7 Years

I have some laundry room updates, but today I’m taking a break to write about our anniversary!

David and I have been together for 13 years (this upcoming October) but today is our 7 year wedding anniversary.

In just 7 years we have lived in 4 states (Oregon, Washington, Minnesota, and Illinois), 7 cities, have moved a total of 8 times and have owned 4 homes. We have traveled the world from Hawaii, Tahiti, Mexico, Costa Rica, Greece, Canada and so much more. And most importantly we had two beautiful but wild boys!

Although this is not our forever home, this is the first year out of the 7 that we are actually settled- well settled is a loose term but there are no pending moves on the horizon so that’s settled for us!

I can’t wait to see what the next 7+ years brings!

Father’s Day 2018

I hope you all had a great Father’s Day weekend!

It was so beyond hot here that it put a damper on my plans since we couldn’t be outside. We also didn’t have the best experiences with the restaurants we ate at (service or food). I made some amazing dessert bars though, so I think that made all of the hiccups less noticeable.

David truly is the best dad. He does everything and anything, but mostly everything for this family, and we couldn’t be more grateful and appreciative of him 🖤

Master Bedroom Reveal

Happy Monday! We got tons done this weekend. It looks like Eli might have his big boy room ready really soon. Fingers crossed. But guess what??…

Here we go…another room to check off of our list! Our master bedroom is complete. Well, actually, the entire master suite is complete, which is such a relief! Because we have moved so many times, our styles have changed and our furniture has changed which means we have accumulated a lot of crap for our house- especially our master for some reason. I hate to admit it, but I am acually over our bedroom decor and furnture yet again, but David refuses to get new stuff until we are in a forever home and I really don’t blame him.  So, until then, we will make what we have work.  I think it looks really pretty and bright, and it is just a peaceful and comfy place to relax and sleep.

Entry Way

So remember that one time I said our closet would be done this weekend? HAH. It’s definitely not done. However, we did get a chance to hang our entry way mirror. So that’s cool right? Now we need to get a little table for underneath. Still not sure what style I’m going for.

In other news, David always laughs when I say we have so much left to do with the house. His usual quote is “there’s really not that much to do”. Well, we came up with a punch list this weekend. We went room by room and wrote down everything that needed to get done. Let me tell ya, there’s a lot. I mean- a lot a lot. By the time the house gets completed we will be able to build our dream home. I guess that’s good news for this blog to continue?? Anyway, as stressful as our list is, at least I feel more organized than ever!

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! I am so happy to leave 2017 behind.  It was such an eventful year.  From being pregnant and living in MN alone while David lived here in Chicago, to driving and moving to Chicago at 35 weeks pregnant. Going into labor almost 2 weeks early…on the day we had to close on our new house.  Finding out I needed surgery, getting inconclusive results, being told I might need another surgery and possibly might have something scary going on- just to be told false alarm! Starting a complete renovation on our new house, and the list goes on! This picture is from last New Years when we decided to announce we were pregnant again.  Eli had zero idea what was going on since he was newly two, but I love to look at this and look at how much he has changed since then. Anyway, all I want is to be happy, healthy, and settled this year, not too much to hope for right?!

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