Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Smash Cake

For Mason's birthday party I planned on making his cake myself. I had never used fondant before so I decided to make a practice cake and then let him smash it.

The practice cake. It was yellow cake with vanilla buttercream icing. The "one" cube is made out of rice crispy treats.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Birthday boy!!

I'm in disbelieve that our little baby is now a toddler. He is now 1 - how can that be? He had a great birthday and Christmas. He slept through the night (yay for mom and dad!) and loved to open up all this Christmas presents. We were home for dinner and we made his favorite meal for his birthday dinner - pasta!

Thursday, December 24, 2009


Mason isn't the biggest fan of Santa right now. This was our 3rd (and last) attempt at Santa pictures. I think I tortured the kid enough :)
We decided to show Mason that Santa wasn't scary

Sunday, December 20, 2009

He helps me clean

Isn't he such a good little boy!?

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Big News!

We bought a house!

This has been in the works but we were keeping things very hush hush until we got the approval for everything. It has been a very busy past couple of weeks. Dec 3rd our tenants signed the lease and moved in two days later. On the 4th we got the clear to close and found out on Monday that we were closing on Friday. The previous owners have been great through this whole process and let us move our stuff in early. So by the time we closed on Friday everything was here and we moved right in!

This is going to be our "forever home". We are not moving ever again (unless our kids throw us into a nursing home some day). It met most of the requirements that both Chris and I wanted - which is hard to believe! I thought we would never find something we both liked.

My requirements were:
4+ bedrooms
2+ bathrooms
can see from road (not some super long driveway where you have no clue where the house is)
Good school system
neighborhood setting - good for walking the dog & Mason

Chris' requirements were:

2+ acres or on a lake
room for his work equipment

This house has it all. It has 2.2 acres AND is on a lake! Chris is in heaven. It's the same neighborhood that Chris grew up in (his parents are still down the street!). We know most of the neighbors and have been coming here to walk our dog for years. It is still hard to believe that it is ours. Mason loves all the room he has to walk around and is getting into a lot of trouble. We ordered a bunch of baby proofing supplies from OneStepAhead but only the gate has arrived so far. Hopefully the rest will come soon.

The house was built in 1970 and hasn't been updated since so we will have our work cut out for us. It's in great condition though and over time we'll be able to update it to our liking.
Mason's Room
Our Bedroom
Our shower - there are 2 shower heads and a huge tub
Living Room
Kitchen (hello 1970!)
Dining Room
The yard - the lake is down behing those trees.
We have a dry sauna!
Mason's Playroom - I can't wait to finish that project!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Going to be MIA for a bit

We've had our house on the market for a while and today tenants just signed a one year lease to rent! In the meantime we'll be moving in with Nonna and Grandpa Curt until we have another place. I probably won't be blogging for a while since I won't have access to upload pictures (but when I return maybe we'll have great news of another house!)

I'll leave you with Holiday Mason.