Calm Before the Storm

Now this is what I call a hot bath. 

Last evening, we learned that our water heaters power tripped. We just needed to push a tiny little button to reset it. I guess these are what you call ‘homeowner problems’. We’re learning. This is our first HOUSE. Before this, we lived in a condo and before that apartments. Many, many apartments. Before that, it was my parents problem.

Some say we were brave to have our first home as a brand new home. Built from the ground up just for us. A lot of issues come with newly built houses evidently. After being here for 6 months, we’ve had a few tedious issues. Nothing crazy, yet. But I am loving the extra space and trying to embrace the challenges we come across as homeowners. 

For instance, the yard. Our grass has been dying and we have a weird fungus growing in our shrub garden that will shoot a sticky residue 20 feet up and it’ll get on the house, cars and will get worse if left untreated. I’m trying to find the joy in resolving these issues. I water the grass most evenings and I use that as “me” time. And I get to dig up the shrub garden and make it better which is something I’ve wanted to do since spring. See, I’m being optimistic 🙂

Since moving into a bigger place, I’m enjoying the parties I get to host now. Our first party we had here was Romans first birthday party. I was so stressed with it being his first birthday and throwing our first party in our new home. I promised myself I would never stress over a party like that again. 

Our second party was a St. Patrick’s Day party. We tried to make it kid friendly, but Jayden was with his dad and a few people didn’t show up. So it was more of a party for the adults. It was fun. I didn’t stress. The decorations were amazing. The food was delicious. St. Patrick’s Day parties are hands down much easier to throw than 1st birthday parties.

Our third party was just recent. Sean and I are big into The Vikings History show so we thought it would be awesome to throw a Viking party. That too was a success. The food and decor was legit. Expensive! But perfect for a Viking theme. We dressed up, drank Mead, ate venison, and played Viking games while playing music from The Viking soundtrack. 

Tomorrow is Jaydens 8th birthday party. I’ve invited 15 boys to my house for a nerf gun palooza. The backyard will be set up like a war zone for the boys to go wild. We’ll keep the food simple. Pizza, chips, and Gatorade. I didn’t even go crazy about the cake. I plan to pick one up at Sam’s Club in the morning along with a tub of brownies and a bag of ice. 

Sean thinks I’ll spend the entire morning stressed out. I’ll prove him wrong. Everything is pretty much ready to go. It just needs to be carried up the backyard steps and into the yard. He’ll be at work till noon anyway. Party starts at 2. He’s suppose to pick up the pizza before he comes home. I think I’ll start setting up the backyard at noon after I put Roman down for his nap. That way I won’t have to worry about the neighbor boys coming over way early before the party and I’ll have a head start before Sean gets home. I have a feeling he’s going to throw in a few suggestions, which is fine, but I have a vision. 

Anyway, that’s all for now. Until next time ✌🏻

P.s. Let me know if you’re interested in knowing more about the parties. I’ll blog details and more photos of each party if anyone’s interested. I may just go ahead and do that sometime without anyone interested. Just asking 🙂 good night 🌙 


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