Sunday, February 26, 2017

2017: week eight

sticking with the theme,
it is now brette's turn to get sick.
i guess that's what we're doing this winter:
taking turns being sick.
brette doesn't have what we had though,
she's running a fever and not eating a thing.
she's been drinking water, gatorade and sprite and
that about covers her meals over the last few days.
poor girl.
she's been sleeping a lot too, taking
a nap everyday.
that part is nice.

also sticking with the theme:
in between bouts of sickness, we've been
working on the house.
since ronnie finished the entry way, we 
decided the next and last thing to tackle would
be the back door and bathroom.
we were looking into a new counter-top and tile for the bathroom,
but once i really thought about it, 
i decided that i wanted to rip out the whole
vanity and just have a pedestal sink. 
normally, i'm against pedestal sinks because they
have no counter and no storage, 
but i don't think either are needed in this small half bath.
there are no bedrooms downstairs so i can't see anyone
needing those things on a regular basis.
i plan on putting in a corner shelf so
when we do have a guest use our pullout couch,
they have somewhere to sit their toiletries.
but really only my parents or cale ever spend the night and
my parents monday's with the girls is
coming to an end in a few short months and
lets be honest, cale doesn't pack toiletries.
 this will give us a lot more room to clear the door and
make the bathroom feel bigger.
i'm excited about it. 
i'm sure it will be a total mess before it gets any better,
which will drive me crazy,
but it should be nice in the end.
(pictures to come)
in other news, 
ronnie decided to start by building a mud bench. 
he had cale come up today and they got most
of it hammered out. 
we still have to finish the actual bench seat, 
but the beadboard, the shelf and the trim are up.
it looks SO MUCH BETTER than that stupid desk.
i mean really,
who is going to sit at a desk by the backdoor?
it makes no sense. 
i don't have pictures of all of this and
i'm too lazy to go downstairs right now,
but i promise next week's update will include pictures
of our house projects.
in the mean time, you
can look at the picture i keep showing ronnie and cale
for inspiration.

in other news...
we took the girls to a hockey game last weekend.
it was so much fun.
they did really good and ronnie and i took turns 
running out for bathroom breaks,
beer runs and concession stands buys.
we took two friends with us so we had extra hands, 
which made the whole thing a little more relaxing
than what it could have been.
its nice to get out a do fun stuff and i
finally feel like reid is getting to the age
where more things like this are possible. 
maybe our social life will start looking up???

have a great week!
i'm back to my old work schedule so 
i'm excited to have three days off again.
ps- here's a few pictures of reid from this week,
just because she's cute.
(brette doesn't believe in sitting still or smiling for a camera.)

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

weekly wrap up

i wrote all about valentine's day, but
i didn't actually have any pictures of the girls yet.
and i couldn't resist but share a few of them from
yesterday because the girls really did love the holiday.
what's not to love?
pink everything, cookies, new sunglasses and hearts everywhere.
both girls were a fan and they looked so cute in their new outfits.

in other news, my mother-n-law isn't coming 
to visit this weekend anymore.
(his grandma fell and she wants to stay to keep an eye on her)
ronnie and i really need to find time to go back there to visit.
we haven't been back since i was pregnant with reid.
it's just so hard to find a free weekend, especially with my work
schedule AND obviously, a seven hour road trip with two kids
is never at the top of my list of things i want to do.
but still, we need to.
now ronnie and i have a free weekend with no plans.
i can't decide to start a new project on the house or
try to find something fun to do.
maybe both?

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

my valentine

i actually don't have to work this tuesday,
so i get to spend the day with my little valentine's.
they're still sleeping, but i'm kind of used to getting
up around 6 and now i can't sleep.
of course.
i put their little presents out last night.
i bought everything off amazon prime last week.
a new outfit, sunglasses, a book and
brette's new obsession, the troll movie.
i'm sure i'll be watching that a few million times.

 (i ordered reid the red and brette the pink)

i planned on ordering papa john's heart-shaped pizza
tonight, but we had pizza over the weekend and its
not exactly diet friendly.
(i've been dieting for two weeks and i'm down 6lbs.)
instead, i'm going to whip up some pancake batter and 
use my heart cookie cutter to at least make them a little festive.
breakfast for dinner is always a hit and i can have
eggs and sausage and skip the pancakes.
speaking of heart-shaped cookie cutter, i was also thinking
of making some valentine's day sugar cookies.
we're having a playdate here tomorrow so it's always
good to have cookies in the house.
ronnie's sister's birthday is on thursday and she LOVED
those cookies at christmas time so i thought about 
taking her a batch too.

ronnie and i don't get each other anything for valentine's, but 
i feel like i have the best gift coming my way.
i scheduled cale to come to the house next weekend and
they're going to build a mud bench by the backdoor.
i'm super excited.
we're literally so freaking close to being done with this house.
i'm so happy with the entry way.
it looks so much better with white trim and painted walls.

hope you have a happy valentine's with the one(s) you love!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

a slow winter

its not that i haven't wanted to blog,
its just that our laptop is giving me hell
and i'm not patient enough to write out a whole
post on my phone.
lately, the screen turns black except for a pink
line across the bottom and you can't do anything with it.
finally today, since brette is asleep with ronnie
and reid is passed out in her crib, i decided
i would give this laptop another spin.
whoop whoop, its working.
we obviously need to look into getting some sort
of tablet, but ronnie could give two shits about
electronics and i feel bad spending the money.
but really, my blog suffers.

so let's see what's been going on...
in true winter fashion, everyone is sick.
reid did her best to make sure i was covered 
head to toe in her vomit  yesterday, so that was fun.
we quarantined her to the shower until we both
were hosed down.
ronnie and i felt awful too and after putting the 
girls to bed at 6:45 (!) so we hit the sack at 8:30.
i'm feeling much better today and i think reid is
too, but ronnie is still a little gray.
i'm hoping this nap will help.

(no one felt great and everyone needed hugs.)

(after we got the puke off ourselves, she passed out on me while watching tv)

as for the house,
i did end up buying two new end tables (target)
for the family room and purchased
two leather chairs for the front room. (world market)

 (i still need a small drum table to go between the chairs, so
if anyone sees one out that is priced well, let me know)

it makes me happy to have some new stuff and 
get rid of the hand-me-down/college furniture we still had.
ronnie has also used these last two weekends to finish up
the walls in the entry way.
it sucks because we've missed out on a few social invites
so we could hang around the house and get it done,
but it does make me happy once the paint is dry.
next up, the walls in the back hallway, the downstairs bathroom
and building a mudroom bench area.
ronnie and i have been looking on pinterst for ideas and
i think we've settled on a bench that is open underneath so
we can have the dog beds in there.
then we'll have wainscoting up the wall with hooks
for coats and backpack with an open shelf at the very top.
i think it should be pretty easy for him and cale to build and
i can't tell you how excited i am to see it finished.
right now, it's a desk and basically we use it as a spot to 
throw all our junk.
it's not cute.

(our current disaster)

 (what i hope for one day - - on a smaller scale.)

i decorated the house last week for valentine's day
and i'm trying to come up with a cute little card the
girls can send out to family.
i haven't found one i love yet, so that's on my list of to-do's.
i also thought about doing another round of sugar cookies
like we baked for santa, except this time all hearts.
i think brette will love cookies that are all pink.
(because let me tell you, she will make sure you know
that her favorite color is pink. pink, pink, pink.)
remember this blog?  read #2. did i call it or what?

that's really all that's going on right now.
i hope we can get this house done soon so
we can just relax and enjoy some time off. 
maybe actually do something fun when we're asked.
i know ronnie is already looking forward to spring.
aren't we all...