February 23, 2011

TWO Be Continued...

Remember these two love birds?

We celebrated two years of marriage December 17th and yes, we are still crazy in love!

One thing I never ever get tired of: hearing the words "I love you," all throughout the day, everyday, from my hunny (sigh).

Here is how our romantic evening went...

We sat down for dinner at Ellerby's Fine Foods, a quaint and fancy restaurant on Magnolia Avenue.

Then we took a stroll hand in hand around beautiful downtown Fort Worth.

We gazed at the Christmas Tree glistening with lights. (We tried to catch photos of us but the lighting was wrong and our camera didn't cooperate.)

We finally had the chance to step inside the Bass Hall. This building is just so pretty, pictures do not do justice!

We saw the Canadian Tenors, accompanied by the Forth Worth Symphony Orchestra--AMAZING show! I was on the edge of my seat gawking and singing along. I would see it again in a heartbeat.
All in all... it was such a lovely evening. Two years flew by and I am already losing count. But I look forward to next year, and the year after, and the year after that...

February 16, 2011

Close But No Cigar

Last July, we moved to Fort Worth, Texas. We found the cutest 1920's bungalow, in one of the quaintest neighborhoods. It was quite the fixer upper but we looked forward to the challenge. We decided to rent the home until we were able to make the purchase. Meanwhile, we had fun sprucing up the yard and making minor upgrades on the property (see photos on the blog we created). We held back from doing anything major (central air, plumbing, porch, structural etc.) but dreamed about it all day long. We had a vision.

After countless discussions with banks, lenders and mortgage brokers we were DENIED. We were so close to our dream of fixing up an old house but since we have 3 other homes, I have no credit (I guess in America we have to be in debt to get into more debt) and we had just started new jobs no one wanted to assume the risk.
As if we are risky folks?

Anyhow, it has been a learning experience and quite the adventure. No regrets, only experiences gained, and memories to look back at. We've now moved into a cute apartment, Victory Chateau, built in the 1930's in the cultural district close to downtown Fort Worth. We are comfortable; having central air and heat is a HUGE plus, especially considering the unusually cold winter we experienced here in Fort Worth this year. How did we survive without it!? Best of all... Ben brought all of our furnishings from our house in Idaho to our home here! We hadn't seen our belongings since April 2009. It was like Christmas unpacking! We will post pictures soon.

Hello blog. Miss me?

I do have a fairly good excuse...

No internet= No connection to blogger= Lack of blog posts

I've missed updating the blog and now I have tons of catching up to do. So be prepared for blog entry overload from the Benny and the Brit.