Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Makeover...

In honor of my last night at Mosshill,
I am finally posting the pictures of our home makeover!
After signing on with a new realtor and 
a stager sending us a monstrous to-do list,
we spent a week working NON-STOP to makeover the house.
It was hard.
Little did we know that it would be SO worth it!!
I took most of these pictures just after
spending 3 hrs at McDonalds
during the one and only showing
that sold our house!
Outside project #1: raked leaves
Lizzy sleeping amidst the MESS!

Michael took this picture while I was painting the bathroom.
This may have been the 5th or 6th coat (primer + paint!)
Notice the new paint color?
We FINISHED the stager's list!

Put out tons of pinestraw
Pressure washed the walkway
Cut back some bushes near front door

Added flower pots
Re-painted porch ceiling and trim
Changed light fixture

Painted door black

Moved rug, got rid of chair
Painted walls
Brought in and staged a bookshelf

Painted back of door white
Removed all wall hangings and
brought in 1 from office for above fireplace

Changed out wood blinds for white ones
Put rug under table

Painted walls

Removed almost everything from countertops

Caulked in a few places
Picked up rugs

Changed out wood blind for white one
Painted (many, many coats to cover orange)
Added wall hanging from living room
Changed out towels and curtain for WHITE

Scraped and painted ceiling
Installed a new fan
Painted walls
Painted baseboards and trim

Changed out Michael's bedding for more neutral
Removed shelves and wall art

Removed a bookshelf and other furniture
Staged remaining bookshelf

Removed all wall hangings
Moved bed and other furniture
Nothing left on dresser(s) 

Painted (many, many times!)
New (updated) medicine cabinet and light

Had to include a picture of our family aprons :)
Re-painted floors in sunroom and laundry room
Added a bench (Thanks Allison!)

Straightened up under carport
The work felt way harder than it sounds here.
So thankful I only had to keep it that clean for 1 week!!!!!
It looked GOOD!
Oh - and we are actually benefitting from all of this work...
our wall hangings are already gone and the walls are already repaired.
Just looking on the bright side!!!  :)
<>< Stacy

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Cuteness Overload

-- Caution --
This post will predominantly be
appreciated by family members
or people who find joy in looking at
adorably cute pictures of little children.
Enjoy :)
Christopher shaking Lizzy's toy for her

Look at those cheeks!!!

Happy baby girl

Napping in the swing

Playing on her toy mat - she grasps toys now!

Just another happy moment :)

She is just PRECIOUS!!!!

Look closely ---
We definitely have a thumb sucker!!

My newest niece - Lily Kate Strom - born April 4th

Does this look comfy to you?????
Babies have the weirdest sleeping positions!

Mommy/Daughter picture

These 3 keep me BUSY and HAPPY!

Little rascals.

OOOOOoooooohhhhhh the cuteness!!
"What are YOU lookin' at?"

Just chillin' while Mommy meets with a bride and
Daddy cleans out a freezer before moving it to the new house!

Sweet, sweet, sweet!
I adore my little girl and my big boys!
It's our last week in Columbia!
<>< Stacy

Friday, April 5, 2013

Celebrating our miracle!

April 5th, 2013
On this day two years ago, Christopher finally came home healed.
I remembered how much my heart still hurt last year.
This year, there was too much excitement in our lives
for me to consider the painful memories.
Instead, I am filled with gratitude and happiness
for the many blessings in my life!
If you collected Can Tabs for Christopher,
we will be taking them to the hospital at the end of next week!
April 2011
Toys from Happy Wheels!

Cruising down the hospital couch!

Mommy check out my IV!

Going for a drive!

Happy boy :)

Big brother visits the hospital and waterfall
Easter 2011
April 2012
Happy Wheels toy collection!

Just visiting!

Much better views from the outside of the hospital

Christopher and his favorite lovey...
Easter 2012
April 2013
Such a big boy!

Best buds!

Gained a little sister!

My three cutie pies!

Easter 2013
Praise God from whom all blessings flow!
<>< Stacy