Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A shared room

Well, the day has come... the Fullers no longer need a nursery :(

I would be lying if I told you that I wasn't sad about taking the nursery down and shipping my baby out to the big boy bed. I was certainly not ready for this moment. However, ready or not, the moment is here.

Let me introduce you to the room of big boys...


The cool shelves we made...

I have been busy painting, decorating, shopping, arranging... re-arranging.

The nursery has been taken apart and painted. It will soon be the playroom. Can't wait to share with you the new look! I am so loving it!

So a new chapter has open. And the last chapter closed.


Thursday, June 24, 2010

5 Years...

Yep, That's how long the two of us have been married!


You want to know what has changed the most in the 5 years I've been married to Bren????

One word : WARDROBE

When I meet Bren his closet consisted of 10 pairs of identical Levi jeans ( light wash ), 10 collared pique shirts, 1 blue blazer, 1 floral tie, 1 pair brown lace up boots, 1 pair of tennis shoes, and lots of cop stuff.

No shorts, No swimsuit, NOTHING designer. It was clear... he was a heterosexual.


He now has over 10 pairs of dress shoes alone.

He now has over 30 ties. ( I am happy to report the floral tie is at the bottom of the landfill )

He had 12 suits. I gently encouraged him to donate half. He now has 6 suits. He basically collects them, because other than funerals and weddings, he does not wear them.

He use to wear his socks like this...

He now wears them like this...

The man who had ZERO dress shoes, now ask for his shoes by their designer name.

The man who didn't own a suit, now has a couple thousand dollars tied up in them!

The man who only wore boots, now wears sandals.

The man that thought denim was the only kind of fabric, now has expanded his fabrics to include: linen, seersucker, and satin.

In a 1950's house with 5 closets, Brendan takes up half.

I didn't make him this way, oh no, he evolved on his own!

He is my sweet, loving, best decision I ever made husband.

One thing is clear, however... Based on closet alone... The man I married 5 years ago is a Metrosexual!

Wonder what the next 5 years will bring???
I'm not sure, but I am certainly looking forward to it!

Love you so much Brendan Fuller!!!

Hope I don't get in too much trouble for this post ;)


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Too Busy...



Seriously, we have been way too busy planting, playing, swimming, vacationing, working, and redecorating to BLOG!

Soon though, I will post of these things. Until then, I am on a hiatus!


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Just trying...

Just trying to stay cool and have a little fun in the process.

Well, fun for Jack...

He had fun squirting Collins...

And splashing Collins...

What did Collins think of this??

He most certainly did not enjoy it!

Its hard being the little brother.

OK, so maybe Jack isn't the best brother all the time.

Its just nice having something to cool us down. Reminds me why we have been running off to the lake every weekend!


Saturday, June 5, 2010

Design on more than a Dime

Our kitchen is clearly protesting us! In one week our dishwasher and fridge went out.

Now, I must say, I was as happy about this as Brendan was when the tv went out! I have been wanting to update these two things for quite a while. We flipped our kitchen before, but thought it was wasteful to get rid of perfectly working appliances. So up until now, those have been here since I moved in.

So, we put in a new dishwasher and are still awaiting the arrival of our new fridge.

All this change and excitement gave me the itch to change one more thing, the backsplash.

I thought Brendan was going to kill me since the paint incidence had become such a nightmare, but with a little persuasion, I had him willing to help.

It has been the easiest project to date and I am thrilled with the results.


(I only took pics from one angle because I want to wait for the new fridge to show the other.)

This made the project so much more enjoyable :)

Old houses are such a labor of love, but I just love them!!! Most people find it odd that my husband builds big, gorgeous new homes... and we live in a 60 year old home. I just find small, cozy cottages so warming.

There is something special about this home that I just can't explain!


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

This day came way too soon


I can't believe this day is upon me. Collins went to school / summer camp.

We thought it would be fun for Collins to join Jack a handful of days this summer at preschool. What I didn't anticipate was how lonely I would be. It is the first time I've been without him on a weekday in 19 months.

It kinda gave me baby fever { GASP }

Don't worry though! I quickly found things to get into, and I rediscovered freedom!

**** Back to Collins****

To win the heart of his teacher, Collins pick her an apple...

He thought he better taste it first...
Luckily we have an apple tree and there is more where that came from ;)

He was so excited about going. He wouldn't take his backpack off all morning. I thought he would be grasping at me, screaming... NOPE, none of that, he quickly ran off to play with his friends.

Jack was such a big help. He just took his hand and showed him all around school. Such a great big brother.

Hopefully a good education will keep these boys from having to do this later in life...