Wednesday, May 25, 2011


The listing went up on Wednesday, the sign on Thursday and the first visitors stepped in on Friday.

First offer received Saturday night and the deal was done on Monday (pending inspection).

Wow! I knew it would go fast but 6 days to sell a home is amazing.

I think I was most happy about the quick nature of the sale because I no longer needed to keep the house looking immaculate. But once the dust (and dog hair and toys) settled, it quickly hit me that we have less than 3 months to find a new place.

We've revised our location preferences realizing that our 1st choice neighbourhood just isn't realistic for our budget and space needs. So, the visits continue and I've dug up some old listings that were originally ruled out.

Worse comes to worse and we can't find our dream home? We rent for a year and continue the search.

Either way, time to start packing before my big belly starts getting in the way!

Monday, May 16, 2011

For Sale

Tonight we are putting our condo up for sale.

After 4 years, some minor renovations, the welcoming of Hannah and a slew of bizarre neighbours we need to move on.

With #2 on the way this fall, we're running out of space. Yes, we have 3 bedrooms but if each are claimed as a personal space our den will become a playroom, TV room and office all-in-one. Not to mention the terrifying thoughts of having to walk a dog up a hill with 2 kids in tow.

Sounds like its time for a basement and a backyard...

So while the decision isn't an easy one, its something we realized we have to do. Not just because of lack of space but because when that dream house (or lower duplex) does pop up on the market, we can't have any conditions on our offer (ie. the sale of our home).

Scary stuff, eh? The possibility of being 8 months pregnant and homeless is definitely not helping the stress of house hunting. But with 4 months of searching under our belt, we've narrowed down our locations, realized what's important and, most of all, learned that even if you are somewhat interested you need to jump on a place or it will be snatched up.

So with the For Sale sign going up in the next 48 hours and mortgage brokers hopefully battling it out to get us the best interest rate it looks like a new chapter in our lives is about to begin.

And hopefully it will be on the quaintest tree lined street in a home that will be the backdrop for our family's formative years.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

My First Flash Mob

The last time I blogged I was sitting on a train making my way to Toronto for work.

Three days later I helped put on an incredible flash mob that involved 5 sky typing planes that flew all the way from Las Vegas. Plus 165 people on the ground. It was pretty incredible and a thrill to be a part of.

You can check out the official stunt footage here:

And thanks for your help in passing the link along!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Blabber Mouth

It happened overnight. Hannah started speaking in full sentences and now she can't get the words out fast enough.

The cuteness started with "I like...". It was so cute and genuine at the beginning with I like mommy and I like daddy but when I like tires and I like medicine got thrown into the mix it didn't feel quite so special.

Then came I love daddy and I like daddy so much. My heart melted even though the cuteness wasn't directed at me.

And this weekend, she took it to a whole new level with " I want...". The beginning of full sentences but also many, many requests. I want supper, I want chocolate, I want it now...

The ultimate plus to this advancement in vocabulary has been a truly happy little girl. now that she can say exactly what she wants, the tantrums have all but disappeared.

Definitely a milestone week in our household!