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Ok Ok….

I believe that many of you that saw the last post did not vote…how do I know this, you may ask…well let me tell you. There are only 3 votes as you can see, AND more people than that have told me they saw the pictures! I need help people! We like them all and need a public opinion. Its a tie between three right now. Give us hand and let us know which one you like best. 🙂

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Slow week…

Well actually busy last week for us, but slow on the posting. This week contains Hubby’s birthday (Yay!), a huge crazy consignment sale that I did brave today and found many treasures, a end of the summer photo shoot with Little Man, (disastrous… good thing I salvaged a couple great shots), and much much more. For now, I will leave you with a few pictures of my little crazy boy. Thinking about ordering wallets of these and giving them to friends and family. Do people still do that? If so, which do you recommend? I will number them for easy of voting…oh I know!!! Lets do a poll!

You can click on the pictures to see a bigger version.

Now keep in mind, you probably will be a lucky recipient of one of these pictures if/when they would be printed off so choose wisely.  🙂

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For those of you who weren’t able to see the video I posted today, try it again. Let me know if it still isn’t working.

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Talking baby!

For those of you who do not have Facebook or didn’t see this posted on my page there, or who just want to watch this cute video again, here you go!

I present to you Talking Little Man!

Vodpod videos no longer available.

more about “Talking baby!“, posted with vodpod

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You asked for it…

So several of you have asked me to share different things on our blog which I am more than happy to do, however I have struggled finding how to post these things (seemingly random to those who did not ask for them, that is) .  I have seen other blogs have cute little themed days every week like “Not Me Mondays” or “Works For Me Wednesdays”.  So here we go…are you ready for this?

I present to you, You Asked For It Friday.

Is this cheesy?  Yes.  Am I ridiculous for doing this?  Oh I am certainly sure I am.  Do I mind that in doing this I reveal to you that I am both cheesy and ridiculous?  Not in the slightest 🙂  So ask away!  And I will do my best to post the answers to your questions.  You can email them to me, call me, tell me in person ,or leave a comment on this post. For every question that is asked there will be a Friday to share it.  From recipes to crafts, meal planning to what we believe is the purpose of our family, our faith to family traditions, the floor is open.

And for our first You Asked For It Friday, I will be sharing…[Drumroll please]… pictures of our new place!

TA-DA!

IMG_3475Here is is.  Our two bedroom town house.  The picture is a little off center so that you can see the little grassy yard we have to the left.  It even has a few pieces of playground equipment on it as well as a (somewhat sad looking) picnic table.  Hubby and I have toyed with the idea of fixing it all up for us as well as the rest of the tenants to use.  This little outdoor spot is that which Isaac begs to play in by attempting to put on his shoes by himself and pointing to the front door.

View from the front door:

IMG_3440Downstairs is a half bath to the left of where I am standing taking the picture, the stairs to the right, the dining area ahead on the left and the kitchen to the right of that, and the family room straight ahead complete with a fireplace!  It adds such a homey feel!  I love it!

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Above is a look to the left and a look to the right from the front door step.

Here’s a picture of our little yet efficient kitchen, and we all know how I love efficiency! (Seriously I do!)  I thought the small size would drive me crazy but I think I really have grown to like it!

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Below is a picture of my favorite part of our new home, the fireplace!  I can hardly wait for it to get cold so we can build a beautiful relaxing fire.  Yippy! Little Man is just as excited as I am, as you can see.

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The fireplace hearth was one thing we were not as excited about, as there is much history in both of our families of babies falling and getting pretty bad bonks on the head from the stony edges.  Solution?  My first attempt at quilting.  Oh yes, Hubby taped a foam pool noodle over the sharp edge and I made a cushy quilted slip cover for the hearth to cover the neon blue noodle.  I am pretty happy with the results if I do say so myself.  A fun little project for me too.

Below  is another picture of our living room  and a picture of the view from our living room onto our back porch. Its very secluded and woodsy feeling, like we have our own little back yard.

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Here is a view from the landing in the middle of the stairs looking into the hallway.

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(Please make sure to note the cuddly baby boy in his PJ’s.)

To the immediate left at the top of the stairs is the door to Little Man’s room.  Beyond that on the left before the master bed room is the large closet containing the washer and dryer which I LOVE having upstairs.  Vvvonderful!

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Two views of the master bedroom: One from the doorway and one perched on top of the red chair you see in the corner. The door you see on the left of the bed in the right picture is the door to the bathroom.  The bathroom connects  the two bedrooms.  I’m not too fond of this feature as it makes taking showers in the morning when Little Man is still sleeping next to impossible.  We’re still trying to figure out the details of how to make this work.  Little Man however, LOVES to run laps around the upstairs.

(When looking at this picture you may say to yourself, “Hmm…wow…look at those nightstands.  They are marvelous!  What a perfect fit!  Where could I find a pair of stylish tables like that?”  Then I would answer you saying, “Well I must apologize because you see, my incredibly talented husband custom made them out of our old coffee table, so although I would have to agree that they are the most marvelous night stands out there, you will not be able to find them in stores.) 🙂

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Picture of the upstairs bathroom.  Opposite of these mirrors is a little room that holds the shower and toilet.  It does have a door so that helps to muffle the sound of the shower in the morning a bit.

IMG_3464 Walk through the bathroom into Little Man’s room and this is what you’ll see.  Still needing to hand his decor on the walls as well as figure out how to keep out the blazing sunlight that enters this room at dawn in a more stylish way that this dark bed sheet…don’t judge me.  🙂

Here’s a few more views of Little Man’s room:

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Above is the view from Little Man’s room, through the bathroom to our bedroom.

Back out into the hallway via the door on the left and that completes Little Man’s running track as well as this first You asked for it Friday!  To many this may have been the most boring post ever and to you I do apologize, but keep in mind…You Asked For It. 🙂

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Things are looking up!

IMG_3184Not that they were ever looking down!  A little over one month officially in Huntsville and we couldn’t be more at peace and surprised at how quickly its become home.  I guess we’re given the very measure of grace from God needed in each situation to get us where we need to be.  And that is just where we are.  Hubby is enjoying his job and is looking forward to getting going on some big projects.  Little Man doesn’t seem to notice that we’ve moved to an entirely different state.  He’s talking up a storm! His favorite words are “No…” (typical toddlerhood) and “Dada” (which refers to both Hubby and myself).  His extended vocabulary includes the following:

-Dog which he says by saying “Woof Woof!”

-Cheese, shoes, and keys, which all sound like “eeesh” and can be quite confusing.

-“Na-na-na” (Banana)

-“Ma-ma-ma” (Grandma)

-Hi and bye which both are paired with a cute wave and a high pitch “Eye” sound.

So much more but I will not bore you any longer.  I do however hope to post a video with his baby chatter sometime soon.

And me?  Well, I’m doing good.  No complaints here.  Still trying to get used to not being around people as much.  This has been the biggest change for me believe it or not.  Making some friends in the church we’re going to here, Sojourn.  This morning I went to a ladies bible study with the church and with them out to lunch afterward.  A much needed time out.  I feel very fueled after it.   And pretty much, doing well!  Thanks for everyone’s support and encouragement to our family over the last few months. Thanks for the cards, emails and phone calls to check up.  We appreciate it!  Love you guys!

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After a looong day…

…there’s nothing I like better than a good cup-a-joe.

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