I’m still here!

Hello there stranger!  You’re probably saying the same thing to me, ha!  Well, we’re still remodeling our house but I think it’s getting extremely close!  (That’s what my husband tells me! And he probably just says that to appease me!)

So in case you were wondering, we have moved out of our old house and into….. my husband’s parents home.  I don’t remember if I told you all that, but we’re still here.  It’s going pretty great except for the things Jack has broken or put into the toilet.  Yes, the toilet.  If the toilet seat is up, something is going in!  Jack has heard the word “no” so many times, he has now started saying, “Nah, no” and I’m pretty sure he swatted at me last night and said “spank.”

Our house should be finished in the next couple of weeks but I have really enjoyed the time with my husband’s parents.  I don’t like to call them my in-laws because I think that gives a person this horrible thought.  Oh my goodness, you’re living with your “in-laws”?!  See what I mean?  I’m not going to lie, it was an adjustment.  In the beginning it seemed like I was having to yell at Jackson all the time.  He’s finally getting better at knowing what he can and can’t touch.  Is it normal that he’s only quiet when he’s sleeping?

I don’t have pictures of the new house yet but I still have some to post.  I haven’t baked a lot since we’ve been here but I have baked some.  Here’s a picture of the banana bread I made, wasn’t good enough to post the recipe, so enjoy the picture!  Let me know if you have an amazing recipe that I can try!  Always looking!

Brian (Evan’s dad) and I have started a garden!  He’s done a lot of the work but I’ve definitely put in  my two cents!  This is the beginning of the garden, the bed on the left is full of dirt but the one on the right is empty.  Right now, in the left most garden, we have radishes, carrots, green beans, onions, and lettuce growing.  The right is filled with dirt but no plants yet.  We have plans for zucchini and  squash for now.  I can’t wait until things are ready to eat!  (It’s our first garden, so any tips on that will also be appreciated, lol!)

And of course some pictures of my baby Jack!  We had a great Easter so I’ll post some of those pictures soon!  Have a great day and don’t forget to leave a comment, just so I know you’re out there!

And the crazy cat Todd.  He’s acts so sweet and cuddly and then he turns on you in an instant!

Haha well I hope you have a great day and got a kick out of that cat!  He’s seriously bipolar!  This Saturday our Relay For Life team is hosting a Ladies Tea and Luncheon at Shabby Gabby’s.  If you have a few free hours please feel free to stop by and eat with us.  It is at 11 am and is $20 per person.  Proceeds go to Relay For Life of Texas County.  Some of the money is actually used for our local citizens facing cancer, unlike a lot of other foundations.


Too Many Toys?

I was that pregnant mom who said I will not have this many toys laying around my  house!  Well, I AM!!  Three huge tubs of toys and I’m going crazy!  I am blessed to have some organizing queens as sister-in-laws.  They both give me tons of ideas, advice and encouragement.  So we are supposed to be out of our house by March 4th I am beginning my toy organization here so that when we get into our new house it should be a lot easier.  These tubs have been sitting by the toys for over 2 weeks.  I had this preconceived idea that they had to be organized by name brand, type, color, etc.  That’s a bit exaggerated but I just didn’t know which toys should go in which tub.  What if when I get one box out Jack doesn’t have the toy he wants.  WHO CARES?!  Just put them somewhere!  So, today, two weeks later, I am putting them in tubs.  There’s no way to organize 50 million toys, so I just started putting them in.  If I had 3 balls, I put one in each.  Same with cars.  Now they are going out to the garage today so that Jack doesn’t keep taking things out.

The second picture is books.  Now I don’t know if a child can have too many books but they can become just as overwhelming as tons of toys.  So this has been my week, boxing up stuff and taking it to the garage.  Thankfully our basement is cleaned out at the new house so I’ve been moving stuff over.  My goal is to have as much as possible already over there by the end of this week and have all next week to move furniture and bigger things.  So I just wanted to check in with you all and let you know that this is why I’ve been gone lately.  I probably shouldn’t have started a blog during a remodel!

Let me know what you do with your toys and books.  How do you stay organized?  I still feel pretty new to this staying at home thing.  I don’t really have a routine yet and that’s something I’m working on.  I don’t stay home as much as I should and I think that’s to avoid having to clean and organize.  So if you have any tips or suggestions, let me know!

Jack is such a good model.  Half of the job is keeping them in the tub.  He sees one through the side and starts digging to get it!

These are with my little point and shoot camera so the quality isn’t too great.  Sorry about that!

He should be a genius with all these books!!

Have a great day!