Monday, September 3, 2012

Some Random Pictures for my Mom and a Little Something for You

OK back to school tomorrow.  Ready or not...

I am a little sad because it will be my last back to school day with Andrew as he enters his senior year.  I will have to bribe him with coffee for a picture, we shall see how that goes.

Bella starts 7th grade and is very excited.  However she is still putting the final touches on that blasted math packet as we speak.  She did start it much earlier than she did last year, but as we all know starting and finishing are two different things.

OK the rest of the blog post might not be that interesting to 90% of you so feel free to exit this browser page and come back tomorrow for some first day of school, or at the very least head on down to the bottom of this post to see and absolutely cute video of my niece Abby reading a book.  It is totally worth the 6 minutes of your time, but also worth however many minutes you have to spare.

Pictures of my new-ish house.

Front of the house (BTW Bella is proud that she is in almost all of these pictures...don't have to bribe her with coffee)
  Rich just put these in today so I thought I'd show off his handy work.

Our backyard.
The kitchen...I also realized that the sun is in an awful place in almost all of these pictures.
Dining room...the carpet needs to go and there is a ginormous fireplace just to the right of this picture.

Living room...just bought that couch and loveseat yesterday.
Little family room off of the dining room.

Up the stairs leads to a bonus room that has all of the bedrooms off of.

Kids bathroom

Bella's room.

Bella insisted that we take a picture of her new fish Jazzy (or DJ Jazzy Jeff or squishy, both my nicknames)

Master  Bedroom

Those two door lead to Andrew and Sarah's bedrooms...didn't want to take a picture without their permission.

Fifth bedroom downstairs that is serving as a music room and my scrapbooking room.

So there you have it.  We have a million few things left to do so I'll post more pictures as those things get checked off the list.

Now for the fun part of the post...ABBY.

the book is one of those books that keeps repeating the beginning part but changes the ending so here is the translation (it really makes it that much cuter if you know what she is saying)  If you make it to to the end you will see her scolding me for taking her picture...too cute.

So here is what she is saying: 

One pitch black very dark night
Right after mommy turned of the light
I looked out of my window only to see
A (something) staring at me.
That (something) didn't frighten me no no no.

I hope this worked.  We shall soon find out.

More Later

- A Ro


  1. Very cute video! Lovin' your "newish" house!!! Looks like enough room for all of you to have your own space & spread out some!

  2. I'll have to watch the video tonight. Love your back yard area! And I love that Bella posing in all the pictures (her in the shower - ha!)

    Looks like you're missing a kid - is he out on his own already?

  3. You home looks lovely with lots of space.