Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Fail


This has been my life for the last few weeks. I go along feeling prepared for what's ahead...and then BAM it just hits me in the face.

Monday, November 30, 2009

13 Months

Well Luke, I almost missed this month's blog...I kept thinking "oh yeah I should write that" and then would put it off...so we're lucky it's only a day late!

You are currently sitting on my lap listening/dancing to Andrea Bocelli & Mary J Blige sing "What Child Is This?" no matter what music it might be, you love to dance. My favorite is when you dance to the songs in church. Not really ideal...but oh so cute

You have picked up your growling trick again. Whenever we say "go get it" or "i'm going to get you" you run growling.

This last month seemed like it just drug on and on for some reason. You have learned a lot...you love to talk. you say dog, dad, ball, uh-oh, achoo when anyone around you sneezes - which you think is the funniest thing by the way - mom, num when you're hungry or like the food you're eating and sadly...poop. You tend to say this right after you poop. Every once in a while you'll say it right before - then we could ditch the diaper! You know where your nose, belly and feet are. Oh and you love to say "sh" for shoe.

You love going into the closet and picking out my shoes and bringing them to me, or dads and taking them to him. You spend probably half of your day trying to put shoes on and walk around in them.

Your current favorite place to hang out is in the drawer underneath the stove. weird, i know. You climb in and take all the pots and pans out, stack them on the kitchen floor and then proceed to take all your toys - one by one - and put them in the drawer and shut it again. If we ever lose anything at least we know where to look right?

We still have a pinching problem with you...I have found that you become quite the little bully when you are hungry or tired. I have no idea where you get that..........must be from your dad. it's the only explanation.

We had such a fun visit with Michelle & Emma. They came in to town for a few days, and we had them and McCall & Libby over to play. You had so much fun playing with Emma, however apparently you didn't want to sit by her...

You love going places too. Maybe it's because I love to go places, so we are constantly out and about. It is getting to be so fun because you understand more and more of what we say to you. Like today, I said "Luke, do you want to go to Target?" and you walked right to the door and reached for the handle. Then I said "well, we need to get your socks and shoes on first" and you led the way into your bedroom to get them on. And then went to the door...again. ready to go.

You are still as curious as ever. And by curious I mean messy. I don't know why you love to empty things so much...closets, drawers, toy bins, cupboards. You name it.

You have become quite the cheesy little boy too. You LOVE to laugh and you especially love to make other people laugh. You have quite the funny fake laugh too.

So after your birthday, Amb took you to get your haircut...I am so happy she did that and I didn't have to. Poor Jessica thinks you will hate her forever for cutting it. You had a serious meltdown. I mean SERIOUS. You sobbed and sobbed and sobbed the entire time. The whole 15 minutes...I have to say, it was totally worth it. Your hair looks a million times better than it did before.

You were the superstar at Thanksgiving dinners with all of Dad's families too. They sure did love you.

We also took away your bottle this month....oh man. It wasn't quite as bad as I thought it was. I think the problem is that your molars are coming in, so that mixed with the lack of bottle soothing you to sleep made for some rough nights. After about a week and a half though we are back to normal...actually, I think better than ever. You are sleeping for 12 hours at night, and still taking 2 naps that are about 1.5 hours each. So awesome.

Thanks for being such a great little boy Luke. You are incredibly easy going and love to be around people. That makes our lives so much easier...especially this time of year when there are lots of holiday parties going on.
We love you very much Luke.

Love,
Mom & Dad.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Best.Show.Ever.

Luke's favorite. This is how we spend about 20 minutes each morning. And probably 20 minutes throughout the day as well. It is the perfect distraction for him while I make breakfast and lunch each day.

He starts dancing when the opening music starts. He starts counting when Manny counts - in spanish of course - before they sing their "let's get to work" song.

If you parents out there don't approve of television for your children - don't judge.

For those of you parents out there who enjoy the 20 minutes while they are distracted - you know exactly what I am talking about.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Another First

I guess there is a first for everything.....



And this was his first time-out. Quite effective wouldn't you say?

