23 December 2015

Faucet drinking and dog washing.

To say we are busy around here is a huge understatement.  My brother is in town for 3 weeks, I've been putting him to work around the house (him, my dad, and hubby put in a fence in the backyard last week!)  and he is going to be working on projects around the house for a few more days such as planking our living room ceiling, power washing the driveway, and laying down baseboards to name a few.  Don't worry, we went to the beach today and I have been feeding him well while he's here!

Also, Winslow has a new BFF.  Like, he LOVES his uncle G. The second he wakes up, he says "Uncle G play cars!"  and loves running and hiding from him.  It's so funny how much he loves him and it's super cute to see them play together.

We are having my brother, mom, and stepdad over for Christmas and then right after, my other brother and his girlfriend are staying the week here too! So much fun, I am so happy our kitchen is finished*.

*I say finished because although the cabinets and countertops are in, there is a small piece missing that was "lost" twice in shipment.  Let's just say I have NOT been happy with my cabinet provider, and I will be leaving them a not so hot review once the final item comes in.

Anyway, I am waiting to post before and after photos until the darn piece comes in, but I am SO in love with my new kitchen.  We got new appliances, granite counters, and beautiful Shaker style cabinets with oil rubbed bronze hardware.  Also, my FAVORITE part of the entire kitchen?  The 70/30 style undermount sink.  Oh my, I can fit so many dishes in there and it's perfect for giving millions of babies their baths.

 I keep telling myself I need to blog more, but being 32 weeks pregnant (oh yeah, i need to do an update soon!) when W naps, I usually find the time to do so myself.  Third trimester is exhausting me.  Hard to believe we have less than two months until baby brother joins our family!  We are so excited.

Since Uncle G has been here, W has learned two very important things:

1. How to drink from the water hose.
 2. And how to wash our dog.

04 December 2015

My new career path.

I have decided I am going back to school to be a plumber.  I just paid one almost $600 to repair what we thought was a "simple" valve replacement.  YIKES.  Those guys make MONEY.  Thank goodness for Dave Ramsey and his emergency fund advice. Comes in handy for stuff like this!  Here's the status of our kitchen...

So yes, the house is coming along with only a few minor setbacks.  The cabinets were ONLY a month late (UGH) and so we are working on getting those installed this weekend.  I LOVE them, but am just irritated they took so long to come in.  There are also two small parts missing that were supposed to be here two weeks ago.  Let's just say I am not happy with our cabinet people right now.  at all.

I was supposed to have our entire kitchen remodeled by halloween.  And Christmas is in two weeks..so yeah, thanks a lot, cabinet people.  The granite template is being done this next week and if everything (please pray that it does) goes smoothly, we will have our kitchen finished the week before Christmas.  My brothers, mom and stepdad are also spending Christmas here, so I'd love for it to be finished. please oh please!

The floors looks awesome, we love them.  For those who don't know, we replaced our entire house with TILE that looks like wood! I was hesitant at first because tile is so hard, but I love the cold feel on your feet ( hello, we live in South Florida) and W hasn't had a bust yet. We have carpets in every room so that makes it look nice and cozy and gives much needed softness.  I keep saying I'm going to take photos, but we always have projects! We currently have no closet doors in our house, the new cabinets are assembled but siting in our dining room, and the kitchen table has EVERY content of our kitchen on top of it.  yep.  true life of living through a remodel.  oh yeah, and I'm 7 months pregnant!  I'll be 30 weeks next week!  Time is flying with the holidays coming and going.

I went to the doctor this week and that scale was NOT nice to me.  I've gained just shy of 7 pounds less than what I gained the entire time with Winslow.  and I have ten weeks to go.  Yikes.  I better slow down on the m&m's and frostys.

Speaking of Winslow, he is potty trained during the day! I am so proud of this little guy.  He did great.  The first few days were so exhausting for me but after about a week, we both got it down!  He never has a tee tee accident, we go run errands like we normally would, and just this week he has made lots of progress with number #2!  If you've ever potty trained a little one, you know that poo can be scary sometimes.  So we are taking it slow and he gets lollipops for going #2 in the potty.  And lots of high fives and fist bumps!

What's next for us?  Baseboards still need to be reinstalled in the bedrooms, nursery and W's room painted, closet doors put back on, new kitchen...yeah. our to do list hasn't shrunk much.

Hopefully it will soon!

I am feeling okay, I keep getting good reports at the doc, which I am so thankful for.  I just feel like a whale most days.  Two "nice old ladies" told me I was going to have my baby next week.  Nope, not really.  Thanks for making me feel HUGE.

Anyway, off I go!  Nap time is over, the plumber is almost done and next up: the tile guy is coming back to cut a few places in the kitchen so the cabinets can fit correctly.  It never seems to end.  ;)

And because Christmas is the best time of year, here's our tree! Hopefuly I'll post about our trip to Texas for thanksgiving soon, and some holiday decor!  I love Christmas!