Saturday, September 15, 2012

It has been another crazy week. 
We started club, went to volleyball game, football game, spent 3 hours at Star Furniture buying THE couch (eeeek so excited!), had campaigners at our new house (still without floors). Knox went to bed late every night this week. oops. 

we finally bit the bullet and bought THE couch. we have had our eye on it for a couple of months now. 
 This is the fabric that we picked out for the couch.

here is the pattern we picked out for 3 accent pillows 

and this red for the other 2 accent pillows. it's a little more faded than this red.

our old living quarters

and new! carpet is getting put in as I type!

we had some of our high school friends write verses on the floor before the carpet got put in.

tried to get a pic of the teethers.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

A little housewarming gift...

We had a storm a few days ago and that night this here limb fell onto the roof and the Camry. No real super damage, but we'll have to replace the gutter and taking our car into the dealership for the insurance peeps to look at it. Was not our ideal way of meeting our next door neighbors. 

On a lighter note, this past week has been full of the beginning of football season! Knox went to his first Texans football game...

And his first Stratford pep rally...

I remember times when I was a kid my dad getting me out of school early to go to the pep rally... There is also a picture of me as a baby in the '86 SHS yearbook at the pep rally. So many sweet memories here at this school. And now I get to add new memories with my new family. Still crazy to me. 
Fall is in full swing. We start club on Monday for Stratford and Westside. All the while trying to move into our house.

No babies were harmed in taking this photo...

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Odom Pyramid

We now have a new home. Not yet "Eagle Falls", but Lowe's. I couldn't tell you how many times we've been in the past week, and I don't see our visits coming to an end. We started Thursday night of last week, priming, painting, taping, demolition, lots of soda, pandora, sweating, late nights, packing and unpacking the pack n play, and paint all up in my hair. We first wanted to attack the living room. 

We are getting new carpet in most of the house minus kitchen, dining, utility, 1/2 bath, and office, which we'll one day put in hardwoods. But with the old carpet it's nice to be able to throw stuff down and not care about the floor. This is the living room... I love the built ins.

We painted the cabinets and fireplace white aka "ultra violet", the walls "clarified butter", and the back of the built ins "sage morsel". Will couldn't live without the butter and I couldn't live without the sage so we compromised. We're excited for how it will look with all our stuff!

And this guy has just turned 8 months old! This pic is an oldie but goodie... taken a month ago right before his circumcision. This outfit was sooo big on him. 
The past week as we have been trying to get our hands dirty in our house, I've had people lined up everyday to watch Knox for a few hours so I can be focused on the house for a little while. He has been such a trooper sleeping in unfamiliar places, and going to bed later than usual. The past 4 days he has started to eat real solids i.e. toast, black beans, bananas, carrots, and these rice cakes, made specifically for babies, that he loves. So fun to watch him become such a great little man.