So after much drama, here are the pictures of the inside of the new house. Okay, so not much drama, just procrastination 🙂 There is much to be done to give it the look that I would like. But don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with the house as it stands. Its mostly an issue of taste, what I would like in terms of colors and finishes etc.
So the last child turned 13 on the 13th of October. We celebrated with a surprise party in KC this last weekend. (I think everyone deserves a surprise party at one point or another in their life) It was fun and E was surprised. He didn’t figure it out right until we pulled the car into the parking stall at the park. HA! Grandma, Caleb and Emma made it happen by showing up at the park early and setting things up. Considering how unorganized I am I’m surprised we pulled it off. Actually he had been to a friend’s birthday party the night before and that friend’s mom mentioned it without thinking. I’m sure my face would have been picture perfect when she said something about meeting at De Soto park for Ethan’s birthday the next afternoon. I fell all over myself stammering and trying to figure out what to say. She recovered nicely and Ethan didn’t even pay any attention. I however, was speechless. Too funny.
I can’t believe how fast this whole childhood thing went. Surely I’m not old enough to have one teenager let alone three, but I guess time rolls on!
Funny thing happened this weekend………………………………………….
We were back in KC and it was a full weekend with lots of running kids here and there. We had birthday breakfast for all the families October and November birthdays. We worked in my mother-in-laws yard and basement getting things cleaned up for winter. We went to a bonfire at a friends house and ate smores. We got haircuts and had a surprise birthday party for E with some of his friends. (I will post birthday stuff when I have time to download my pictures!) We walked through my sister-in-laws AMAZING remodel .
I was exhausted by the end of the weekend and just found myself wanting to go home. See the significance? It took me a minute 🙂 I thought of Manhattan as home for the first time.
Like my Rubbermaid blue counter tops? I bought counter top paint, I just haven’t gotten it done yet. I’m thinking about painting the cabinets red. Or red on top and black on the bottom.
Study. Imagine the baby grand where the china cabinet is. It is still in storage.
Master Bedroom(ish) There are two bedrooms on the first floor, but no master bath associated with either one. So we gave Caleb the one next to the bathroom so he gets the noise 🙂 and we took the slightly smaller one. Eventually we will combine the two and make a master suite.
Look how clean it is. “Sigh” It never lasts long. But I promise it will be clean if you will to come see us!!