Wednesday, October 22, 2014

numero 3.

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i'm a little scared and a whole lot overjoyed. and genuinely surprised? although i don't know why since we were "taking them as they come". don't you worry, pictures and weekly updates of pregnant lindsey jo are coming to a town near you. if it ain't broke don't fix it.

and ummm, how cute is grant?! isaac henry was THE.SWEETEST. when we told him and i'll try to post that video because it's precious and involves my bare belly so who doesn't want to see a piece of that?! we knew he'd be excited because our creepy psychic child has been saying "momma is having a baby!" loooonnnnggg before we were in fact having a baby/knew we were with child. prophet isaac henry.

summa babe, i love you. also you're killing me with the hormone induced pimples and throw up and exhaustion. lay off me kid. 

have all the babies!!!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

business in the front [room]. party also in the front [room].

when we first moved, i had a hard time adjusting to two living spaces. i just tried to cram everything into one space because i was used to the jumbo living room at the old house. obviously that didn't pan out. so we have our living room (you can see here!). and our front room. we use this room for downstairs toy city and this is where we gather for community group.

enough mammer jammer. here tis. the front room in all her glory..



above is the view from the french doors/dining area.

this is kinda looking over from the stairs..



we ordered that couch from ikea and so far i've been very pleased. you can obviously tell it's not high end but for a washable $300 couch, i don't think you can beat it.

i definitely need some throw pillows for the couch. just add it to the ever growing list of more crap to do.. 

there's also this great window seat in the front room.. i love it! i had a hard time deciding what window treatments to use on these windows because we do use this area for seating and the beadboard makes things a little tricky and this room gets so hot in the afternoon so i needed something that would block the sun and yada yada.. i ended up making these roman shades from the cheapo mini blinds.



they were time consuming but very easy and i love how they turned out.

here's the view over to the front door from in front of the fireplace..

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like i've said, we don't use the front door. but there are the stairs and if you kept walking, you'd end up back in the living room.

the fireplace and looking back into the dining area..


those french doors are awesome because you can close that and gate off the hallway leading to the living room and the children are trapped in the front room. ha!



a little collage wall on the half wall beside the stairs..

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and that's it!

stay tuned. the more rooms i faux clean, the more rooms i blog!

Monday, October 20, 2014

isaac henry's ernge birthday party.

in april, we threw my dad a surprise party for his 50th birthday and no joke, isaac henry has been talking about his own party ever since. everytime we asked him what kind of party he wanted, he'd say "ernge, my fave-it tuh-ler." he's obsessed with his favorite color, orange, and knowing everyone else's favorite color. and he never changed his mind! not even once. SINCE APRIL. so it had to be an orange party. isaac henry's only requests were that his friends come over, eat orange cake, and have orange balloons. 

that i can do. we kept the guest list smaller this year because it's the first year that ih really has friends and could tell us who he wanted to invite.

i did my chalkboards because i just can't quit them..

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and made his orange cake.. it's two bundt cakes cut and iced together. i was pleased with how it turned out.



we had the party from 11-1 so we served pizza for lunch (it's kinda orange, right?) and some other orange foods..



another chalkboard..



and orange balloons, his other request..



we actually blew these up on his birthday eve because we wanted them to be there when he woke up on his birthday morning. it was so cute. he came down the stairs and said "momma! it's my birthday and i just now turned three!" we gave him his presents from us on his actual birthday..

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we also met bryant for lunch at firehouse (isaac's other obsession) because as isaac pointed out, "they have sandwiches AND cookies!" ha.

ok, back to the party..

papa and grant.. 



isaac and his friend kari..



and their mommas..



thankful for that girl and our lifelong friendship. it's so neat to see our kiddos playing together when we used to be the kiddos playing together!

isaac and grant got a swingset as their big gift from us and papa and ne. and it was perfect! the weather was great and it was so nice for the kids to be able to play outside..



this is isaac with his best friend, jack..



they're so sweet together. i hope they're friends forever.

we asked all the guests to wear orange. and grandma showed up in this..



hahahahaha. i was dying. isaac henry didn't even recognize her. she started walking toward the house and isaac shouted, "WHAT'S YOUR NAME?!" and after we explained it was grandma, he said "you look like a clown." so funny.

ih got lots of cool new toys..





that had to be immediately opened and tested out..



then we ate cake..



he blew each candle out individually. so cute!

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eating with his lady friends.. kari, mclaine (my clainey, as isaac refers to her), and josie (jack's big sister)..





besides isaac henry's buddies and the grands, we had a few of his adult faves there too..

aunt em..



and meme and dede..



don't you love friends that are more like family?!

it was a great day.



i loved celebrating our big three year old. and he had a blast at his ernge party!

Friday, October 17, 2014

isaac henry is three!!

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i can. not. believe my baby is three. he is the funniest, friendliest, handsomest kid. he brings so much joy to our lives. he is seriously the best.

thank you for making me a momma 3 years ago, isaac henry. it's been the best 3 years. happy birthday silly goose! i love you more than you'll ever know!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

it's the kitchen.

at this house you don't come in the front door. you come in the side door which opens up into the kitchen. side door guests are best.

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do you like our gazillion pumpkins?! i think they are reproducing!

waa laa!

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when i walked into this house for the first time it was this kitchen that made me say "uh-oh." cause i love it! we've painted and added that light above the island but that's it in this room.

we've got all these hooks on your left when you first walk in. it's the perfect place to kick off your shoes.



i'd love to have an old church pew there one day but then i guess the hooks would be obsolete.. so i don't know. i just think it'd be cute.

and see there's the whatever room on your left..



looking back into the kitchen from the whatever room..



does that help you get the layout?

also that open door on the far left of the picture is our room. it's off of the dining area. 



we ordered that step stool from ikea. and i LOVE it. i need to decide what color to paint it. i'm kinda thinking coral, but is that too girly for my fam?? opinions? i feel like i have enough teal and blue and yellow.

some people were like, "i don't know if you're gonna like having all glass front cabinets." but i really do! i keep it pretty organized and i love getting to see all my fun glasses and stuff.



i did cover the inside of one set of cabinets with burlap. just hot glued it on there. this cabinet is for all the uglies. ya know, like sippy cups and water bottles and extra [not cute] mugs, crap you have to have but don't necessarily want on display..



looking over into the dining space..



one more look back into the kitchen so you can kinda see the layout again and that we have a fridge..



just kidding two more looks. the cabinets are chippy. especially the bottom ones. you can kinda see it in this pic. i love it! it adds so much character!!


and that door behind the entry door is a big ole pantry.

ok, back to the dining area..



we bought this hutch off craigslist for this house. there are no hall closets downstairs so i use this to hold all the boys' craft and preschool-y stuff and puzzles.



the lady i bought it from already had it fixed up like that.. isn't it perfect?!

i know you were getting nervous but my chalkboard made the move. of course. you know i gotta have my big momma chalkboard! i did paint it white since the walls are blue. the original blue didn't mesh well with the new wall color.



ignore that gross flower water. yuck.

sneak peak alert! the front room on the left through the french doors..



i'll show ya that later.

i really feel like the pictures don't do the house justice. YOU HAVE TO COME SEE IT. and walk around and sit on the couch and look out into the back yard at the creek. maybe i'm just in love. or we've really been working our butts off and i want someone besides us to appreciate it! ha! but seriously, it just feels so right that we're here. it's not perfect, but throw me a cup of coffee and let me watch the boys running around playing and it's pretty dang close.

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