As some of you may have realized, I have been a bit MIA over the past month... Why? Well, we finally bought out first house!! Very exciting but oh so stressful at the same time.
We were hoping to close more towards the beginning of June so that it would give us plenty of time to prep the new house and pack and move things slowly before we had to move out of our rental. Things going how they do in the mortgage business, we wound up closing a week later than we were supposed to. So we closed on the 26th of June and had to be out of our rental by the 30th. Over the next few days I packed as much as I could and after work my hubby went to the new house and painted what he could. That Friday, we got the carpets cleaned in the new house and packed and packed and packed.
I have to definitely say thanks to my inlaws for coming to help pack and move and for my mom for keeping my kids overnight so that they weren't in the way. It was a long day on that Saturday to finish packing and getting everything moved out, but we did it.
We unpacked as much as we could over the next two days, because we had a big family reunion vacation planned. We found most of our clothes, then headed to South Padre for time with the family over the 4th of July. It was a great week and the relaxation that we needed, but we came back to a house that was a complete mess.
We have been painting, changing things out, fixing things, cleaning and organizing for the last month. We still have tons left to do, but the budget has run out for now. So everything else that needs to be done will be a little at a time. I do love having a bigger house and the kids having their own spaces. I now have a place for my office which is soooo nice to not have my desk in Little Miss' room anymore or the extra fridge/freezer in the kitchen.
I guess since we have been renting so long, it doesn't full feel like our own yet. I know in time, once we have it more cleaned up and there aren't these blaring projects in our face that we will be able to enjoy it. As I have time, I will show you all the changes that we have made to make it our own.
My hubby has worked so hard and I am so thankful for him everyday. He works so hard for our family on an everyday basis and then comes home and does whatever project he can. I love him and so glad he is mine.
Also a big thank you to friends of the family who came and helped my parents with our front flower bed. It is so pretty and I am doing my best to keep it alive. I will show you all a picture later :)
So that is what I have been up to. I will still be doing reviews, but am going to start limiting how many I do. I want to make this a more personal blog and also start sharing recipes and other things that I love with you. I like doing reviews, but I want this blog to be more!! Thanks for all your love and support and I hope you stick around to see what is to come here.