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October 2016

Family Local

National Pumpkin Day + Pumpkin Patch Pics

October 26, 2016








pumpkin-patch-27Well, I’m finally getting around to sharing our pumpkin patch pictures  we took over 3 weeks ago. I guess it kind of works out because today is National Pumpkin Day. Who doesn’t love a good made-up food holiday?! This month has been a doozy. With a wedding and/or out of town travel nearly every weekend, plus getting the sinus infection from hell that has lasted 2+ weeks, I’ve been a walking zombie. And, you pretty much can’t take any good meds when you’re pregnant. I finally got on antibiotics yesterday so I’m hopeful I’ll feel like a human again.

We visited Blessington Farms the first weekend in Oct. It’s open through the end of the month, so there’s still a chance to go if you’re around the Houston area. There are a ton of games for kids and plenty of picture opportunities. It definitely wore us all out. It was still pretty hot when we went, but I’m sure it will be nice the next few days.

Braden loved it, and we used it as an opportunity to take some pics announcing our family update. On that front, I am 16 weeks pregnant, so sort of in that beer gut stage. With my food aversions and intermittent nausea I lost weight in the first trimester, which happened to me with B, too. I’m trying to eat more, but with the sinus infection, I’ve had so much pain and pressure in my face, I haven’t wanted to eat much because it hurt to chew for awhile. I actually thought I had a cavity and went to the dentist last week. Nope, my sinuses are just so inflamed that my top teeth feel like they’re falling out because the roots of my teeth are pressing against my sinus cavity. Fun times, y’all.

Fall is my favorite season, and I’m looking forward to actually enjoying it a little more once I get better. Hopefully, in a few days I’ll feel like new!






Family Local

Family Update

October 7, 2016
Blessington Farms petting zoo

pumpkin-patch-25I’m excited to share that we’re adding one more little pumpkin to our patch! Braden is just the best thing that ever happened to us, so why not add one more to the mix? We’ll welcome another mini-me next spring. We took these pics at Blessington Farms last weekend. It’s our second time visiting this place, and I would highly recommend it for those who live in the Houston area.

We’re in small town outside of Fort Worth this weekend visiting with family and the internet is a little spotty, so uploading pics is not going so well today. So, I’ll be back early next week with a recap on Blessington Farms and more on the family front!


More soon,


Home Design + Decor

Insulation and Drywall

October 6, 2016

A quick update on the home front: Insulation and drywall are complete now as of a few days ago, and things were getting prepped so the trim, cased openings and other carpentry details can get started.  It really takes awhile to get the drywall details finished properly and to fill and sand the walls down so they’ll be smooth as possible.

We selected a garage door, but because it’s a bit of a custom size and look, it’ll take awhile to get made. I think a temporary door of some sort will get put on soon because a lot of materials will end up getting stored in the house now. Doors were delivered this week, so those will go on soon. We made 90 percent of the decisions on the flooring and tile last week. We’re heading over there this morning to meet with the cabinet makers and draw out life size sketches of what we have come up so they can get start with making some of the shelves, cabinets an built-ins in the house. Then, we’re heading out of town for a family wedding this weekend.

More soon!



The master bedroom, all the bathrooms and the laundry room where insulated for sound control.


We chose to use BIB insulation (Blown in Blanket) because it offers increased sound control and increased energy efficiency.

The white blanket gets stapled to the stud and then the insulation gets blown in to fill 100% of the space.


Master bedroom ceiling after the first day of drywall (looks pretty rough)


Master bedroom ceiling after drywall tape, mud and sanding.

Living room is starting to take shape