Tuesday, February 28, 2012

It is loading day!
We've been busy packing around here.
What is it with packing or moving that makes you snack and eat all day?
Yesterday, we headed to the condo and unloaded our items there.
With the house getting a makeover, we had to hang out somewhere else.
The truck was about a quarter full when I headed for HG.
I've gone through so many rolls of tape. I should own stock in the tape.

Thursday, February 23, 2012


The packing is continuing but our closing was pushed back a week.
As in the last day we have in our lease, we close.
The husband travels like crazy in March.
Us girls get a fun trip too.
In other words, we have no idea when we will start putting the house in order.
Most stuff is in storage.
Goodness, it is a mess.

Harper love is feeling better, shouldn't be contagious anymore after the weekend. Her diapers are terrible, I am flying through LUVS and pampers. Her cough, it is just terrible too. She did get to taste some mashed potatoes and love them. Doesn't everyone?

HG is HG. She went back to school today. I think that was her third time all month. Goodness, sickness leave us!

Really, nothing fun to report.
I exercised tonight for the first time in ages.
I can't seem to find time.
We have been sticking around the house a lot.
Might get out this weekend more and just use Harper's cloth carrier or cover for her seat. That way IF she is still highly contagious, it will stay in her area.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


We took Harper love into the dr to recheck her ears and see about this cough.
When it rains it pours.
Pray for no hospital stay.
50/50 chance right now.

Monday, February 20, 2012


I finally started packing.
Packed the girls bathroom and scrubbed it squeaky clean.
Started on the kitchen and living room but not sure where to go with boxes.
We will start moving over on Thursday or Friday.
Unsure when we will actually sleep there.
I guess it depends on the paint smell.
Our granite counters won't be put in until end of March.
I guess it was wishful thinking they could be cut and installed in one week.

Harper love has spent a little time in Cooks Children's lately.
Two different ER visits.
Two different ER's.
We are already talking tubes at four months.
Her plumbing as the dr put it, isn't working.
Three double ear infections in four months.
I want to hold off a little longer but poor baby hurts.
Then add rotavirus and a possible uti, you have a sad baby.
Two tired parents and a delirious 3 year old.

HG doesn't have school tomorrow.
She didn't go last Thursday.
We wrapped baby gifts today and HG wants another sister.
She better not tell her daddy I told her.
She giggled.
I think most men wish for a son at one point or another.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Meet Camo

Chris and HG met Mr Chase this morning to pick up our new dog. Camo is even better looking than the pictures. HG has a love hate relationship with him already and I won't even get into what his dog poop smells like in a small place.

We put him in a pop up kennel while at Uncle Julio's in the car. That didn't last long, he was all over the truck. Ha.

New house

We are less than a week away from closing on our new house.
I am thrilled to get the heck out of here.

Here is our newest project.
When I say project, it is work but will be lovely when finished.
Most of the paint and the flooring will be finished before we move over.
We had planned on ripping that silly bar out but the table has been cut into the tile.
Rather than securing it to the tile, the builder cut into the tile.
The bar, yeah it is coming down.
We will just have the painter paint it and then we'll top with granite.

This is the room on the left as you enter the house.
We are going to use it as an office.
I will use all my effort to help the husband keep it tidy.
We all know he has a very messy office.
Eventually, we hope to put painted barn door or old doors on a glider to close this space.

The master is tiny and oddly shaped.
Between the smell in the house and this room, it took me seeing it 3 times before I agreed on it.
We are painting the walls a shade of blue and going with the chocolate and blue in here.
We have beautiful chocolate curtains for our wall of windows.

Our bathroom will be coconut husk.
I was scared to go with it but LOVE it.
Much to my surprise, the husband loved it just as much.

The living room.
We will have some wood thrown down, latte color on walls and goldish curtains.
I guess it curtains look bad, I'll have to search for other ones.
The wiring is very odd in this room.
The first thing that came to mind was ghetto fabulous.
This is the upstairs landing area.
For now it will be a tv/play station/sitting area for girls and us.
Might put my treadmill up there.....
It is perfect for hanging clothes to dry. Ha
In the future, this will become kids play area.

