Saturday, July 17, 2010


We finally got the keys to our new home!! We are so excited, but somehow the excitement was quickly replaced with stress when we realized that we owned a HUGE house...much larger than our 1100 square foot condo we had been living in for the past 3 years. The maintenance and cleaning for our condo was a breeze, now transitioning to our 2300 sq foot home the anxiety and stress to maintain this beautiful home has come into play. Todd and I have always been a good team...we can tag team anything and get it done QUICK! Something we have mastered especially once Emily was born. I know that everything will get done, I have a great partner in crime!:)

As we were picking paint colors for the walls of our new home, I really had a fun time envisioning all the events that will take place among these walls.

Butterfly Flutterby (light lavender) :: for Emily Jean's room...we worked so hard on her nursery and achieved the perfect pink nursery to bring our little girl home too. But as she has grown, and developed a spunky little personality, she has definitely turned into a purple and blue kinda gal. I've always loved dressing her and purples and blues, because of her big blue eyes:) So naturally we picked the perfect shade of purple to paint on the walls of the room that she would call her own:) As I was brushing the purple onto her walls I was thinking of all the fun she will have in that room....the slumber parties, late night phone chats with girlfriends, lying in bed anxiously awaiting her first day of school, getting ready for her first date:) I hope she loves her purple room, I can't wait to watch her grow in it...

Stable Hay :: for our kitchen I wanted a warm/country feel, our farmstyle dining room table was the inspiration for this yellow kitchen. Todd and I have always wanted our house to be the 'hang out' for family and friends. We would love for Emily (and our next child) to enjoy inviting their friends for dinner. I thought of all the entertaining I will do in that yellow kitchen...Baby showers for good friends, Birthday parties for my sweeties and girl nights with some of my best girl friends. I can not wait for people to come and ENJOY themselves in our yellow country kitchen:)

Pensive Sky (Gray Blue) :: for 'the kids' bathroom upstairs I wanted a Beach themed bathroom for them, the double sinks make me envision two teenagers rushing to get out the door to make it in time for school, make-up, hair products and clothes strung all around the floor ( maybe because that is what my bathroom looked like most of the time I was a teen ).

Classic Taupe :: A calm, coffee color for our Master Bathroom. Our large soaking tub overlooks the large meadow behind our home, at night you can see the sunset from our back windows and hear the birds chirping. My own little piece of heaven, my getaway...I know many nights I will long to sneak away so I can spend a few quiet moments to myself in our room.

We are so excited to start the next phase of our lives in this house, we loved our condo and loved the people and friends we met in the Olympia area. We have so much to look forward too and are thankful for ALL of our blessings!!!