Tuesday, November 13, 2007
We have decided to fix the house up and rearrange our rooms a bit to accomodate our large family. I have no idea when we'll be adding on to the house, so we are making do with what we have. We should've done this a long time ago.
Our current living room used to be our garage. This room will soon be the kids room. We need another bed, one of my kids is always sleeping on the floor (they fight over who gets to sleep in the sleeping bag LOL). I can't even walk in their bedroom. In turn, their bedroom will be our dining room. Because it's a small room, it makes sense to just put our dining room table and chairs in there. With that, our current dining room will be our living room.
My brother and hubby painted the dining room and pretty light sage green, called Fishnet. It's so pretty!!! My kitchen cabinets are now white. A few years ago, I painted them blue and then sponged white on them. I got tired of that.
We are also getting vinyl flooring that looks like hardwood. We have hardwood now and it's just destroyed. I can never get it clean enough. It's terrible. Here are some before and afters of the kitchen and dining room :)
Ok, I'll have to take some after pics today as I can't find the one of the paint that I have.
We are still hanging in there. Allie is still being schooled at home, her proteins keep fluctuating between 3+ and 1+. We had some hope though, at her last dr appt she only had a trace of protein in her urine, so we were hoping to wean her off the prednisone, but alas, they were at 3+ by the next day. All of the children have some type of ailment or another, whether it be runny nose, or a cough, or a sore throat, but by the grace of God, Allie has not been sick. He really is surrounding her with love and protection :)
Krista is now walking!! She started walking about a week and a half ago. Her 1st birthday is November 28th, she is my earliest walker yet :) We call her FrankenBaby :)
Everyone else is doing good. I'm finished with the podiatrist. I had a small plantars wart that only required two treatments and they didn't even hurt, surprisingly. I'm also on 20mg of Lexapro and wow, what a difference I feel. The dr also gave me something to help me sleep, Trazadone, because I was waking several times a night and it was really affecting how I function during the day. I'll only take it on the weekends, as it can make you still sleepy for a while after you wake...but it was nice to be able to only wake up once. Now, here are some pictures for your enjoyment :)