wife to Jake, mommy to my 3 crazy munchkins, Lily (7), Jonah (5.5) and Kate (4). Taking this crazy blessed life one day at a time.

6.29.2011

Side yard

This was our side yard BEFORE: 

Hideous, right??
 And here is our side yard AFTER (but before the patio/deck is put on):

We are working on growing grass there, it is still kind of patchy. Hopefully it will really fill out next spring/summer.

Someday we will be adding on a deck/patio right off of the sliding doors.
Once we have a deck, we will extend the fence (on the far right) so that the deck will be fenced in. I am betting that we will just move the fence so that it lines up with the edge of the house, near the front door. That will be awesome because it will make the "play" area for the kids so much bigger!



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6.20.2011

New pictures :)

Well, it's been a while since I've updated anything, things have been a bit crazy around here lately.

I have great news- Jonah is finally potty trained! Yahoo! Once he was ready, it went really fast and was pretty easy. He has about 1 accident per day, some days with no accidents. I am thrilled that we finally, after 19 months, have only one kid in diapers!

Things with the house are going well. Jake is currently in the middle of building our new screened-in porch. Once that is done, he can finish the siding on the back of the house. Once we get some pictures hung, I will take pictures and maybe even a video of the inside all finished. It looks great!

Here are some new pictures of the kids, aka, my favorite little people :)












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6.08.2011

First Big Before/After pic: The Front

Before:


 AFTER:

Things left to do in the front: Hang screen door, put gutters back up, and do some landscaping!

2 pics next to each other- doesn't even look like the same house!

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6.03.2011

We're In.

Well, we are finally in. Moving day was last Saturday. I was surprisingly emotional about leaving our little apartment. I don't do well with change, even if the change is positive. We are settling in well and have most things unpacked. Jake is still working on random things inside the house, plus a lot of things outside, so there is still annoying construction dust that I am constantly cleaning up. But soon enough that will be a thing of the past.

The kids are loving the new house. We have been outside playing most of every day, which has been great! Today was Lily's closing ceremony at school, which was adorable. It is officially summer in our house now.

Tomorrow my little man turns 3! We are having a VERY low key party (if you could even call it that) on Sunday. Jonah picked "Cars" as the theme, so he should have a great time :) I feel kind of bad that we aren't have a big party, like we usually do for the kids' birthdays, but since we just moved, I am just not feeling up to it this time. Thankfully, he is only turning 3 and I don't think he will even notice :)

We have been amazingly busy the past couple of weeks. I am hoping thing will start to slow down now that we are in the house and Lily is finished with school. Once we make the house feel more like a home, I will finally take the "After" pictures and post them :)

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