Thursday, October 29, 2009

1st birthday party(ies)

Here are some great pictures (thanks mccall) from lukeys first 1st birthday party.




And here are pics from your second first birthday party...

364 days, 24 hours and 8 minutes



Dear Luke,

As I sit here contemplating what I want to express to you in this letter, I am completely overwhelmed with emotion. When I think about what our lives were like 365 days ago, and how much I thought I loved you then....it blows my mind to see how far we have come.

You have grown and learned so much - it amazes me every day. From the little things like learning how to play peek-a-boo by yourself, from learning to walk and go up and down stairs...it all seems like so much.

It has brought so much happiness into our lives to be able to watch you learn and grow every day. I can still remember the first time you smiled at me, the first time you recognized me and got excited to see me walk into the room. I remember the first time you reached out to me, and the first time you saw a basketball and almost exploded with excitement.

I want you to know how much we have enjoyed the last year with you being a part of our lives. It has been a great time, full of fun and happiness. We are so excited to see what the next year is going to hold.


We love you very much Luke. I hope you never forget that, and that someday, when you are 17 and hating us thinking we are the worst parents in the world, that you will able to look back on these letters and realize how much love we have for you. No matter what.

You have helped/transformed me into a much stronger, patient and loving person. You have had more of an effect on my life than I ever could have imagined, and more than you will ever know. You have brought friends back into our lives, and built bonds with them that can now never be broken. I am so grateful for that - it's something I guess I will always owe you for.

You are growing up to be an incredibly little boy, who is full of energy and curiosity. We love you very much.


Love,
Mom & Dad

Monday, October 12, 2009

Nothing but the Truth

Here are ten truths about me.

1. I don't like animals. I really have no desire to ever have a pet. It's a real problem because Luke already loves them. Ugh.

2. I have a certain order I follow when I do laundry - which only takes place on Tuesdays, might I add. I always have to wash whites first. no matter what. and I have to keep doing loads until everything I own, but the clothes I am wearing, is clean. And put away. For some reason, if the clothes don't get put away on Tuesday, I end up doing more laundry during the week.

3. Luke and I have dance parties every day. I can't tell if he enjoys it as much as I do.

4. I secretly really enjoy watching Handy Manny with Luke every day. I learn new spanish words all the time!

5. I have great ankles and calves - thanks mom. I think that makes up for the butt you passed on.....I think.

6. I can only name about 15 of my cousins. I think I have over 90 total.

7. I have to floss my teeth every day.

8. I have to clean my ears out after I shower every day. They bother me all day if I don't.

9. I have no desire to ever be pregnant again. I did not enjoy it and wish I never had to do it again. I can just adopt right?

10. I wish I could do something crafty every day. I don't know where this desire came from, but it is somewhat overwhelming.

And there you have it....10 things you never knew, or never cared to know, about me. Now whoever reads this....you're it.

you better do it too.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Random Thoughts

I blog-stalked my way into this beauty. Please read and enjoy as much as I did.

RANDOM THOUGHTS

-I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.

-More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can think about is that I can't wait for them to finish so that I can tell my own story that's not only better, but also more directly involves me.

-Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

-Have you ever been walking down the street and realized that you're going in the complete opposite direction of where you are supposed to be going? But instead of just turning a 180 and walking back in the direction from which you came, you have to first do something like check your watch or phone or make a grand arm gesture and mutter to yourself to ensure that no one in the surrounding area thinks you're crazy by randomly switching directions on the sidewalk.

-That's enough, Nickelback.

-I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

-Is it just me, or are 80% of the people in the "people you may know" feature on Facebook people that I do know, but I deliberately choose not to be friends with?

-Do you remember when you were a kid, playing Nintendo and it wouldn't work? You take the cartridge out, blow in it and that would magically fix the problem. Every kid in America did that, but how did we all know how to fix the problem? There was no Internet or message boards or FAQ's. We just figured it out. Today's kids are soft.

-There is a great need for sarcasm font.

-Sometimes, I'll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and suddenly realize I had no idea what the heck was going on when I first saw it.

