Thursday, July 28, 2011

our life updates in a random list.

1. WE CLOSED ON OUR HOUSE! A week ago today we signed the papers and became legit homeowners. We are thrilled and loving having our first Virginia home! {On a side note it took me 2.7 seconds to walk inside the door of our new house, up the stairs, and begin tearing Mickey Mouse off of our bathroom walls.}                                                                        
2. We have now begun what I am fondly calling "de-gold-ifying" our home. It basically consists of removing every inch of lighting, kitchen hardward, door knobs, outlet covers, and anything else you could imagine being gold in a 1980's home from our sight. It is freeing and uplifting to my soul. 

3. Earlier this week, around midnight, Jay and I decided it would be much easier to simply throw our almost-shag teal carpet out the second story bonus room window onto the driveway, instead if hauling it down the stairs and through the kitchen to the garage. It was MUCH easier! And its gone! Every inch of ugly carpet is gone. As for our rational in the timing, I really am still unsure as to why we began this at such an odd hour. I think we were hoping our neighbors would be asleep and unaware of the craziness of their newest neighbors. 

4. I am going to Bolivia. A woman at our new church opened a hospital in Santa Cruz, Bolivia about 10 years ago called Mission of Hope. I am blessed with the opportunity to go for a week in september in a surgical trip with about 30 other nurses, surgeons, and translators to assist with GYN and General Surgery procedures. 

5. I am obsessed with my new Shark Vac then Steam Mop! It seriously has revolutionized my cleaning. I know that sounds intense but it has been that amazing. It is SO easy to use and gets up lots of dog hairs and crumbs and house remodeling dust. The steam heats up quick and you just throw the mop portion in the washing machine and reuse. I really am unsure as to how I lived without this vacuum for so long. 

6. I get to meet my sweet nephew in less than 2 months! I'm counting down the days till our little Gavin arrives :)

7. No Pudge Brownies are rocking my world. My bff Kate told me about this bright pink box of single serving brownies and I am in love. It is a quick, 1 person dessert that is semi-healthy and easy to make. 1 scoop of plain yogurt, 2 scoops of brownie mix, and 1 minute in the microwave. Try. It. Tonight. 

8. My biblestudy just started a new book and it is so great so far. Have you heard of "Bad Girls of the Bible"? Just like the above brownies, it has also been rocking world. I am extremely blessed by having a group of women who enjoy fellowship and God Word! 

9. This blog has been such a fun way for me to keep a log of all the adventures and changes and updates to our life. It always amazes and humbles me when I hear people share with me {in real life or in blog world} that they enjoyed reading my ramblings and thoughts and projects. If you read my tiny little blog, I would love to have you as a follower and to hear from you too! Just click on the followers link {and I will do a little dance in our newly painted un-mickey mouse house!} Thanks :)

10. House update photos coming very soon!  

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  1. How in the world was I not "following" you before?? Crazy!

  2. Katherine! I definitely read each post religiously :) Moose and I just bought a house as well and it is so funny to hear that you went straight in to RIP wallpaper--I walked in the door of our new home and sledgehammered these awful gold and brown spindles! It's so fun to make a home your own!

  3. I love reading your blog!!! Love this post too. :) I can't wait to see pics of the house and might have to seriously look into the Shark Vac. :) Miss you!!