This blog was started in 2008 when we did IVF for the first time to build our family after 5 1/2 years of infertility. We now have 7 and 2 year old boys (thanks to modern medicine) and we are enjoying our blessed life as parents ♥ In the summer of 2016 we took another huge step and moved across the country from Oklahoma to New York! This blog is about life and everything in between

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Library Zoomobile

We recently made it to our town library and got to check it out! They have a great children's section, and I got Brad his own card. He still loves reading! I got a card too and am ready to get back into reading in my quiet time.

Yesterday they had some critters from the Rochester zoo there. It was very educational, and the kids got to touch some of them!

They had the furs of passed zoo animals so the kids could see what they look and feel like.

We are working on another house project, plus I finally ordered the cabinet doors for the kitchen! Stay tuned for that.


Thursday, September 28, 2017

Dining Room Upgrade

Today we finally finished our project in the dining room! We added the medallion and changed the light fixture. But we didn't stop there...I took it to the Pinterest level and found a unique idea to imitate a sort of tray ceiling. Here's the before....

And here's the after! It goes great with the bold wall color, and really makes the medallion and chandelier a focal point in the room.


Saturday, September 23, 2017


Our weather is super warm right now so today we took the boys out. First we went to the town park! It's super nice and all the equipment was just replaced last year. They had a ton of things for the boys to climb on, plus several picnic tables and grills.

Next we went down the road to check out the Albion Cemetary. That might seem weird, but it's beautiful! There were several others there walking their dogs and jogging. It's very terraced and has several levels and areas. There are some beautiful monuments there and impressive tombs. The oldest ones I saw were from the late 1700s but most were from the 1800s with whole families buried together.

I ordered a new swingset for the boys and that should be in next week. I'm hoping we can squeeze out a few more weeks of good weather so they can enjoy it.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

A Visit From Family!

Last week my mother in law Penny came for a visit! She rode along with some friends in Oklahoma who just happened to be coming to NY for an event. They brought her right to our house last Tuesday morning, and she stayed with us for a week and just left this morning. Nick had a great time being able to visit with his mom, and the boys loved seeing their Nan. We didn't think she would ever make the trip to visit us, but everything worked out so she could!

She loved it here, and even wanted to check out some houses for sale! We went thru this one right down the street from us.

Tonight was open house at Brad's School, so I got to take him and meet his teacher. Her name is Mrs. Schepis and she seems very sweet. Brad just loves it there, and I was really pleased with the facility.

In other news....I got my granite counters installed today!! But I'm saving those pics for another post. Check back soon!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Outside Fun in the Last Days of Summer

Today we got the tire swing put up! The boys love it of course, and I know it will be enjoyed for years to come.

Yesterday Nick's project was to paint roof sealer on the porch roof. Now it's ready for the winter!

He also restored our front door! He restained it, rebuilt the handle/lock (from 1890!), and installed a brass kickplate.

We also ordered a custom address number sign and got it in today!

We love this house, and are so excited to do all the little touches we've been dreaming of for years.

In other news... Nick's mom is coming to visit! Who would have thought?! She is arriving late tonight and staying with us for a few days, so my next post should have an update about that.

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