Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Merry Christmas!

And have a Happy New Year!!

Our new home - before and after!

Andrew and I signed the papers and received the keys to our new (new to us) home on Friday, December the 9, 2011!  Then, we had our great friend, Michael O'Neal with M&M painting, come in and get to work.  Here are the things that we have updated in our home in one week:  De-textured all of the ceilings throughout the entire house, painted the ceilings, closets, walls, trim, and doors... changed out all of the light fixtures, faucets, door knobs, outlet covers, vent covers, and all of the kitchen appliances.  We packed, moved, unpacked, and decorated our home in three days while the pregnancy pains persisted and our one year old watched.  This was probably one of the craziest things we have ever done in our marriage.  To move a week before we leave for Christmas vacation was completely insane but was the best Christmas gift anyone could ask for! Below are some of the before and after pictures of the down stairs area of our home.  The upstairs is still a little bit of a work in progress.  We are beginning to work on getting Sterling's room ready for his arrival in March.  Enjoy!
Before - living room

After - living room

Before - living room

After - living room

Before - living room

After - living room

Before - kitchen

After - kitchen

Before - Kitchen

After - kitchen

Before - breakfast nook

After - breakfast nook

Before - entry

After - entry

Before - office

After - office

After - office

Before - hallway between living room and kitchen

After - Hallway between living room and kitchen
I'm sure that decorations will be changed and others will be added but this is what our house looks like about 5 days post move-in!   Come and visit :)  We have a whole list of things to do to the back yard once spring comes but for now this is what it looks like:
view from back french doors

pool, shed, swing set and lots of fruit trees!

swing set with slide, rock wall, baby & adult swings, tire swing and monkey bars :)

The back view of the house
Can't wait for everyone to see it!

crazy wonderful busy life!

We have been moving the past week and therefore I have been dying to blog about all that has taken place in our life since I spoke with you last!  First, we had a very happy Thanksgiving with all the trimmings :)  We stayed here and spent it with just our little family.  We ate way too much food and watched Christmas movies.... then... Andrew woke up to go black Friday shopping... yes, he did!
Check out our Thanksgiving spread:

Once Thanksgiving hits... it's all about Christmas!  I wasn't able to decorate my house right away for Christmas due to the fact that we were moving.  So.. I decorated Selah everyday for Christmas :)

Next, Andrew and I had a date night out to one of his work holiday parties.  We got all dolled up and had a great time!  I squeezed my pregnant self into a formal dress and high heels.  I'm very proud of myself for this :)

Next, we moved.. and have been taking lots and lots of trips to Home Depot...

My next blog will be some before and after pictures of my house... stay tuned :)