Thursday, April 28, 2011

Our house.

The home that we have officially own for five years now is on the market! We are reaching the point if we haven't already where we are outgrowing our home. It’s a three bedroom one bath cape cod that is in the cutest neighborhood with the nicest neighbors and a low/no traffic circle. I love, love, love our home but we have done all we need to do and we need to move into a house where we can expand and stay for 10+ years. Its been fun to go back and see what the house was when we first bought it (aka just married and had nothing) to now where we have finished rooms that we sweat over doing and are overflowing with stuff. Here is our transformation!

Kate and Donny 001
New: paint and shutters, landscaping, railings on landing and new windows.

Living Room/Family Room:
Kate and Donny 005
New: refinished hardwoods throughout first floor, new paint and windows

Kitchen Smile:
Kate and Donny 004
kit2kit 1
New: everything! Hardwood floors, all cabinets new, all appliances new, new granite countertops, new lighting, you name it, its new!

Kate and Donny 008BR
New: paint, windows and ceiling fan.

Kate and Donny 006
New: paint and ceiling fan

I guess we never took a picture of what is now Maddie’s room. Before it was our office – but we had nothing in the room other than a prop up table with a computer so apparently it didn’t warrant a picture. Here is Maddie’s room now, for a before just picture white walls with nothing in it.mgs room

And of course our deck, another labor of love. It’s 16x24 which is just a little bit smaller than the footprint of our house, haha!

So here is the link to our listing, not that I am trying to plug my house or anything!
The Smith Family Home

I couldn’t find pictures of the deck building real quick but I did find our kitchen gut project. There are some quality of photos of Donny in here. And, of course there is no Maddie because I was six months preggers when we did this project. Just try and picture me as a enormous blow up whale trying to chisel five layers of linoleum off our kitchen floor on the weekend we got those 24+ inches of snow. Yeah.

Get it Donny!!

Yeah, Donny wore the “protective” mask while I just inhaled everything…?
Stainless front refrigerator.
Ahh gas stove, hello love.

And some new track lighting.

And that was how we spent our winter before Maddie was born.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

What's up, baby?

Not much to be said . . . we had April, one-armed Brad and Miss Emery over for dinner, and here’s how it went down.

”Hey Emery welcome over, want to play?”
”Want to make a mess on our clothes and strip down, ok”
”Come on Emery, follow me, I know where the food is.”
”Here it is, hot dog rolls, yeah baby!”
”Thanks for coming over to play, I’m going to go read my bedtime story to myself.”

Maddie's First Birthday Photo Book

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Weekend Part III

What a whirlwind of a morning! Right when Maddie stirred this morning we snagged the video camera and went in and got her. She was, as usual, bouncing around in her crib excited to see us. We got her down and let her follow her Easter eggs. The video could have gone for hours because she wanted to stand, walk and study every.single.egg. When she got to her basket she was super excited to see the couple little goodies the Easter bunny had left her. We rushed through breakfast and then she took a quick shower. While Donny and were getting ready we let her play with her new things . . . as to not ruin our Easter dress prematurely!
Power squat with bunny!

We went to church with the whole family downtown. It was so fun to go back to the church where Maddie was christened and to see Pastor George too. We love going to church there but it also really made Donny and I realize how much we love going to “our” church too. We found ourselves almost clapping and missing all of the music! After the service we took some pictures and headed over to brunch!

New buddies!!
All the girls!
. . . and Matthew too? nope . . .
Matthew and Mike!
Carrington and Emerson!
The crew – minus San & Dick and of course Dr. Pop taking the picture!

After brunch, we were all stuffed and exhausted. Maddie was so good, she had been up from 7:15 and went down for her nap at 2. Once she got up I tried to do a couple Easter portraits.

Maddie’s new purse – complete with lipstick, cell phone and debit card!
Ahh the tongue! I guess that’s just how its going to be!
I love that little nose scrunch!
I love a little Easter bunny smocking!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Weekend Part II

Shhh the Easter Bunny came!



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