-I think everyone has a movie that they love so much, it actually becomes stressful to watch it with other people. I'll end up wasting 90 minutes shiftily glancing around to confirm that everyone's laughing at the right parts, then making sure I laugh just a little bit harder (and a millisecond earlier) to prove that I'm still the only one who really, really gets it.

-How the heck are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

-I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.

-The only time I look forward to a red light is when I’m trying to finish a text.

- LOL has gone from meaning, "laugh out loud" to "I have nothing else to say".

- I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

- Answering the same letter three times or more in a row on a Scantron test is absolutely petrifying.

- Whenever someone says "I'm not book smart, but I'm street smart", all I hear is "I'm not real smart, but I'm imaginary smart".

- How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear what they said?

- I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars teams up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers!

- Every time I have to spell a word over the phone using 'as in' examples, I will undoubtedly draw a blank and sound like a complete idiot. Today I had to spell my boss's last name to an attorney and said "Yes that's G as in...(10 second lapse)..ummm...Goonies"

-What would happen if I hired two private investigators to follow each other?

- While driving yesterday I saw a banana peel in the road and instinctively swerved to avoid it...thanks Mario Kart.

- MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

- Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

- I find it hard to believe there are actually people who get in the shower first and THEN turn on the water.

-Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.

-I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

- Bad decisions make good stories

-Whenever I'm Facebook stalking someone and I find out that their profile is public I feel like a kid on Christmas morning who just got the Red Ryder BB gun that I always wanted. 546 pictures? Don't mind if I do!

-If Carmen San Diego and Waldo ever got together, their offspring would probably just be completely invisible.

-Why is it that during an ice-breaker, when the whole room has to go around and say their name and where they are from, I get so incredibly nervous? Like I know my name, I know where I'm from, this shouldn't be a problem....

-You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you've made up your mind that you just aren't doing anything else productive for the rest of the day.

-Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after DVDs? I don't want to have to restart my collection.

-There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.

-I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.

- "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this ever.

-I hate being the one with the remote in a room full of people watching TV. There's so much pressure. 'I love this show, but will they judge me if I keep it on? I bet everyone is wishing we weren't watching this. It's only a matter of time before they all get up and leave the room. Will we still be friends after this?'

-I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Dangit!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail. What'd you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?

- I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.

-When I meet a new girl, I'm terrified of mentioning something she hasn't already told me but that I have learned from some light internet stalking.

-I like all of the music in my iTunes, except when it's on shuffle, then I like about one in every fifteen songs in my iTunes.

-Why is a school zone 20 mph? That seems like the optimal cruising speed for pedophiles...

- As a driver I hate pedestrians, and as a pedestrian I hate drivers, but no matter what the mode of transportation, I always hate cyclists.

-Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

-I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

-Even if I knew your social security number, I wouldn't know what do to with it.

-Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket and Pinning the Tail on theDonkey - but I’d bet everyone can find and push the Snoozebutton from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time every time...

-My 4-year old son asked me in the car the other day "Dad what would happen if you ran over a ninja?" How do I respond to that?

-I wonder if cops ever get pissed off at the fact that everyone they drive behind obeys the speed limit.

-I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

-The other night I ordered takeout, and when I looked in the bag, saw they had included four sets of plastic silverware. In other words, someone at the restaurant packed my order, took a second to think about it, and then estimated that there must be at least four people eating to require such a large amount of food. Too bad I was eating by myself. There's nothing like being made to feel like a fat lard before dinner.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Farm Country

We took Luke to Thanksgiving Point's Farm Country yesterday.
He thought it was the greatest thing.

Enjoy a few pictures of the festivities


He thinks he's funny
up to no good

I love how miniature Luke looks in this picture

look at those tiny little sheep!

Luke LOVED the ducks

this was his first look of awe when he saw the ducks for the first time

walking around...both arms up for balance

my cute boys

luke trying to climb into the horse cage

and me and luke with the chicks...we sat here for like 5 minutes. Luke was very upset when we left

Thursday, October 1, 2009

11 Months


Dear Mr. Lucas...

To start things off, you are officially considered a "toddler"! You started walking a few weeks ago and are getting better and better at it every day. You started with one or two steps - and are now to where you can walk all the way down the hallway and all around the place! You are quite proud of yourself as well.

