Our NEW home!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

As usual life has been wild, although, I can say our normal is really close! I can feel it and I'm just so thankful. 
I'm excited for y'all to have a mini little home tour! There are some things mostly cosmetic we are having done ;) BUT I would love your opinion on anything in the house you see!

Front view! I'm taking out all the lava rock! And changing the front door color ;) 

Front door ;) this is getting painted and a new glass door is being installed. I have picked an old fashioned looking screen.  To the right is the sitting room or formal living room and dining room.

Formal living and dining. I wish the pictures did it justice! The dining room is huge and it fits my huge farm table and chairs AND my kitchen hutch. I just made curtains for these beautiful Windows and all that's really left is paint. I eventually will change the carpet but it's not high on my priority list.  The doorway from the dining leads to the kitchen. We are planning to widen the walk way just to give it a bit more of an open feel. 
A white kitchen! I love everything about this kitchen minus paint colors and lighting. All of that will be changed by summer, we are also getting a farm sink installed. 
This is the walkway we are going to widen, you can see the dining room peeking through. Just needs to be a bit larger!

I did change the curtain and the lighting will be done this week! Through the walkway you can see the playroom!

Sweet little playroom. I love this room and it is really coming along. I'm searching for a child size farm table with a good rug. And it will get painted! 

Also new lighting. I am going to keep a fan though because the airline movement is good with little ones playing!

Laundry room. Only things are new paint and also re-paint that cabinet! Also I'm relocating the clothes rod away from the pretty window ;) 

Family room! Solid hard woods and beautiful cabinetry. I'm currently working on curtains for those windows. The tile is being removed and replaced with hard wood. The floor is being stripped and re-stained to a lighter grayish wood color! Also lighting and of course paint! 

I'm considering white washing this stone. And the door you see is being changed to a white garage door.

The white door is being changed to a beautiful French door! And the tile is being replaced like I said. The doorway you see leads to the kitchen/ laundry area!

Backyard ;) you can see the playroom siding glass sore, and also that whit door from the living room that's being changed to the French door. Also that covered back porch.... Swoon! I'm looking for a good porch swing. 

That's the door being replaced on the left. And the other door is actually our garage. Theirs hall been painted a beautiful white! And now I have the sweetest hanging baskets of flowers in between those posts. The trees are pecan trees and we have had lots of wild children climbing all over! We are sitting on half an acre, I wanted more but I can argue that this was the perfect house!
Let me know what you think. And any ideas you have! 

Closing day!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Hooray!! Today we close on the house. Thank God. It has been a long, not so great, wait. But it's here and I'm thankful! I can't wait to show y'all our new house! I'll share the pics from the actual listing once we close. 
I'm really planning to go with a farmhouse theme. I love the feeling of peace it gives. So any ideas you have I'd love to hear them!
The house we decided on is actually in town. The backyard is a little less than a half acre, so we still really lucked out as far as land goes! It's such a sweet little ranch style home. It already feels like our home so that's an awesome feeling! 
It's not the farm I was hoping for but things worked how they should, I may just have to build my farmhouse in a few years! I'm sure my husband will be thrilled to hear that! Lol
Thanks for thinking of us on this wild ride! 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

 That's pretty much how I've felt lately. A little disconnected from reality. Moving has kinda sucked my life out slowly. Moving is hard. Changing things is hard. It really doesn't matter how excited you are, it just still ends up being plain ole  hard. 
I don't want to complain here, I'm so thankful for all the opportunities God has given my family. He has shown up in this hard season. 
But more than that I think he grew me. He grew my life and world view a bit. I know it sounds silly, but when you are waiting and expecting God to show up, and he does, your eyes see things differently.
Brave. That's how I would sum up this move and gosh, that's pretty awesome. 
We finally close on our house this week. 
I can not wait. Whoever thought it was a good idea to stay with my parents temporarily was CRAZY! 
I just do life differently. I raise my kids differently. And ya'll seriously, I need to lay on my couch for one whole day and not feel like I have to micromanage every single thing. 

So here's to being brave. Doing the hard things. Raising babies how I want. Loving my family well. 

