Thursday, January 24, 2008

Home Sweet Home

Welcome to our first home! We are so excited to show you all our new home, we only wish it was in person instead. Now keep in mind the pics were taken while the previous home owners were living there, so none of the stuff or decorating is ours... boy do I wish it was though. Well lets get on with the pictures.
Here is another shot of the front of the house.
Here is one of the main reasons we fell in love with this house...a gated backyard, Molly is ecstatic. Now she thinks we need a puppy for the backyard, we shall see.
Here is a shot of the kitchen. I love this kitchen and have a feeling we will spend a lot of time in here as a family making lots of wonderful memories.
This is the view from the front door (minus half of the living room that isn't showing). We love how open it all is.
This is the dining area in the kitchen, that door in the back is a nice big pantry.
Just so you get an idea of how nice and beautiful the counters and backsplash are.
The half bath downstairs off of the kitchen. It looks pink in this pic but in actuality it is a really deep red and looks really nice.
This is the 3rd bedroom. It isn't too big but its really cute. We are going to make this into a play room for the girls/ anything else we need some space for.
This is the 2nd room which the girls will be sharing for awhile.
This is a shot of the Master bedroom and really does not give it justice. It is pretty big and on the wall behind where the camera is there are at least 3 windows...and I love windows so this is a good thing.

This just shows one of the ceiling fans, I love them I think they are so pretty. All of the bedrooms have fans and so does the living room. This is a good thing and helps with the heat here in Texas.

This is the master bathroom. It is a little narrow and nothing too fancy, but I just love the dark floors and cabinets. The door on the left is another big linen closet and then down on the right by the tub is another door, that leads to our huge walk in closet. I like how convienent it is to have it right there in the bathroom.
Just to show you more closely what it looks like. And of course our cute model.

So there is also another bathroom upstairs and lots of closets and just too many other things to list about why we love this home so much. We are so excited to move in which will be the end of February. We are already taking reservations for those of you who are just dying to come and visit...better hurry its filling fast. Oh who am I kidding, I guess I will just have to resort to begging. Please come and see us, we have this great house now, anything you want to do you can do in Houston and most importantly we have two of the most beautiful and entertaining girls you will ever see. Anyways, that is our house and hope you enjoyed the tour. Come back again.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Back and Busy!

Well we are back to real life after the holidays and we have been busy as ever. Although we are only in the first month of the new year it has already been a very eventful year, as I am sure the rest of the year will be too. Jake has had to go out of town alot, well more than I would like him too and the girls are both learning new things everyday and getting so big. Here are a few pics of our year so far.

This was the mess left from our tree this year. This is the first tree of ours that has been this dead by the end. And I would say this picture doesn't really even give justice to what it really looked like. Don't worry I only clogged up the vaccumm two or three times trying to clean it up and we only find an occasional needle here and there now. I still think it is worth having a realy tree I just love them.

This is our one picture we have from New Year's Day, and as you can tell from Annie's espression it was a wild and exciting night of partying!

On the 8th was our nephew Hayden's Birthday and on the 10th was our other nephew Payton's Birthday. For about a week straight after telling Molly this, she sang Happy Birthday to both of them all day long very loudly. On Payton's birthday after calling him and telling him Happy Birthday Molly said she wanted to go to his party and eat his cake. I told her we wouldn't be able to and she cried and cried. Later that day I caught her in her room playing "Birthday Party" with her dolls. And then she asked if we could have a real party for them. So we made hats and sang Happy Birthday all day long. Here is the group photo. Left to right: Sydnie Campbell (her doll Santa gave her), Molly Jane and Baby Josie.
This month Jake and I were able to go on our first date since August. We have made an arrangement with some friends to switch off weekends so we will have two weekends a month to go out, Yay! We also celebrated our 4th Wedding Anniversary. Can you believe it? Time flies by when you are having fun. So just to remember that amazing day 4 years ago on January 15, 2004 I thought I would post some pictures.
The Happy couple on their big day!
And now for our biggest news of the month.....We bought a house! And we are really excited. Here is the front of the house. I will post pics of the inside later, I promise. We will be moving in sometime between Feb. 21st and the 26th. So now you all have an even bigger excuse to come and see us.
And now for your pure enjoyment a few pictures of the girls just because they are so darn cute and we know you'd be sad not to see any of them.

This is how our sweet Annie sleeps alot. Aren't her hands and feet so cute?

We also had another really exciting thing happen. Jake's sister Stacy had her baby one January 18th. They named her Claire Lucille Cardon and she is so adorable. We can't wait until we get to see her some day. Congratulations Cardons!
We love you all and miss you so much and look forward to the next time we get to see you all.