Well, I guess it's about time that I get back to posting, huh? The last 10 days have been extremely busy and full. You think I was crazy with my pre-move organizing? That was nothing compared to the frenzy since we arrived here on the 19th. I want to have everything just how I want it immediately and it's just not possible, but I sure give it my best effort. All other activities such as blogging, reading, remembering important birthdays (sorry Abs- happy birthday!), piano playing, and sometimes eating, sleeeping, and showering have all been put on hold until today.
May we never move again-I don't think I can go through it.
So, I'm going to show you some photos of the house-it's not "done" by any means, but if I waited until it was, I probably wouldn't post until 2024.
My sister-in-law was in charge of choosing paints, furniture, bathroom remodels, etc, etc. She did a fantastic job and if I were to have another child, I would owe it to her for her incredible effort in our behalf.
Here she is with her favorite update-the master bath (and yes, she always looks that cute-you know how those designer types are):
Just so you get an idea of how much she did, here's a before picture of the bathroom (that's carpet on the floor):
We didn't do much in the kitchen, but what she did do added a lot I think. Here's the before:
And the after (sorry it's a little messy-no more maid-mamma's tired!)
She added this awesome mosaic (I heart mosaics) back splash (isn't that just a fun to say?):
That's my new Kitchen Aid-apparently I need to make some banana bread with it.
Here's the family room before:
The TV's on the coffee table because our entertainment unit hasn't arrived yet and we still need another chair and some curtains in there, but you get the idea. I love the green paint and the new beefed-up mantle and that she got rid of that nasty wood paneling.
Here are a couple of different views of the dining room-I love the metallic plum paint, the leafy chandelier and the velvet chairs that the kids aren't allowed to get near (practical, I know):
Here's the living room (sorry, no before here; just imagine a boring rectangular room with white walls:
The mirrors were one of my few "finds" of the whole process. I love them. My mom 's neighbor was moving and gave us the piano-yay! It desperately needs to be tuned, but it works.
Here are two more bathrooms-no before here either but they were very similar to the master bath-icky with carpet. Now we have granite on the counter tops and natural stone tile on the floors:
And here's the master bedroom; we're still working on the accent pillows and shams for the bed and we're missing one dresser (I don't want to share):
I'd show you the boys' rooms, but they are too messy for photos right now and Margarita's room needs a little more work before it's photo worthy-but at some point I will post pictures.
Here's the BEAST of a lawn that we have spent hours upon hours this past week giving us all sore backs and blisters. We have a very vigilant HOA and it's going to be a big job keeping them off our back:
Julio receiving his first mowing lesson (he proceeded to mow about 90% of the lawn):
Finally, here's the lovely view from the lake in our neighborhood:
It's great to be home!