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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Happy Father's Day and New House Photos!

Hi everybody! First, Happy Father's Day! We had a great day celebrating all the wonderful fathers in our lives. Love you Kevy! And I'm so glad I got to spend part of the day with my dad and my father-in-law.

Bright and early this morning, the entire family walked from our amazing new house over to Main Street where we enjoyed breakfast with Shawn's parents, Dwayne and Belinda, and my sister-in-law Denise and her family. Snack Time is a great local restaurant with a friendly staff and good food -- when you're in Nevada visiting me, you should check it out!

After breakfast and our walk back home, we spent several hours unpacking and organizing (that's the story of our life right now, it's exhausting....) and got the house pretty darn presentable. Then at 2, it was off to the boys flag football games in Ankeny. My parents joined us there and then came back to Nevada for supper at our house. I grilled a pretty amazing supper -- pork loin on the grill, potatoes and onions on the grill, vegetable shish kebabs (on the grill), a cold sweet corn/tomato side salad and deviled eggs. Yum yum yum!

Have I told you lately how much we love our grill? I have wanted one for so many years, and now I have a grill and an amazing deck for grilling and it just makes me so happy! Anyway, we even grilled peaches soaked in rum to go with our angel food cake and fresh strawberries and blueberries for dessert.

After supper, the kids and Shawn all took showers and then came down for dessert and a Father's Day 2016 photo:

OK, now, for the big news. Yesterday we finished moving EVERYTHING out of the old house and up to the new house! You might be thinking, "Hey Keesia, didn't you do that two weeks ago?" Nope, we sure didn't. It seems like we have been moving vanloads, truckloads and even a 20-foot U-Haul Truck full of junk to this house for our entire lives... But yesterday, thanks to Denise (the amazing sister-in-law mentioned above) and her two mighty sons, the old house is officially empty! Please don't look in our garage at the large trailer filled to the brim with boxes... Or at the other side of the garage, filled to the brim with empty boxes and junk we're getting rid of.... We won't be parking in the garage for awhile. But who cares, it's nice weather and we don't need it. :)

Last week I promised to share some photos of the house. After much unloading, organizing and decorating, I finally have some photos of the kitchen to share. It's obviously a work in progress, but it's quickly become my favorite room in the house.

This is easily my favorite part of the kitchen -- look at all the awesome red, white, turquoise, enamel and vintage items! My mom bought me a lot of it, including that awesome red clock. My aunt Sherie bought me a lot of the rest, including giving me the white/red chicken pot holder. I think it came from my grandpa's aunt. I LOVE having family heirlooms to enjoy. Oh, and did you see my new garbage can! I just realized I need to take the big sticker off... 

This section isn't finished yet, but I wanted to point out the enamel tray holding six awesome drinking glasses with straws that my mother-in-law bought me for a housewarming gift, and the green vaseline glasses behind the rooster windvane that my Aunt Cindy was so very kind to pass out to all of us. She inherited it from Grandma Betty, and after Grandpa Keith's recent death, Cindy let everyone pick some pieces from her collection to take home. Thank you, Cindy -- I love them and think of you and Grandma every time I see them. And thank you to my mom, who brought me a couple more pieces from the collection. My heirlooms! 

This is the window over my kitchen sink. The curtain is an embroidered apron that my Aunt Sherie gave me, again, I believe it was from my Great Great Aunt Iva. It's beautiful and I think it will work great as a curtain.

Not much to see here, but above the cupboards you can see some of my vintage tin and enamelware collection. Now that I have space, I can add a few more pieces to finish it!

That's all you get to see today. Give me time to get more boxes unpacked and I'll show you some more rooms. Have a great week, everyone!

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