Sunday, June 8, 2008

Weekend in Review

I know, I know - I am a day late. We got busy last night and it was too late to post, so I am doing it today. I promise, I am slowly getting back on track!

This weekend was very productive. My parents came up on Friday evening to spend the weekend with us. The played with the kids this weekend so that Mat and I could get the last of the boxes unpacked in the garage and get all of that stuff organized and then finish painting the girls room. So both of those jobs are done. Yeah! We just have to rearrange the Christmas stuff in our new "attic" space, and that should be the end. The girls room is all painted. As some point I am going to have to paint the trim around the windows and baseboards to freshen up the white, but that will be in a little while. The room is no longer blue! It is a nice yellow, and we are pleased with it. Now I just have to finish the quilts for the girls beds and that room will be in good shape. We plan on pulling the carpet up and replacing the lighting and window treatments as well. But little by little!

Tomorrow my parents head back home. We have just a few days and then Mat's parents come for a 5 day visit. We are glad our company is starting to roll in. Arlington is kind of bored, and so we are trying to arrange playdates and have company keep her occupied this summer. Next summer we will have been here long enough we can get her into some summer camps and activities to keep her busy.

The kids are adjusting well. They are loving playing outside and going for walks. We are outside several hours a day. We have a playset in our yard right now (from the old owners) and will be replacing that after our yard is completely landscaped.

We are having our yard excavated (just a small part of it) starting the week of the 16th. It should take about 1 week to complete. We are very excited about it! We live on quite a hill, so we are leveling off a large space in our backyard for a play area for the kids. We are looking forward to that project being completed. (It is being done professionally - we aren't that brave). We will take pictures as it gets under way.

It has been hot here the last two days and we are finding that we are having to be creative to get the house to cool down. We are not used to not having air conditioning. WE are having a heat wave, so let's hope that for the majority of the time, it won't be so stuffy in the house. Someday we will be putting central air in, but since that is a ways away, ceiling fans will have to do!

So that is all for now. Below are some pictures from our weekend. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Danielle said...

whoa! That is a lot of stuff. I am spoiled by having air conditioning. I hope you all get cool in this heat wave. It is going to be 100 here tomorrow.