Monday, July 25, 2011

New House!

My family (rather my parents I should say) recently purchased a new home!  That's right, the Scotts are moving to town!  We closed on the house on June 30th and have been working almost every day since then on fixing things up.  We have now re-painted every room in the house, minus the kitchen, installed new bathroom fixtures and fixed the faulty plumbing, cleaned up the backyard, and deep cleaned the entire inside of the house.  Yes, it has taken us almost 4 weeks just to do that much (for those of you who don't know my family, we are a pretty slow moving group of people haha).  Nevertheless, the house does look much much better with some fresh paint on the walls and a little TLC.  We are hoping to be moved in by this weekend--keep your fingers crossed for us!!

Here are a few pictures from our work, Theresa and I are going to the house today to unload some more stuff and I plan to take some more pictures to share with you. 

Mama and Ashton hard at work priming her room.  Check back for the color she chose  :)

Maire's room!  It is called cotton candy pink and it is adorable!

This is the view from the front porch
 Hopefully those few pictures have you interested enough to check back for the progress we have made since the first of the month!  Looking back, we really have done quite a bit  :)

My Dad's birthday was this past Tuesday.  Theresa and Ashton were gone to Tennessee with our church youth group for a mission trip, so Maire and I made him a cake!  We worked pretty hard on it and it was quite delicious (a.k.a. it was a yellow box cake haha).  Still, it turned out pretty well for my level of artistic skill, I think. 

Can you tell what the design is?  Maire had to tell my dad before he realized what it was haha
In other news last week, I got my hair cut.  And not just any old trim, I got 7 inches chopped right off!  It was quite scary but my hair definitely needed it.  I wasn't to sure about it at first, but now I love it!

Check back for more house updates....and a recipe soon I promise!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Busy Bee

Did you think I had given up my blog completely?  If so I unserstand and I apologize to the three of you who actually keep up with my page  :)  This is going to be a words only post, but hopefully you can find it somewhat interesting!

I have been busy taking two classes at the community college here in my hometown.  The first one began in May and is an on-line course, so it really isn't too time consuming; I just have to complete an on-line homework assignment and a quiz each week.  Well, the second class I am taking is a "go to class every day" kind of deal, which I was not expecting.  It wasn't supposed to be much of a time commitment, but it has really been alot to juggle the work for both classes.  In addition, I am also trying to study for the GRE.  I am taking it next Friday and am kindof starting to freak out.  Hopefully it will be a success! I have also been babysitting two precious girls at least twice a week, trying to keep up with friends, helping Daddy with a few of his home office tasks, and taking care of my youngest sister for my mom.  I honestly just haven't even had a chance to think about cooking, nevertheless actually get in the kitchen. 

BUT, what has really been consuming all of my time and efforts is our family's new home!  We are moving out of the country and into town!  May I remind you that town consists of +/- 10,000 people haha.  But, needless to say it is a big deal for my family-we have never lived inside any kind of city limit since I have been born.  My parents found a house in a great neighborhood for a great price and just couldn't say no.  We are all so excited!  Of course, I will never really live there since I have already left home for school, but I am still excited for my parents and sisters.  We are gaining almost 2,000 sq. ft. meaning they will be much more comfortable, and the girls will finally get to have their own bedrooms.  As always though, an older home (it was built in the early '80s) comes with some challenges.  We have been re-painting the entire inside of the house, scrubbing the kitchen cabinets from top to bottom, inside and out, getting the yard back in decent shape, and all the while we are having to wait for the plumber, electrician, and handy-man to "do their thing".  It is definitely a slow work in progress, but I think we should be able to make the big move by next weekend.  Be praying for us that it will happen soon, please!

Well, I hope this wasn't too much of a bore.  I am going to try extra hard to get in the kitchen sometime very soon so that I can share a tasty summer recipe with you!