Not sure if anyone still reads my blog, but if you do, you might have noticed that I have been off the grid for the past month. For that reason, I am back dating some of my posts. Several things have factored into my excuse, the biggest one being we are new home owners! We actually closed on June 21st, but did not move in until July 13th. Why did it take us almost a month, you wonder? Because of the painting...oh the painting. We pretty much painted every square inch of our house, including trim work.What a beating! Not to mention that Lane works pretty much 24/7 so it was hard to get things done. And I wasn't much help because of the kids. I would try to go over and paint when they were napping or after they had gone to bed for the night. So it was only like 2 hours here, 2 hours there. It seemed never ending. And I always had this guilt for being away from them so much, and then the guilt of burdening my parents with watching them all the time. So let me go ahead and give a HUGE shout out to my parents for watching them the majority of the time. And another to Lane's dad. He helped a ton!
Now onto the house. Lane calls it our "stepper house". Our plan is to live here 2-5 years. Lane is more on the 2 year end and I'm more on the 5 year end, mainly because I just know it will end up being that long. After that, we will rent it out. It's a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house. It's in the same neighborhood as Lane's dad. Like down the street. And that means it's only about a 3 minute drive to my parent's house. We really love the neighborhood. There's a little pond with ducks and a playground a short walk away. It's really ideal for us right now.
So I have a long list of projects that I want to get done: put down wood floors, get new counter tops, change back splash, paint kitchen cabinets & laundry room cabinets, stain bathroom cabinets, frame out bathroom mirror, build a bench with cubicles in the laundry room, remove giant bush and plant small tree. I will say we've done a lot already. But none of what I have already mentioned. So it's definitely a work in progress. Heck, some of the things on that list will probably not ever happen. We will see. With that said, I will wait on posting pictures until I have things more in order. Probably a room at a time. But I do have a picture of the front.
It's so nice to have our own space again! I am forever grateful to my parents for letting us stay with them, but like I said, our own space it great.