February 29, 2016

Happy Leap Day!

Phew! I like having this extra day to play catch up. The past few weeks have been a whirlwind. We've had friends visit for Superbowl and Valentine's day weekend. We got out to the Rhumbar and had a rather lackluster dinner at N9NE. Jeff's dad kicked off the steady stream of visitors that are coming in to meet Alexis. Frank's mom has been here a week already, and more will follow. I think Amy & Jeff are adjusting to a family of five well. Nick doesn't seem too annoyed with his little sisters and Addy is an adorable big sister. When the baby cries, she will "Shhsh" her in the cutest way. I didn't know what to expect living with a newborn, but Lexi is a really good baby. She's content much of the time, she sleeps and eats well. It's hard to believe she's a month old already.

Spring has sprung here in the desert. We've had really beautiful weather the past couple weeks. It was motivation to get the backyard into shape so we can maximize our enjoyment of outdoor living. Frank spent a couple weeks getting bids for various projects, and we ultimately settled on adding solar panels to heat the pool, raising the wall to our only neighbor to 6ft, adding a paver patio with built-in gas fire pit, and ramp to the side of the house to store our monster sized garbage cans. The solar panels only took a day to install, and the landscaping contractor knocked out the rest in three days. Though, the fire pit isn't complete, the stone veneer we chose was on back order, but it'll be quick to finish it up. I'll be sharing before & afters. I still need to purchase patio furniture, but I cannot wait to see it come together.

Amid the chaos, I've been sick the last week and a half. I've had an upper respiratory infection which wouldn't have been so bad if it weren't for the nasty cough. It's left me sore and without much of a voice. Thankfully, I'm finally feeling a bit better. Not a moment too soon, either. Our trip to Nicaragua is already here. I look forward to sharing our adventures with you.

1 comment:

KathyinNY said...

Thank you for your posts. Alexis is adorable! Yes pictures of your upcoming trip and your outdoor living area would be wonderful. Please send warm weather to central NY - it's been cold lately. LOL