I've been so busy that I haven't really had time to check or write on my blog lately. Last Friday Cyndee wanted to take Savannah to a dance recital followed by a sleepover. I love that! Savannah was thrilled to spend one-on-one time with her Grandma. All day Friday when Amy and I were hanging out with my mom, Savannah willed us away at every chance "mom, when are you and Mimi and the other kids leaving?" When I met Cyndee at Target to pick Savy up on Saturday, she said Sav would make a perfect only child. Too late.
With Savannah gone, Nate and I had alone time with London which was fun. We could tell she wasn't herself -- I honestly don't know if she knows how to be "herself" without her sister -- they are very close and have hardly ever been apart. So this was good for them. We let London sleep with us in our bed and the first words out of her mouth in the morning were: "mom, I miss Nana, can we go get her?"
Friday night we searched a couple stores until we found our inspiration for our downstairs bathroom. My little sister, Megan, is coming from Iowa in a few weeks with her family to visit and so Nate & I decided to do a little home improvement before they come (you need a little motivation sometimes). Shower curtain, garbage can, towel rack, rug, and paint bought and we were ready to roll.
Saturday was full of work. Nate mowed our lawn. Oh, we bought our first lawn mower Friday also. The lawn was so tall that London would get lost in it! I should have taken a picture. My backyard looks very different and so much better now. We got the bathroom painted and put together. Lovely. I love taking one room at a time and putting it together. I am happy owning my first home (can you tell?).
Then Tuesday, Amy and I painted my loft. Amy -- thank you, thank you, thank you -- except for when you painted me, I'm not grateful for that! But you were cheap labor, so I'll not complain too much. Big project, but the results were definitely worth it! Now I have another room to work on decorating.... I amazes me how much a coat of paint can do. I love it! I do, however, think I got painting out of my system for a while (for my house at least) so the other rooms will have to wait.
Next project: Painting Amy's pantry and hanging pics in the loft.