Saturday, March 29, 2014

Turning a House Into a Home (Part 8)

I skimmed through my last couple of posts about the house last night to see what needed to be caught up - and I was surprised with how much has gotten done while we've been on break! At least this post and the next will be playing catch up.

We had a last burst of energy, right before Jack was born, looking at all the pictures we got a lot done the week before!

We got all the doors painted and hung on the bathroom, our room and Jack's room. We still need to spray paint the handles silver or replace them, but that is far down the list.

Remember the giant hole in the living room floor?
This one?
Blair and dad mixed up bags and bags of concrete, Mom ran to the store for more.

Mixing concrete is heavy, hard work. Blair and Dad still complain about the mountain in the floor, even after all the work they did. Still it is a lot better. I don't have much more to say, There isn't much more to say. That little bit took several hours of work and 10 bags of cement! 

Friday, March 28, 2014

Summarized: 4 Months of Life

I'm back!!

It's been 4 months, but we are now starting to rock along on the house again. First, though;

Jack was born Nov 16th after three days of labor. He was 8lbs 9oz and 21 inches long. By his one month appointment he was 12 lbs and at his two month appointment he was 15 lbs and 24 inches long! Now he is around 19 or 20 lbs and just the happiest little boy!

A week after Jack was born it was already Thanksgiving, and then, suddenly, Christmas. With Jack's birth, and the holidays we decided to take a break from renovating. Jack met his great-grandparents over Thanksgiving and I tackled one of my New Years resolutions early by cooking a 4 course meal for a fancy family Christmas Eve. Nearly every recipe was a new one, and I'll be sharing a few winners here.

For New Years Jack fell asleep before 11pm and Blair and I toasted in 2014 with a baby sleeping between us and a couple of glasses of sparkling cider. January saw Blair going back to school, us going to church with Jack. In February my mom and took Jack and I too Oklahoma so our extended family could meet him.

5 generations sitting right there!
 In March, Blair turned 30 and his brother and girlfriend came out to help us celebrate. Then Blair had spring break and we did absolutely nothing, which was awesome! We went out one night to a Broadway show thanks to my aunt and uncle, and had sushi. Other than that we just chilled.

That pretty much sums up the past 4 months. It's been a whirlwind and a time-stop of love and fun with our little one.

With spring coming on we are getting back into working on the house, and I've got posts to catch up on of what we've gotten done here and there. Check back soon!