Now that we are staying here and not moving, I've been unpacking all the things that were packed up to de-clutter the house while it was up for sale. I'm finally done. :) I've also been looking around the house to see what we need or what would be nice to do with the house to finish making it truly our home. I have some great ideas for practically free decorations right now to "fill" up some empty space in our living room, but waiting for time to actually make them (as if I have time... we'll see... ) :)
One thing I've wanted to do but had put off to see if we ended up moving was to get the kids embroidered towels and a new shower curtain for our (one and only!) bathroom. After talking about this with my mom the other day she said she had always wanted to get the kids embroidered towels, but other things always came up and they just hadn't, and that they would love to get those for the kids for Christmas. I was so excited! (Silly I know, but that's awesome!!!) I had seen some great ones just the day before (which is why it was on my mind while I spoke with her) in a catalog along with a shower curtain.
On a side note, a few weeks ago I found out from my credit card company that Six* Flags and C*hase were discontinuing their "relationship." I have had a Six* Flags card for some time now, and had some of my monthly bills put on this so that I would just pay that one bill instead of cell, cable, etc. (It isn't used otherwise unless I know I'm paying it off the next month.) Plus, those "purchases" then netted me points which I used each summer to take the kids to our Six* Flags basically free each year. I always had enough points the past few years to get tickets and food vouchers, so that all I paid was gas and parking... so GREAT! But now they were ending and I had to switch my card, so I opted for a Disne*y one instead. I don't think the points will add up as quickly, but seeing as we don't go to Disne*y (more than a day anyway) often, I figured it was better than nothing.
I remembered that upon using my new Disne*y card for the first time I'd be given a $50 credit to my account, so I decided to "splurge" on the shower curtain, which then ended up FREE and I still have credit on my account as well! I know, not a major thing, but as I'm really cutting back on purchases right now to save as much money as possible ourselves for the adoption, it was a big deal to me and fun to get. Love how it looks, and can't wait to see all the coordinating towels hanging on the adjacent wall!!! The boys have navy towels with green letters and the girls, yes girls, have green towels with navy letters. :)