You are still referring to me as "dad". I'm starting to take it personally. Anytime I walk into a room you point and get excited (which I love) and then say "DAD! DAD!" At least you're excited right?

You have been so fun lately - so much of a personality and you love to make people laugh. You are incredibly comfortable with strangers and anyone new. You are still very flexible with your life schedule and very easy going.

I feel like you and I have finally gotten in our groove. I think we've learned how each other works and how to handle each others moods and schedules. My work schedule and Dad's work/school schedule are pretty nice right now. You spend Monday and Wednesday mornings hanging out with Dad until 1 when I get home from work. Then I get you to myself on Tuesdays. We hang out with Amber on Thursdays until she goes to work and on Friday you spend a few hours with your Grandma Daley while I go into work for a bit. You seem to be handling this life very well. I love that you get to spend quality time with your Dad a couple of days each week. I love the time we get to spend together.

You love going to work with me whenever you can and playing with Tim and the basketballs. For some reason Tim (my co-worker) is your favorite person at that place. You even cry when I take you. It's quite the ego-killer for me. :) You LOVE to play with basketballs - you are so intrigued by the fact that they bounce every time you throw them. And they make a great bouncing noise too.

You got another tooth this month - your third one on the bottom. You handled it surprisingly well. There were only one or two nights when you would wake up and just need a little medicine and you'd go back to sleep. Thanks for making that so easy on us.

You are still becoming more and more of your own person every day. Whether that is a good or bad thing is still up for debate. You know what you want, and get quite upset if you don't get it.

You learned out to say please by just making the "p" sound over and over again. It is dang cute if I do say so myself.

Thanks for being such a great little boy and for loving us unconditionally. You are so fun to hang out with and so easy going. We love you more and more every day. Dad and I talk often about how amazing it is that the love for you grows so much as time goes on.

We love you very much.

Love always
Mom & Dad

oh and ps: sorry for the failure of picture-taking this month. I even have a new camera and keep forgetting to use it! please don't judge...we still love you. :)

Saturday, September 26, 2009

learning to walk

Here are a few videos of Luke learning to walk....I apologize right now if they make anyone (mom) dizzy from the fantastic home-video quality filming.


video video video

Monday, September 21, 2009

love

I have been thinking a lot about love lately and all the different types of love, and what it can do to you.
I look back to when Cory and I first said "the L word" and I almost laugh, because if you compare the amount of love I have for him now, to what I thought I had for him then....it's almost like I didn't have a clue back then. Does that even make sense? It is such a deeper and stronger bonding type of love now. The type of love that only comes with years of life experiences with someone.
The type of love that is the hardest to grow.
Then I think about the love I have for our little Luke. I never imagined that I could love something so deeply and instantaneously as I did that little man when he was born. It seems like such an obvious love - I mean, of course I love him...he is a part of me.
His little being literally grew as a part of me.
That type of love comes so naturally.
When I think about the love I have for Luke, it makes me realize the love my parents must have had for me and all my siblings. I wish I could be a fly on the wall to watch my mom and dad's world turn upside down every time they held one of us for the very first time. I'm the first girl in my family (and 1 of only 2) so for a little while, I got to be the favorite daughter...I wonder if my Dad looked at me with the kind of awe I see on other dad's faces when they hold their baby girls.
Being a parent has made me learn to appreciate my parents and their lives so much more than I ever could have before.
Mom and Dad....thanks for everything. I mean it. Really.
Then I look at my siblings and the bond I have with them. (wow, I totally just typed bong....that would have been a funny sentence....we shouldn't go there) This bond was not an easy one to create. I mean, sure we were bonded because we are blood related. That didn't mean much when we were all pre-teens with out of control hormones and attitudes. I think about the influence that each of my siblings has had, and currently has, on my life....I would be an entirely different person had it not been for each of them. Some of them I talk to more than others, but I still don't think I make it a week without talking to each of them at least once. And by talking I usually mean texting....
Ryan is a great example to me of hard work and determination
Tyler is the person I can talk to about anything...seriously - anything. from putting out aircraft fires to the ugly she-mullets I see
Amber is my very best friend. and not just sister-friend. real friend. We laugh harder together than any other two people in the world. I don't think we go a day without laughing until we cry. Or crying until we laugh....it's odd how laughing and crying always seem to come hand in hand. She understands me more than I ever thought she could. We are so alike, and yet so different. No wonder we hated each other for so many years....
Jared is the one we all seem to be living vicariously through. The smart, athletic, good looking, intelligent, hard-working one. And through all that he is still hilarious.
Jake is my little buddy (and always will be, even though I'm sure he's bigger than me now) He will always be the cutest youngest brother that knows how to stand his ground thanks to 5 older siblings that push him around. He is the one I can talk sports and music with. I'm sorry to say, Jake definitely has the best taste in music....it's just like mine!
Anyway, this turned sappier than I wanted it to....I am just so grateful for the wonderful friends and family I have in my life. I am grateful for the ability to love. And that the people around me have the ability to love me back.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

