Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Big news!

 Well hello there! I know it has been a really really reeeeeaaaallly long time since I've blogged BUT I'm back....for a while.  Teaching (and coaching!) and being a mother and wife and artist has really taken over.  We do have some pretty awesome news though.  Do you see this photo above? The beautiful view of a pond and corn fields? This is going to be our view, from our NEW HOUSE! 
 God has been very good to us this past year.  We decided to sell our house (by ourselves, what an adventure) and in less than six weeks we have found a buyer.  It was a little rough at first, but if all goes well, we will close on our house at the end of August.  It will be bitter sweet saying goodbye to the old house, the place we bought when we were first married and brought two newborn baby boys home to.  At first, we didn't have a house to move in to, but God brought us to this place at just the right time.  It was just the right price and exactly what we have been looking for. 
 It sits on six acres (yes, six!!) with an old barn, a chicken coop and a pond filled with fish and frogs.  We are so thrilled and very blessed.  You can pray that everything goes smoothly with closings on both ends! Here is a view of the old barn. 
 This will be Baylor's room. He is very excited to have a room of his own.  He asked if the deer head could stay.  I think not. 
 Boys bathroom.  I have lots of decorating ideas already.  Lonnie has shot down a few too. 
 Breakfast nook.
 This will be Brody's room.  Perfect for a little boy with lots of energy.  
 Entry way/living room.  This is a modular house, so it was built indoors and then assembled on site.  They are very well made houses.  The family that we're buying it from has really done a lot of work to it. 
 Our ginormous front yard and the front of the house. 

 Kitchen! So excited. Granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances.  Guess I'll have to start cooking again. 
This will be the laundry room.  
Living room. 
Living room looking into the kitchen. 
 Master bedroom, lots of space!  No more hitting my hip on the end of the bed when I get out!
 Master bath.
 Tub! So excited about this too!
 We actually have a pantry now! AND you can walk into it!
 We also bought a tractor with our house purchase because they told us it takes three to five hours to mow the lawn.  Lonnie is excited about this. 

Here is the stocked pond.  Beautiful! 
 My dad is already itching to get fishing! 

 Front porch.
Strawberry beds.  Hopefully I won't kill them. 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Do you ever blog anymore?

I know, sad. Life has become so crazy that keeping up with this lovely blog has been hard.  I know there are a few followers and family that need updating, so here you go! 
 My newest window that will stay on my porch :)
 How very fitting that these yahoos are sitting in a church pew.  We had a wonderful Thanksgiving at my parents house.  We really wanted to travel and see family that lives far away, but Lonnie only got one day off.  We're hoping to do a little more traveling at Christmas time.
 It was a balmy 60 degrees out that day and these two crazies (My dad and my husband) were trying to get an abandon hornets nest down from a pine tree.  It was pretty amusing.
 Helping me decorate the tree!

 Flo! Our very homely angel.  She is a family tradition and will passed down to my boys someday.

 We bought the book "Elf on a Shelf" for the kids this year and we have been having so much fun hiding him all over the house.
Brody wanted to take his snake to school with him.

We're hoping to get a Christmas email or blog post in the near future!  If you have a new email or address let us know.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

We're alive!!!

Oh my goodness, I have been one gigantic slacker when it comes to this blog! We're all alive and SUPER busy.  Let me update you our crazy lives!  

Baylor man turned 7, yes 7! On August 31st.  He celebrated by having a few friends bowling and he finally discovered Legos (we'd been trying to hide them from him!) He's in love.  He's also doing awesome in first grade.  His new favorite book is Little House on the Prairie that we've been reading to him at night.  Right now he's in Washington D.C visiting Aunt Bri and Uncle Kort (with Granny K) I'm so jealous, but he is having a blast!

This crazy one is loving AK, in fact he loves school so much he doesn't want to leave.  He's learning new things and playing soccer this fall.  He's still all boy and super hyper, but we wouldn't have it any other way!

Lonnie is enjoying his new job at Toyota Financial and his new Toyota! It's about time :)  No more ghetto cruiser for him!

I am LOVING my art job at Lisbon.  What a blessing it is to be in the same school as my children and the town I live in. I'm crazy busy, but I love it.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Happy 5th birthday to our little destroyer!

 Happy whole this crazy, sweet, amazing, destructive little boy.  You have given us five crazy years and hope to have many many more.  We love you! Happy birthday, Brody man.