Monday, April 16, 2012

Some Long Over-Due Pictures

I realize that I'm still way behind on getting pictures up from our new place, but it looks like a construction zone around here. Seriously! We still have a hallway covered in spackle that I'm waiting to paint until the ceiling gets fixed. We've torn out and replaced drywall, put in new flooring, run electrical wiring for the upstairs (which had no overhead lighting), installed light fixtures, and pretty much repainted everything floor to ceiling. There really is a reason I haven't posted much! At the moment, it's still not a pretty sight. Things are finally getting put away though, so improvement is happening. Here's a little preview...

First up though is the Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecake (with chocolate drizzle) that I made this last weekend, recipe courtesy of my dad.

The front and side of our new home

Detached garage and shed, and carport, and yes, we're still working on organizing that too!

My wonderful backyard that will be getting partially fenced in this summer. There is a nice garden spot our back and we already have tomatoes, squash, green onions, and green beans growing back there.

H3's rather-large bedroom. I think her room might be bigger than ours, just with a shorter and slanted ceiling

View 2 of her room

And view 3, still H3's room

H4's new Ikea crib!

Yep, still working in here, but it's about 3/4 of the way done. I'm waiting for H1 to put down plywood in the attic/crawl space so I can put some things in there--like the exer-saucer she won't need for a few months, booster seat, etc.

My living room, again, still waiting to be able to move a few things out

H3 working on an awesome topographical puzzle of the U.S. that a 6th grade teacher at the middle school loaned us. He heard that H3 loves puzzles and that my goal is to have her memorize the 50 states this year, so he offered to let us borrow this for a bit. She loves it! So far, she's got VA, NY, CA, OH, and TX down. This particular puzzle has no lettering on it, so everything is by shape and color. It's made out of wood too. I'm quite impressed. I think it's fabulous for little fingers!

That's about it for now, I suppose, Tonight's dinner plan is an herb-rubbed sirloin tip roast with mashed potatoes, steamed asparagus, and zucchini, and it's time for me to get that roast started. Have a blessed day!


1 comment:

Mrs. Taffy said...

What a cute house!! I love it! You've already done so much, I can totally tell! I'm glad you are able to get a lot of work done before H4 shows up! I'm so excited for you!