Work on the backyard was one of the items that got cut from our renovation project because of budget issues, so we saved to do the necessary work for the first year we were here. And when we found out we were having babies, we knew we had to get it done or it might […]
Here are some pictures of our house as it is today (sans baby items that are starting to take over everywhere). These make me realize how we never got around to painting anything differently than the way it started, except the nursery!
*I wrote this 6 months ago but never posted it for some reason? Post with completion pictures to follow… We began looking for a house in September 2010 but weren’t having luck. In May 2011, I found a post on Craigslist about a house being renovated down the street. It sounded promising, so we checked […]
Since there’s no way I’m going to make posts about all of these things, here are some other highlights from 2012. We did move in 2012, but I’ll actually make a post about that!
I planned to try canning this past year, but moving fell right at the time I would can anything. So this year it is, and today marked the start. Here are my purchases of today: Large dusty canning pot (or whatever you call it): $3 at an insane estate sale. Box of 12 Le Parfait […]
Although we were sad to leave our old house, have I mentioned that we love not owning one right now? We were having a “little” trouble with the water from the washing machine and kitchen backing up into the downstairs bathtub (gross). What do we do? Call the landlords! Although they had just gotten home […]
Yes, this really is Joel. I absolutely love snow, and I think God knew that I hadn’t met my snow quota in quite some time. I had heard some talk of a major snowstorm, but I’ve become jaded by promises like that after so many years in the south. Tuesday (Oct. 27) evening after work […]
Last Saturday, we went to the quarterly police bike auction (bike theft is apparently bad here), and we got bikes! Mine was $30 (but needs a number of parts), and Joel’s was $60 (doesn’t need any work). Unfortunately, we didn’t know you could get there an hour early to actually view the bikes before you […]
If you’ve been around Joel lately, you might have noticed his hair. The only scissors that had touched it since November were for the swoop trim featured in an earlier post. His hair really doesn’t bother me much, but it was driving him crazy. After a few weeks of regularly asking if he set up […]
For the last couple of months, Joel has been working on quite the swoop. Unfortunately I don’t have a picture of it, but it was bothering him big time. Since Martha was having her baby, he didn’t schedule his next hair cut, which for Joel means, it will be a very long time until he […]