Sunday, May 25, 2008

Empty Rooms

Bear with me... I find myself a bit loquacious and introspective today...

Thank you all for the loving & supportive messages! It makes me rest a little easier knowing that I have so many folks to help me if I need them =) as we embark on the Great Twin Adventure. (That's how I've been thinking of it lately...all caps, like the title of a book or something!)

I have been enjoying this holiday weekend, even with the head-cold still lingering and Eric being away. It's always nice to have a chance to rest and recoup. Plus, I was able to have a wonderful afternoon catching up with friends (and their new little ones) while dinning on yummy bbq and many varieties of cheese (all pasteurized!! yay for brie).

However, as I woke this morning and wandered through the house, footfalls echoing through the empty rooms... I had a feeling of what can only be described as melancholy. As excited and thrilled as I am for all the changes (new house, new babies), I find myself a little sad too. Eric & I lived four happy years here in our little ranch house, with lots of great memories, and even though we aren't moving, it won't be the same house with the new upstairs. It certainly won't be the same once it is filled to the brim with toys & noise & babies too! I know this is going to be a great change, one we've fought hard to get, but just for right now, I have a nostalgic feeling for our newlywed years and the life we are leaving behind...

The empty front room.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


Given that we are doubling the size of our house... We thought it only right to double the size of our family too! Can you believe it?? Twins!!! We are excited and overwhelmed and just about as happy as one can be! So, without further ado, it is with great pleasure that I'm posting the first (of what I'm sure will be many) pictures of the twins. (Or lefty and righty as we are affectionately calling them)

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Progress (at last)

Hi everyone! I'm back! Kept waiting to post until I had house news to share... First it was looking like March, then April... and well, now it's May. But, hey, I'm done complaining because work is finally happening. And quickly too =) Here are some photos to share the progress & excitement!

The front of the house with lumber, supplies & dumpster.

The roof is off! (And a shout-out to our awesome mailman Bob!)

What it looked like 'upstairs'.

Is that a second floor already??
We're no longer dwarfed by our neighbors!!