friendship

...it's an interesting thing isn't it?
There are so many types of friends:
work friends
school friends
sort-of friends
and real friends.
Work friends are inevitable - I mean really, most people spend more time with co-workers than family.
school friends are convenient - who doesn't want the guarnatee of having someone sit next to them in class?
sort-of friends - these are the people you hang out with out of obligation. or maybe just because you only like them sort-of. or the people you know that are friends-of-a-mutual-friend so you see each other on random occassions.
Real friends. Now these are hard to come by. These are the ones you talk to more than once a week. and because you WANT to - not because you feel like you should. These are the ones that bring you diet coke or a chocolate shake (depending on the day and mood). these are the ones that you call when you are LIVID about something, in SHOCK about something, just heard JUICY gossip, or just need to chat.
Is it just me, or is it very difficult to move up in this chain?
There are people in my life that became my friends because of work or school, and yet - no matter what either person tries, it seems to stay that way.
There are people in my life that are sort-of friends that just can't seem to make it to the Real Friend category.
And yet...it is SO easy for someone to slip down this ladder.
It's so interesting to me how life changes like that.
There are people in my life that I have known for 2 or 3 years, and yet I consider them Real Friends.
And yet, there are people in my life that I have known for 10 or 15 years that are just sort-of friends-through-a-friend.
Now obviously, if I wanted that "sort-of" to become something deeper, it was my responsibility to do so.
And don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining about any of this.
I've just had some interesting realizations the last few months about friendship and what it's really about so I thought I'd share some thoughts rather than just letting them swim around in my head...

Monday, September 14, 2009

5am

This is what happens at 5am......

I am...Megan. Mother. Wife. Sister. Daughter.
I want...to be skinny.
I have...a very happy life.
I wish...it was 7 years from now.
I hate...being at work at 5am
I fear...the man lurking in the darkness
I hear...nothing. absolutly nothing.
I always...wear clothes.
I usually...don't go a day without sunflower seeds and diet coke.
I am not...very good at being sympathetic. or patient.
I miss...sitting around the kitchen table with my crazy family and laughing until it hurts.
I love...my cute little family. kissing lukey's face. seeing cory after he's been gone all day.
I never...go to sleep without a good night kiss and telling cory i love him.
I rarely...leave target without spending $30.
I cry...rarely really.
I am not always...nice to everyone.
I lose...my mind on a very regular basis.
I am confused...by some people and their weird habits.
I need...sleep and food or else i am cranky.
I dream...about what life has in store.

Friday, September 11, 2009

a day worth remembering


8 years ago today, I was sitting at the kitchen table getting ready for my jr. year of high school. We got a phone call from my grandma (totally weird at 7am). She told us we had to turn on the tv...i remember turning it on thinking it must have been an accident and what on earth could have caused a plane to hit one of the twin towers. Then the 2nd plane came...... I remember being so confused, nervous...I don't even know how to explain it. Just in awe.

Complete Shock.
The thing I remember the most, was the few days and few weeks later. The feeling of complete patriotism running rampant through our country. How odd, it seemed, to have the ENTIRE nation on the same side. The decent-human-being-side. I so entirely wish that I could thank each and every soldier who has given their life, their time, and their energy in keeping our country the free. We are all indebted to those soldiers forever.

