Thursday, May 4, 2017

April Photos

We had a lovely Easter Egg hunt in my parent's back yard this year. It was fun to switch things up and we ended up having a second hunt in our yard too :-)

We also visited to zoo last month which was lots of fun, the girls especially loved the splash pad and Clover got to feed a giraffe!

Of course we also had lots of time with friends at the lake.

And did some hiking while the weather was still cool.

Things are start to pick up with the house finally. We have insulation now and we should be getting drywall started in the next few days. The outside of the house has been painted and looks amazing! I will post updated house pictures soon!

Monday, April 10, 2017

House Update

Here are some pictures of the current state of the house rebuild. Siding went up at the end of last week and a little over the weekend. we are replacing the cedar with hardy plank so hopefully we won't have to replace it again.

The windows are looking beautiful, they make me so happy!

Unfortunately the inside of the house has kind of stalled out. We are having major problems with our electrical inspection, which I always feared would be our biggest obstacle in rebuilding.

In the mean time we are still fixing up the back bedrooms. Eric and his parents scraped all the popcorn ceilings and we repainted the girls rooms. Eric built a cool bunk bed mostly out of wood scraps we already had. We will put a floor bed under the lofted bed for Clover and Echo will sleep on top.

This weekend I painted the bed purple with white clouds per the kid's request :-)

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Kid's Art Throw Pillows

So when I am trying to distract myself from my frustration over our house being rebuilt I try to focus on the fun stuff I get to buy with our replacement money from the insurance company. I recently ordered my dream sofa from Room and Board and was searching for the perfect throw pillows to go with it. I was thinking something abstracts, colorful and with a watercolor feel. Then I had the idea to get some of the kid's paintings printed on pillows!

What a great way to incorporate their artwork in to our living space. I photographed the paintings and uploaded them to Shutterfly. then ordered pillows printed with the photographed artwork. It was so easy and they turned out so beautifully! The blue and gold pillow is Clover's painting and the purple and green one is Echo's

I can't wait to see them in place on my beautiful new sofa. It still feels like a long way off before we are back in our house but siding is going up today so that's progress at least!

March Photos

Here's what we were up to in March. In the above picture the girls are painting a life sized portrait of me.

We visited the nature center lots.

And the lake.

And had crazy dance parties ;-)

Hoping for a house update soon, progress is slow but getting there.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

February Photos

I didn't take a ton of photos this month because I just haven't been in the mood but I do a few to share. We spent lots of time at NLA and outside with friends.

We also took a quick weekend getaway to Savannah which was great! It's always nice to visit my old college stomping grounds and it was fun to have a mini adventure with the kids.

Unfortunately it was really cold at the beach so we didn't get to stay long.

Not much to report on the house front. We are caught in an endless loop of inspections and insurance hoops to jump through but I will update everyone as soon as there is anything to tell.