But the other night as I put Gia's 9 month photo in a frame I realized how important a stupid thing like blogging is. My babies are growing up and I just missed a month of writing about it. By the end of the summer Gia will be one and Angelo will be three and it's like where did the year just go! So in the midst of our crazy busy life, it's good to stop, take a minute and regurgitate what the heck we've been busy doing. If not only for my sake, but for a few people out there who of course have never commented!! But read my blog faithfully.
So here goes....photos of our craziness....
Moving alone can make you pretty busy...but when you throw in trying to update a 1950's ranch in two weeks along with it...well let's just say forget about weight watchers...it's a pretty good diet.
Before and after of our living room.
A funny little side note, sometimes I can't wait for things to happen...sooo I got a wild hair and came home from lunch and hung all the brackets for the new blinds. Unfortunately, I hung them a bit crooked! So Mike came the the rescue. Although about halfway through he told me to throw them and the fing Chinese instructions in the trash. Ahem....this was kind of why I tried to put them up myself! : )
See the refinished hardwoods! Goodbye disgusting old carpet!
Dining Room Before
Dining Room After
And just so you don't think we did all of this alone...here is a photo of Ron. One of the guys who helped paint and refinish the floors.
Gia's Room before.
Angelo's room. He's in heaven that Lightning McQueen is on his wall! He's suppose to be making his bed in the morning...some days he does...this wasn't one of them!
And a few things that didn't get done...retro shuffle board/playroom in the basement.
Lovely paneling in the family room in the basement.
The yard at this house is much, much bigger. Part of the reason we wanted this house. We now have a 1/2 acre that backs to more open land. The kids love playing in the yard. Although out back there must have been something that Angelo got into.
So in the midst of moving came a doctor apt. for a little steroid cream. The bumps look much better now but there were a few sleepless nights of itching.
And, as if moving wasn't enough...we decided two weekend ago to drive to Rose Hill, IA and pick up Francois Pierre Gibilisco...aka Frankie Boy. Frankie is a labradoodle and although he is a puppy he's been a darn good one. So far all the raving about labradoodles has been correct. He is being a good boy and the kids are loving him. He rode all the way back to Omaha on Angelo's lap.
Playing in the front yard with Frankie. Gia is loving him too and he gives her lots of puppy kisses!
So there you have it! The last month of our lives. I mean we've had a few other things mixed in there...our six year anniversary, Mom and I started a golf league which has been entertaining, we've had lots of people stopping by to say hi and check out the new house...which we love, Gia turned 9 months old.
We're planning our vacation in a few months to Pebble Beach California for the Tour de Elegance and continuing to update the ranch which will eventually get a total transformation in a few years...but until then minor updates.
Are we busy enough for you? Drop a comment...would love to see who stops by and if you'd like me to update more often!