Kate Marie is 6 months old today. 6 months of amazing love. This journey that we are on keeps on getting better. Every day is a joy with Kate. She is the definition of a happy baby. Full of smiles, laughs, coos, chatters and sounds only a baby could make. Kate is rolling around like it's nobodies business, getting better at sitting up but not quite there, still working on her first tooth, eating fruits and veggies, soldier scoots and being a busy little one. She gets her hands on anything she can. She takes awesome naps. Loves to shop. Loves to eat. Loves to snuggle. Shes the only one who can make our heart melt in a second. A huge praise is that her blood tumor is shrinking! Yeah! It has not opened up since February and we are confident that we are past that. It is still swollen but not nearly as bad as it was. So thankful. Kate wakes up smiling and squealing with joy. I can be dead dog tired and still run to her room with so much excitement to pick her up and snuggle with her in the morning. There really is nothing better. Chris and I are madly in love with this little one and don't know how we ever lived life without her. Happy half birthday baby girl!! Now...it's time to start planning the big party!!!
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