We live in a really old ass house, I’m talking 103 years old. Marcus bought the house prior to our relationship and when I first saw it, hello grandma bachelor pad. I’m talking layers of wall paper, old carpet, college furniture and boxes of his ex-girlfriend’s shit. When I marched in, I started going to town! The garbage can was full week after week for a long time. The coolest part about our house is, seriously, my late grandpa’s great grandfather built it! We have the original photos of the house and, on a freaky note, I’ve seen a few photos of “wakes” being held in our home prior to hosting at funeral home. So, you know it’s old! And it’s filled with history. I’m really attached to it and l love our location.
Over the past almost-decade we’ve been creating a home, slowly checking projects off. My honey-do list is long and, if Marcus would get going, we’d be almost done. But, Tevi hates most of my ideas. Trust me, I have a lot of them – including bulldoze it and start over, build onto the existing house, contact “List It or Love It”, or I toss out just a random comment here and there about little stuff. My latest comment, “How about a new fridge?” got a winning reaction. We are about to start a kitchen upgrade!
We tackled a bathroom remodel when pregnant with Ruby. Holy shit, did we fight. It was terrible but the memories are still some of our favorites. I took a bath at 7 months pregnant in a gutted bathroom because I had to test it out, the walls weren’t even sheet rocked. We laughed the entire time, mostly because Marcus watched me and set the mood with a lit candle! As much as we hated the project, the satisfaction of completing a DIY home improvement remodels was worth it. The bathroom is the star of our usual evening routine, which is bath time for Ruby!
I’m really excited about getting my hands dirty again. I can’t wait to share the project on my IG story, and show you some before and after photos! This should keep us busy until ice fishing season starts!
Here are a few other details about what’s going on during trimester two:
1. I will not be getting a minivan (sorry to the Moms rocking the power doors and extra room to breastfeed, rearrange kids and all that storage, but I’m going to skip it). I don’t mind my current hot rod; however I do think I should upgrade. Any suggestions?2. As sad as I am to stop researching twin gear, I feel happy to have had the opportunity to learn about the process. Mad props to every momma out there who has done the multiple thing. We plan to use all of our original things – including our Doona Car Seat Stroller (top fav), Dockatot (totally worth it), Spectra breast pump (it’s hands-free and awesome) and a bunch of other baby shit in the attic.
3. We will be finding out the gender and, of course, having a Reveal Party Round 2 at SIU! Any guesses?
4. I’m trying to talk Tevi into a Babymoon. Fingers crossed the lake doesn’t freeze super early and he gets antsy to vacay with me!
5. Sweat. Build a business. Run a business. Cook. Eat. Sleep. Live It Up. Repeat.
What are your plans this Fall? Comment so I have something to read!