Tuesday, January 29, 2013

And then there were 3...

Another reason I haven't posted on the blog much lately, is that I haven't been feeling that great. You see, there's this tiny little person growing inside of me that likes to sap my energy and make me nauseated...

Yes, that's right! Baby Sanders is on the way! Andy and I feel beyond blessed that the Lord is giving us this little one to care for and love. He or she is due August 7. 

Despite being a little nauseated and tired, I really haven't felt that bad. I'm just excited to be carrying this little one! We would really appreciate your prayers the next several months for a healthy baby. 

Here's a picture of the little "gummie bear" as my mom calls it, at 9 weeks.

Parenthood, here we come!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

I'm back!

So I typed up 2 posts around Christmas time, and it looks like I never ended up posting either of them. Instead of trying to play catch up with individual posts, I'm just going to post a "month in review". Things have been busier than ever around here, and I've debated keeping up with the blog or not. I've decided I want to keep chronicling the renovation though, so here goes!

We had a great Christmas with our families. For the first time since we've been married, I was actually off for Christmas, and it was AMAZING! We spent almost a week at the lake relaxing, eating LOTS of food, playing with the nieces and nephew, feeding the swans & ducks, giving gifts, and...playing in the SNOW.

We actually had a white Christmas! About 6-8 inches fell on Christmas day, so we had fun playing in it the next day. We built the biggest snowman I think we've ever made. It was at least 8 ft tall. Even though it's head fell off about an hour after we built it.

Not sure if this video will work, but Bear's favorite part of the snow was eating it =)

We got to spend a weekend celebrating with Andy's family as well. Unfortunately, Andy ended up with a vicious stomach bug so we had to cut our visit a little short. We still had fun opening presents with everyone and especially seeing our nephew Enoch enjoy things.

January has been the start of renovating the house. Demo is officially underway. We started out by taking down all of the trim and moldings that we wanted to keep, (a) because they're really neat looking and (b) because it will save money down the road. Then, this weekend, with the help of some amazing friends, we started tearing the walls down to the studs. We went back and forth about whether or not to tear out the original plaster walls, but because of several leaks and the lack of insulation (as in zero), we decided it would be best to tear it out and replace it with insulation and sheet rock. Talk about some messy business! One exciting discovery is that the ceilings are actually sheet rock instead of plaster in most of the rooms, so we won't have to replace those.

I can't thank those of you who came and helped enough! We wouldn't have been able to accomplish anywhere near what we've gotten done if it were just Andy and me. Thank you, thank you!

Next weekend will be more of the same...lots of demo!