Remember how we bought a house?
And that it needed A LOT of work.
We’ve been working.
Every night till the wee hours of the morning. So I’ll share a bit of progress… (but more details will be coming when I have more to share!)
The stairs were yucky. Now they are beautiful.
See that horrible colored banister?
It’s been stained into lovely.
We are doing the tile diagonal.
Cuz we’re crazy like dat.
And I spill paint.
Cuz I’m crazy like dat. (Not really – I’m listening to a book on tape and in another world)
We’ve been eating a lot of fast food and my weight loss as halted. Does it bother anyone else that one place has a sourdough sandwich, jalapeno poppers, fries and teriyaki bowls? I was sick later. Luckily I haven’t gained but I’m really looking forward to being in my future house eating my bad cooking again.
We were lucky enough to borrow a paint gun from our friends and I’m in the process of repainting all the cabinets. It’s a LONG process. There have been tears and pleas with my husband to just use the credit cart and hire it out. But I should be done next week. YAY!!
This is the face of a girl who thought she would get the cabinets done in a weekend. Then the reality hit and I’m going on week three. THREE!!!
I know I’m complaining, but we really are mostly smiles. Especially when I look at my camera roll and see the pictures my littles are taking on my phone while I’m distracted with drawers. The pictures give me perspective. This is a wild/busy/stressful time for my hubby and I but we are creating a home for our children.
And they are making memories of their own.
In a few years (which will be here in the blink of an eye) I may hear them talking about how Mom (Because I’ll be Mom not Mommy by then. Boo.) sprayed herself in the face with the paint gun (yes, that happened) and how Dad carried a toilet down the stairs and… who knows what treasures they are adding to their precious lil’ memory banks.
While my nights are spent at the “new house” my days are still filled with kiddos AND Eli’s Lids. Part of the awesomeness of being the mom in a mom & pop shop means I can work on my biz at home while my eats-extremely-slow daughter finishes her lunch… in her bikini.
A few things will be changing around here. But not too much, so don’t worry. And of course in a couple of months we’ll be launching something new.
But I can’t tell.
I’m mean like that.
Happy Friday Friends!!
So thankful for you.