Monday, June 25, 2012

It's not just our house... it's our home.

We have been putting off some much needed "fixes" to the house until we had our affairs in order. We took this weekend and got started. I was tired of looking at the grubby display that was my front yard. We planted two nice small pine tree type tree's when we originally redid the front almost 5 years ago. Wow how they have grown. We dug up two shrubs and a poor rodedendrum that had seen better days. Did we throw out those plants- never.. they were relocated to the back yard and watered generously. We replaced a rodedendrum and planted annuals through out. Adding some mulch, I think it came out really nice. A little scrubbing of the siding and the front looks amazing!

                                                                     Before



After



We changed the front screen door and have a light to replace the old dated outside light.. pictures to follow later of that fix... the front porch needs to be fixed as well..

Our Livingroom is probably one of the best rooms standing. No one changed our paint color (although there are a few spots that need to be repainted) We also have the original border we put up 7 years ago. The carpets could be replaced but that's another day and another dollar...
We replaced the ceiling fan because I am pretty sure the former tenants let the children swing from it.. haha oh if these walls could talk.....




Stay tuned to updates... It's gonna take a while but we will get this place back to our standards!!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all the dad's out there and even more so to the mom's who pull double duty.  Travis got the spend some time this weekend with all of his kids. 
We went to the beach, picked out  future camp sites and hit the drive in's. It was a wonderful weekend!







Monday, June 11, 2012

Daddy's Girl's

                                       

We just had Bella this past weekend so per Dad's request, we did pictures of all his girl's.





And then on Sunday, since the weather was amazing I did Gianna's and Evelina's 4 year old and 6 month old pictures ( a few weeks late)





My little Diva's Soccer Pictures came out so adorable! Love her smile!!


Friday, June 8, 2012

Rain, Rain Go Away

Wow... it's been a long time since my last post. I apologize to those who don't follow facebook and rely on this site to keep track of us. We have been super busy with work, soccer and trying to enjoy every second of the nice weather that we can (and it's been raining a little too much for out liking lately).









 Evelina is almost 7 months old now- she is  on the move.. Not crawling yet and no teeth but I'm sure it won't be too long for both to happen. She has developed such a personality. She is such a social butterfly and loves attention. She especially loves her dog Bailey, who seems to take a protective stance over her as well.



We miss Florida-- It's June; rainy and cold- not our idea of summer at all.
Gianna misses her pre-school friends and talks often about Ms Amy and Miss Lauren. She asks what they might be doing and if they miss her. My heart melts when she gets sad.

However, we did find out today that she was accepted into the Pre-K program in our town so she will be going half days this fall. My little girl will be skipping off to a big school. I'm sure there will be plenty of tears (more so from me I'm sure) however I believe the smiles and excitement will be plentiful. She is also signed up for a summer dance camp, sometimes I wonder if soccer is really her thing or not so we are going to give dance a shot.