Tuesday, August 28, 2012

We purchased a home!!!

Yep, it's a done deal. Josh and I are now officially homeowners! It's so surreal. We have already started to paint :) I am absolutely NO good at picking out paint colors, lol. What I see in my mind just doesn't quite transfer into real life! And painting is HARD! I haven't ever painted whole rooms before, and oh my goodness is it way different from what I expected.We have the master bath painted, and most of the master bedroom painted (haven't done the trey ceiling yet), plus the upstairs bonus room (which was supposed to be grey, but is very blue, lol). The next thing will be the kids rooms and the other bathroom. We have to wait until some sheet rock work is done in the kitchen/dining room/living room. We are also looking at replacing some of the carpet, and trying to refinish the living room floor. Our goal of a two week move-in date is probably a bit optimistic! But we should definitely be moved in and settled before Kyson's 3rd (sniff sniff) birthday party on October 20th! We are decorating his room and doing his party pirate themed! At the party all of the little kids are getting bandana's, eye patches, swords, and spy glasses! It should be so much fun! He loves to play dress up, Peter Pan and Captain Hook are his favorites, with Jake (from the Disney show Jake and the Neverland Pirates) right behind them. We are trying to figure out how to set up a "walk the plank" station and a treasure hunt! I'm excited :) He is officially potty trained :) It was so ridiculously easy! I guess he was a little more than ready, lol. He hardly ever ever has an accident, and even keeps his pull-up dry at nap and bedtime! And can even wear underwear when we go out and about! I am so proud of him :) :) He is such a big boy!! Kaedrianna has such a BIG personality! She reminds me so much of my mom :) If she grows up to be half as strong and smart as she is I will be one happy parent :) We are so blessed and favored!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Still waiting :/

We are still waiting on our house. It is such a bummer that this process takes so long. We thought we would be IN a new house by now, not waiting to close on a house. I am definitely not impressed with the HUD's 203k loan. If we didn't absolutely love this house and it's location we would have backed out a couple of times now! I'm glad we haven't, but boy-oh-boy we are so ready to CLOSE!

My kids are fantastic (I know I should stop saying babies, because Ky will be THREE in like 10 weeks, boo hoo hoo!). Kyson is potty training and doing pretty well, he goes whenever I sit him on the potty, and rarely has an accident if I remember to do it, but he hardly ever tells me himself. He likes his big boy undies, I should take a picture of him in them :)

I wish I could video Kade all day long. She makes me laugh! She is so stubborn and bossy! I did manage to find my camera while we were playing with bubbles in the kitchen this morning and capture a few seconds of her hilarity :) I'll try to remember to upload it soon!

We are loving our church! It's growing, which makes us happy. I really need to stay motivated and get us to church on the days that Josh works, but the babies always seem extra whiny on those days... excuses, excuses, I know. I really do love going :) :) :)