I missed this little space of mine. It feels good to be back.  Xoxo

After the move

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

I'm sitting in my kiddos new school pick-up. Moving is hard. Especially for kiddos who have to make new friends. I feel like we are starting to sort of get into our new routine.
We are staying with my parents until we close on our house because our moving timeline got bumped up so quickly. Let's just say having my family of six stay temporarily with my parents is not my idea of a good time. No matter how much you love someone.
The moving went pretty smoothly. I stayed behind with Benjamin a couple of days to tie up all the loose ends. That actually was nice, I kinda felt like I was on a vacation! Lol
It's pretty much a whirlwind of emotions no matter how excited you are to move. I'm glad that part is over. Now all of our household goods are sitting in storage and y'all I am just SO ready to settle into our space. 
I do love to see all the things happening in our life. What a sweet little adventure we are on. 

Moving Week

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

It's moving week. Overwhelmed, emotional, excited, tired. I'm pretty much feeling all. the. emotions. If you chatted with my husband, he would probably ask you to pray for me and also send drinks. lol.
I would love to be all done sitting with a whiskey sour. That time will come so soon!

I have a ton of stuff to do and I really need to have it all done before Thursday. So I decided just to leave you with a few of my favorite blog posts of all time. Let me know what you think!

We can't Be friends. Real life right here. My house is clean but usually I have a lot of toys around and clean laundry. Always clean laundry.

The New Church lady  This has some commentary at the beginning, just scroll down to the original post. So good.

When Satan Steals your Motherhood I love this. plain and simple. 

Also prayers and good thoughts for this move to be as easy/stress free/peaceful as possible are so 

Quiet days

Friday, January 29, 2016

Quiet days are my favorite. 
You know the ones were you have nothing to do and you can sit and take it all in. I've been trying to squeeze a little quiet into each of my days. Even if it's just 30 minutes where I can put my day and all the crazy into perspective.
I think having a family makes you crazy. Not in a bad way, just in an all consuming I have to take care of all these little people, kinda way. It takes a lot to keep the house running somewhat smoothly. I assume that's because I have 4 little ones. 
So the quiet is necessary. It helps keep the crazy down. And y'all, there is a lot of crazy over here. 
I try to imprint in my brain all the sweet, quiet moments. They are my favorite for a reason. Mostly because in the quiet all the very best things happen. The sweet words, the little kisses. The best hugs. 

What's your favorite about the quiet?


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Daddy-o started his new job Monday and I stayed behind in NM with all FOUR kiddos to get us ready for this move. My two oldest babes are still in school and I wanted to keep our routine as normal as possible. I've been packing and cleaning and cleaning some more and my heart just hasn't been excited AT ALL for this move.
What is wrong with me?

I was excited at first and then all of the sudden the anxiety hit me like a ton of bricks. I like to carry around everybody else's stressed along with my own, and apparently my kids stresses are no exception. I've moved lots. But this time feels different, It feels permanent. I thought that normal people loved permanency?
The thought of buying and settling down in one place forever is scaring the crap out of me. My kiddos are so excited (for the most part.) My husband is thrilled, and I am trying not to have a crazy anxiety attack.
Kid's are really receptive when it comes to mama stress. I thought my eyeballs might pop out of my head yesterday when I was cleaning up another unnecessary mess. Finally bedtime came and I was headed up stairs when I stumbled upon this little gem.

My sweet Alijah, had made this out of pipe cleaners and put it on my bed to see when I came up! Quite possibly one of the sweetest things ever done for me.  His thoughtfulness made me grateful. Grateful for all that I have and all that I am about to have. Whatever that may be.

A necessary break

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Obviously I took a little break from my blog. I love this blog and I love the community built in, but with that being said I really needed to spend some time nurturing my little family and really trying to support my husband during this crazy transition.
I'm so excited to say everything is official. Daddy-o got the job and starts MONDAY!  He will be a "security specialist". The company he will work for is basically contracted by the department of energy. He is really excited and all the benefits are going to be so awesome for our family. He leaves this weekend and the kids and I will follow along the end of February.
We went house hunting a couple of weeks ago and that didn't really turn up much. I'm looking for a farm house, a little bit of acreage and just some good ole' country charm. Southern girl here! Lol
I just really want some chickens, maybe a couple of goats if I am lucky ;) Also I need some room for my kids to run around! I love that feeling of being out of the "city"  and just the slower pace it promotes. 
So that's basically what's going on around here. Packing, cleaning, and craziness as always!
Here's a few of our highlights. Also- 2016?!?! What? So crazy. Happy new year friends!

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