Sunday, March 22, 2015

Chateau Le Griza : BEFORE PICS


First things first, we were not looking to move! We simply got trapped inside for a week due to the snow and I got a flyer about this house in my inbox, and it caught my eye. It was just down the road from where we live now, so I suggest we go over there to check it out for fun, and it was all over after that. 
Right when we walked in, and I got that brady bunch vibe, I loved it. I am "feeler" sort of house shopper. I always have a list of things I want, but if I get "the feeling" I can overlook some things. Fenn was sliding down the stairs on his face and found some shamhodricks stickers and it all just felt right. I could see us living there.

I really loved the layout of this house, and of course this beautiful tudor exterior. It is on a big lot, and is wooded in the back, all pluses for us. I also loved the idea of being able to choose all our own finishes and design, without having to build which we will NEVER do. 

Things I didn't love were the sloped lot, and lack of parking for all our friends and family when they come over and I really wish it had another bedroom. 










For whatever reason these pictures would not load in order. This is the downstairs half bath.
Master bath:



Dining room:



Foyer:


Office ( super pumped about an office AND that grasscloth wallpaper which is gonna stay )


Living Room: ( gonna knock out that wall between kitchen and also the half wall ). Behind those little closet doors is a wet bar open to either room. LOL

Kitchen.. ( gut job) but I love the groovy cabinet hardware and will def keep it.



Laundry room with a laundry shoot, which I LOVE. @grizaham won't love his modeling debut :) This is my favorite room. We are some weird people cause Bubs always loves garages and attics, and I love laundry rooms. This one is big and will have washer/dryer , utility sink, extra fridge, and mudroom. 

Cornflower blue with mauve carpet. The things your 80's dreams are made of :)


The playroom is HUGE and has outdoor carpet and tons of wallpaper. It will soon have tons of storage as well to accommodate my mad holiday decoration collection and all the toys. 



So there you have it. Some gnarly before pics! Stay tuned for progress pics.


Thursday, March 12, 2015

Time to Play Catch Up....

So behind on the blog but big things are happening on the house front so time to play catch up and post some pics.  We went from 1927 Tudor to a Brick Ranch and now we are going back to a Tudor, but one from the early 80's. 

Here are pics of our Rancher.














Thursday, October 23, 2014

Disney Ice/ Chappells & Warrens Visit /Titans Tailgate.

I don't know if life has ever been as busy as it is these days! We are having a good time and packing in some great stuff. I am a few weeks behind with this post, (which should actually just be an assumption from here on out since I have to sat that every time!)

We went to FROZEN ON ICE with Fenn which was awesome fun! It was nice to do something just with him and give him some special attention from both parents. The show was great and we ended up being there at the same time/show as Cousin Chloe! She was dressed up in her Elsa gown and having a blast.


Then our college buddy Martin P Chappell made it to town with his wife, son and new baby and we had a wonderful time catching up and eating dinner. I will never stop being shocked seeing our kids with our friends kids. I still can't believe we have TWO kids! ha
Fenn and Sister were excited about baby Arden.


Fenn and Everette. They were too funny! This boy is definitely my son because he loves when we have guests and especially if they have kids that sleep over. He always gets sad when they leave. Nothing like a  built in buddy for a few days.


Then some more of our favorite AU peeps came to town the next day, Wade & Andrea. We call Wade "BW or Brother Wade" and Fenn now calls him " Brovver Wave" HA and Andrea always brings trinkets for everyone, including the dogs so you know Fenn will never forget that she brought him some CHOCOLATE EGGS. (In fact, Marty and Eli brought the kids stuff too so it was like Christmas up in here. No wonder he likes houseguest so much ;)

Brovver Wave and Andrea also cooked dinner for us on Saturday and everyone hung out and grilled out and had a camp fire for the Auburn game with a beautiful LSU Victory. The Kelton clan ever came by for part of the game so Fenn had " his ladies" to play with as well. 

Sunday we did the big Titans Tailgate which was fun. Somehow we didn't get any good pics :(



 This picture CRACKS me up cause brovver wave ain't down with da babies.

Thanks to everyone for coming to visit and all the fun! 




Thursday, October 9, 2014

Pearl Jam in Cincinnati

Big shout out to BeBe and PawPaw for sponsoring this 24 hour Parents Gone Wild Get Away. Erik and I zipped over to Cincinnati for less than 24 hours to enjoy one of our favorite bands, Pearl Jam. Mom and Dad made the long trek up here to watch our little peeps and  I think they all had fun and were exhausted by the end of it. 
(After the chaotic dinner time scene over here my dad did say I was an amazing woman, HA.)


It was made even more fun by the discovery of a casino! It was not a regular casino but we managed to find a similar game to my 1 penny fish slots in Vegas and spent some good time playing with 2 $20 bills. Erik won , as always. 





