Monday, March 6, 2017

Weekend wrap up - New house edition.


I posted these on Facebook, but wanted to keep the blog updated too since I think I'll look back on that more than I will Facebook.  :)

This past weekend was the first full weekend in our new house, and our only big plans were to relax, make sure the cows stayed in and were fed, do laundry and if I could - get the bedroom set up.   Clint was in Montana with Ryan looking at bulls, so it was just Chandler & I to hold down the fort.

We took Clint's AI wagon outside with us to do chores - my big stroller is still at the old house (not sure why, just one of those things I haven't moved, lol) and this worked perfectly to pull Chandler in since he still isn't walking and I needed two hands to throw hay.  He had a BLAST in it - and if I was away from him, he'd stand up and point at me.  I'm sure he was managing me very well in his mind.  ;)



 Pre morning nap time called for a little block time at Chandler's new Ikea table.

The Hunter brothers are doing our inside contract work, and finished up our floors late last week.  They were coming today to install our closet system so while I couldn't move our clothes, I could move just about everything else in to our bedroom/pantry/laundry room, which have been the last rooms for them to finish. 

My goal this weekend was to get most of our furniture situated where I want it, and then I'll start hanging pictures and d├ęcor in the coming weeks.  And replace all of the window treatments....which I think will be harder done than said, yikes.  I thought at first they were on a rod, but this weekend realized they're full valances stapled to boards that are screwed into the walls - so I'm not sure what the wall repair is going to be if I pull them down to replace.  Oufta.

I'll say this - I love our flooring! We purchased vinyl plank flooring from Costco, which means it was REALLY reasonable (like I got it on sale for $1.50/sq ft) but you only got one color choice.  This flooring is probably a little darker than I normally would have chosen, but I do think it matches our existing cabinets well, and goes with our current furniture.  (It's dark enough to show dust pretty easily, but that's why I have a Swiffer!)  And vinyl plank flooring is waterproof, and semi-scratch resistant so I think it will hold up to our lifestyle well.  We replaced 100% of the flooring in the house with the vinyl plank.



Getting the bedroom furniture moved in and set up....I need to find an extra fitted sheet to cover those box springs, but it wasn't exactly a first priority on the list.  :)


 
I know many of my pictures of Chandler are blurry - it's just this stage right now.  :)  He moves too fast, and isn't going to be slowed down by his mama asking for a picture.  :)  But he LOVED being able to crawl up on the bed before I made it for a few minutes!


We're taking things slowly and adjusting to the new house.  I was actually kind of surprised how hard Chandler took it - he usually is a "go with the flow" kind of baby, but this move was tough on him.  He's still not 100% comfortable sleeping in his new room (not sure why) but hopefully we'll get him to a point where he doesn't wake up sobbing from every nap and nighttime.  (Some nights he'll sleep all the way thru the night, but others he wakes up multiple times sobbing....poor guy.)  Until then, either I sleep in the guest bed in there with him, or we just bring him to bed with us midway thru the night.


And waking up in the morning, or from nap times usually require a few extra snuggles until he gets used to his surroundings....but you won't ever hear me complain about extra snuggles. 


Doing morning chores in our pj's - because that's what weekends are for!

So that was our weekend!  We're looking forward to a full week and the Rollin' Rock sale coming up.  My goal this week is to get our clothes hung in the closets once they're done being installed, and catching up on laundry.  Then we'll see where we're at and maybe start decorating.

We also need to start thinking about outside stuff, but that'll be a few weeks away.

Hoping you all had a great weekend too, and that you're living the dream! 

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