Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Our Home: Part I

We have been in our house for 10 months now and I still haven't posted pictures, in part because there are a lot of projects and decorating that I want to do. I''m slowly getting things done in the massage room downstairs so I haven't had much time for the rest of house and I can't see all that I want to do being done anytime soon so I thought I would share some pictures anyways.
Our family room :-) This is a fun room. Perfect for playing with the kids and watching movies

Our dinning area.
I love this table but with three kids we are planning on getting a new one soon. I really love the square pub tables and think it would look great in here so that's what we are leaning towards but I will be so sad to part with this one.
Our kitchen is perfect. Not so small you can't move around but not so big it makes cooking hard because everything is so spaced out. We have a large pantry which I love, tons of storage space and I love that the boys can sit at the counter while I cook or to eat breakfast there. There is also a large desk area in the corner which you can't see in this picture which is great for helping me stay organized. I am anxious to get something on top of the cabinets, they feel so empty and one day would love to put in a back splash and replace the floor. Its not bad just not my favorite.I'm leaning towards staining the cabinets darker too. Its going to be beautiful!

This is our front room. I always end up in here. It is bright from the large windows and so inviting. From our window we can see the park and I love sitting on the couch watching the clouds drift by. I have some fun plans for above the piano which will hopefully be done soon because the off center clock drives me crazy. I also need to update our photos and get some more up there. The previous owners left the nails in so we just hung up a few that we had but they are baby pictures of Quinn and none of James.

I would love to get two chairs to put by the window. We always have family prayers and scriptures and family night in here and some more seating would be nice. Also we NEED curtains in here. You can see right in and we would like some more privacy but don't want to cut out too much of the view or the light.
This is  the boys rooms. Only Quinn is sleeping in here right now but We will be moving James in just a few weeks. Again lots of plans for this room. I started making some curtains this week and am excited to get those up
Quinn is now responsible for making his own bed. Its hard not to straighten it but am glad he is learning how to do this
This is the nursery, I love where the furniture is and am excited to make this into a little girls room but am sad to take down the things i made for the boys when they were born.

Friday, July 13, 2012

The newest little Bracken is a

 We are so excited!! Quinn is excited too, he kept saying he wanted it to be a girl. He also wanted there to be two babies, not just one...at least it will be a little sister :-) Everything looked great and healthy. This little lady had her feet up resting on her forehead most of the time as well as her hands up in front of her face so it was hard to get a good picture. The tech showed us an awesome image, she looked so beautiful but before she could capture it her foot was in the way again.
We finally got this image. She looks a little grumpy, but still adorable!
She was measuring a little small (she seems to be following in her brothers footsteps) but they didn't change the due date which is great.
Having a girl will be strange. We went to the store after the ultrasound to pick up a cute outfit for her like we have done with the other two and it was strange not to be looking at things with cars and trucks but instead pink elephants and giraffes. Can't wait to go shopping for this little one and to decorate her room! We have a few names in mind but unlike the boys its been harder to settle on something so for now we are still bouncing around ideas. Another 20 weeks sounds like a long time until we get to meet this little one, I can't wait!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Random Pictures

Here are some random pictures of what we have been up to the past couple of months.
 We love going on a trail by one of our parks. It has lots of places for the boys to climb and explore. They love scrambling up these rocks.

 The boys got a chance to walk on the moon at the planetarium.

 Have you seen these water beads? They are all over blog land and really are a lot of fun. You buy a little pack of beads that looks like seeds then hydrate them in water and they turn into fun little squishy beads.
This is the trail at the park again. One of our favorite places to be :-) Quinn loves ridding his bike

This train at Walmart makes a good bribe for James to encourage him to sit in the cart. Trains are one of his favorite things.
And Quinn got to ride in this train at the stake pizza party. They had the train ride, snow cones, pizza, water games etc. Lots of fun :-) It sure was hot thought so we rode the train, ate pizza and snow cones and called it a day.