Wednesday, April 17, 2013

My Kitchen

Almost four years after moving into our house, I am finally satisfied enough with my kitchen enough to post before and after pictures.Here is what the dining area looked like before. 
And here is is now: (The apple was painted by my niece, Taraya. I absolutely love it!)
 Here is the kitchen area before:
 Here it is now! I LOVE the color. My mom started getting these green dishes for me a long time ago, and I loved it so much I decided to go crazy. It is probably the happiest room in my house.
Here's what we did: TONS of painting. The cabinets were a little bit pink before and they are snow white now. I re-glued and grouted about 12 of the tiles that had completely come loose. We replaced the faucet, had cabinets installed all the way around the fridge, got a new counter top, put in a dishwasher and a garbage disposal, replaced the window, and made curtains.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Easter 2013

I didn't get many pictures this Easter for some reason. We did color eggs and the Easter Bunny brought baskets of goodies, but mostly I was just excited to take my whole family to church for the first time in seven months. 
Here are the kids after church.
Here is my handsome boy in his little suit. At church he acted exactly as I expected him to, scowling at all of the strangers sitting around us (he has some pretty serious stranger anxiety, but he warms up quickly). He also danced every time we sang a hymn. I don't think I stopped smiling the entire time. It was wonderful!
Things have been very good at our house lately. Shannon is excited to perform in a cultural celebration at her school. Her first grade class is doing a Colombian dance. I'm not going to lie, I'm really excited to see it.
Leah is a great helper at home. She usually cleans when I ask her to, and she has learned to write all of her letters and even spell some words.
Christopher, at 17 months, is now a whopping 17 pounds! He is army crawling, sitting by himself, eating everything (all day long), and he talks all the time. He probably has 15 words of English and just babbles the rest. Spring has brought a slight illness in our home (the girls have runny noses and Shannon has a cough, but they are otherwise fine), and Christopher has developed croup again. He will have another bronchoscopy in May to dilate his larynx again and pop any cysts that may have come back. He is still on oxygen, but I take it off when he's really active so that he doesn't get so tangled in it. We also have a cardiology appointment at the end of the month, and I will be sure to update then.