Sunday, November 23, 2014

Our New House- Before and After

This post has been a long time coming…

We have loved living in our new place. A place that is finally our own is so nice. We don't even mind the three story walk with groceries… at least not too much. ;) 

We've put a lot of work and love into our new home. Micah changed out a lot of light fixtures, door knobs, and he built the bay window bench with our brother-in-law Josh. I love it!

Our house is not perfect yet. There are still plenty of things we want to get, decorate, organize, but we're finally at a point that I can say we are officially settled in. It's been fun to decorate, but wow!, this place sure has a lot of wall space. I will definitely need some more things/ideas to put on the walls.

The kitchen, dining room, and front room:




The front entryway:

The hallway: (We still need to replace all of the doorknobs and eventually even the hinges.)

Lila's bedroom: (I used her decorations from one of our old homes. I still need a few more things, including paint.)

Brighton's bedroom: (I still need to decorate his room.)

Our bedroom- minus the bathroom and closet: (I have no idea when I'll ever get to decorating our space, but we are getting night stands and lamps next month probably. I will also be making a headboard… eventually. ;) )

Closet, guest bathroom, laundry room, pantry: (This stuff is really hard to photograph. You can't tell the sizes of the rooms, but they're big and we're really happy with them.) 

I didn't take a picture of our balcony, storage space, or garage, but you get the idea.

We love our new home! For this month I can definitely say I am thankful for my home.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Halloween 2014

Halloween was really fun this year. I did a few things for the first (and some for the last) time. At school we had a challenge between some of the teachers and we had to eat crickets. I really did it. I had to include this because I never thought that I would be able to bring myself to do it. I ate six in all and no, they weren't covered in chocolate or inside candy or anything, they were just crickets. At least I know I could survive eating bugs in the apocalypse right? ;) Well, actually that's definitely a one time thing for me.

Next, I made marshmallow fondant ghosts for some cupcakes for the first time. I was really proud of my cupcakes because I had made the fondant, cupcakes, frosting, and eyes all myself. They were really simple, but I was still proud. I will definitely be working more with fondant.

Finally, we had our first Halloween at our new house. We actually decided to go trunk-or-treating with my mum's ward instead of going around our neighborhood. I just felt like it would be so much easier with small kids and they had dinner and it allowed Lila to go with some of her cousins. It was a lot of fun and I'm really glad we did it that way. Lila LOVED it. She was a beautiful Cinderella, I was a pilot, and Brighton was my copilot. We had a good time as a little family. The only sad thing was that we didn't get very many trick-or-treaters at our place. :( Apparently that was common around our whole neighborhood, though. Too bad for some kids… our neighbors were handing out full size candy bars. ;) 

I'm looking forward to the rest of the holiday season!