We’ve been fighting a war against sickness. I only have a minor cold, but the girls and Nick have really gotten slammed.
So needless to say thing have been slow moving around here. But we kinda needed that anyway… after the crazy holiday season. The first week of January is MEANT for lounging around! I just wish we could all be lazy AND healthy.
We did however, get the opportunity to sneak away without the littles last night for our 5-year Anniversary, and this happened…
And we went to see the movie Frozen, which is adorable. I highly recommend it. Speaking of FROZEN… we’re pretty cold here in Iowa. It’s –18* right now, with a windchill of –41*. Brrrrr! Nick saved the day by un-freezing our pipes with my blow-dryer, and now we’re having a movie / pajama day. We might try blowing bubbles outside later. Check this out!
In other news, WE SOLD OUR DINING TABLE (gasp!)
We loved that table… like a LOT! But my sweet Grandmother wanted to pass down her dining set to me. And you know how mushy and sentimental I am. So we joyfully accepted! We’ll be picking it up in Dubuque in the next couple weeks. I can’t wait to share pics of it!
As for progress in the girls’ big-girl room,I ordered this fluffy ‘sheepskin’ rug from Overstock.com for $140 (it’s since gone back up to $167… sorry!), and it arrived today! I love the softness that it adds to the room… and how it covers up the tragic purple/icky carpet. I’m working on DIYing some swag-chandy’s to hang above each bed, and some roman shades. And when I say ‘working on’, I mean I have ideas swimming in my head, but haven’t started on yet.
Nick is still plugging away at the laundry room… slow and steady wins the race, right? We knew this would be a lengthy project, and this was reaffirmed when we recently ran into some snags. But rest assured we’ll be updating you soon!