Wednesday, November 25, 2015

November Musing

This week is quite the week. Rehearsal Dinner Tonight, Thanksgiving the next day, and a wedding on Friday. I'm gaining another Sister-in-Law as the Hubby's younger brother ties the knot.

Thanksgiving was cancelled by my family, so instead of traveling we will be celebrating the holiday with my inlaws. I thought that would mean we could do Christmas with my family, but that isn't sounding good either.

We are waiting to hear back from a contractor about getting our basement floor replaced and hopefully getting the basement finished this winter. I can't wait for that. The big boys would share a room in the basement and everyone will have more room. Our basement is the same square footage as the main floor so we will be doubling our living space!

I have so many plans. There will be 2 bedrooms and a full bathroom in the basement, a storage room and possibly an office. The rest will be wide open. For running and playing and the majority of toys.

A kitchen wall will be torn out and replaced with a half wall that will let more light to the stairs and a open feeling to the basement. Bear will have the nursery rearranged as we get ready for the twins to share the space in the Spring.

Hopefully we will also remodel our main bathroom upstairs once we have the basement one finished.

The Hubby feels like we have already outgrown our house with our 3 kiddos and is convinced when the twins arrive it will be too small. I think we will be doubling the room we have now and with a finished basement it will make all the difference.

My other plan for the basement is a built in playhouse with play kitchen, table, workbench, etc. I also have a plan for a book nook. Open shelving and bean bags with lots of light. I'm also really hoping the project is done before winter is over so the kids have a place to burn off energy when it's too cold to play outside.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Lucky #6&7

7 is a lucky number right?


I keep focusing on that number, because it will soon be the number of people in my family.

I will be cooking meals and washing dishes for 7.

Laundry and folding and making beds....for 7.


My husband and I had a deal. We would decide how many kids we wanted one at a time. I would declare I didn't want any more while pregnant and battling all day sickness and my hip coming out of place. NEVER AGAIN! No more for us. He was supposed to remind me how I felt after the baby came and proceeded to grow and my ongoing baby fever took hold. He tended to always say, one more would be fun. I wouldn't mind one more.

Well, we broke the one at a time rule. We are having TWO.


I'm excited...and scared. Usually at the same time.

Well almost halfway there.


Saturday, November 14, 2015

He's a Keeper

I have to brag up my Hubby a bit.

I haven't been feeling well. I am tired and having trouble keeping food or even water down. I'm dehydrated and to be honest - lazy. The smell of food, especially meat cooking, makes me sick. This pregnancy has been rough so far, and yet I am grateful. 

My Hubby came home after putting in a long day working on the farm. All I had accomplished was doing the dishes and maybe a load of laundry. I went to take a bath to try and stop the cramping.

Without saying a thing he started making supper, had the boys pickup their room, the living room, and kitchen. Then he vacuumed and swept the kitchen floor. He also unloaded the dishwasher and put everything away. Got the kids in pajamas and we said bedtime prayers as a family.

I am so blessed by him. I feel guilty too for him having to come home and not having a hot meal ready. I have good days and bad days. So on the good days I try to catchup on anything I fall behind on and hope it makes up for the bad days. Pregnancy is exhausting, but I'm blessed to be growing two little bundles and with an awesome husband.