new house

New House Overview Part 1 – Parenting Twins Article

Welcome to our new house!! It’s an unusual design–there are four levels, but they’re all half-levels. And there are lots of doors! No open concept anywhere–which I love! It’s five bedrooms, two bedrooms, attached garage, and nice yard. I think it’s 2400ish square feet. (I’m going to do a room-by-room tour in a separate post since this got long.) This house was built in 1969 and one of the owners actually designed it. We are only the second owners! There…

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Week 42 Around Here {2019} – Parenting Twins Article

Flashback Photo: Can we even believe how identical the twins look here?I thought Logan was Jack until I looked at Jack.  Just wow. Loving… the fall leaves on all the trees lately.  Carly and I stood quietly for a few moments at the twins school on Wednesday just staring as the wind shook leaves from the trees and they fluttered quietly to the ground.  It felt like magic. Along with the fall, of course, comes some preparation for the colder…

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We are Homeowners! | We Have Twins?! – Parenting Twins Article

This week we signed the papers and got the keys! It’s official–we own a house! For the past seven years, we’ve been in a three-bedroom, three-bath rental house in a beautiful neighborhood of Portland. It’s got a small yard, an attached two-car garage and an unfinished basement (with one finished Secret Room that is now my office.) The boys attend our neighborhood school which is a short walk down a few blocks. It’s been a wonderful house for us. This…

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The New Chapter Is About to Begin! – Parenting Twins Article

Tuesday we put in our move-out notice at our rented house. The closing date for our new, first home is set for next week. I booked movers for Weds Oct 30. Oh my goodness, this is really happening! I have so many conflicting and simultaneous feelings. There are two “biggest” ones. The first is a bittersweet, pre-nostalgia for this house. We’ve lived here for seven years! This has been our first home; we’ve built our life while here. We brought…

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Week 39 Around Here {2019} – Parenting Twins Article

{Rock Paper Scissors at the vet with Jack} Painting… two of our three bathrooms on Saturday while Josh had the kids at the land with his parents and brother.  I started with the downstairs bathroom which had been a color called pumpkin marshmallow.  I painted it a soothing green-ish color called Breezeway by Behr, and I love the result.  When we paint the trim, it’s going to look really sharp in there. Then I moved on to our master bedroom,…

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Week 37 Around Here {2019} – Parenting Twins Article

“Mornings” by Carly Reading… Searching for Sylvie Lee on audio and finishing Maybe You Should Talk to Someone.  Searching for Sylvie Lee had me listening every minute I got the chance. It was really good.  Maybe You Should Talk to Someone was good (I loved all the psychology advice and the therapist’s perspective #totaltherapynerd) but it wasn’t a page turner like I thought it would be.  Just a 3 star book for me.Shopping… for new furniture on Saturday while our…

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