I know I have been MIA most of the summer. Life was full big evens and big changes.
We closed on our first house as a family. And with owning a home comes all the fun… and labor intensive elements of making it our own. We have been busy painting the shutters and replacing the exterior light fixtures. Kev fixed the sprinkler system (that reportedly hadn’t worked in over 8 years). I love having a handy and skilled husband! We have also been busy updating the interior, from painting the kitchen cupboards, replacing faucets and updating windows.
We also took on the HUGE task of remodeling the girls room to include built in bunk beds my husband designed and made himself. We made the curtains and nightshades and decorated ourselves to save cash, since we ended up replacing their carpet (not originally in the budget or the plan…. long story).
We love our house more and more with each day!
We also got a new Puppy! She is an amazing companion to the girls and incredibly patient. No really, she will let Ava wash her teeth with a baby wipe while Lilly lays her head against her to read a book. So for all her patience, I will forgive her for puking in the brand new minivan and peeing in our hallway every day right next to the potty training seat…sigh.
She also has a strange passion for making piles of cicada at the back door every night before bed. Let me tell ya, one Cicada is gross, a pile of them freaks me out. But boy has our back yard been much quieter. * If you are not from the northern VA area…. Cicada are a disgustingly large and LOUD bug I never knew existed until I moved here.
I am also making a HUGE Career track change… the decision was officially made last week. I will fill you in soon.
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