Thursday, July 17, 2014

Moved in and moved on...

We have finally moved into our home in Lodi.  It was a crazy few months.  It seemed that it would never end and that Ben would never get another job.  But it all worked out in the end and we are here in Lodi.  I love it.  
This is the last week that we were in Fort Bragg.  This might be one of the things I might miss the most about it.  We had two families of deer in our back yard area.  Each had two fauns.  They were SO cute!  I loved watching them just prance around and play with each other.
 This is our cute little house.  I LOVE IT!!!  It is a 3 bd 2ba.  It has a small back yard, but it had a back yard.  Our last house was a town home and it didn't have any back yard.  This had a back yard and a 2 car garage.  We have great neighbors.  They are all so nice.  We got here right before the 4th of July and I was a little nervous.  But it was So fun!  Our neighbors and pretty much the whole town was out until 10pm just shooting off fireworks and having fun.  There were tons of kids and it was just a great atmosphere.  Plus the town was giving a firework show down at the lake as well.  My mom came up for the night, so it was really fun to hang out and just relax.
The kids enjoying the heat and their pool from grandma Brown.
 This is the inside.  This house was built in the 1940s and the owners bought it in November of last year and remodeled the entire house.  It is great.  We are the first to live in it after the remodel and  everything is new.  Well... the floors are original, but the paint, new heating and air, new kitchen, new tiling in the kitchen and bathrooms, walk in closets in all rooms... it is so nice.
 This is Olivia's spacious!
 Her closet.
 Braxtons room... He loves his new rug.  We aren't sure where we are going to put that toddler bed just yet.
 The main bathroom.
 Its new tile shower.
 Our LARGE pantry!
The kitchen.  Don't mind the mess.  It is all clean now.
 Front room.
 I am so happy that we are here now.  It feels so good and we are very happy with our ward.
Tonight we made a pizza.  I loved it.  I tried to do the D'Aurillio's thing with the extra cheese on top.  I must say, it worked out nicely!  BBQ Chicken, pineapple pizza.  The kids loved it too....well.... Braxton did.  Olivia hates pizza.