Friday, July 10, 2015

Renovation and Life update

 Is there anything cuter then a baby in a life vest bigger then them? The girls took their first of many boat rides last weekend and LOVED it. They did not however like the life vests. 
Life lately has been lots of ups with some downs. The twins are doing amazing and nearing their 1st birthday with blows my mind. (brb I'm just going to go cry at how fast they are growing up.) They are crawling and pulling up like crazy, getting close to walking! I'm planning them a party and getting thoroughly stressed out by the perfect pinterest parties which show me I am way behind in planning and I should be willing to DIY gorgeous details for months in preparation. I'm going for low key.
 Its such a busy time with them made busier by the fact our house was in NO WAY baby proofed when they started crawling. Luke had to travel for work and I got super stressed about it. They say moving is one of the most stressful things ever and I agree. Throw in a renovation and twins to the mix and I did not handle it very well. So we all packed up and stayed with my parents for a few weeks for help with the girls and some time for Luke to run over to work over at the new house and baby proof. Thank goodness for grandparents, where would we be without them??! 
We are back in the house now and thinking we are almost done with the reno, (fingers crossed) when we found out we have a plumbing issue which is going to be a lot of money and may mean we need to leave the house while it gets fixed. 
So to recap. Twins, good. Reno, stressful. Never moving again. I know these are small problems to have and when I look back on everything we are gone through in the past year with the NICU and preemies I realize how small the renovation is and how grateful I am for our health. But I will still be very glad when this renovation is over. 
I always want to be honest on the blog and admit when I'm not handling things well or can't see the big picture. Its such a good reminder when you get through something and look back read about it and see God's faithfulness. 
My cousin found these chairs at a yard sale for so cheap and then I begged her to give them to me because they would look great in my dining room. She luckily didn't have a spot for them so she passed them on. (YES) The old finish was rusting and the seats were in bad shape so we gave them a spray paint makeover and inhaled way too much spray paint in the process. But they do look great in the dining room now. (See Heather I was right. All that begging paid off) 

Thumbs up in my book. 
Hashtag real life. We painted the lower cabinets and half the walls in our kitchen over a month ago and have been living with just primed upper cabinets since then. Luke stayed up last night after the girls bedtime and painted. That man is my hero. Maybe now I can have outlet covers so the girls don't try to stick their fingers in the sockets?! Its the little things people. 
I'm working on a post with how we paint cabinets. I've painted quite a few kitchen cabinets in my day and I think we have got a pretty good process. No streaks, great finish. 

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