Hello! I usually never blog on Saturdays, but Jamie’s sitting next to me watching football and I’m just in the mood to kick back and do a little typing. It feels so good to relax; We’ve had a busy week around here!
Like I mentioned in my last post, we did our walk-through for our new home on Monday, and then on Tuesday, we signed our lives away and became the very proud owners of a second home!
To say that we’re in love with our new house would be a major understatement. We’re already dreaming of all the memories that will take place in this house – Hadley’s first steps, hopefully bringing home a second baby (God-willing but not right now), several Christmas mornings, backyard barbeques, maybe hosting a life group – the list goes on and on! We’re truly so happy and feeling very humbled and blessed.
After we finished at closing, Jamie and I went out for a celebratory lunch, did some grocery shopping, and unpacked the things we brought in our cars from Arizona. My sister had her first babysitting gig, and I’m pretty sure Hadley loved her afternoon with her aunt!
On Wednesday, Jamie detailed our cars (which were all kinds of dirty from our trip!) while I started painting our master bath. Here’s a few “before” pics. That shade of green had to go.
On Thursday, we were at the Fort Riley ER bright and early with Hadley. She’d been running an on-and-off 100-100.7 fever for five days, and by Thursday her stomach was going bananas. After about two hours in the waiting room, I smelled something a little funky and went to change Hadley. Five minutes later I walked back into the waiting room with a baby wearing nothing but a diaper.
While changing her I quickly discovered she’d had a massive blow out (she caught the worst stomach bug) and I forgot to pack a second outfit (mom fail). Jamie looked at me like I had three heads when I walked out with a naked baby! I definitely felt like “that” mom. *palm to forehead*
Four hours later we were back at my sister’s so that Hadley could sleep for the afternoon. Jamie stayed with her while I went back to our house to finish the bathroom. I’ve only painted two rooms in my life (and did a terrible job both times), but I was determined to do better! I got a little out of the lines, but some white touch-up paint did the trick! 😉 Now I think it looks great!
Yesterday was a much-needed “me” day! Jamie and Hadley had a daddy/daughter day while I got my hair and eyebrows done. It felt good to get a little pampered! I cooked a big dinner for Jenn and Josh last night as a thank you for letting us crash with them for the week, and the four of us enjoyed hours of sitting around talking and laughing. Being in the same town as them rocks big time!
Today we were all up early again. Jamie went on a long run while the rest of us went out to hunt the yard sales. I scored big with a gorgeous gold vintage mirror and new gold kitchen chargers, but mainly it was just fun to run around with them for a few hours.
The rest of the day was spent doing random stuff around the house. Jamie took down a few TV mounts the owners left us and I followed behind him to caulk the holes. He left around lunchtime to watch football with Josh, so I did the first coat of paint in the sunroom while Hadley napped.
Once Jamie got back we tore up the overgrown garden and pulled a bunch of weeds around the property. I’m not a huge raw vegetable eater, but my veggie-loving husband is looking forward to what we can do with this garden area in the springtime.
I’m thinking about doing a little visual tour on Monday just to have all of our “before” pictures documented, so stay tuned for that! Thanks for reading! Hope you’ve had a fun weekend. 🙂
Hi! I’m Erica, and I absolutely adore sharing my life on this website with you! I come here almost daily to blab about all of the things related to being a regular wife and mother in today’s ever-evolving society. I share about our new home, what’s on our kitchen table, what we’re hanging in our closets, where we’re traveling to next, my crazy 5 a.m. work outs, how I make time for girlfriends, our faith, and much more. We always have a lot of balls in the air and somewhat thrive on the chaos. I believe in the power of story-telling as a form of inspiration and entertainment, so I’m here to do both! I was born and raised in north Alabama and recently re-planted roots here again after my husband transitioned out of the Army (he is now in the Reserve and it’s going so well!) I’m a super proud mom to two little girls (ages 5 and 2) who seem to be the stars of the show around here (for good reason – they’re pretty great!) I’m so glad you found me and are here reading! I hope we can get to know each other here on the blog as well as Facebook and/or Instagram. xoxo