Wednesday, May 20, 2015

home tour tuesday {master bedroom}

We finally have internet at our new home so I can continue my Home Tour of our now old home.  

Welcome to our Master Bedroom!
Our bedroom sat just right off the living room.  
On my side of the bed I had a mirror that opens up to a jewelry box.  
On Matt's side of the bed he had a little desk that housed our printer. 
The furniture in our room was the first purchase we made for our house.  We loved it because it was big and oversized, but we didn't really realize how big it was until we got it in our house. It's HUGE!!
We love our tall dresser because it gives us so much great storage. 
There wasn't even really enough room for the amoire, but we squeezed it in the corner!!
I didn't get a good picture of it, but the window seat in our kitchen had a great view of our backyard and the pond.  
In between our bedroom door and our bathroom door we have a little bookshelf that holds our phone, baby monitor and toys for the boys when they come in our room in the mornings. 
Our master bathroom was nice and cozy. We both had our own sink but no extra counter space.  Matt was always complaining about my stuff being on his side!!
All my window treatments in my house were made by my Mom including this one. 
Our bathtub in our house literally got used twice in the six and a half years we lived there.
And here's our toilet…..ha!!
I forgot to take a picture of our closet, but it was nothing special, just a long skinny closet where Matt's side was taking over my side. His side was always cleaner than my side!!

I think I will have one more week of my Home Tour Tuesday.  It will be a tour of all the miscellaneous places in our house…..the boy's bathroom, entry hall, laundry room, and patio.  

See ya next week!!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

pearson's last day of 3K preschool

Another year of preschool has come and gone.  This year got off to a crazy start as Pearson had a few instances where he was getting in trouble at school, but overall we had such a wonderful year!!
Pearson always looks forward to Tuesdays and Thursdays so he can go to school.  He loves his friends, his teachers, and all of the fun things they do at school.  
I can't believe how much he has grown up this year.  He is really looking more and more like a big boy!!
We loved Pearson's teacher Ms. Beth and Ms. Dawn and are so thankful for all they taught him this year.  He always came home with the cutest crafts from school and the best stories about all the fun things they did.  All of our teachers at Learning Academy Preschool over the past two years have given him  such a strong love for learning. They have set the perfect foundation for him to grow in school over the years. 
And as always, a little comparison picture from the first day of school and the last day of school.  
I can't believe that next September I will be taking these pictures in front of a new front door, for a new school for PRE-KINDERGATEN.  How is it even possible that my baby will be in Pre-K next year.  Absolutely crazy!!

moving out day

This morning about 9am a big ole truck showed up at out house to load up our stuff. We had packers come yesterday which was soooooooo helpful. Pearson was so excited to see the big moving truck. 
I still can't believe we are moving. This is crazy!!
The movers said we filled up about half of the truck. It was crazy to see them pack it all in there. It was like a giant game of Tetris.
At 12:30 we met our amazing realtor at the title company to close on our house. She made selling our house so easy. She 
was wonderful. If you are in need of a realtor, Misty Forehand is your gal!!!
The movers finished up at 3:30 literally right when it started pouring down rain. So thankful they got it all done before the rain, now we are just praying it's not pouring when they deliver our stuff to Tyler. My Mom and I went over and cleaned for an hour or so while Matt watched the kids, then after dinner Matt and I went back and finished up. 
We have had so many wonderful memories in this house. It was our first home together and we brought both of our babies home to this house. It's definitley sad leaving this home but we are excited for what God has in store for us!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

home tour tuesday {living room}

Wow! It's crazy looking at these pictures because this is absolutely not what our living room looks like right now.  Everything is off the walls, and our living room is full of boxes.  Thank goodness for packers!! I don't know when I would have been able to pack all of our stuff.

I thought about taking out the toys that are in our living room to make these pictures prettier, but then it wouldn't be out living room.  That's just the way it is in our little house.  We don't have a playroom so our living room is our playroom!!
  
It's full of toys, but lots of sweet memories too!!
 I love how I was able to tie the red in our kitchen into our living room with this little nook over the mantle. 
 This couch was our first furniture purchase.  I was so excited about having a sectional but after 7 years with it, I'm ready for something new.  It will be moving with us to Tyler but I hope to replace it at some point. 
One thing I love about our living room is how it opens up to our kitchen.  I love how I can be doing the dishes while Matt watches TV and the boys play and we are practically all in the same room.  
 The absolute best part of our living room though is the view.  Right outside our living room is a beautiful pergola with wisteria growing all over it looking on to a land full of ducks.  
 Even though we will be in Tyler next Tuesday, I'll still be going through our house and finishing up our home tour.  Check back next week for a peek into our Master Bedroom.  

