A big step for Chris and I....Kate had her first sleep over without her momma and dada last night. We packed her bags and off to mimi and papas we went. It was so hard to leave her but it was good for us. My mom has been dying to have her stay the night and there is no one else in this world that I trust more than my mom and dad (and Chris of course). I am anal and a freak about some things so we went and made a list of her schedule together, kissed her goodnight and off to Disneyland we went. It was like a breath of fresh air. So rejuvenating! We played around at Disney for a bit and then went over to the "Jazz Kitchen" where we had our first date and also where we went right before we had Kate. My husband is so romantic and had it all planned out. We sat outside and he timed it perfectly so that while we were eating our amazing chocolate souffle we would get to watch the fireworks. And we did. It was beautiful, relaxing and soo yummy! We enjoyed a peaceful night sleep and I tried to make myself sleep in but Kate has somehow changed my internal clock so that I am up and ready at 6am. Except today there was no baby to feed so I tossed and turned and finally fell asleep and was back awake at 7:30 and crawled out of bed a little after 8. Chris slept until 9:45 while I lounged on the couch and read. Once he got up we went to Starbucks to get a little pick me up and he headed off to work and I went and ran some errands before picking up my girl. I could hardly wait to have her back in my arms. She's only been awake for an hour since I've had her. She had a blast with her mimi and papa. It was really good for Chris and I, really good for my parents and Kate. But, it's even better having her back home in my arms. She is my little buddy, pretty sure we are glued to each others hips. I hope one day she will want to be my BFF like I am with my momma.
Remember that one time my husband bought a tv wall mount and then I decided we needed a new tv stand? And then it made me realize our dark furniture would look way better if I lightened it up? And then it was time to get rid of the old dark throw pillows and dark rug? And then all of a sudden that fireplace looked so out of place. So we gutted it. All because we put the tv on the wall! Here’s a little walk down our DIY family room makeover. Before . I started with this old corner cabinet that i got for free years ago and painted chocolate brown. I dusted her off and went to town with chalk paint. Then I got rid of the old dark rug and started changing out our throw pillows. Then it was onto the fireplace. Before Chris took out part of the wood floor to extend the floor of the tiny fireplace. We also cleaned out the fireplace and sprayed it with cream paint that can withstand 1,200 degree temperatures. And then we sucked out the old volcano rock and put in this fire glass fr