Friday, June 24, 2011

Life is good...

I will blog with pictures later when I get a minute to actually take some but for now I will just report that we are homeowners!!! The process was long and drawn out but we survived...and it is good. I feel like we have a project list that will keep us busy for the 5 years we plan to be here, but at least it is ours and we can do with it as we want. First on my to-do list-

1. Keep unpacking (will this ever end?)
2. Clean, Clean and Clean some more. Although the house wasn't too dirty I still feel like I need to scrub from head to toe.
3. Paint. The plan is to paint Cambri's room a light pink, Sadie's will be turquoise and I am still trying to decided what color the master bedroom will be. Luckily the rest of the house is a neutral color so I can hold off on painting the whole house for awhile.
4. Buy a lawn mower. Our yard is awesome but it will require a lot of upkeep. Too bad my dad who loves that kind of stuff lives super far away.

What I love most about our house-

1. Space! I love the extra storage.
2. The neighborhood. I have gone running a couple times through the neighborhood and I love everything about it. It is quiet, clean and pretty.
3. The bathrooms. They have been updated nicely and the girls now have their own bathtub. The master bath won't have to be taken over by toys anymore!

My biggest design dilema-

We have blue carpet in our family room. How does one decorate around blue carpet?

Moving with kids has been challenging. I want to bust through the unpacking but can't so we just take it in stride one day at a time. It will probably be months before we feel settled. Life is good!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

A much needed break...

I knew I needed a vacation, but I didn't realize just how much until I was on the airplane headed for Hawaii. Never have I enjoyed 5 1/2 hours on the plane like I did this time. I think I fell asleep before we even took off. After a nice nap I read People magazine from cover to cover. It was dreamy.

Our condo we stayed in was amazing. This was our view from the back door-

While in Hawaii I found my own personal sanctuary...This was our pool. I could spend hours relaxing and reading a book here.

These chair things were so cool. I would lay on them with my book and just plop my foot into the water when I got hot. Seriously the coolest thing ever.
Hawaiian sunsets just might be one of my favorite things...
And these girls are a few of my favorite people...

This might be one of my other favorite things-

Obviously Hawaii provided lots of favorite things. Pretty sure I could handle working out here every day of my life. It provided the perfect breeze with the perfect view of the ocean.

Poor Nate got attacked by a sea urchin when we were snorkeling. Kind of creepy looking right? It beat him up pretty good.
Nate enjoying some body surfing. This picture doesn't do the waves justice. They were huge. I was too scared to get in the water but Nate felt like a giddy little school boy riding the waves.

I don't have pictures of my favorite adventure. We kayaked across the bay to Captain Cook's monument. The view was amazing. And we saw dolphins!!! Seriously cool. Nate got in the water and swam with them. Once again I was too scared so I just enjoyed the view from our kayak.

Hawaii I miss you.

I am already dreaming up our next vacation.