Saturday, January 19, 2013

Our Casa...

Who would of known that our first house would be while we are in graduate school? Well, it's a HUGE blessing. The transition has been a lot easier because we have a sort of garage and a backyard and we don't have to make Bayer be quiet if he is jumping off the couch because no one below will hear!

This is the front of our little house :) It's a little older, but its a great deal coming from Florida prices. You can sort of see how big this backyard is. Notice our snow! It's the only snow we'll get probably, it was melted by 11AM.
Backyard with snow.
Our room. 

 The only bathroom.

 Bayer's room and what it usually looks like...

...and what it usually DOESN'T look like... 

Here is Preston's room, I haven't done anything really. My mom and I bought that cute green thing hanging on the wall, and that little chest of drawers but I haven't even hung up curtains in here, I'll post once I've cutified this room.

Here is our family room, if that black and white chair wasn't there, the whole thing would look great, but someone will not let me get rid of it because it's too comfy. 

 My mom sewed these curtains, I love how colorful and fun they are. 

We've given this kitchen a lot of TLC, it was rough was we first got here. Something is missing? Can you spy it? 
 This rolling storage cart was not here when we got here so they're was this big empty hole next to the stove, which is gas and I love that. 

What was missing?....a dishwasher!! It's not as bad as I thought it would be...luckily our water temperature gets REALLY hot, like scald you hot. So I feel like things are getting disinfected. My mom and I picked out that blue shelf at an antique store for $40 and I painted it turquoise. 

Here is the backyard..

 Brandon was working on the tire'll see by the end of the night he got it up.

Tulips grow here! I'm so excited to plant these babies! 
 Daddy loves it as much as Bayer.

Friday, January 18, 2013


Four words I NEVER thought I would say...

"I live in Mississippi"

So far, it's been pretty darn wonderful. The people are really genuinely nice. Did you know that Mississippi is the "Hospitality state?" Well, it's lived up to its name. 

Check out our license plate. I'm mean, we're legit Mississipians.

The ward here is really organized and super welcoming.  They play soccer on Tuesday nights, play group Wednesday mornings, and Thursday night is basketball for the guys. Sure do miss organized sports, Tampa needs to get with it. ;) 

I don't think it's actually hit me yet, it's all still fun and new and refreshing to be in a new place. It's so rad that we have a backyard, it's my favorite part.

There is something so satisfying about being on your own, it feels really perfect. I actually feel relieved, all of my stress and fears are diminishing day by day because there aren't unknowns anymore. I love that I will be home more actually, I don't have my moms to sneak over to, I will be forced to work on our little home! 

We had my mom, Brandon's mom and brother help us move in and stay with us for the week. They were SO helpful and amazing and it was really fun to have them here. We owe them a ton! 

Bayer seems to be adjusting totally fine. He asked where his Grandma's were like 2 hours after they left and that was it basically. He loves his backyard, with his new sandbox, and new tire swing. 

Preston is keeping me busy, he loves to nurse (as if you've heard of a baby that doesn't?), is really getting CHUBBY!

Things I am looking forward to this year...

Spending a ton of quality time outside with my two boys
Starting a garden--using my own vegetable and herbs in my cooking
Upping my chef skills, I want to be a legit cook
Reading books on my phone
Joining the gym at Brandon's school because its the nicest gym i've ever seen