Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Up to Speed

I don't know if you keep up with both  of my blogs. If you do, you've already read THIS and THIS. If you haven't, you should read those two posts to catch you up to speed on our whereabouts and whatabouts. Go head... I'll wait...


...all caught up? good! If you are nice and observant you'll note that those were posted about 2 months ago, and there has been no update since, oops. We've been a little busy. We moved into that gorgeous house. We unpacked every box that first week-- because my mom is an animal, I tell you! He help was invaluable in setting up our household and creating a homey space. I couldn't have done it alone... I'd still be unpacking the first box and fretting over where to put each and every last item inside. So thanks to my family and friends who helped move and helped unpack and helped make our home awesome in such a short time. What a blessing!
Since the move we've been staying nice and busy.
Slowly rooms are coming together and looking like maybe design was intentional... and not just where things landed when they came out of a box. This is a slooooooooow process though and kind of driving me nuts.
We still don't have any grass in our yard, but we get closer every day. Getting the house in June, it was too late and too early to sod or seed. So we've been killing time prepping the yard for beauty in september. My Dad spent a weekend tilling and grading the yard, it was kind of a mess, and tons of gravel in our top soil... which is really thick, dense clay. Then last week the boys put in a 40+ hour weekend and now we have a beautiful cedar fence surrounding our property. We threw in some simple landscaping (perennials around the front porch) and a few trees and it's starting to be a yard.
Next week the pros are showing up to put in a sprinkler system... and then hopefully by the first of september we'll be ready to lay down some sod. GRASS! Oh em gee. It will be such a blessing and such a facelift to not have this yard of mud. It's been extra bad because the past couple weeks have been rainy... mud mud mud. I am sick of it.
The hardest part about everything has been my limited involvement due to the kid I'm growing. I feel guilty chillin' inside while everyone is working their buns off outside. Not only that, but I want to be involved in the DIY stuff too. sigh.
This kid seems to be growing steadily and healthy-- and is right on track still for our Dec 6 due date. We are super excited for another busy baby boy, and if in-womb activity is any indication, this guy is going to be just as busy as his big brother.
And... that's just about everything for now. This was kind of a wordy not exciting post. Sorry about that. I will have more interesting things to share soon. :) Until then, you can check out the other blog for all kinds of new house info and projects that should be going up shortly.
And now you are officially caught up.