Well its been nearly a month since my last post. And I’m sure you all know that WE MOVED!! during that time. But before we get to the new, we must first re-visit the old. Here is our last weekend on Sullivan Lake.
Dylan got to go sailing with Michelle (our neighbor) on her sailboat. He’s sailing!!!! (Any What About Bob fans out there???)
Avery had to get a ride too. She sailed too! On her first try!
And this is the kid’s final night in our old house. We’re pointing towards Baxter.
Last picture with Lace-os.
My parents were there to have the kids stay with them at their motorhome the night before our closing, so they took these pictures for us.
Last time on the dock!
Last walk to the bridge!
Last time sitting down by the water at the bridge.
Last angry Avos at the bridge!
The light was PERFECT so I just kept snapping away.
My Dylie had been pretty melancholy about the move. He was having a hard time and I think these pictures reflect that.
He was very pensive.
Notice how his front tooth is kinda snaggly? Well, its loose and it has been for awhile. But he’s not letting that thing go. He takes good care to make sure that he doesn’t bump it while eating. :)
What are we, the Schmaltz family?! (Any Father of the Bride Part 2 fans out there? Yeah, I thought so. :)) We should have taken Avery out there and stuck her little newborn hands in there. This concrete was poured the day she was born. Or was it the day after? Fact checker will let us know.
Final night in the house. There were some tears. From me. Not Eric. He skipped around excitedly. I think it was cuz I was there alone for most of the day while he and his dad loaded up the trailer several times with all the extra stuff that wouldn’t fit in the moving truck (3 trailer loads!!! yikes!) so I was just sitting there with no furniture and it all seemed kinda sad. I’m tearing up writing this. Ahhhhh!
BUT! On with the new! I didn’t take many pictures the first few days because we were so darn busy that I had no time to do any of that. Getting settled has taken some time and we’re STILL working on it now. But we’re getting there. Anyway, the kids immediately hit up the garden and picked what was left of the tomatoes in it.
This is for Lingy – you know Eric wasted NO TIME in cutting down branches that obstructed his precious view!
The kids are new to this – being able to walk into the lake on your very own shoreline. So new at it, in fact, that they went swimming in their clothes every day for the first week. Uggggggggg. I *think* we’re over that now.
There he is, cuttin’ away.
Here’s the garden. I’m overwhelmed by it. Not sure how or what I’ll do in it next year.
Fire pit. Not as snazzy as the wood ones that were here before. BOOOO!
Here is the wall that went up the day we moved in. Gpa Danny is very handy, you see. He parked his Winnie in our backyard and stayed for a week. We paid him in green tea and tacos.
My first project was tackling the kids rooms. As you can see, Avery’s room is just a lovely color of yellow. HA. It had to go immediately!
First, the wallpaper had to come down. Yes, that was wallpaper. So I steamed that all off revealing this really purdy blue color and lots of drywall damaged spots. So then I had to prime it with some wall repairing primer.
That is where the old doorway to her room was.
Here is the AFTER photo. I think it turned out SO cute. I’m kinda jelly of it actually. It took 2 full days to paint I think. Or was it 3? I don’t know. I was delirious. But it was a lot of work painting the baseboards white. They were that lovely yellow, you see. And there were lots of nooks and crannies that had to be addressed. The white (or um, yellowed) furniture came from my parents house from my old bedroom. It needs some attention. They used to be white! But have yellowed with time I think.
I’m going to paint the walls in her closet this winter sometime. A nice bright fuschia-y pink I think.
And here is Dylan’s room BEFORE. Furniture just thrown in there. Neutral walls.
This is the closet that Gpa Danny made. Dylan’s room used to be 1/2 of a downstairs family room so there was no closet.
Here it is after. He decided to keep the outdoorsy woods theme wall paper border for now.
He picked this color. Yeah, its a bit bright. But its called Pickle and it suits his personality and its his favorite color so we said okay. Its just paint, Gma Toni (who poo-poo-ed it)!
I painted his closet orange, just for fun.
Here is the fireplace BEFORE. I just threw some stuff up for the time being when we moved in.
Here’s the family room upstairs. We have a different tv there now, but I didn’t take a picture b/c Dylan had his toys all over the place and it was no good for a pic today.
Gpa Danny also put up shelving in the garage while he was here. See, told ya – HANDY DANNY.
More water frolicking.
I found these cuties at Christmas Pointe. I die over their cuteness. Their hats are like bobble head hats!
Gma Toni came and brought some fall stuff to help out the fireplace room. Here is the finished product.
Put up some Halloween stuff today as well!
And the front door is all fall ready!
The leaves are falling, the pumpkins are out and its nearly October! Ahhh fall. In a new house. Fun fall!
Heres the tree in our front yard.
Avery felt the need to pose for me. Dylan had no interest. BOO DYLAN!!!
And then she rolled down the hill (which is gonna be an AWESOME sledding spot in the winter I decided!).
Well, that’s it for now. I have a birthday video to create. DOH! I haven’t even started. Shoot me now. Later!