Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Well I have failed you all.  I promised an update yesterday, and I did not deliver.  My apologies.  But, I do have a very long post here today! :)  So much has happened in the past few weeks, so I figured we should take a look back.  So let's look, shall we?

Waaaay back on April 28th, this sweet boy turned 1.

It's hard for me to believe he has been with us for a whole year!! Here are just a couple of the 300 pictures I think I took at his party!

The very next day, that sweet boy's sweet daddy turned 27!  We took him out to Miyos for a yummy lunch.

A couple weeks later, we celebrated my 4th Mother's day!  What a precious day!

That brings us a little more up to date, when we went to the beach for the weekend.  We were there to celebrate mine and Ben's 5th wedding anniversary.  We treated each other to a nice surprise gift for each other.  I finally got him his own John Deere riding mower, and he got me the top band for my wedding ring set!  Unfortunately, we had awful weather at the beach, and it was cold and rainy the whole time!  We did take the kids out 1 morning just so they could play in the sand for 30 minutes or so.  

Can you see the tooth?!  It FINALLY broke through on his birthday!

And lastly, I always like coming home from a vacation, but this time was the best!  Why?  Because we came home to a *FiNiShEd* house!!!  My dad finished the roof while we were gone, and it looks incredible!!  Here is the finished product!!!

The front of our house before:

And the front shot NOW!!!!

Can you believe it's the same house?? We can't!!  In case you have lost track, we had an addition built, raised the pitch of the porch roof, added 2 more columns for support, and got a brand new roof!  I know I'm biased, but I just think it's the most beautiful sight!  

The side shots show the porch roof level really well.  It was almost completely flat before and held water really badly.  Now, it has a nice slant for the rain to run off, and it looks 10 times better because you can actually see the shingles!

Ahhhh, home sweet home.  


  1. hey! i am a total stranger but i love to read your blog and see all of the home improvements! You guys are awesome for doing this and brave to take on such projects! I admire that a lot! my husband and i and our little girl live in a small apartment right now and i dream of the day we can do something so awesome! So right now i come to your blog to dream! lol! I hope that doesnt sound creepy. Just wanted to tell you that I absolutely LOVE your house! So awesome to see a home thats so unique and beautiful. All homes looks so much the same nowadays. Congrats on all your hard work truly paying off! Its Georgeous!

    1. Hey Katie! Thank you so much for your sweet comment!! I am so flattered that I can help fuel your dreams! It doesn't sound creepy at all! :) We all have blogs we stalk! Hahaha!!

  2. That looks amazing! I just love your home's exterior.

  3. Your mother's day photo is so good! You are so beautiful! I'm so sad we couldn't join in on Walker's party. It looks like it was a "home run!"

  4. The house is good looking. I am so glad that you so happy to call it your home. Isn't it awesone when you drive down that long road and once you come out of the curve all you see is the white house on the hill. It makes the 2 mile drive all worth it....Great Job!!! Also, Happy Anniversary! I think ours is the same day 19th.

  5. Your baby looks SO cute! How old is he now? Looking at your house's pictures, I don't see any trace of your old house's design. Your dad really did an excellent job out there. Did he replace your roof, or did he just paint it with a darker color?