You know the saying,"When it rains, it pours?" Well, that seems to be the case around here. We spent this last weekend in Graham, TX because my husband asked his manager if there would be any way he could transfer there. Of course, the manager of the site wanted us to come to the city so he could meet Greg and so we could make sure we liked the town enough to transfer. We were pretty confident that Greg would be transferred successfully, but there was always the chance it wouldn't work out. Luckily, everything worked out and Greg was informed on Monday that he has to start work at the new job site on April 18th.
We love the town of Graham! It's bigger than Lamar, where we currently live. There are a few department stores, a lot of cute boutique stores, several parks, a community theatre (I told Greg I was dying to be on stage again!), a movie theatre, a drive-in movie theatre (!), bowling ally, lots of mom and pop restaurants as well as the usual fast food joints, a few shoe stores, and even a ranch resort with an awesome steak house with stellar views (We actually stayed there this weekend...blog post soon to come!) Graham also happens to be an hour and a half away from Fort Worth, which makes this city girl very happy! I have cousins who live in Ft. Worth, and I'm excited about being close to museums, a zoo, and of course lots of cultural events to expose Parker too! Even better is that we will be two hours away from a property we recently inherited, and we will be three and a half hours away from most of our Oklahoma family.
As if that isn't change enough...there is more to come. We didn't waste any time in scooping out the local real estate. In fact, we spent a couple weeks prior to our trip to Graham scouring the internet and talking to a local Realtor. Our last four houses have been foreclosed properties that required a lot of remodeling. In fact, we are only 95% finished with the house we live in now, but are quickly working to finish it. My husband is getting a little tired of working on houses, and kept saying that he hoped our next house would not require any work. Apparently he was telling the truth, because this is a picture of our new (and I mean NEW) house!
It's not completely finished. In fact the elevation is still missing the shutters, and then all of the cedar wood will be stained a really dark mocha color. We were able to pick out the carpet and I even made changes to the bathroom mirrors (the builder was going to install those plain mirrors but I was determined to have decorative framed mirrors). I'll post more pics when we move in next month.
The changes don't stop there! Yesterday Parker had his first hair cut. Here is a picture of my sweet baby before:
And here is a picture of my young man after:
I'm actually having a harder time adjusting to Parkers hair cut more than anything else. Greg assures me it will grow out a little and he'll have some curls before he blows out his candle on his first birthday.
So like I said, just a few minor changes....