Friday, November 18, 2011

Our 1st home

We finally got internet on Wednesday so I figured I better get to uploading pictures of the new house! Remember that we just moved in 5 days ago so we haven’t painted anything, updated anything or even finished unpacking everything.
Welcome to our first home! Yes, Derek already has our K-State flag out (thanks mom for the flag)!
This is what you see when you walk in the front door. To the left is the living room and straight ahead is our 100 staircases.  Seriously, every house we looked at was a split level. Not my fav but at least in ours, you don’t have to immediately go up or down.
Lets start by going downstairs. Obviously we still need to paint and either get new couches or put slip covers on these ancient couches. The whole basement will be my daycare so I don’t want anything super fancy.
Here we are at the bottom of the steps. Still need to mount the TV on the wall and find something other then a TV tray to put our cable box on!
If you go to the right, there is a hallway that leads to a bedroom at the end of the hall,full bathroom on the left, storage on the right.
Basement bathroom. There is a shower to the right
Toy room! It actually looks way worse in there right now then in these pics. I unpacked boxes and the twins have been over twice this week and have had a heyday tearing the room apart.
Right when you come downstairs, there is a door behind you that leads down to another unfinished basement. Funny story, the people left an OLD TV hooked up in there and for whatever reason, the cable guy hooked one of our cable boxes up in there. So I guess now when we are pulling our x mas decorations, we can watch TV!
Now if you come in the front door and go upstairs, you see this!
Still want to stain all the wood, get new appliances and we are going to look for a kitchen table tomorrow. I think I am going to keep the paint color though.
Turn to your right and there is hallway with 2 bedrooms, linen closet and full bathroom. Staircase on the right goes up to our room.
Don’t you love the purple shower curtain and awful green paint? That blue paint in the guest room is nice too huh? Changing both!! Brown room will eventually be a nursery.
And lastly, go up yet another set of stairs and enter our room!! We just got the furniture today and our bedding hasn’t came in the mail yet so it’s pretty bare.
Toilet room to the left and other picture is our very long closet.
Now for the backyard…
They just did the deck so all we need is some deck furniture and to re seed the grass. I love our backyard. SOOO happy they left the playset for my daycare!
There you have it! Hope you enjoy our new home! I will keep you updated with all the updates we do. I am getting so many great ideas from pinterest!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Paizley Grace

Our 4th niece entered the world on 11/9/11 at 11:34pm weighing 7lbs 11oz and was 19in. My sister in law was supposed to be induced the morning of the 10th and we were going to head to Galva after we closed on our house that morning. Well at 12:30 Wednesday night/thursday morning, Derek got a phone call from his sisters husband saying Jaime had the baby! She started having contractions at 8pm and thought she would labor all night and would just go early in the morning up to the hospital (30 min away). Around 10pm contractions started getting bad so they had someone come over to stay with the already sleeping kids and they rushed to the hospital. She had the baby 18 min after getting to the hospital!! No epidural or doctor. Miss Paizley decided she wanted out and she wanted out NOW!

So obviously she was already born when we got to town so we picked up the kids from daycare and all went to meet her for the first time together. They all love their little sister!




We stayed Thursday and Friday night with the 3 other kids while Jaime and Bryon were in the hospital and had a great time with the kids. We might be rethinking having 4 kids but we survived and the kids did great. We successfully got all 3 up, ready and to daycare/school by 7:15


And then we spent all Friday afternoon up at the hospital loving on a finally named Paizley before picking the kids up and making a welcome home sign that night.


We waited for them to come  home from the hospital with her today and then we gave them all 1000 kisses and said our goodbyes. We are so excited to have another niece to spoil and can’t wait to watch this cutie grow up.


Congrats Jaime, Bryon, Peyton, Halle and Hazel!!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Busy Busy

Last Friday we went to El Dorado for our nephew Paxton’s birthday party.  He turned 4 on Nov. 1 but my sister had his Rock N’ Roar party on Saturday. The party turned out so cute and it was the first year he invited kids from school so it was fun to see him interact with his friends. 
After the party, we ate yummy food my brother in law smoked and watched the K-State game.  Even though we didn’t pull out a win, it was a good game and there was lots of cheering going on. My sister Amber, her family and my mom headed back to KC after the game but Derek and I stayed another night.  In the midst of telling them bye, we must have missed the shake of the earthquake that happened in Oklahoma. Darn!! People in El Dorado, Manhattan and KC all felt it! We had some drinks, watched TV and played a game that Paxton got for his birthday before calling it a night
After being kicked by Paxton all night (worlds worse sleeper), we left El Dorado early Sunday and headed to Galva for our niece Halle’s 4th birthday and party. She had an adorable Princess And The Frog birthday party complete with lots of girly presents. So glad she’s into barbies, dolls and pink. Makes shopping easy and fun! We didn’t stay too long because we still had a 2.5 hour drive home and we will be going back to Galva Thursday for the delivery of our new niece! We are watching our 2 nieces and nephew while their mom (Derek’s sister) has her 4th baby. We are sssoooo excited!
Wednesday we have our final walk through on our house, Thursday we close on it before heading back to Galva, we come back home Saturday and move in on Sunday! So yes, a very busy week but we can’t wait to move into our first home! Lots of pics to come after we get moved in!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween 2011

Between the pumpkin patch, carving pumpkins and actual Halloween, I think I can safely say we had a very good Halloween! On actual Halloween, I dressed Ian and Gage in their costumes (Ian the panda bear, Gage the lion) and headed to Aiden’s school/daycare for his Halloween party. My sister couldn’t get off work so I was more then happy to go to it! The people are so nice there and let the twins walk in the parade with him and get candy. Aiden was SO sweet to them and didn’t want us to leave.


Such a cute man with the yellow hat (Curious George is on his back)


We were boring and didn’t actually dress up this year but went to the Chiefs game instead! It was a late night since the game went into overtime but we are in first place now and it was an awesome game to be at.


My brother and his girlfriend were Tim Linecum and Brian Wilson


Go chiefs

Our nieces and nephews dressed up for Halloween.


Pax as Optimus Prime


Halle the princess, Hazel the strawberry and Peyton the policeman


Harper was a bumble bee but I don’t have a good pic


Mom and a girl she works with were Ragedy Anne and Andy