Hudsons big day is this Saturday and we can’t wait for him to become a member of our Church. He is wise beyond his years and has a heart of gold. I couldn’t ask for a better son. I remember when I first found out I was pregnant with him praying for a son. Dallin traveled a ton when we first were married and I wanted a man around the house, and God gave me Hudson. I love how he is protective of me and can sense how I am feeling. And now I’m choked up. The other day we slept at my moms and all his cousins wanted him to come and watch a movie with him and Hudson bold faced just told them I want to hang out with my mom. I coaxed him to go but he said he wanted to just be with me. I hope we always have this kind of relationship.
This summer we thought about moving, even put an offer on a home (the same home we put an offer in on last year, but they took down the listing) but we weren’t all in and another family got it. Which is totally fine with me. I wanted to move in and gut it. So now that we are staying in our home I want to do the updates I’ve always wanted to do.
So far I’ve done the kitchen, we finished the entire basement, and have decorated. I am now wallpapering and hardwood flooring the upstairs and replacing the carpet. Then I’d like to eventually like to move on to remodeling the bathrooms. Baby steps, but it’s a work in progress.
I feel good about this decision and about just staying put and being content. I love nesting and making this home our own. After all, I am the one who chose it. I love its bones, kids room layout and love watching all the progress.
The year is 2015. I have a 3-year-old a one year old and half way into my 3rd pregnancy, after recovering from a miscarriage. My MIL has a few months to live, curse you cancer! And my husband wants to build our dream home. We meet with our architect, our builder and every time we visit our lot my heart is not in it. (see before pics and post here)
On one hand I’m begging that I don’t want to be doing this right now, but on the other we are busting out of the seams of our current home and we need a bigger home. After fighting on the lot over floor plans etc for the 100th time we go for a drive while the two babies fall asleep. We drive around the area. I yell pull over after seeing an open house sign. I hop out and run around the home and backyard. With hearts in my eyes I come back to the car and tell my husband “I found our house”! He was like you’re kidding?! I told him “I am not”! He runs through the home and comes back to the car where I was sitting with the still sleeping children. He asks me “what do you like about it”? He tells me I am joking. I repeat “I am not”! He asks you like the brown walls?, the black kitchen? the yellow granite?, the travertine tile? I tell him no! I hate all of that! But that’s cosmetic! What I love is the yard, I have visions of my kids playing in the river both in the front and back yard and getting dirty. I love the floor plan. This had been a HUGE problem when building. I love that there were three bedrooms plus a master just on the main floor, as well as an upstairs with bedrooms and a basement we could build out. (see before pics and post here)
So like a great husband he put an offer in that day! We along with two other offers came in and we got it!!!! We sold our lot and slowly we made this house our home. We have brought two children into it, finished our basement and have slowly done some cosmetic changes. It’s been so good to us and my children are having the type of childhood I’ve always wanted for them. (see before post and pics here)
As I look at my finished kitchen today my heart is so happy, not because its “perfect” but because of the journey it took us to get it to where it is today.
The night before St. Patricks day I was tossing and turning not knowing what to do for St. Patricks day for my kids. So I made an emergency Walmart run at midnight. The surprise on my kids and husbands face was totally worth it.
**Linking some of the items in my kitchen (mostly my barstools) for those who have been asking
Came home last night from our date to Holland telling us all about this fairy garden she and the babysitter made. It was too late and dark to see and to go visit it outside so we went in the morning and oh my word was I impressed. (see instagram for refrence)
My baby B’s nursery is now complete! Briton and Brooklyn are the sweetest of brothers and have been so excited to show you guys their new room. They were literally squeeling when I let them come in and their were balloons everywhere.
The Snoopy bedding in full/queen wasn’t available online but if you call your local store they should have them, at least mine did 🙂