Somewhere in the midst of our “quick and easy” move I’m almost positive that I was sucked into the black hole that is also known as “home renovations.” They swallowed me right up, and I’m honestly a bit amazed that I’m even surfacing to type up this little post. What I thought was going to be a quick and easy “they-do-this-in-two-days-on-HGTV” remodel is not quite so quick or easy in actual reality. Now I’m stuck with a truckload or “before” pictures and I’m afraid that it will be November before I can post “afters.” Sniff. Sniff. Sniff. But just in case the suspense is killing you, here’s another shot of the kitchen in progress. (It’s a little more functional than that now!)
Oh well. I am a mommy to two precious littles who still need my time and attention (and I don’t mind that one single bit)! Jeremy still works full time and now spends his weekends and evenings doing things like replumbing, reframing, painting, installing bead board, etc. And the kids, they’re technically as happy as clams (and really, are clams happy?! who knew?) in our new neighborhood with a lot of new found freedom to enjoy childhood in the way that all kiddos should– building forts, riding bikes, hiking in the woods, climbing trees. It’s pure wonderful.
And how could I forget the highlight of summer thus far? Being a part of my cousin-sisters (We’re both only children so we were close– our kiddos call the other one “aunt.” How’s that for confusing?) labor and birth. She and her husband have an oh-too-cute little guy who is a year and a half old and they welcomed this sweet little princess into our family! Oh how I love her.
Things will likely remain quiet on the blogging front until school starts in August. In a couple of weeks the kids and I are headed off to Disney World with my parents for eight days. I am giddy excited (probably for sure more excited than either of my two peas). Once we’re back life will revolve around preparing my heart and my head for both of my children being in school full-time. It almost makes me start crying to just type it out, so I’ll stop there before I become a basket case.
It’s just a part of the process, right? I’m looking so forward to the down-time, but I still feel like somehow it means that life has moved much much much too fast. I wouldn’t mind one bit if you prayed for us oodles as we move into this new season. 😉