Friday, October 31, 2008

Our little pink poodle!

Happy Halloween everyone! I took some pictures of our little sunshine dressed in her halloween costume. We think she is the cutest pink poodle in the world! I can't take her seriously in her costume. I think she could get away with anything! I think the best is when she is crawling on her hands and knees. I don't have a picture of that yet. I will work on that. But I have some others! We hope you have a safe and fun Halloween!

Peek a Boo!!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Pumpkin patch time!

The three of us went to the pumpkin patch the other night and had such a great time. The holidays are already proving to be WAY more fun with a little one. We can't wait until Christmas is here! The weather is finally changing, the leaves are starting to fall, it is a fun season right now and even more fun with Aubrey Rose!

Our new home!!

Here are some way overdue pictures of the house. I have some before and after shots. Hope you enjoy!! We hope you can visit really, really soon!





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I think the sunroom is my favorite room in the house. We have our dining room table in there. I LOVE sitting at the table for any reason, whether we are eating, reading, feeding Aubrey, working on a project, or whatever else it definitely is distracting to look out to our backyard. Here is a view of it on the inside:

Here are some fun memories of the work days around our new house. Thankfully, the work days that felt as though it was 24/7 are behind us, now we are just settling in more and more with the little projects.

This picture was taken the night before the big move. Aubrey Rose was a little trooper through it all.

We are so very thankful for ALL of Blake and Christina's help! We could not have done it without them! They have been apart of so many hours and hours of our house projects. Thank you guys so much for making us feel so special. Here they are starting the painting project in the bathroom. Notice the mirror...that is no longer in there. A prettier mirror has taken its place. :-)

This was Christina's safety outfit for taking down the mirror. I will have to take an after picture of the bathroom. Thanks Christina for the beautiful mirror and the laughs!

Oh this is a wonderful memory too! For everyone out there....a good rule of thumb is to hold on VERY tightly to the paint can as you are shaking it. If you don't there is a possibility of it slipping out of your hands and splattering EVERYWHERE!! Don't worry, NOTHING was hurt in the process. Just some leftover paint on the canvas we had covered the carpets with. I just love you Christina!!

Here is Blake's brother Bradley and his girlfriend, Michelle, with Aubrey Rose.

Blake and his dad getting ready to get their tape on!

I love this picture of Linda (Blake's mom), Blair and her boyfriend Shawn.

Here is Rob, Blake P. and my Blake painting away in our master bedroom.

Here is my mom, my sister, Christina and I working on the laundry room. It used to be like a mint green. We painted it a metallic brown. It turned out really good. Thanks girls!

Here is Blake, Aubrey Rose and I in our new kitchen.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

I know....I know....

Way too much time has passed since my last post! Don't think you are the only one who has noticed! It feels as though Blake and I have been sprinting through our days this past month or so. Life has been crazy! If you didn't hear yet, WE MOVED!!! So exciting, so much fun, so much work, little nerve-racking, little scary, lots of feelings as though we don't even deserve our beautiful home, but all in all we are soooooooooooo very happy. We love our new home!! New home means new responsibilities, which brings on new worries, but the benefits far outweigh the down sides.

So you might think....I didn't know they were looking to move. Yeah, neither did we. It all happened so quickly. We closed escrow in 5 days. We decided on a Friday, yes let's do this. That Monday we began all of our inspections, one after another after another, by Thursday we closed escrow. It took us about 2 weeks to get things ready to move in. We worked day and late, late nights painting, cleaning, packing, more packing, removing light fixtures, adding fixtures, more, and more painting, and then finally we had the big move.
We can not thank everyone enough for your help. Both of our families, on Blake's side and mine, were awesome!! Every one of you helped us so much. I can not express to you how much each thing you did, meant so much to us and helped relieve so much stress. Thank you for hanging in there with me even through the tears of being overwhelmed. Our family helped so much with the fun and the not so fun stuff with moving. Josh and Meg, Garrett and Ash, Rob Donnelly, Chelsey, Bradley, Paco....the list goes on and on, thank you so much for helping move us. Meg, my closet still looks beautiful! Thank you. I would have to say that my mom has put in the most hours at our new and old house, which I am so grateful for everything she did. Thank you Mom!! REALLY close behind her hours are our wonderful friends Blake and Christina. I look around the house and almost everything that has been painted or hung you either had your hand upon it or helped talk through ideas for it. From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank you for every hour you two spent and for taking on the projects as though it was your own house. WE are so grateful for your hard work and for helping make it so much fun throughout the process! Blake and I can not thank you all enough.
We are finally to the point that we can enjoy each room. By no means are we done, but we are very settled and settling in more and more each day. Aubrey loves her new home too. She loves sitting at the patio door looking outside. Yesterday I had to come check on her because she had been way too quiet for way too long that I thought she had gotten into something and I come around the corner and see she is still where I left her just soaking up the view of the backyard, sitting so cute on her knees. I took a picture and I will add some later. We actually don't have internet yet. We still need to hook up our computer. But in the meantime, I had to at least get some kind of post in to share how sorry I am for my absence. I will be back. I have missed the blogging world!!