Thursday, April 26, 2012

Our New Home (as of next week!)

Next Friday, I am proud to say, we will be owners of this brand new house!

I have never owned a home before and I am very excited.  I took some pictures yesterday during our walk through.  The builder still needs to go through and do touch up paint and a few minor things, but it's pretty much done.  Before we move in, we are hiring someone to paint a few accent walls to give the house a bit of color.  It especially needs it (I think) in the kitchen and living room.  Our couches are tan, the walls are tan, the carpet is tan--- but not for long.

Here's a shot of the backyard of the house.  Nothing too fancy.  We plan to build a deck maybe next summer.

Here's a shot from the back porch looking out.  It's a pretty big backyard.  We are excited to put in a garden next year and other fun things for the kids.

It was hard to get the kitchen all in one shot, so here are a couple.  I'm loving the granite and the tile backsplash.  The walls are going to be painted a vibrant red-orange.  I'll have to post pics after the paint, I think it will make a huge difference.

Through that arch, is the entry room, which will be my piano room!

Suzy's room.  It is off the main entry room.  There is a little hall- Suzy's room is on one end and Noah's on the other and there's a bathroom in the middle.  Perfect.

Kids/Guest Bathroom

Noah's Room

 The front entry room or in my case, piano room.  I'm so excited to get creative in this room.  But first, I gotta save up some money to get everything how I want it.

Living Room off of the kitchen.  I didn't get a great shot of the room- I was too focused on the fireplace.  Love fireplaces!  So glad I have one!

Hall off the front entry room down to the master bedroom.
(That door Noah is trying to open is the most massive, awesome closet ever.  It could practically be a room.  I love storage!  Thank you house for having some!)
I also really like the color that our wood floors turned out to be.  This is a good shot of the floors.

Master bedroom.  Soon to be home to our NEW KING BED, YAY!!! (We have had a double bed since we got married so this is a major upgrade).

Master Bath.  That's a jacuzzi tub on the right.  And then a separate shower--but you can't really see it.  And I'm obsessed with our closet.  It's bigger than the picture shows and we have had a kid closet for the past, ummm..forever, so YAY!

Laundry Room.  Exciting!  Not.

View from the top of the stairs going down to the front entry room.

Our home office/adults only/no kids allowed room!

We want a place for Jared to study while he is working on his MBA- and also a room where the kids don't bring their clutter to.  This room is upstairs and it will be perfect.

This room will eventually have a couch on the left, a desk, a tv mounted on a swivel on the wall (so it can double for a computer monitor and movie screen if you are sitting on the couch), and an extremely large world travel map, likely to take up a good chunk of the pictured wall.

Can't wait til next Friday! Yippee!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Baby #3

I have been up for the last hour and a half this lovely, Saturday morning while my family is still all sleeping.  I thought about folding laundry for about two seconds and then headed right over to the computer to play on Pinterest.  Now I am really being productive by blogging.

Well, blog world, if you don't know already, I am pregnant with Baby #3!
I am finally out of my first trimester.  It was the worst first tri yet.  With Noah, I never threw up.  With Suzy, I only did twice.  With this baby, I threw up all the time.  I convinced myself I must be having twins because I was so sick.  But I'm not.  During the last 14 weeks, my husband has learned to reappreciate me for the work I do as a stay at home mom.  (Read that to mean, my house completely fell apart and meals were either cereal or eating out.)  I've been feeling good now for the last two weeks and feel mostly back to normal.

I'm already showing.  I can't believe it, honestly.  Didn't show til 19 weeks with Noah.  16 weeks with Suzy.  And here I am 14 weeks busting out the maternity box.  Oh well, I guess it is the price you have to pay for these little cuties:

Baby due October 17th. C-section will be the 10th or 11th.  My 30th bday is the 13th. (!!!)  Party at the hospital!