Friday, May 3, 2013

A Blast From the Past

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Jaden Turns 4!

Yesterday was Jaden's 4th birthday. Hard to believe he's already this old! He's a great kid! He loves to count, play on his computer and he's definitely a water baby (even if he's not much of a baby anymore!) We went to the beach for 4th of July! And then last weekend we bought him a pool. He is REALLY enjoying it and is getting more and more comfortable in it all the time. Last night we went to Applebee's (his pick.) You'll see from the smile on his face that he was SO happy to get that brownie and be sung to!He sure did have a great day! We plan to have some family over this weekend and we'll give him the rest of his gifts. Can't wait to see how he reacts, because we got him some stuff that I know he REALLY wants!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Busy Bee...

...or as my friend called me, "Suzy Homemaker." I've been really busy sewing the past few days!

I have been on the hunt for new pajamas for Jaden. Everything he had was getting really small. As hot as he gets at night, I didn't want to get any pants, but that seemed to be all I could find. SO, I decided I would just make them. Here's the final results: (BTW, he's a ham)
And since I had my sewing machine out, I decided to finally finish a quilt that I had started making for Jaden back at the beginning of the year. This is no big deal, actually, since I have a quilt that has been unfinished for YEARS! LOL Anyway, I just finished it and thought I'd share pix of it, too. My boy loves puppies so that what I did! I had a little extra, so Cooper (our dog) may even end up with his very own mini quilt, but not today! Please pardon the bad pictures, these were taken with my phone.

I tied this quilt, which was a first, but it was so easy that I anticipate having at least 1 more soon!

So that's what I've been doing! Getting ready to have to start lots of work on flags for next year's marching show. Eventually I will add pictures from our trip to Disney World with the band, but not today. I think I'll spend the rest of the day relaxing with a glass of sweet tea!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The long awaited house photos....

I have had some requests for pictures of the new house. These were posted on Facebook sometime ago. Sadly, I'm much better at keeping up with that than this! LOL I have pictures from various stages of the move in process. We still have a long way to go to get the house just exactly how we want it, but we'll get there!

This is the picture of the front of the house that you've all already seen. We've seen lots of blooming flowers since then. If only Jaden would just leave them alone so they can just be pretty!
Here's Jaden's swingset in the back yard. He LOVES it! Favorite spot? The slide, of course!

This is our enclosed patio. It's great when we're grilling. Keeps the bugs away! Cooper is also very happy to have his very own door to go back and forth! If only he would stop dragging his bed outside!

looking around the side of the house, we have a nice big shed for all the lawn stuff! So it doesn't take up space in the garage, YAY!

I just realized that I haven't taken any pictures of my bedroom. We're planning to do some painting, etc. in there, just not sure what we want yet. Anyway, this is the wall between the bedroom and bathroom in the master. I wanted you all to see the skylight. It's really cool during a storm, not as cool when it gets really sunny in the morning when you want to just sleep in! LOL

Here's the awesome BATHTUB!

And the beautiful tilework! I can't believe this is MY bathroom! I have replaced this curtain with another curtain since this picture was taken

This is the window in Jaden's playroom. He has a train table set up right there so he can see what's going on outside while he plays with his trains!

I wanted to share a picture of Jaden's bedroom before it was painted. It was very cute, but this boy LOVES blue!

Some pictures since we settled in. Nothing on the walls at this point (there is some now.) This is looking towards the dining area from the hallway that leads to "Jaden's wing"

Living room from the back door

We have a very unique fireplace between the living room and kitchen area. I understand that it keeps both rooms warm in the winter. Can't wait to test it out!

The dining area. That door leads into the master suite

My little kitchen! The door leads to the garage. The washer and dryer are also in the garage at this house. The mantle from the living room. (this got a little mixed up.) We have some plans for updating the fireplace. Not too much because I do like it!

Jaden's room since it has been painted! I LOVE this blue!

So that's what we have for now! Still a lot of plans for the house. We'll see what the future holds!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Packing, packing, packing....

Ok, so I do have some huge news.....WE GOT A HOUSE! The apartment was definitely a temporary thing for the first year. It has served us well, but I wont miss going up and down stairs every day and smelling my neighbors cigarette smoke in my apartment. Our new house is still here in town. It's close to the hospital and a little further from the school I work at, but still in a great place. It's a 3 bedroom and has been well taken care of. Tonight is our last night in the apartment and I feel like we may never get everything ready to move! Thank God for in-town moves! I promise to post some pictures once we get settled in. I will say that this is definitely a house that I can see us in for MANY years! I'm SO excited!!!!!