Monday, March 28, 2016

Happy Easter

Happy Easter!
And a beautiful Easter it was!

Before I go any further, I have to give credit where credit is due. My husband dyed eggs, put together the Easter baskets, stuffed and hid all the Easter eggs, made a casserole for lunch at Grandmas, and cleaned the house while I worked and napped before we left. He truly is a gift from God and I am not sure how I was able to get so lucky. 
Thanks Nick. 

Anyways, I digress. Easter morning, Marlee and Nicky did a mini search around the house and Isaac joined in to find the Easter baskets. The Easter bunny brought a ton of treats, candies, and toys and the kids were thrilled. Isaac got a new baseball bag too which he helped pick out but the Easter bunny paid for. (Is that how it works?)

Marlee was running around in her underwear after he bath shouting "Mom! What's dis? Oh mom, look at dis! Mom another egg! What's in dis?". Needless to say, she was thrilled and so excited the Easter bunny finally came. Nicholas on the other hand grabbed one egg, shook it, laughed in delight, and ran into the other room. One and done. 

The day continued with an egg hunt at Grandma Wanda's house and an egg hunt at the Tozzi's house. All the kids had a blast. It is such a blessing to have all the family together. I wish we could get together more often. The baby cousins need to be close. Cousins are best friends first!
Such is life - busy, busy, busy. 

Needless to say, the kids were spoiled with clothes, chocolates, eggs, and kisses. Nothing better than seeing your kids smile. And they did. All day. Laughed, giggled, ran, and smiled. 
It was a great day.

An exhausting, wonderful day.


The Costello, Tozzi, Hough Clan

Happy Easter Everyone!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Jump into Spring

A time for new beginnings, sunny days, growth, and flowers!
The smell is amazing, the grass is green (or getting there), and the windows are open (or at least cracked.)
And we bought a house!

I saved the best part for last. The long search for a house is over and we are jumping with joy. The child in me thought house shopping would be fun and exciting while the adult in me hated every minute of it. Smelly houses, shady owners, and disappointing days. 

Finally, our time - and our dream house - arrived. We finagled a deal with friends of friends (its all about who you know!) and it made all the long days of house shopping and the disappointment of losing two deals, 100% worth it. Good things come to those who wait. We have a long closing ahead of us but we are counting down the days until we move. 
70 days!

In the meantime, we are cleaning, de-cluttering, boxing, and planning. So much to do that we are grateful for the long closing. It gives us enough time to get stuff together and make a good solid plan for moving. It also gives us a couple extra months for saving and preparing. We need a fridge and a good mover and a carpet scrubber and the list goes on and on...

The kids are super excited. Well Isaac and Marlee are super excited. Isaac is going to love the basement and the backyard while Marlee just knows that her room is pink. Which is really the only important thing when you are two. I, on the other hand, am stoked about all the extra room. The family living area and the kitchen are ideal for entertaining. Not that we even do a lot of that but the thought of having family dinners really gets me excited. I love my family and wished we got together more often - more often than holidays only. I know life is busy but to have a place for sisters and kiddos to play on Sundays would make my life whole. 

Now back to the mom life, Nicky is wanting to play and I need to empty the dishwasher. 
Next post will be an Easter post! Shopping for outfits this week!