Friday, May 08, 2015

friday favorites

Happy Friday!!
Today I'm linking up with Friday Favorites!!
Hosted by: Andrea, Erika, & Narci

I can't believe it, but this is actually our last Friday night here in Dallas.  
Next Friday night we will be spending our first night in our new {to us} home in Tyler.  
I'm excited and nervous and scared all at the same time.  

I have 10 favorites for ya tonight……. 

{one}
This past Friday night we dropped the kids off at Parent's Night Out at our church.  We went to Gloria's for dinner and split some delicious shrimp and steak fajitas then headed to Best Buy to buy a new refrigerator for our new house.  If you know me at all, you know I love a good deal, and of course we got a great deal on it.  I had a 10% off coupon, I price matched it at Nebraska Furniture mart, and we got free delivery. We saved almost $700!!!  I debated on whether to get a French Door fridge or stick with a side-by-side like we have always had, but after a FB poll, I had overwhelmingly positive feedback on French doors.  I am so excited about our new fridge.  Another sign I am getting old!!

{two}
Pearson had a choir concert on Sunday night.  He has loved being in Preschool Praisers this year.  He was a hoot at his concert.  All the little kids had such different personalities performing.  We couldn't stop laughing.  He sang all the songs, but he also spend most of the time stomping and jumping on and off the risers.  Thank goodness he wasn't on the top row or he would have fallen off!!
After the concert, my in-laws came over for dinner and to help watch the boys while Matt and I got some work done around the house.  
Grandaddy did the dishes and Grammy bathed the kids, while Matt and I took things down off the wall, patched the holes and painted over them.  I'm so thankful for all of there help!!

{three}
On Monday we had our last MOPS meeting. Our group of girls was so amazing this year.  They were such an huge encouragement to me this year.  We found out about the possibility of moving to Tyler way back in August, so these ladies have been praying over our move all year long.  Originally we thought we were going to moving way sooner, but I'm so glad that I was able to finish out the year with these girls.  I will definitely miss them all. 

{four}
Have you heard of How-Old.net? I'm embarrassed to admit how much time I wasted one day this week playing around with it.  Just go to the website, upload a picture and it guesses your age.  

In this one, I think all my extra make-up for our family pictures made me look really young and apparently my boys are so cute that they look like girls. Matt just put on a couple of years in this picture.
In this picture, it actually had my age pretty close, but Matt is robbing the cradle.  And somehow my little one year old looks like a 55 year old lady. What????
And this one is my favorite…..
My friend Sarah might kill me for posting this, but she only told me not to post it on Instagram. She didn't say anything about my blog!!! Apparently we are all grandma's.  But heck, if this is what being a grandma looks like, that doesn't look too bad!!

{five}
Oh my word……Nash is into everything these day.  He refuses to play with toys.  He would prefer opening cabinets, unrolling toilet paper, playing with remotes, digging out of the trash, stealing Mommy's sonic drink and trying to get ice out of the fridge. 
This little kid swifter sweeper is the only toy he has been playing with lately.  I think it's only because he thinks he is doing something I do.

{six}
Painting on the concrete with water is our jam!! We have literally done it every day this week.  It's one of the few things both boys will stay entertained with at the same time for a good amount of time.  


{seven}
On Wednesday night we went to Shady's for dinner with our small group.  We have been meeting with this group once a week since Pearson was 6 months old.  The are our people and we are going to miss them so much.  
I'm not sure what I'm going to do without my girls.  I'm praying that we find this same kind of community of believers in Tyler.  


{eight}
Yesterday Nash had his 15 month check up.  He weight 25lbs 15.5oz which is in the 75% and he was 32.5 inches which is in the 90%.  He is definitely a BIG boy!!!

{nine}
Pearson came home with this from church.  These little questionnaires always make me laugh.  I love that he loves me because "I chill with him".

{ten}
Twice this week Pearson has ran in our room so fast when the big loud storms hit.  It's crazy how he can be so scared one minute in his room but then totally fine and snoozing through the storm when he is on a pallet beside our bed.  

{and a bonus}
I can't help but share this picture of my almost FOUR year old.  Since we are moving to Tyler a month before his birthday we decided to celebrate early so he could have a party with all of his friends.  We are having his party tomorrow and he can't wait!!!

{and one more bonus}
Pearson's birthday picture reminds me that I STILL need to blog about Nash's first birthday party.  All of my pictures are stuck on my iPad and I need to move them over to my computer.  
If you made it through this post, then you are awesome!
I'm sure there are typos, but it's way past my betime and we have lots of work to do tomorrow to get ready to move next week.  Ahhhh!!!!

Night y'all!!