We got a great cheap fixer house at an auction in the fancy part of town. We are on a golf course against a mountain. There is a herd of 11 deer that visit us daily along with tons of other little critters. We had to redo all the floors, remove a bunch of paneling and drywall, gut the half bath, clean up the full baths and gut the kitchen. It is a 1960's trilevel whose original owner did not update...at all. Original everything, including carpet (eeeww). It isn't done, but it is livable. I love my kitchen, sometimes I watch HGTV and see their makeovers and I am like meh...they should have gone to Lowes like me! :)
Being the "fancy" side, Natalie is in a awesome school. She is rocking out Kindergarten, as I knew she would. Her reading is a little above grade but her math is through the roof. She taught herself multiplication (it's just clumps of numbers mama!) and she does a little algebra (just for fun mama!). She is a stink lol
She is doing really well in gymnastics, she loves it. She has her first training session with our gym's jr Olympic team today. I am a little worried she won't be able to finish the entire 2.5 hour class, but I guess she will get used to it. If you had told me 3 years ago when I took my 3 yr old to gym for the first time that 3 years later she would be flying over bars and doing back handsprings, I would have have said no way. But here she is at 6 yrs old, all muscle and bones.
The "hitchin" got pushed back because we found this house. Natalie and I lived here during all the mess (which I will never do again) and Stephen moved in after the wedding. I married my guy on 12-12-12 at 12:12. Why? Because we are old, and we could :) If you can't be those old weird people, then what's the fun in life? We seriously had a 20 second "ceremony" at a friend's church. Do you? Great! Let's go eat lunch! Seriously tho, we almost missed our time spot because I stopped at the grocery store for flowers and tea from McDonalds lol Weddings are so much easier when you don't get your panties in a wad! (Kim used to work in bridal, I know these things lol).
Anyway, that is enough for now. Let's see if I can make it back in under 2 years next time :)
Natalie, Easter 2013 (new drywall, no trim yet!)
Our herd at the neighbors house.
They leave their babies under our magnolia tree in early summer :)