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Our new old house {demo}

Well we’d owned the house for about a DAY and walls were already coming down. I’m not surprised though, Logan doesn’t waste any time on that kind of stuff. Plus.. we were excited!

The boys and I had bought Logan a #demoday shirt for Christmas, so we had to get a photo of him in it!

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All of these center walls are completely down now. So crazy seeing the space so open!

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The hearth on the fireplace is gone now as well. We didn’t like that it seemed like an accident waiting to happen! I’m so glad Logan took it out-it made the space feel bigger as well.

Also the boys LOVE going over to the new house. They get so excited and love running around. Soooomtimes they even help a little :).

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Just last week we had the framer flip the stairs around so we can add on to our master bath (it was so small before!).

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All of the ceiling insulation and sheetrock is GONE. We are vaulting the ceiling up almost 5 ft or so. I think that’s going to really make the space feel so much bigger.

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All of the demo is complete…now onto the fun part. Getting it all put back together.

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Our New Old House.

We bought a house!

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OK, its not super old, but older than the one we currently live in. Also bigger than the one we are in now, large yard (hello we have 3 boys), and a detach garage (made the hubs happy). Anyways we are super excited!

The house is nice and very well-kept. It needs a bit of love though. We can’t wait to make it our own.

Here’s a few before photos for ya and I’m going to add in some of our inspiration photos too. I will update the blog as we go along!

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Here are some of our inspiration photos.

I don’t remember where we found these, otherwise I’d link them.

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Our Everyday.

I had it in my mind to make a day documentary of our family for awhile. I had a vision for what I wanted in it and I knew the song. So when we had a free weekend I made it happen. You can watch our day in the life video here.

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Leo’s Nursery.

When we found out we were having a third boy, updating the nursery was one thing I knew I wanted to do. All of the big items are the same, just switched out some of the decor and I think it really changed the look to more our current style.  The nursery continues to be one of my favorite rooms. You can see Noah’s nursery (the before pics) here.

I spy a little babe in his crib 🙂

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March Birthdays.

We have several March birthdays with my husbands side of the family. It was fun to have one big celebration when we were all together. I love seeing all the kiddos getting to hang out!

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Leo.

Here we are….7 months….already (insert crying emoji). It was a family affair when we gave you baby oatmeal for the first time. Your brothers were so excited for you and cheered you on. You loved it!

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Leo {6 months}.

Leo’s stats:

16.9 lbs (24%), 27.2in (62%)

You are just the happiest lil’ babe! Your content just hanging out and you love your jumparoo! I think it gets you up enough where you can watch your brothers, and they are pretty entertaining!

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Our everyday.

So this started because I thought to myself, ” Beau has the cutest little round belly and outie belly button…I want to remember that!” So here is his cute belly (HA!) and some ornery faces I got while chasing these boys around.

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My 32nd Birthday.

I felt so loved on my birthday weekend! It started out with a date we had promised Noah. Logan and I took him out for pancakes and bowling It was so fun!

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Then the best surprise ever…my bestie who lives in Texas came to spend the weekend with me! Logan sent us both to the spa that next day, which was amazing. We then stopped for tacos, of course!

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My husband loves to spoil me, and he did! He planned out most of my weekend and filled it with things and people I love. He also made me my cake, which was delicious.

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On Sunday my family came over for dinner to celebrate with me. Perfect ending to the weekend!!!

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Our everyday.

All these photos are sort of clumped together, but trying to get caught up!

The other day you went and pulled out your camera and started repositioning objects to take photos of them. You were so proud. So was I. 🙂

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You have been learning to use scissors. You do really well!

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I’d say you two get along 80% of the time. You love each other like crazy and irritated each other just the same. These sweet moments make my momma heart happy.

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I’m not sure why, but I just love this photo. Actually, I know why. I’t just a photo of the mundane but a moment that I want to remember.

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Logan’s parents took the older boys for a night—FREEDOM! HA! Seriously though it was so refreshing. After leisurely waking up and drinking our coffee and doing a whole lot of nothing we headed out to run a few errands. First stop- espresso to go go. A favorite of ours! Then we walked down the street to Architectural Salvage. We love doing stuff like that. Especially when we are down to only one kiddo!

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