Friday, April 28, 2017

Lo's 7 Month Update

We're a couple weeks late but Lo has been a busy girl this past month. Traveling, babbling, eating and just being cute! She's quick with the hands and is a FULL time hair puller. Get too close and she'll draw a tear. I thought we were going to have a quiet girl on our hands but oh has she found her voice. Yelling and screaming are some of her favorite things to do.  

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Seattle & Vancouver

Our trip to Seattle and Vancouver was a unique one. Our first time traveling with a wolf pack of seven! Our travel gang has never been so large, three kids and one on the way. It was every bit of adventure and relaxation. We came, we saw, we hung out in the hotel, ordered room service and didn't feel any pressure to see every inch of these cities like we normally would. When we are without the children, we are on the move, having late nights and early mornings. Well three kids has a way of slowing you down a bit and not making you feel like you have to do everything. We were totally fine with taking a slower pace and even doing things just for the kids. We loved it!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Lifestyle Shoot 2017

We are loving calling this place home! With every project crossed off our list, we feel like we'll definitely stay awhile. Our thanks to our friend Natalie Elizabeth for capturing us at home, dolled up and the house cleaned like never before!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Girl's Room

Our girl's have the only finished bedroom in the house and I'm slightly jealous that I don't get to sleep in here! I still can't believe after all the fuss I made about not wanting my girl's in all pink that I painted their walls pink. But I don't regret it at all. I am a girl mom, so pink is just apart of my life. I have accepted it and even embraced it. I love spending time in here with them. Reading books and hanging out on the cozy rug. Noelle has adjusted great in this space, Lois we are still working on. I am looking forward to finding more pieces for the gallery wall! 

The room is smaller than the one we originally planned to put them in. But this room is at the back of the house where it's more quiet (which means we can host friends late) and has much more natural light. Tj wanted the girls to share a room for the first few years or as long as they wanted to. There are three rooms on the main floor so when they are ready to separate the opportunity will be there. 

Friday, April 7, 2017

Finished Kitchen Renovation

 It is kind of hard to believe that we are finally here!! This kitchen has completely transformed from when we first bought the house. The opportunity to remodel the kitchen was one of the main draws for me. I was not interested in purchasing a home that did not need a new kitchen. With the help of our contractor Jud Nix, Seth Taylor and the entire team, we were able to make my kitchen renovation dreams come true. We had some bumps in the road and some serious delays with the vent hood but I am so incredibly pleased with the results. Thank God we never had any costly surprises! This kitchen is tiny but after opening up the wall in the dining area it made a huge difference in the feel. It now feels open and not nearly as small as it once did.

I will be tackling the dining room this month and will of course share the finished product with you guys. But for now....feast your eyes! 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

A Lesson In Patience

Since Noelle's video has gone viral, I've heard so much about my patience with her, being praised even. I'm over here thinking, "if they only knew". I really wish I could tell you that this is how I parent all the time. Heck, I wish I was that patient in all aspects of my life, but that is simply not the truth. I struggle with parenting with patience. Please don't look to me as the picture of a patient parent because I am about to burst your bubble. In order to keep it all the way real with you and be as transparent as possible I'd like to share with you the things that make me lose it.