40 is definately turning out to be a weird year

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40 is definately turning out to be a weird year

Sorry to start a separate thread--didn't want to clog up the Randoms with photos! Plus gotta lot to update. Figured no one would mind since we've been a bit slow.

First --Vegas === totally awesome!

We stayed at the Venetian -- I really recommend if anyone wants to go with kids, every room was a suite, had a great splash pool for Zayden, he had a blast! There was nothing we did that I had any issue with taking Z to --except the pirate show at Treasure Island was a bit, umm, R rated? Nothing bad but "mature" themes LOL --didn't phase Z but if he was a bit older. . . .

Here are some photos!

Here is me and Charley and my bf Jeannine and her hubby Mike --drinking margaritas!

Z got one too (virgin of course--though he shared)

Not cooperating for photos!

Vegas has an AWESOME children's museum -- this was a room that gave hurricane winds up to 80 mph

Surprises.....well...... DD Tiff came to surprise us, and brought her bf. Here is Zayden on Jeff's head watching a volcano (Z kept making these hilarious faces)

This was supposed to be a surprise --they drove up late one night and got a room, I splurged and got them a room for a second night at our hotel (ain't I just the best LOL) Tiff called DH to tell him she was coming and told him not to tell me, given I was standing right there when she called, he did tell me.

So it was the first time I met bf--tattoos and piercings aside :rolleyes: He was actually really nice, and I hate to say I liked him.

And sooooooooooooooooooo, she and he told me the next "surprise" that I was going to be a grandmom again in April. :eek: Okay, truth be known, I already knew this but she didn't know I knew -- long(er) story. Besides she is using our insurance so I had seen the claims.

She graduates in December and is on track so I am worried but what can I do????? Besides, the guys is pretty nice and more stable emotionally then most of the other bfs so I am hopeful this is a good thing.

Oh and the final shocker of the week....we got pre approved for a mortgage Biggrin (which I didn't think we would as long as I was on there cause of credit challenges -- but we did!!!! DH is so happy and wants to buy, and be in a house ASAP-- by thanksgiving if he can get away with it. Not sure it will happen that fast, but that is another LONG story too!

So the year I turned forty, I will have become a grandma twice and bought a house. Can't wait to see what the rest of the year has in store for me.

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congrats GRAMA!!

oh and those margaritas are GOOOOD especially since you can pay to just add more shots Wink gotta love VEGAS!!!

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Ha, she couldn't keep the secret any longer hu? Did you tell her you already knew?

The pictures are great! Congrats on the mortgage...how exciting! You are looking to move by the end of the year, right?

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I was wondering if one of the surprises was some thing along those lines!! Looks like you need to add a new ticker! Biggrin

Zayden's expressions are so funny -- he looks like a wild child! I love the one of him dancing w/his hands up in the air (or whatever he's doing there, LOL!).

Congrats on getting approved for a mortgage -- let the house hunting begin!!

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Congrats again gramma! So exciting!

Looks like vegas was a blast! Z is such a cutie!

Yay for the mortgage approval! Can't wait to see what you end up finding!

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"mama22Girls" wrote:

:woohoo: :wootjump:

congrats GRAMA!!

oh and those margaritas are GOOOOD especially since you can pay to just add more shots Wink gotta love VEGAS!!!

They are great-- but I am a margarita snob so I got a top shelf --- and watched them pour shot after shot of Patron in :eek: Dirol OMG LOL

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Ha, she couldn't keep the secret any longer hu? Did you tell her you already knew?

The pictures are great! Congrats on the mortgage...how exciting! You are looking to move by the end of the year, right?

It was hilarious! She said something about coming up to see Jeannine to say Hi (Jeannine is her Godmother but they haven't seen each other since Tiff graduated HS) But then said something about we need to talk about some other things, and I said something like "I bet" LOL She was INSANE!!! What, what do you know, dad what do you think she knows LOL.

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I was wondering if one of the surprises was some thing along those lines!! Looks like you need to add a new ticker! Biggrin

Zayden's expressions are so funny -- he looks like a wild child! I love the one of him dancing w/his hands up in the air (or whatever he's doing there, LOL!).

Congrats on getting approved for a mortgage -- let the house hunting begin!!

he is wild child LOL but we take him pretty much everywhere. He was excited about something with the balls and was yelling YAH!! Smile

We are excited about a mortgage --but that is another story LOL DH is going to drive me NUTS before this is over.

And yes, Jenn, the "goal" is to get a house and move in before Thanksgiving --Christmas at the latest! WTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :help1:

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"asteuck" wrote:

Congrats again gramma! So exciting!

Looks like vegas was a blast! Z is such a cutie!

Yay for the mortgage approval! Can't wait to see what you end up finding!

THANKS!! We did have a lot of fun. Jeannine just sent me more pics so I will have to post!

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"AshnBill" wrote:

Looks like you need to add a new ticker! Biggrin

Added LOL

Told Ash tonight that she better NOT get preg cause I cannot handle three grands in one year.

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Wow so many great things going on for you at the same time!

Congrats on the mortgage approval! I can't imagine finding a house and moving into it before Thanksgiving but it sounds like your dh will make it happen. Good luck house hunting!

OMG 2 grandbabies in a year... that's awesome. More baby's to share your love. My parents wanted a grandchild and ended up with 3 in 15 months and then the last one 15 years later LOL

I'm so glad your Vegas trip was relaxing and fun. How great that Z was able to go to everything and who knew Vegas would be so child-friendly LOL

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WOW!!!! What an exciting weekend! I am SO happy for you guys. About everything! And everything looks like so much fun. I miss how close Vegas is from LA Smile

That is hilarious that you already knew from insurance. LOL.

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looks like a great time! Z looks like such a ball of energy! congrats on becoming a grandma for the second time! and yay for a mortgage approval. don't let house hunting/buying stress you guys out too much, sometimes it can be a rollercoaster. enjoy house shopping though Smile

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Sounds like a fun trip! Congrats on the new coming addition! Babies are so fun! Expecially when someone else get's to get up with them and you get all the cuddles and fund parts! Biggrin

Congrats on getting approved on buying a house!:yahoo:
I would LOVE to buy a house in this market! House prices are crazy low! We bought our house in the peak of the market. It's dropped 35K since we've owned it. Bad for home owners, but that's great for a buyer! Your price range should get you a lot more house than it would have a few years ago!

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WOW!!!! So many exciting things going on in your life. Congrats!!!

Love your pics. Z is just a cutie. Smile

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Thanks All! The whole moving and house thing is driving me nuts and DH and I cannot seem to agree on even where we want to live.

Here are a few more photos my bff sent me last night --

Silly Silly Boy

Mom having dinner at Paris on the Eiffel Tower

And here is Tiff and Jeff --and yes, there is the baby bump YIKES