Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A Cleaning Fool

Today while Wyatt was at school, I drove out to the new place and did a little (very long overdue) cleaning! Needless to say, I'm having to take it one room at a time since it took me 2 hours just to clean the living room. I must say, I really did enjoy it! It's so nice just to crank up the radio and get down to business. I washed all the trim, cleaned the windows, attempted to clean up the fireplace, and swept and mopped the floors. I'm pretty pleased with how it looks now. We've decided not to paint the living room and the master bedroom. I think a little cleaning is all the needed! Since we don't want to spend a lot of money on the place, this will save a little and we can buy a new light ceiling fan for the living room. I'm excited to see just how cheaply we can make this our "home"! Plus, it means more money I can put into our future house when we build.

On another note, I'm so excited about our Craigslist find of our appliances for the kitchen! We came across a stove/oven, microwave and dishwasher for $350!! They are black, which I'm sure won't look the best with white cabinets, but as long as they work I'm fine with that. They don't appear to be very old, so I think we got a pretty good buy!

Tomorrow Wyatt and I are going to lunch with a friend and then running a few errands in Huntsville. I'm excited to have a fun day tomorrow and go do more cleaning on Thursday. I'm so thankful that I can get things done while Wyatt is at school. I'm getting used to this "Mother's Morning Out"!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Today was a beautiful day for a wedding here in Alabama (well, technically Tennessee). The weather was cool and beautiful. The perfect fall October day. My sweet friends Levi and Brittany asked me to photograph their special day. I don't do weddings anymore, but since they are friends I wanted to do this for them. I had so much fun and everything was just GORGEOUS!! The wedding took place at an old church in Prospect, TN. I was really glad that they asked me to be a part of their special day. After 10 years of dating, it really was a SPECIAL day for them!

Before I headed to the wedding, I stopped by the new farm to see what Morgan was working on. Unfortunately, the dirt guys ran into a HUGE rock while doing the finishing touches on one of the chicken house pads. Morgan rented a piece of equipment to go on the front of his bob cat to bust it up. It looked like it was slow go, but he was determined and I think he should have it all taken care of in a couple of days. 

I'm so excited to announce that our renters are FINALLY out of the house! We went in last night to see the house empty and it was exciting, but depressing at the same time. I'm not really looking forward to all the work that is going to have to be done before we can move in, but I think with a little bleach, paint and love we can make it home. I keep telling myself, "You can do anything for a year!". I know it is a blessing to have a house to live in, so I'm trying not to complain but it definitely isn't what we are used to. We have decided not to put a ton of money in it since it is so temporary, but I really want to make it homey for Wyatt especially. I don't want him to feel like it isn't home.

As I sit here writing this, my eyes are literally crossing! I'm so exhausted but I'm trying to do better about blogging. I'll probably read this tomorrow and none of it will make sense! I apologize :) Hopefully I can post again soon with more updates and pics of my boy! Until then, I'm off to bed. I hope Wyatt sleeps late in the morning....hehe!