Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Model Homes

A couple weeks ago we went looking for some ideas on houses. You know I get to thinking about if it would be cheaper just to start over instead of more remodeling etc.. It's really crazy because I have a great home but then you see new and it's nice and fresh. Rob said he would just buy me one of those pricy air fresheners they use in model homes the ones that plug in so I could have that new house feel, ha ha. Anyway not going to happen but we have tons and tons and I mean tons of home models around here. This one above was absolutely amazing it was 2.3 million!! Ha ha not happening but the house was jaw dropping!! I will say that it felt like a gymnasium inside and didn't really match what I though the outside looked like. So finally Texas is changing to more subtle simple lines, goodbye Gothic Italian marble house with a little bit of Texas Cowboy thrown in there. The ceilings in this place were the tallest I have ever seen. What made the house so marvelous was all the windows and the perfect trim and paint colors.
I'm so glad I kept my wood spindles that contractors kept asking me if I wanted to change. I like classic and this house is classic!

I love model home decorations!! Wish I could buy this stuff but it would not match my HomeGoods budget, ha ha. Everything is perfect. My husband always says they have someone that's whole job is to make you feel like you want to build one of their houses after the tour. They do a pretty good job!!
Wall paper, who would have thought but I love it!

Next are a few more pictures, not as good of lighting and I could not find the listing of these so pictures kind of stink but you get a idea. Still a beautiful home but much less expensive but still amazing and still a lot of money.
See me, ha!
I really loved this house! So open yet felt like a home to relax in. I want all these decorations!! 

Cute Game room, I think I will go back with friends and take more pictures. These homes inspire me to change things up around my place. 
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Time is a ticking...

Time is just flying...I can't even keep up with this blog but I want to. Kids when you read this many years from now (I make the blogs into memory books) I tried (: You think having older kids that I would have the time, but no. I am more busy then usual between all the laundry, food consumption, meal planning and sporting events, school events and birthday parties, friends, church I am tired!! My days go so fast!! Then it's time to pick everyone up again at three different schools. These pictures were just this weekend and I will post a few from Easter.
Mother's Day is a wonderful day but I did not sleep in, it actually was one of the busiest weekends I have had with kids events. Friday Lauren had a Girl Scout end of year skating party, then Saturday a all day birthday that was in Houston and then back to a swim party, then church, and baseball on Sunday.
Can you imagine the five seconds before this was taken? I will tell you, the boys being goofy as usual, Drew annoying Jaden but Jaden liking it and giving it back. It's to bright.... My eyes hurt!! I swear can't even get one good picture anymore.
My favorite restaurant...Drew is back to gluten again. Not real sure if it made a difference and for many reasons we thought we would try again and so far he feels no different. So the kid ate no gluten for 4 1/2 months. Such a hard diet to stick to for a almost teen boy. Still not sure how I feel about it and we are watching him to see if anything changes. He is happy!!
5 minutes of rest!!
Kids love Pop Vinyl's they are pretty cute something for everyone. 
Can this girl stop growing, she is changing so much. She is not much shorter then me.
My best gift, a Poem written by Jaden and illustrated by Drew. Love these kids, Forever!
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Such A Big Weekend

Lauren went to Girl Scout Camp for the weekend. She had a wonderful time!! She went with leaders and friends so I did not worry a bit. I was texted daily with updates and I was thrilled with seeing her pictures and all her adventures. She learned how to shoot a bow and arrow, made homemade girly stuff, sang songs and acted on stage. She is such a independent little lady!
Drew had a huge weekend as well. He got invited through Texas Children's to attend a weekend getaway camp for kids with G/I issues. Last year he was a little unsure and shy but this year he decided to go and we are so proud he did. We drove him up to the camp which was the most beautiful drive half way to Austin. We dropped him off not knowing anyone and he sat down with a bunch of kids. As we left I was just hoping and praying he would have a great time. Guess what, he had the time of his life!! There was one of the Dr's present from Texas Children's who we knew, a nurse and camp staff. The treated him like gold! The place built confidence that I think is healing to these kids dealing with so much at a young age. The camp is year round and helps kids with varying degrees of needs and medical issues. Most of the kids he was with had liver transplants and of course some had Crohn's or Colitis. They went horseback riding, zip lining, had a petting zoo, reptile guy, photography class, a music studio, water balloon fights, a carnival. These people were such a blessing to him and they had a great cafeteria and even had gluten free. Love Camp For Al!!
We had Jaden all to ourselves, it's been twelve years since he had this alone time!! We went to a local sushi place a place where the other two hate and enjoyed a great time! We did yard work and went to some antique shops and went out to eat again. Jaden is a great kid, so mature.
On the way to get Drew they had the neatest little custom home decor store and coffee shop
Yes I am a weirdo but when you see a bathroom this cute, I had to take a picture!!
Love her, she is getting to be a real hoot!!
Drew got Leader Of The Pack, it's a leadership award voted by his peers. I am so proud of him! He has changed so much the last few months. He knows who he is and is becoming a leader more and more. He has gained confidence in all aspects. He started listening to Twenty One Pilots and I truly think the music has spoken to him. He is not as worried about being like everyone else but being who God wants him to be. He also has taken a strong interest in drawing. He loves to draw Pokemon and comic books characters. 
Lauren at Camp. It was a great weekend for all and a step into maturity for the kids. They are really growing up. The days are long but the years are short is what they used to say but now if feels everything is short. 

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