Saturday, June 25, 2016

Dream Home 2016

Well.... We did it!!!! We closed on June 2, 2016 and moved in June 6, 2016. I can't even believe that it's actually here. We were with my parents for a full year. We achieved a lot financially.. And it was so worth living with them for that time. We are all unpacked and settling in. :) we were the 3rd family to move into The Ridge, and more families have moved in since then. We've been meeting a few of them. :) We are hosting a little meet and greet in a few weeks at our place. 
When we closed we had a list of some items that still needed to be fixed, and just after two weeks- everything is done except for the garage door Windows. We are so happy to be laying down roots. Our ward seems to be great. They have split 3 times in 6 months! With the church being built behind our house, I'm sure it'll split again. We love it! I love having a house to hang an American flag. I also LOVE my front porch swing! 

It was made by Douglas, Steve's cousin. It's adorable!! We've made some adjustments hanging it and all seems to be going Ok. We love that new home smell!! I've loved being able to fill the spaces in the home. I love thinking of telling a story in each space I decorate. Our home is a very light, airy, coastal- southern charm :) I love the pops of color throughout the house. 
Steves dad and himself did some projects for a few days in the house- shiplap above the fireplace, and kitchen island & bathroom, painted a bathroom, kitchen and bathroom knobs, painted the boys room, hung a ceiling fan, did a floating shelf and set up the beds! I'm so thankful for them!! 
We still have a couple more projects of installing a garbage can kit inside a kitchen cabinet and some wainscoating on one of Jordynn's walls. 
I have a list of some more items I would like to buy in the upcoming months- but with Georgia coming up, and wanting to achieve some goals with our savings.. Some items will have to wait longer than I anticipated. 

Home sweetest home. ❤️

Happy 3rd Birthday, Jordynn!

Happy Birthday to my angel girl. She's just a light in every way. Since it was the weekend we moved into our new home, I didn't get done everything I wanted to for her party.. But it was still fun :)
We had a Little Mermaid party. We played.. Pass the mermaid to music, mermaid bingo, we had Paula there to do face painting- she was AMAZING! We decorated dinglehoppers, had cake, and played bubbles. Her girl cousins were there as well as Jolee, Taelie and Elsie. It was lots of fun! 
We also went and got a mommy daughter pedicure and went to dinner at Goodwood BBQ as a family. 

Weight 30 lbs 48 percent 
Height 37 inches 50 percent 
BMI 15.62 46 percent 

I did her 3 year questionnaire with her, and it seems like we need to work with cutting with scissors and saying her last name. 
We love you Jordynn! 

Jordynn's 3rd year pictures

Jordynn and I had an over nighter in Logan for Quinn's Birthday Party. Quinn is my friend, Savannah's little girl. Jordynn and Quinn are 2 weeks apart. Savannah was kind enough to take some shots of her in a field in Smithfield. The photo session was impromptu.. I would have had her hair done differently haha.. I love them though! She's an angel! 

Peyton is 7!

Happy Birthday, Peyton!
I can't believe that in just 1 year, he will be Baptized! 
Although we couldn't quite out do Disneyland, we did have a blast :)
We had an Angry Birds Birthday cake. And had a bounce house birthday party. It worked out so well. We had a great turnout. 
Peyton is a happy, energetic guy. His kindergarten year was a bit of a stress, so we are happy that is over and that we are going into 1st grade, fresh start and new school. He will be attending Summit   Academy. It's a walk from our new home. I look forward to walking with him everyday :) 
Peyton has been diagnosed for ADD. We are going to start him on a mild stimulant the beginning of August and hopefully find the right kind so when school starts, it'll make make a difference. I hope this upcoming year he will be focused and attentive. 
He LOOOVED Bingham Baseball! It was an amazing time! They made it to the tournament and placed 3rd overall in the league. It was so much fun. My phone is literally overflowing with SO many videos of him playing! 
Peyton has been loving our new home and stretching out and exploring all areas of the house. 
He's a great guy! 

Weight 48 pounds 32 percent 
Height 49 inches 68 percent 
BMI 13.99 9 percent