Avett Bros on the Riverfront and friends from Austin!

My pro little blog is sorely neglected, but there are only so many hours in the day! So just doing a little catch up for scrapbooking sake. Recently one of my best Auburn gals came to visit with her family and we had So.Much.Fun. Linzy, Adam, Maia, and Townes came all the way from Austin, TX!


 Shrinky Dinks! If you don't know what a shrinky dink is, please do yourself a favor and google it. 

Supper on the patio with glowing silverware !

Beautiful venue for an awesome band! Still love the Avett Bros. SO much. Excellent song writers and musicians



These guys were too cute. Poor sister was napping but she thought it was neat having another baby around. Fenn asks for Maia to come back at least once a day and this was like 3 weeks ago!




Sunday, August 10, 2014

Sister is 13 Months Old!



My little princess has had a great month. Seems the further from 1 she get's the happier she becomes. It is unbelievable how #serioussister has become so happy and sweet since her birthday. Everyone around her has noticed the change. 

Weight: 23lbs ( Fenn weighed 30lbs at this age)
Length:31"
Clothes: 24 mos - 2T depending on the brand. 


Eating: eating really well and most anything. She recently got like 4 new teeth that are helping with that. Finally is holding her own cup and drinking from a sippy cup. ( whew). She LOVES ritz crackers. 


Diapers: Still size 2 and still fits in cloth diapers easily.

Milestones: She is def so different than Fenn in the talking department. She says Momma, and Dada, regularly, and has attempted to say " cracker" and " doggy" a few times. She makes tons of noise to communicate and has "signed" more a few times in desperation. Most recently she signed " more" to me when a song she likes to listen to was over. She kicks and carries on for me to turn that song on over and over.  
Crawling like mad. She's def got that under control, and has started pulling up on her knees but she has yet to stand on her feet or cruise or even think about it. When I stand her up on her feet she gets pretty mad.
Drinking from her sippy cup. 

Health: 
 Sister has not been sick in quite a while, Thankfully! She has not had an ear infection since April. She had a temp & sore throat in June but since then all has been well. I am a little surprised by that because she has been to so many public kid places and day care and such. ( I still use probiotics and essential oils for both children to strengthen immune system). She is teething up a storm and drooling with runny nose because of that but otherwise all is well.  Teething has made her cranky on occasion and def gives her nasty diapers but it does not keep her up at night and over all has not been terrible.     


Books : 
She does not get near the reading time that Fenn did at her age. When she does she loves those JellyCat books that you can touch the different textures.

Toys:
Jack in the Box, a Vtech Walker thingy from her aunt jade, Minnie Mouse anything. She really reacts to Minnie Moise, Jelly Cat Bunnies. She loves , loves loves them and chews on them more or less like a pacifier. She sleeps with 2 of them.

This is my favorite outfit of sisters, and you probably have noticed since she wears it all.the.time.  

This pic cracks me up. Any day that sister is in daddy day care with the 2 guys, she always looks pretty rough,tired and scrompled when I come home. 


1 Year Check Up


This picture IS EVERYTHING. Perfectly captions most days/moments. Sister has zero personal space and gets squished, squeezed and kissed 24-7.







And another great shot from daddy day care. Not sure why everyone was so saddddddz.


 #sleepingsister is so sweet and cute. If all babies slept as good as sister I could have a dozen more. Reading that book " Raising BeBe" was one of the best parenting choices I have ever made. Learning the pause was huge. Thanks to that, this sweet sister will just relax and play in her bed when she wakes up till I go in and get her. Amazing compared to her bro.





Baby Picnic. They all really liked looking at and touching each other. It was cute.



Finally mastered the Sippy cup. She still expects me to hold it for her 50% of the time, but she def knows how to use it and will guzzle her milk in one sitting like it's a bottle.


Getting ready for football season! We never have any access to Auburn clothes up here so I snagged this from Smocked Auctions soon as I saw it. My girl loves TV. She especially loves Baby Einstein, but also big kid shows. I turned on the movie " Frozen" today for Fenn and she started smiling and clapping and dancing, totally tuned in.


 Sister is all about the plundering these days! Dog food dish is her FAVORITE and she moves at lightening speed to get to it. She loves to get into anything she is not supposed to and looks so proud while breaking the rules.
She loves baths and is still battling her dry skin bumps. If I made stronger efforts to keep her constantly moisturized it would be much better. It is hard to get her to stay still long enough to get lotioned up.



One interesting thing about sister, is that for some reason I feel bad to get on to her. I noticed in my old blogs about Fenn I was correcting and disciplining him with no problem. I don't know if it is because she is a girl or what but I feel so bad when I make corrective noises at her for trying to say, plunder my china cabinet. She is just so much more tender then he ever was it is an interesting predicament. 

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