with a near perfect move in ready home and not have to spend a lot of time updating and use the extra money for furnishing. To be honest, our time is stretched thin so we are opting for a near perfect house that would only have small projects left. How stretched thin? well for the next four months my husband works full time (gone 12 hours a day with commuting) volunteers at the fire department and has duty crew one night a week or sometimes a weekend day, then has his EMT class for the fire department 2 nights per week and one whole weekend day, oh and I work full time Sunday through Thursday. And we have Ava. Thin is being generous.

But despite all that… we are SO PUMPED for this adventure!

Our first house hunting weekend was VERY successful. We saw 5 properties, even one with 5 acres! I fell in love with this house, and negotiated with my husband to give him the entire basement to build his workshop in. We put in an offer so we will see what happens!

stay tuned…