The Cadwallader house has been busy busy! It’s been go, go, go and writing this post is the first moment I’ve had all week to sit and have a morning coffee without it being in a travel cup. I’ve taken list-making to a whole new level–just so I can keep my thoughts straight! I have to admit, I kind of love it!
I know I’ve been a little quiet this week on the blog, but that’s because I’ve been working on some things I can’t wait to share with you! Here’s what my week has been like thus far.
It snowed. It got really cold. Like really cold.
So, I made our family room downstairs a cabin-esque retreat with some of our fall things from around the house. That’s where Dave and I watch our shows after the kids are in bed. There’s a lot of plaid going on down there. I kind of like it! I may actually share that part of the house around holiday time. Our bedroom is also transitioning to holiday time. No Christmas decorations yet, but this is what it looks like now. Don’t worry– Denver is still in there just on a different wall.
Not going to show you the progress, but we have been working on our fireplace and we will be sharing it next week. We’ve tiled and are building the mantel right now. It’s such a dramatic change!!!
In other news, I realized that my just turned 10-year-old is over 5’5” now! It occurred to me to measure him after his school pants we just bought him a month ago are now too short. I have giant children…
Then, after this picture I realized my uniform this week has consisted of work out clothes, sometimes covered in paint and other building materials. Then each night I top it off with a sweater to keep from freezing. This is not a good look! I am looking forward to going to a business dinner with Dave tonight just so I can look nice for once this week. Did I just say that?
Lucky for me, Sam has chronicled my fabulous Olivia Newton John/Swiss Miss outfits. My 4-year-old hijacks my camera now. This is new. Usually he is just the photo-bomber. Now he is taking the photos.
Here is one he took of me folding laundry…exciting! And this was a different night and I threw on the same sweater…sad, but true. I think a sweatband would totally pull it together…
But, I can pat myself on the back. I’ve been working out everyday and eating really healthy. I think it’s keeping me going through this busy week! I get a gold star.
If you are wondering about the hallway makeover. It’s done, except I just found out via email that the light fixture I ordered is on back order. Hate that! So, I have no idea when that will get here, but in the mean time we can all ooh and aah at its deliciousness…
The kids and I made our November bucket list. My favorite choice of theirs’ is “drink lots of cocoa”. That sounds like a plan! No wool socks this time…guess we covered that last month.
Zoey is great at letting me know when a package has arrived. She acts tough and then attacks the delivery workers with kisses. So far she has made friends with the mailman, the FedEx guy, and UPS carriers. She is better than a door bell.
One of those packages just happened to be these beauties which will be on our mantel…when we finish it that is…
So, next week I should be back to my normal routine around here. Have a fantastic weekend!!!