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How’s your Monday going so far? 

If it’s not a Happy Monday come on along for a ride in 3D 



That’s right, we listed our house on Monday online. We had 3 showings in 3 days. And the 2nd visitor opted to buy in! We closed the deal on Friday. Friday! Five days! It was so exciting. We actually counteroffered via texts. Is this the way it is done now? 

I asked some others in the real estate business if our asking price was possibly too low? Almost unanimously they all said, “no it was offered just right.” Thanks Anna! 

I think you all remember the hurdles and hoops we had to jump through to get to this point. And then it sold just like that. 

I think everyone should meet our All-Star Realtor. 


If Realtors had a board she would Chief. If they honored their own she would be in their Hall Of Fame. If they had a league she would be an All-American. If Realtors were a pizza she would be Supreme. If they were ice cream she would be Catfish with brown gravy! Lol Sorry Anna. I had to put that in there. 

I found Anna through a friend of mine from grad school. He’s in the mortgage business so I asked him when we started this house hunting journey if he could recommend anyone. Anna is who he suggested. 

Anna had a reputation, if not legend, of selling a house in 7 days in the development she now resides in. My mortgage broker knew of this. My recent contractor and painter of our abode heard of her name this way and of her 7day selling feat. Know what? I think she just topped her own record. If you need to sell your house fast you can find her here at CarolinaOne Reality

So hats off to Anna and many, many thanks! Only problem is we have to be out of our house by the end of April now. But that’s a good problem to have I think. 

Happy Monday? We are absolutely giddy her in 3D land. Birthdays start this week. 

They began with a special, huge gift box in the mail from one of our, now famous, grandmothers and daughter. This box was so big it would have a hard time fitting in the back seat of my car. Once opened it was literally packed, layer after layer of great. Great (not allowed to use the word ‘awesome’ any more) birthday gifts and Easter gifts for both our girls. Videos will be offered as soon as they are processed buy here is a look at the fun things inside.

Dylan asked if I could blow these ballons up right now?

Dylan asked if I could blow these ballons up right now?


But unwrapping this gift treasury was just the start. 

Our girls got a visit from some long-lost cousins (and their family) of theirs. Long lost cousins you ask? Here is the last picture of our girl(s) with their one cousin. Dylan was 4 months old! It was from their mom’s and my brother’s wedding, almost 5 years ago. 

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One of the girls was in town visiting a college for next year. 

Four Cousins Family Photo. See the resemblance?

Four Cousins Family Photo. See the resemblance?

Some might notice an age difference? But not these great girls. They played and laughed and danced (the girls are trained dancers) Two nights in a row all 4 girls ran upstairs and played and jumped and laughed until something got broken. 

The girls came down stairs then and gave our girls some more b-day gifts. We threatened them enough to sit still for some quick family pics until the next 4 year reunion. Ok we will see them this summer. 

They taught my cherubs the fishy-fishy face.

Practicing their Fishy-Faces

Practicing their Fishy-Faces

Here is their “Fat Duck face’ 

“Fat, fat ducks never, never smile….

But we do!”

Fat-Duck Faces don't smile

Fat-Duck Faces don’t smile

Here they did something terrible to Skylar….

They told Skylar she had to stand on one foot...

They told Skylar she had to stand on one foot…

It was tons of fun having them and their parents in town. We all had a great time…once we were all healthy. And are really looking forward to the next fishy-face faceoff. 

Thanks for all the great toys Marty, Jordyn, Sara and John! Happy Monday! 

The birthday’s actually start today. Happy Monday! If you have a chance come on by and have some fun.

PS…We sold our house!

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