Thursday, October 29, 2015

Twas' the week before Halloween.....

Oh the fun of Halloween is upon us and it's been a busy week with all the celebrating.  I thought I would do a quick blog post to catch up before the weekend is upon us!  Starting with last weekend, the weather has been absolutely beautiful and HOT!  We took advantage and went to the beach for the afternoon.  We stayed until the sun set and I'm sure the kids would have stayed longer.  The water is getting cooler but the kids didn't seem to notice.  The sound of the ocean and the beautiful breeze made for a nice place to take a short nap. The beach truly is our families happy place.  I love watching the kids enjoy the water and they get along (for the most part).  Since our new home is so close to the beach we really need to get over there more!  




We also had Fall Festival at Marissa's school, God's Gang Choir Practice and Pumpkin Carving at our local community park.  Marissa wanted to make a scary face pumpkin and Brody wanted to make a happy face pumpkin.  One big difference from MN to FL is the pumpkins are already starting to mold...apparently the heat is already getting to them.  





Marissa's hard work paid off by getting on the Honor Roll with her report card grades!  So proud of my hard worker!  



Yesterday, we got BOO'ed!  Our neighborhood is so fun and the kids are loving it!  It's still a mystery as to who BOO'ed us but they left two Halloween baskets full of fun treats and some instructions on how to BOO another neighbor.  The kids are having fun trying to surprise another few friends in our neighborhood.  



Brody had his Halloween Party at school and Costume Parade yesterday!  They got to go trick or treating at school and make a spider treat to eat for snack!  He loved it!



Last night instead of Awana they had X Fest.  The kids invited our next door neighbors to join us and the kids had so much fun!  They got to wear the costumes and go trick or treating and ride carnival rides.  These 4 are becoming such good friends and we are thankful for them!




The kids are super excited for Halloween weekend and I have to admit I'm looking forward to it too!  More pictures to come for sure!  Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Getting Back To Normal!

Well we are finally getting back to normal life after being in transition for so many months. We are enjoying getting to know our new neighbors.  There is so much going on in our new community and we love being involved!  We enjoyed a drive in movie night of Cinderella!


The kids participated in Kids Kraft Day at the community center and they got to make Halloween masks and crafts!  They loved working on art projects!




 Brody got to visit a pumpkin patch during Preschool.  Here is a class pictures of his class!  They loved having a field trip!





Brody won a medal for Sportsmanship at Flag Football this past Saturday!  He was so happy and proud!



We also attended the Farmers Market and Fall Festival at our community center.  The kids loved the hayride Florida style (85 degrees, palm trees and lots of sunshine).





Marissa and I had "Girls Day" today while Brody was in school and she had the day off.  We went to lunch and shopping.  What more could a girl ask for?!?!

We are looking forward to another fun week ahead as Halloween is approaching quickly!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Fall Pictures!

Yesterday I took the kids out for a mini photo shoot in our neighborhood.  It was a beautiful 86 degree day and I got some really cute pics!






















Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Our New Home!

We are settling in and I'm enjoying decorating and getting things put in place!  I still have lots to do but I thought I'd take some quick pics so you could see the progress we have made so far!  I hope you enjoy and sorry in advance for all the pictures in this post!

We are still waiting on the blinds to come in for the back of the house and we still need to buy everything for our covered patio but slowly but surely we are getting there!



KITCHEN/GREAT ROOM AREA!
























DINING ROOM/BUTLERS PANTRY/ENTRY WAY
















BRODY AND MARISSA'S WING
















MUDROOM/LAUNDRY ROOM/POWDER BATH













MASTER CLOSET/BATHROOM/BEDROOM















OFFICE (LOCATED RIGHT NEXT TO MASTER BEDROOM)





UPSTAIRS BONUS ROOM AND BATHROOM










COVERED PATIO







I hope you liked my house tour!  Can't wait to host our first guests next month!