My heart goes out to those who lost their fathers, sons, daughters, mothers, sisters, brothers and friends because of the heinous actions of others.


I get teary-eyed just thinking about that day.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

one step at a time

That is currently Luke's life-motto.

We were visiting DARLING little Libby last night, and Luke took his first steps.

Thank you Jared for being cool enough for Luke to like you enough to walk to you.

He wouldn't even do it for me.


Maybe someday he'll walk to me on-demand so we can catch a video of it.

Maybe.

Someday.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

so last year.

isn't this over yet?
I mean seriously.


Thursday, September 3, 2009

opinions

My surprisingly opinionated son (thanks for passing that on cory...) has eaten nothing but freeze-dried yogurt bites, grapes and teddy grahams for the last 3 days.



oh, and anything that anyone else is eating.

healthy right?

Sunday, August 30, 2009

10 months



Well Luke, another month has come and gone.

You are just the goofiest little character. It is as if you have so much personality trapped in your little body, and you just have to be going ALL THE TIME in order to get it all out!

We finally got you back to sleeping through the night - getting 4 teeth at one time was deadly for everyone involved.

You learned how to open the cabinet doors the other day - what a treat!
I think I clean up tupperware at least 6 times a day now.



This is what you did with the bowl today....You sat there like this screaming into it. I think you liked the echo. And that we laughed.

You learned how to roll your "r's" too. You just crawl around going "r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r" all day.
Sometimes it is loud, and sometimes it is quiet - it just depends on your mood I guess.


You are quite the opinionated little man. I wish you could use your words instead of just screaming when you don't get your way. You know what you want and you do whatever you can to get it!
We are working on the word "please".


You are working on standing up - finally. Your balance is good enough to do it - it just freaks you out to let go and do it on your own. You will let go occasionally until you notice, or someone else notices and makes a big deal about it.

You are still not one to show off...whenever we ask you to do all your tricks for people, you just grin as if we are just so ridiculous for even asking!

You learned the concept of "catch" too - you used to not like it because you were worried about not getting your ball back. We now play catch often. You growl often too.

When we ask "what does a monkey say?" you say "who-who-who" or sometimes just one really long "whhhoooooooo".
video

You know how to give five, say mom, dad, ball and WOW! - always sounds excited too, clap and say "yay", you dance ALL the time. You hear the beat and stop what you are doing to shake it. It is so great.

Your favorite place to play is under the kitchen table - you can fit just perfectly under there. There have been a few times that i've had to get you out when you get stuck in the bars under the chairs. You don't really appreciate that.

We went boating with Chris, Sandy, Kylee, Travis, Kat and Amber the other weekend - it was your first trip on a boat. You handled it surprisingly well. You only hated your life jacket for a few minutes at first. You slept for a bit and LOVED playing the water! you laughed and squealed and kicked and splashed the whole time!


You are learning so much and becoming such a great little boy. We love watching you grow and explore your environment. We love you lots and lots!


Love
Mom & Dad

Thursday, August 20, 2009

for the out-of-towners

Ok KATY - here are the apartment pictures that you REFUSED to wait for any longer!

Above you will see our Family Room (as seen from the front door) the Kitchen (as seen from the eating area) and the Eating Area (as seen from the family room).



This is Amb's room and bathroom - hopefully you can tell the difference.
Her room has this fantastic purple wall...I couldn't capture it's greatness in a picture.




This is Luke's "I Believe In Super Heroes" bedroom.



This is the Master Bedroom (ie Megan & Cory's room). It is ginormous and has really great dark wood floors. LOVE. Then this is our bathroom...nothing overly exciting really.


And Last But DEFINITELY Not Least.....the closet. the wonderful magnificent walk-in closet.
CHECK OUT THOSE SHOE SHELVES!!!

I know...right??? It is a freakin dream come true.
Pretty sure I'll never be able to have anything less ever again.

I don't know what Cory is complaining about...he has room for all his 3 pairs of shoes. Such a whiner.