This will be our guest room.
We debated on putting the girls playroom in here since right off kitchen.
I'd love a Dutch door so I can see them.
But with a full bath next to it, the room makes since to be a guest room.
They won't have to mess with the small girls bath upstairs.
Our guests will be able to enjoy a little peace and quiet down there.

Girls bathrooms.
3 doors for this super small space.
HG wants it pink.
As in hot pink.
Yeah, not sure that will happen.
We will frame the mirror with molding unless I find one we just love.

The garage is separate from the house.
I see it as a bonus being separate for the kids.
The husbands toys and junk wont be right at our back door.
It gives them a perfect are for bikes and tricycles.
Our electric black gate will block the end of the driveway and keep kids in.

The entrance.
Lots of work huh?
We are keeping the tile for now.
I sure wish money grew on trees.
I do like tile for muddy areas so I hope I grow to love it.
The walls and ceiling will be latte with divine white molding.

This area looks pretty good but what you can't see Re the walls.
The walls in here along with the bathrooms are untextured. The previous owners just painted over the paper giving a flat and boring apparence. Our painters will texture it and paint the walls coconut husk. We have a light replacement and curtains waiting to be hung. The grout in the house has to be cleaned so I will hopefully brighten the floor in this area up quite a bit. I image I'll toss a rug down once we fully decide which table.

This shows the gate that blocks the drive.
I love it.

This is our biggest project.
It wakes me want to puke.
We will paint the walls, the cabinets, add hardware, a vent hood, a sink, new disposal, dishwasher.
I think that is it.

The girls swing set and fort.
We plan to add a little house behind it as well.
We have a large concrete slab for a patio set and grill but no cover.
We've been researching and checking out things to cover it.
Between dogs, kids, summer heat and grilling, I really think we will need a cover.

Well, that is the house in a nut shell.
The work starts next Friday.
Wish us luck.
I am trying to catch up on house hold stuff, laundry, trying to keep girls healthy and Harper out of the ER.
We picked up Camo today, had lunch with Poppy so did get out in the down pour for a bit.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Hi Dad,

Surprise, I’m
your new puppy. I know you wanted a dog
named Scout but they’ve been calling me Camo.
I don’t really have a problem if you change my name, I might just eat
one of your socks but we’ll work it out.
I am very excited to come play with Hailey Grace and Baby Harper, I
think they will like me a lot. Mr. Chase
has been working with me in the field and I hear him tell me that I am a good
bird dog. I’m not exactly sure what that
means but I sure love the smell of those birds!
You can pick me up on your way back from watching the ponies run or Mr
Chase will help out and watch me for a few days. I can’t wait to see you dad and my new best
buddy Hailey Grace.

Love, Camo
We are having a Birthday dinner for Chris and this is his present!!!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy 4 months

Oh happy 4 months our sweet thing.
You brighten our day.
Oh goodness how you brighten our day.
You are just the sweetest thing ever.
We love your squeals.
We love that you worship your sister.
I love that you say momma.
We love that you love to eat.
We love that you go with the flow.

You are sleeping well.
You are my early bird.
I keep nursing in the morning over and over hoping you fall back asleep.
Sometimes you do.
Sometimes you just puke on me from all the milk.
Sometimes I probably deserve it.
By 8, you simply turn into a pumpkin.
Last night you slept 10 hour straight.
During your shots today, you stopped crying as soon as I picked you up.
When the nurse told you what a big girl you were, big tears started flowing again.
Broke my heart.
But when she left the room, you smiled the biggest grin at me.
You just didn't want her near you.
Your doctor had nothing but great things to say.
While you are still a lil' bit as we call you, you are growing like a weed.
6 1/2 inches and 9 pounds.
You aren't much longer than Mommy and Daddy when we were born.
Measuring in at 23 1/2 inches keeps you petite and in the lower end for height.
14 pounds 3 ounces has you gaining pretty fast but still in the lower end.
Your size now has no reflection on your height as an adult, weight either.
So eat your heart out little one while you can.
Or pray you got your Poppy's metabolism. :)

You taught us that God has a plan.