Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Finger Painting Fun

Tonight we broke out the art supplies for Molly's first finger painting experience

Ready to go in our "Daddy shirts"

"Hmmm...what is this stuff..."

"Maybe a paint brush might help"

Master painter Sophie

"This works much better!"

"Oooh, this is sticky..."

"I like it!"

Friday, January 15, 2010

Tutu Cute

The girls found their tutus I had made for them this past fall. Of course we had to try them on and dance around. Yes, I'm raising a bunch of girly girls! :)

Sophie completed the outfit with her Cinderella shoes
Miss Molly, ignore the drool soaked shirt, we're teething

Friday, January 8, 2010

House Pictures

Here are pictures of the main floor of our house. Yes there are toys scattered all over, I have two children, don't judge. :)
This shot is taken from the living room looking at the front entrance. The double doors to the left of the front door is Ryan's office which looks like this

Refer back to the first picture, this is our playroom (technically a dining room but we currently have more toys than nice dishes and place settings)

Shot from the windows in the playroom, the door to the left of the stairs goes to the basement, other side of the half wall is our living room

Hop over the half wall and stand in front of the fireplace, this is the view from the living room into the kitchen. Door to the porch on the right. There is a half bath on the left (not pictured) and that hallway on the left is this

Coat closet on the left, pantry on the right and the door leads to the garage (oh, fantastic lovely garage which means no more scraping ice or snow for me!)

View from the kitchen into the living room

So there it is, I have not taken pictures of the upstairs yet but I will and I'll post as soon as I do.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Catching Up

Well, I know it's been awhile since I've posted. Much has happened including moving, Molly's first birthday party (the same weekend), and the holiday season from November to January. It might take me a few posts to crank out picture highlights from these events. This post, however, is dedicated to our new house.

We had our walk through on Friday, October 9th where went over everything about our house and wrote up a list of changes we wanted made. A little over a week later on Monday, October 19th, Ryan walked through the house again and signed off on the house saying that everything was how we wanted it and the house is complete. Then we waited...and waited....and waited some more. There was something with the bank and processing our mortgage and the government (don't get me started) and it all added up to us not getting into our house. It was so hard knowing that our beautiful house was sitting there completely finished and we couldn't move in. We got to the end of October, celebrated Molly's first birthday on the 29th, Halloween and Fall Fest on the 31st. My parents graciously offered to host Molly's first birthday party at their house on November 7th since it didn't look like we would be in our house yet. Then it happened. I was driving from Sophie's dance class down to the chiropractor on the 6th (a typical Friday for me and the girls) when Ryan called saying to get someone to watch the girls, we're closing on our at 4pm. Oh, I was so excited I started crying. I met my friend Katie in the parking lot of our chiropractor (who also happens to be her husband) and we were hugging and crying and oh so excited!!

My parents and sister Katelyn helped with the girls that night while the entire Miersma/Decker clan (including my sister in law's parents) packed our entire house (I had about 10 boxes packed in the basement). A few loads later everything was in our new house. Ryan and I slept on our mattress on the floor of our new bedroom that night. The next day dawned bright and early and absolutely gorgeous. We woke to a brilliant sunrise that only God could create! It was beautiful. Ryan met the movers at our old house to bring over the couches, piano and other large objects while Sophie and I ventured out to pick up stuff for Molly's party. The day was perfect, Molly's party was so much fun and the weather was awesome, we even played outside for awhile.

We absolutely love our new house. It has been such fun to have friends and family over. We are blessed to have the space to do that now and we're taking full advantage of it. God has given us a great gift and we are so thankful to Him.

Pictures will be posted soon of the new house :)
Until then, I leave you with this