Thursday, August 23, 2012

Friday, August 17, 2012

New House

We've started working on our "new" house, so I'm sharing some pictures from the iphone:
 We're planning to plant azalea bushes along the front here...
View from the porch.
A glimpse of the living room. We haven't started working on this room yet. We're planning to install hardwood floors.
 Savannah sitting on the end of the porch. The guys are building steps for this side. I love the yellow rose bush beside the porch. It was in full bloom when we first looked at the house, yellow roses everywhere! So pretty.
Isaac sitting on the newly built front steps.
There you have it, some pics of the house - more to come!

Happy weekend!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Savannah's Photography Skills

I don't have time to post much, so I thought I would share some cute pictures Savannah took with the iphone:

 Not bad for a five year old!

I hope everyone is having a great Friday!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Who is Turning 2 ?

(singing happy birthday)
 Sweet Elizabeth Nicolle is turning 2!
We celebrated MiMi and Lizzie's Birthday's together, since they are so close!
I think Isaac has his mind on the cake...

Just a couple of sweet pictures from the party: Isaac and his cousin Gavin. :)
 Kinsley (a sweet baby friend of Lizzie's) and Savannah. :)

I didn't get many pictures that turned out well because everything was so busy, but that's a sign of having a good time! We had fun! My sister in law (Leigh) is truly amazing - she baked and decorated those two beautiful cakes and prepared a great party all while taking care of a toddler and being 9 months pregnant! I'm surprised she didn't go into labor Saturday. I know we are all looking forward to baby Avery's arrival, Leigh most of all!

Happy Birthday MiMi and Lizzie! We love you both so much!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Our Life in... Alabama???

This past week we celebrated eight years of marriage and closed on a "new" house. As you probably guessed from the title of this post, our new house is just across the state line in Alabama. Granted, that's only about ten minutes or so from where we live now, but it still calls into question the name of my blog. So, should I change it? And if I do change it, should it be an entirely different name altogether? Decisions, decisions.

Anyway, about the house:
It's off of a gravel/ dirt road surrounded by trees and has more land with it than our current home. We've really been wanting more privacy and more land and we are so excited about this house! It also has a big front porch and a smaller back porch, which we love.
Porches are so important to us!

We bought this house for a great deal because it needs LOTS of work. Needs: kitchen (yes, there is a room for the kitchen, just nothing else), floors, paint, air-conditioning for upstairs, stairs finished, and just many small but necessary fix-it type tasks. We'll be doing most everything ourselves because we're on a budget, but I am so excited about it! I'm ready to get started! Unfortunately for Joe, he has to do the hard stuff because he actually knows what he's doing. But hey, I can paint! And I'm willing to do whatever it takes and try not to mess up anything in the process. ;)
 Also, we are so blessed to have good friends and family that want to help too!
I don't have any pictures of the house today, but I'll share pictures as we fix things up and gradually make the house a home.

A few pictures from this morning:

(cell phone pic) ^

The twins really wanted to bake today, and even though I have a million other things I need to do, we baked. And I'm glad we did! We made this pumpkin bread recipe (in muffin form) from my "Joy the Baker" cookbook, and they are yummy! Full of good stuff like pecans, pumpkin, honey. I didn't have maple syrup, so I added honey instead and reduced the amount of sugar. They were a hit!

And don't worry, I'm getting other things accomplished too! ;)

Happy Friday!