Tuesday, April 16, 2013

new kids on the block

It will be almost three months since we moved into our new house.  There are still minor cosmetic things we'd like to do and there may be a few unpacked boxes lying around, but it is definitely feeling more like home each day.  Before buying the house, we were able to get some good time with the former builders and owners of the home.  They showed us the ropes and gave us the low-down on the home; they really made it their own.  It was a sweet time and we know they miss this house.  (It was the first house built on the block in the 60s. The wood paneling might be a clue...) We think the wooden beams and 'vintage' light fixtures are pretty sweet though.

Our dining/office room.  We finally put up a shelf.  It really makes it feel more like home...

 We have a hallway! It's the little things.
Kid's/guest bathroom. Dora potty seats are the new fad.
 Mae Mae's Room.

Deac's Room.
Front craft/reading/play/sitting? room ;)
One of those minor cosmetic changes I'd like to do. It's a flower bed. Literally. I call it a giant litter box.

Mae grabbed dirt out of it to throw, but that wasn't the only thing she grabbed...
Backyard fun.
We really enjoy our home and we love making it our own.  It's fun to look back at house hunting and see God's provision through it all.  We loved working with our realtor (shout out to Will Wright) and after a long while looking, we decided to put an offer on this house.  It was actually one of the first houses that we saw online, but I remember saying, "It's kind of dated and 'meh.' Lots of wood. Let's keep looking." Little did we know, it would be our new casa. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Say Queso

We've been keeping busy.  My, oh my, time flies.  Here's our fam's past month.  I get a little crazy with my camera phone, so here it is....

in pictures.

We spent a week in Turkey visiting some dear friends and loving on their baby boy. 

Baby Asher.

Tod and I turned 28. We laughed, we cried.

 We caught up with good friends.

And we ate pie. Three Four words: Black Rooster Bakery. Yum.

The kids danced. This happens more often than not...

 Egg hunts and lots of candy.

Spent a week in Oklahoma visiting family. The kids didn't mind at all running around.

Tod and I celebrated our anniversary and had a weekend out on the town.
We frequent the zoo like it's going out of style.

The End.