more pic's of our house and another Birthday wish

here is a pic of Hailey.......doing homework. She is in grade 1 and has had homework every night after school.....the older girls haven't had any! why just her? maybe she needs the extra catch up!!!
this is our wall of fame that I referred to before. It is not even half way done yet.....I don't know where the rest of our pictures are yet!!! yes I still have more boxes to unpack...they are all in the storage room and hopefully by the end of winter they will all be sorted through!!
this is our tv room and J's room.......one of the girls asked me.....why does dad get the room with the tv in it for "his room"????? ya cuz he can!!
this room is showing only half of the size....this is their play room, can you tell? and ya those boxes are still sitting in there like that but the games are put away!!! hahaha
this is from the top of the stairs on the 3rd floor. I love these little windows! and a great example of why we are going to hire painters! there is no way I can get that high up! and the seafoam/mint green that is painted on every wall in all the living spaces must go! at least the bedrooms and bathrooms are not painted this color!!
my walk in closet!! so cool!!
our bedroom! we ordered a new bed frame today.........we broke our last one. Between the 2 of us we weigh over 450 pounds.....so they don't last too long for us!! blush and then we can put our head board on.......and I need pictures....I have so much more wall space here! and I am not sure what to do about the curtains either......I am not a flowery person but for now they are ok and I will wait and see what I do! oh I also bought a feather top mattress today! so I will let you know how that is! I have wanted one for SO long and I figured that was cheaper than buying a new mattress right now!
ahhhh my coveted jacuzzi tub! I LOVE THIS! again not so sure about the lacey curtains but..... they might grow on me!
this is Hailey and Faith's room. I put the bunk beds together all by myself!!! they are pretty big bedrooms and for Christmas this year we are buying them room decor to make their rooms really cute. I have always wanted to do "themed" bedrooms for them and now they are old enough to want them too!
this is the sewing room and possibly future bedroom for one of the girls. It is right at the top of the stairs and I thought a great place to sew and do crafts. My neighbor and I went garage sale shopping on Sat and I scored a whole load of wool and other yarn for FREE!!! so too cool, we are planning on doing some projects together!


Today is also one of my best friends Birthday. Xangelle and I have known each other our whole lives. We have such a close friendship we could be sisters. I have so many great childhood memories with her and her family! we are also related through marriage! k try to follow this, one of her mother's brothers is married to one of my sisters and one of her dad's brothers is married to one of my cousins...........so we share cousins and my nephew is her 1st cousin and my 2nd cousins are her 1st cousins...........so ya.......we just say we are sisters...or good enough anyways!! One of my favorite memories of our childhood was playing in the ravines together.........for hours. Not like today where your children must be in plain view all the time, we scoured the ravines and hills of North Vancouver's Lynn Valley for hours on end..........we didn't even go home to use the bathroom.....uh hem.....ya maybe that is TMI!!! we would find clay banks and sit there and dig and make stuff and live in our make-believe-world. One time we even covered ourselves in the clay/mud then stood on a main street and pretended we were the incredible hulk!!! so much fun! and now as adults we have that always-can-count-on-you-friendships that are rare and unique and I truly feel blessed to have her in my life..........forever........ so please go say hi and wish her a happy birthday!

18 comments:

Shash said...

I like seeing more of your place. One day we will get up there... I still want to see more though, I am missing out on so much!

I already visited Patti to wish her a happy birthday. ;-)

Looney Mom said...

Wow! Did I already mention that I'm SO jealous!!?!? I love your house. Welcome home.

Looney Mom said...

Lala, I just sent you - FORWARDED ha ha! - the original email I wrote last week to la2941 AT telus dot com -- is that right? I hope so. You can delete this comment if you want. I didn't mean to plaster your addy but I just wanted to make sure I had it right. If so, maybe it went to a spam folder? It would be from LooneyBinForSure@"myisp".com or E. St. Cyr

theresa said...

I love your new house! You have done a lot so far. How exciting! Are you going to have a house warming party? Are we all invited? LOL

Amber said...

Cool tour! It's always fun to see where you're coming from!

mom of 2 said...

Love the pictures...and the tv room is soooo cool!!!

We have a jacuzzi tub too... love it! But you do have to clean the jets!! My SIL is a micro biologist and she worked on a lawsuit once where someone got a bacterial skin infections from the yuck that collected in the tubing of the jacuzzi tub...ewwww!! She said to clean it just fill it with water and add bleach (I use 2 cups) and run the tub for about 20 minutes then fill it again and run it again for a few minutes. I try to clean it every couple of baths. We actually don't take as many baths in it as we should!

I hope you are enjoying your new home...it's beautiful!!!

The Flip Flop Mamma! said...

That's just too much house for me! I don't wanna clean all that!! LOL. It's beautiful though!

I remember peeing outside with my friends when I was growing up!! ha! not quite as easy for a girl, like for a boy. We also tried dog biscuits!! LOL.

mommaobrienx7 said...

Love the new house! It's looking great.

Yellow Mama said...

You have a lot of great space in your house. Can't wait to see the "themed" room and the new bed stuff. I am really glad you are settled after such a long, long, long, long period of sweating and waiting. Ain't God great?

Shash said...

I noticed new furniture in the TV room?? You've been shopping!!!!

Ruth said...

You're house is gorgeous!! I love looking at the pictures. I must tell you that the picture of Hailey looks like the picture of you over on Xangelles blog!!

redheads said...

your home is beautiful Lala!
I can not believe that you have all those pictures already... It took me a long time to figure out where to put mine... I still need help with decorating....Guess I should get some help from your sis some time.

Ruth said...

Just wanted to tell you that I stole your 200th post idea...yes, I am a follower and a copycat!!

Shash said...

where are more pictures??

Shash said...

where are more pictures??

Shash said...

where are more pictures??

redheads said...

I think Shash wants more pictures don't you??? I know I do.

Glo said...

Nice Home........I wouldn't want to paint it. Send more pics soon.