Boys will be boys

Boys will be boys

Friday, March 22, 2013

Look how far we've come...

"Look how far we've come after all, 
and i just couldn't be with out you,
 and i wouldn't wanna be without you 
You know some times you drive me up the wall. 
 But i just couldn't live without you, 
and i wouldn't wanna live without you. 
 But you, you make me feel...
cause you, babe you make me feel so in love. 
We could plant a seed and watch it grow,
 but i just couldn't do it without you,
 and i wouldn't wanna do it without you. 
 Forever on my arm and in my heart,
 but i just couldn't live without you,
 no i wouldnt wanna live without you.  
Yeah you, you make me feel....
cause you, babe you make me feel so in love. 
Truly, madly, deeply is my love for you,
 but i just couldn't live without you, 
no i wouldn't wanna live without you.
  Look how far we've come after all,
 and i just couldn't be with out you, 
and i wouldn't wanna be without you.  
Yeah you, you make me feel....
cause you, babe you make me feel so in love." 
(lyrics by Tori and Dean)

12yrs; 7 being married, 3 kids; 2 in the NICU with mom on bedrest for weeks before, a scratchy dog, a fat cat and a princess. Now we're on to a house of our own to finally call home! We will be debt free in August (besides a mortgage). We are beginning to live the American dream... now if only we could win the lotto! 

Look how far we've come babe.... just look... I love you!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Hijacked Post: Part Deux... We has Walls & a Roof...

Hi, it's me Yuri again, and this week we has roof & walls on the new house. & a smiley face window... Or Angry Face.

 Come inside, stay awhile and listen.
 Front Door

 Front of the house.

 Panoramic view of the front of the house, lots of panoramic shots in this post.  Hey I found a new toy on my camera phone. So bare with me.

Left side of house

 Right side of house

Picture of our street sign.... with our house in the background... What not what you came here for?  Fine....

Back Yard

Powder Room, AKA front of house potty.

Stairs, Looks like they are getting ready to put in our Mission Style Railing 1st rake only, but I could be wrong.

Great Room, looking at Den.

Great Room Looking from Kitchen

Great Room, Looking from Back Door

Great Room, Looking from behind where Dani was in previous photo.

Utility Room

Garage, Opening on the right leads into Utility Room.

Back Door, well Back Door Opening I guess... angle is bad but the door is open with our actual back door. You can see the back door in earlier photos (it's a glass door)


Den, Looking out to Great Room

Game Room, Looking from Window towards Master

Game Room Window

Yuri pouting in his room.... errr ummm I mean Kids' Room (Front of House)

The other Kids' Room (Back of House)

Master Bedroom

Better look at Master Bedroom.

Master Bath

I think this is the Master Water Closet.  That box thing is the Telephone/Cable Drop.  That box faces into the Master Closet.

Look at all that room to put all the kids crap... I mean noisy toys grandparents buy the kids... I mean all of mine & Dani's crap.... yea that one.  <3 all=")</p" you="">

& that concludes this episode of Cribs, the Poor People Version, yet not Poor enough to suck the Government Dry of money to support me.... errrr anyways... Until Next Week.  Good Bye.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

La La Land

 (written 3/1/13) Every time I write a blog I say I'm going to be more consistent. I apologize that I haven't been. Things have been a bit hectic here in Texas. The kids have been sick, we've been sick, family has been in town...and beyond all of that we have started the HOME BUYING PROCESS! We found a development with a floorplan we LOVE and the building has begun! Hopefully, everything will go smoothly and it will be ours come June. I, personally, have been hesitant to tell anyone in case the mortgage loan falls through or something  crazy happens and we don't get the house. The embarrassment of that is something I haven't and don't want to face. I'm putting all my trust in God that He will make the path smooth and as painless as possible. This week the builders will begin the framing for our lovely 2,526 sq ft home in Katy, Tx. The kids are loving the opportunity to watch all the trucks and workers build our house. We can't wait to have the space for them to grow and play and just enjoy life! Home ownership is a scary ordeal though! There's SOOO much to think about and do... We started Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University (what a great class!) and he said something about owning a house and we just had to laugh because it was everything we've been dealing with lately. Despite the drama, the fear, the heartache....we just want a bigger kitchen! LOL LOL LOL... The house we are renting has a terrible kitchen. Luca and I don't fit at the same time and Luca is barely 23lbs!! (although he's gained 20lbs in 2 years when you look at it- GO Luca!). Needless to say, we will be happy to have a bit more room in the areas we need it! So here's a few photos of the lot and the foundation.

So, besides being busy with loan officers, studio personnel and budgeting.... The boys and I have been crafting and working on letter and number recognition. Yurchik announced he wants to go to school, "not mommy school", which was heart breaking and soul warming at the same time. So, we searched long and hard (you understand if you tried to get your kid signed up for preschool after moving and wait lists with kids on them since birth!) and we found a great school for him that we all like. He will start 3yo class in September!!! It's a 2 day a week "Mom's Day Out" program although I'll still have 2 at home so it will be like a "1/3 mom's day out" for me! It will be great for him to socialize with others besides "the guys" and for the twins to have some time apart from his as well! Now to break him from the pull-ups (your lightning mcqueen diapers can't go to school...)!

Here's some of our moments of fun! I still can't believe the twins will be 2 on Easter Sunday!! It's amazing how quickly time goes by. Looking back at all the things they've overcome I am completely overwhelmed by them! They have grown so much and they are so different from one another. I can't imagine life without either of them!! We are so blessed!

Our home as of 3/14/13

Hi everyone, I'm hijacking Dani's Blog to post pics of our new home being built.  Since this is easier then sending out an email that would be about 90 MBs or so and might cause some peoples email to have fits. So here we go...

Here is the front of the house with the garage on the right and porch and front door on the left.

Front porch

Entry Way, coming in through front door, to the left as you walk in is the Powder Room.

Powder Room, just a poo disposal system & a place to sanitize your hands after disposing of said poo.

Great Room... Living Room/Dining Room/Party Room/well you get the idea...

Kitchen Island Counter.

View from behind kitchen island into great room.

Dani's Laundry Room

Den, well I guess the entry way into the Den to be more precise.

Where my TV goes, on other side of this wall is the Den closet where all of my equipment is to be going... As Dani put it out of sight out of mind. & she won't see those pesky UGLY wires.

Stairs to the 2nd floor... If they went down it would go to the basement, but they don't.

Top of stairs, entry to Game Room.
Game Room Window/ Reading window seat.

Tech Area... To be built at a later date by me.

Master Bedroom, looking back to Game Room.

Master Bath Tub... rest of the bathroom is just like any other bathroom... but the Tub makes the room.

Master Closet.

One of the Kid's rooms, back of house one...

Is that a great pic of the other kid's room, yea I thought so too.

Kid's Bathroom

This blog has been interrupted by cuteness

cuteness over

Ok and on we go

Left Side of house

Right Side of House

Who can guess the difference between this photo & the one above?

If you said guy with head out of just installed window... you are wrong... Answer we were looking for is siding.

Back Yard, which is still too small in Delusional Dani World, but in Everyday World it's just right. <3 babe=")</p" you="">

Back of house looking at the window in the Den.

Back of house looking at back door

And there you have it, our Brand New House Smelling Home... smells like Mexican & Cigarettes... Which is alright, cuz I got a gnarly craving for tacos right about now... Until next time l8r