Saturday, March 31, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012
- Brand New Roof
- New A/C Unit and Added a Heat Pump
- Added Two Propane Log Sets (Upstairs and Down)
- New Water Heater
- Renovated the Entire Downstairs (HERE)
- Tiled the Foyer
- Installed a New Front Door and Side Light
- Tiled the Laundry Room
- Installed Attic Access and Doubled Our Storage
- Made Two Pantries (Since I love stocking up!) (HERE)
- Added Chair Rail to Caleb's Room
- Cleared Our Backyard
- Cut Down an Eighty Foot Tree
- Drywalled the Downstairs Rooms
- Installed Wood Flooring Downstairs
- Updated the Look of the Kitchen (HERE)
- Updated the Guest Bath
- Updated the Master Bath
- Installed New Light Fixtures
- Installed a New Garage Door
- Installed a New Shed
- Installed a Fence
- Landscaped the Yard
- Installed a Half Wall in the Living Room
- New Oven
- New Paint Throughout (HERE or HERE or HERE)
- Painted the Front Door and Shutters
Monday, March 26, 2012
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Friday, March 23, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
It’s been tough, but I’m getting there. I’m almost to my half way mark and that’s really exciting!!!
So, I’ve given it the 12 weeks…. And it’s completely true!
I was at work yesterday and someone called my name. I turned to see a friend that I hadn’t run into in a few weeks. He told me, “Wendy, I didn’t even recognize you!”
I was standing right beside him and it shocked me…After we spoke I thought about it a little more… I really have changed that much.
It’s totally different to hear your family and hubby saying that you’re looking great. I thought they were just being supportive, encouraging and nice.
My pants that I wore so snuggly twelve weeks ago can be slid down without unbuttoning them. That still amazes me…
Friday, March 16, 2012
At what point does a blogger know they’re finally making a difference out here? Since I started this little blog back in 2010, I often caught myself asking that same question. Is it how many followers you have or maybe how many blog hits you get per week? I remember looking at some blogs when I started and thinking, “Oh, wow! They have fifty followers?!? How awesome is that?!?”
I think it’s different for all of us. When I had over a hundred followers, I was so flattered! That many people want to read about us? We’re nothing special…
I never really considered anything I’m doing here was anything special. I blog to keep track of Caleb’s life, show our progress in the never ending house project saga, and maybe throw my random thoughts out there from time to time.
When Kristin over at We Are THAT Family contacted me about a specific blog post she liked, I was dazed. She actually wanted permission to publish it in her book! Are you kidding me?!? I’ve been reading her blog for a while and she’s absolutely amazing…So naturally I said yes!
This new e-book will make its debut in mid-April of this year! And yours truly has actually written in it! I blush just thinking about it….
So, if you’re interested in what a whole lot of us bloggin’ people have to say about what works for us, check back here! I will let you know exactly how you can get your very own copy!!!
A few years ago, I just knew I wanted a little girl. I thought it would be so much fun! When I got pregnant, my heart was changed. I had a gut feeling I was having a little boy long before the ultrasound confirmed it. God certainly knew what He was doing….
I’ve always been the tom boy. I work with a bunch of boat mechanics in an industry filled mostly with men. I’ve never minded getting my hands dirty and working hard in life. It’s just who I am. Growing up, I felt so very different from all the other girls I was friends with. I played tackle football in the front yard, played baseball with the boys, and built forts in the backyard.
I one hundred percent believe that’s why I have the tough, little boy I have today. God knew I had no idea what I would do with a little girl when it came to playing dress up with frilly dresses. No, that’s just not me. He gave me sweet, rambunctious Caleb!
Last night, we picked up some flowers to plant around the mailbox. I thought this would be a perfect chance for Caleb to help take care of something. I knew he would love digging in the dirt! His job this year is to water our new flowers.
I found a small worm and let Caleb check it out. He called it “baby” and told me it needed to sleep back in the dirt!
I honestly can’t believe it survived him holding it! Caleb took it to show his daddy (who literally cannot stand the things).
We got our flowers planted right before it started storming…
I am so very blessed to have Caleb. I am grateful that God knows me so much better than I know myself!
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Caleb has been such a joy to us. Ryan and I are both loving this stage he is in right now. He’s such a sweet, funny child! He talks so much and we understand pretty much everything he says.
I love that we can be silly together….
I love how he wants his daddy right by his side….
He’s such a happy kid that loves talking to everyone he sees…
These two are hilarious together…