We refinanced our mortgage this week. Well, it's been in the process for about a month, but we signed our lives away on Wednesday night.
We now have a 15 year mortgage at 3.625% interest instead of a 5.125% interest rate with 25 years left. It should save us about $80,000 in interest over the life of the loan. Crazy, right? Phil has figured out that if we stay here (probably not) we will pay off the house right before his 50th birthday and we would really have to celebrate big time! I like the way the man thinks :)
I'm so excited for the new tv shows to start up again soon! I've missed you Sue Sue Heck!
Since getting rid of our Netflix, we have been forced to watch HGTV and Food Network all summer long. Which I love, but you can only see the same Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives twice before you feel like you've already eaten there. And I'm super excited for this new one...
Declan is still not back to his amazing sleeping ways. He only goes to sleep if somebody is in the room with him. We have to lay down on the bed and sneak out when he falls asleep in his crib. Plus he wakes up almost every night and needs to be settled back down the same way. Maybe this is my new form of NFP. Speaking of NFP, I got to visit a friend who had her fourth baby and she was rehashing out the labor details (all natural) and I was like, um yeah, I never want to do that again, thanks for the reminder. Some people say you forget the pain, but this elephant never does. Now, if a sweet baby were to show up on my doorstep, I will happily take her :)
I've lost my exercise mojo.
It started back at the beginning of the summer when my gym wouldn't fix the air conditioning because they were just renting the building and thought the owner of the building should fix it. It was super hot in there and smelled so gross, and I could practically see the bacteria multiplying in the sticky heat and wanted nothing to do with the place. We cancelled our membership (after 9 years!) and I just ran outside instead. But then it got so hot and humid, that there were weeks when I couldn't make myself do it. I've started doing Jillian's 30 day Shred pretty faithfully (moving onto this DVD workout next) and try to add in a walk or short run when I can, but everything just seems too hard/boring/rushed/hot that I don't wanna do it. I need to find my groove again, and I'm not sure where.
This Fall and Winter we are going to be making some changes in the house, so if you want to see Home Remodelling for Dummies, stop by the blog in a few weeks. We're in the getting estimates and shopping phase right now. This is not my cup of tea. Joanna and Chip, leave Waco and come help me!
If I could redo my wedding, I would definitely change my bridesmaid's gowns. They were pretty terrible. I love this dress:
Maybe I can wear it when I'm a Mother of the Bride? Too soon?
And this dress is so pretty too, for a bride:
I'm into modest lace, if you couldn't tell :)
Next week starts birthday season in our house. Eamon on the 26th, Andrew on October 4th, Phil on the 11th. We will have a celebration every weekend! Oh and Evie the cat is turning two sometime in there too. She's getting a cat door so we can move the litter box to the basement. Aren't we the nicest?
Go see Kelly for more riveting reads. And have a wonderful feels-like-summer weekend!