So, turns out that the loan officer who helped with our loan for our house almost 7 years ago is a crap ton busier nowadays. DH has been trying to contact him all week and has talked to the assistant (who knows absolutely nothing, apparently) multiple times but still hasn’t been able to get the actual loan officer on the phone. It helps that the LO covers two bank branches. And that we are coming up on 2 major holidays. 🙄 *sigh* It’s fine. I just really want to get the ball rolling since we only have just so much time in our contract and so much we need to get done in the meantime. Like having the septic at the new property inspected. And we still don’t know what kind of loan we can get because the house that is currently on the land is uninhabitable and we have to remove it before building. Which means we won’t be able to qualify for a conventional loan. Maybe a land loan? But that will require a seriously hefty down payment. We just really need to hear all our options and get the process started! 

All that aside, I have almost everything ready for Christmas. We didn’t decorate this year because, toddler. As it turns out though, Zane has hardly bothered the trees at any of our relatives houses. He broke one ornament on my MIL’s tree, but hasn’t bothered them otherwise. So, I think I’m actually going to put up our mini tree this weekend so I can put the boys’ presents under/around it. I still have 4 people I need to buy for. (I know. Absolutely ridiculous!) I have never in my life been this ridiculously behind. Thankfully, 3 of them are kids. Which makes it easier in my opinion. 

My SIL and I are planning to go to a painting party this weekend for DH’s Aunt’s birthday. I’m looking forward to it. I’m not naturally very creative but I think this is going to be really fun. 🙂 If it turns out, I’ll try to remember to post a picture. If it doesn’t, I’ll still post a picture so you can all laugh. 😂 

I’m slacking on exercise. I was doing AWESOME a month ago but I’m all like “I’m so busy… Excuses, excuses… Blah blah blah” now. 😏 I did get in one day this week, plus a walk. I really need to stay motivated! It’s so cold guys!!! ❄️❄️❄️☃️🌬️

Starting today, DH is working some split shifts here and there, so he goes into the office for 4 hours, then works from home 4 hours. In theory, I want to love this. But I’m not real confident in my skillz at keeping 3 young kids quite while he’s on the phone. 😱 I’m super happy he gets to drive home while it’s still light out. 🙂 

Anyway, I’m going to quit procrastinating and go pick away at my ever growing to-do list. Throw some motivation my way!