Tuesday, April 12, 2011

April 12, 2011

I finally got up the courage to cut my hair short. Here is a picture of how it looked right after I came home from the hair dressers.
It has been dried straight here but I actually like it better when it is curly. If I remember (and find the time), I will take another picture after I wash it and leave it curly so you can see how it looks curly.

I will include a house update with pictures below but, in the meantime, here are a couple of pics I took of my handsome guys.

Aren't they such cuties? Now for the house update.

We are still on track to move in the last week of this month. I'm not quite sure when it became the last week of the month, since we had heard the middle of the month but that is now where we are. We are all holding tight to that date, since we have already given our notice that we will be moving out of this rental house.

We were up there today and they were moving the large piles of dirt around the yard. After that, it should be ready for the sprinkler system and then for sod. Today we met with the landscaper to discuss where the flower beds will go, although this will definitely not be complete when we move in. He is going to provide us with a master plan. His guys will put in the big stuff, such as trees and large bushes, and we are planning to put in the smaller stuff, according to his plan. The husband is also considering to put in the sprinkler system for the backyard himself to help stretch the budget a bit more. He has good knowledge and experience with working on them in the past so hopefully this will work out.

On the inside, which is what HAS to be completed for us to move in, they have most of the knobs and pulls on the cabinets and drawers and handles on many of the doors. The electrician has been working on putting up all of the ceiling fans and light fixtures and it looks as if most of them are up. He has left the largest and most difficult to last so I am anxious to see them, hopefully tomorrow. The painter was there yesterday, putting the final coat of paint on the bathrooms so the plumber was there today, starting on all of the plumbing fixtures. The security guy was there today and I think he might have finished his part.

I'm sure I am leaving somebody/something out. There are so many things going on right now that it is hard to keep track of everything. One thing I have noticed is that there are no air conditioning units outside of the house, on the concrete pads that have recently been poured for them. So I am wondering when those are going in. I'll have to ask about that tomorrow. We are scheduled to have the carpet put in on Monday. Hopefully, by that time, the only big remaining indoor task will be to finish the floors and finish the clean up.

We are definitely in the home stretch. Here are some pics.

The following three pics are from the master bath.

They were also putting the gray coating on the brick, as you can see in the picture above.
Below are my outdoor boys. They absolutely love playing outside at the new house. They will really miss these big mounds of dirt. I have a feeling they will no longer be there when we go to the house next. "Mommy, take a picture of my stick!"

The big tree in the distance is where the dad is planning to build a tree house for the boys. They are so excited about it and they have very high expectations. They have seen the movie The Swiss Family Robinson. The first thing on Ben's wish list is a dungeon or jail. Both boys have talked about a slide coming out of the tree house and also a zip line. This may be a multi-year project.Give them some sticks and a bunch of dirt and they can stay busy for hours and hours.
That's it for today. Hopefully, after we move, I can start posting a bit more often. I hope your weather has been as nice as ours has this week. Later!


Jana H said...

I LOVE YOUR HAIR!!!!!!! It's beautiful! I love that you had the courage to try something new. The pictures of the boys and the house are good too. I can't wait to see the house and you guys when I come home for Easter. Give my love to everyone.

Tonya said...

Your hair looks GREAT! I keep thinking about chopping mine off but I haven't done it yet. It's so easy to throw it into a ponytail!

Your house looks wonderful. I love your kitchen! And of course, the boys in the dirt is classic. :)

Lauri said...

love your hair

Aubrey said...

I love your hair too! I bet it is cute curly as well! The boys are adorable, as always!...I want to take them (and you) out for frozen yogurt one afternoon if that is ok? I have a friend who manages a store called Orange Leaf, and I'm sure the boys would enjoy it very much! Love you so much, and I plan on seeing you very soon! Love to all!

Chandra said...

Your hair looks cute! I'm chopping mine off and donating it for my birthday! Praying you all get to move in at the end of the month! Love you!

Lea said...

Thanks for the compliments on my hair. It is so funny for me. Every time I look in the mirror it is a bit of a surprise still. This evening when I laid my head on my pillow, I put my hands behind my head to move my hair up so I would not lay on it. I laughed because there was nothing to move!

I washed it twice yesterday evening, just trying to figure out the best way to fix it. I washed it again this morning because it was sticking out after sleeping on it. But it is so fast to wash that I don't mind washing it real quick. I hope I can figure out a way to use a little water and a little product to make it presentable after sleeping on it, rather than having to wash it every day. We shall see.

The greatest thing is that the husband really likes it a lot (and I do too), which is great because both of us had doubts about it.

Thanks again for the positive feedback!

Anonymous said...

i love it. you look so young. i bet you really enjoy how quick it is to wash and dry.


kate said...

The hair and the house both look great!

Maybe knowing that you WILL be moving in at the end of the month is all it will take to get things finished.

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your adoption! Personally, I like your longer hair better, but this looks good too.