Monday, October 26, 2009

I sense a theme to my posts as of late...


I hate when I have a bunch of fun stuff to share and blogging (or better yet, photography, downloading, editing, and uploading) is at the bottom of my To Do list!!

Because a too full brain, does not a Productive Erin make.

So here I am to purge some of the crazy, busy, FUN that is swirling around my head in hopes of getting to work effectively today!

First, we are MOVNG! We leased a house. A big, beautiful HOME. It's within walking distance to Matt's school and our church (which is where Molly & Wyatt go to school.) Some of our best friends live about 8 houses down the street!

It has hard wood floors, wainscoting, crown molding, custom paint colors, and yummy, plush carpet! The house is DOUBLE the square footage we are in now, TWO bathrooms (we've been living with one,) THREE bedrooms (all 3 kids are in one bedroom now,) a living room AND a family room, a grassy front yard complete with roses, a mature shade tree, adirondack chairs and white picket fence, and a picture perfect backyard with TWO outdoor, built in dining and sitting areas and a POOL!

Somebody pinch me.

I haven't even told you the best part of the whole freakin' place!!

.....wait.....wait for it....


(insert insane, devil-ish laughter here) 

I've lived without a dishwasher for the past 8 years. I know it's not a necessity. But when you make 95% of your meals at home, and you have 3-6 kids at any given meal, and each week includes at least one (usually three) reasons to bake a special treat...a dishwasher is close to Heaven. The sweet woman who owns the house told me "It's not brand new, but it works great!" and I thought to myself, "This thing might as well be diamond crusted and smothered in creme brulee...That's how much I love it." 

Those of you who know me personally know I never admit to much of anything being "Better Than Sex" (especially not a chocolate cake, ICK!) But for the first week we are in our new home, the dishwasher just might qualify! 

Some of the other fun stuff....

Moving means Megan will start at a new school. I would be worried by this, except for the fact that she transitioned BEAUTIFULLY to the school she is at now. I think she will do it again great and there are a TON of kids that go to her new school that she knows from church and preschool.

I bought several yards of THIS and I can't wait to make pillows and dust ruffles and blankets from it for the girls new room. The walls are a cranberry red with white glossy wainscoting half way up the sides.

Thinking of complementing it with Michael Miller's Ta Dot in Berry and maybe some hot pink and turquoise minky. YUM!

Haute Tots as been super sucessfull since opening! Sew much sew...I need to get off this laptop and get to work! I have 5 orders that MUST ship by tomorrow or my name is MUD. Self moniker'd of course. But since a couple of the orders are Halloween costumes, I'll be called that by more than myself if I don't get crackin'!

Also have to finish my own children's Wendy Darling, SuperGirl and Diego ensembles.

So if you drive by Bringing Up Burns in the middle of the night this week - now you won't be surprised to see the bright lights turned up and me and Bernie working together like mad women!!

Off to sew, and then to deliver lunch to Daddy at work. In a few weeks we can WALK it over!! So fun!


Polka Dot Moon said...

You truly are a ROCK STAR! Only you can make it all happen :)

{I lived with one bathroom and no dishwasher for years too! When we moved and have 2 baths and a dishwasher....I cried!}
It's the little things ya know :)

Wish I could help you!!!

Mrs Soup said...

It is so amazing the difference between one house and another. We moved from a 2 bed 1 bath, with no dining room to a 2 bed 2 bath with living room, family room, DINING ROOM and a was LIFE changing.

Heather :: Angel Face Designs :: said...

Woo-hoo for the new house, it sounds fabulous!!! I can't believe you've gone so long without a dishwasher - you are officially super woman in my book!

Heather said...

ooh yummy, indeed! hooray for the house! our three also share one room. i'm so excited for you! i also have yards of that fabulous fabric staring me in the face. plus halloween costumes... capt. hook down, cowgirl & cupcake to go. wendy darling was a contender over here for a while too, when we thought were going peter pan all the way! anyway... i'll be thinking of you at 2 am tonight when both our sewing machines will be a-roarin'! :)

mel said...

I got tired reading this post & hearing what you have to do! You seriously are super woman. You have hero status for not having a dishwasher! The new house sounds AMAZING! Can't wait to see pictures! And, p.s. French wallpaper fabric is one of my FAVORITES!!!

Amy Croley said...

Yay! Congrats on your new house and your shop's sucess.

LauraC said...

Imagine what you will do with all that time that you are not washing dishes! Very exciting, can't wait to see pics of the new space. And ALL THAT SPACE!

Joanna said...

I am drooling. Over all of it.

Julie @ Joy's Hope said...

So fun. Your house sounds amazing. I feel the exact same way. Like I am housesitting in someone else's fabulous place.
It is so crazy, but so worth it.
Janey girl's room is going to be in French Wallpaper too.
I can't wait!!!!
Happy packing.

Brooke said...

I am so happy for you!!!! I can't wait to come and see it. You deserve a dishwasher. Is Megan going to Mariners?

Anonymous said...

ERIN! ERIN! ERIN! I cannot begin to tell you how SUPER DUPER EXCITED I am for you and the fam! This post just made my morning! I wish I lived in CA so I could come over and help you pack- and unpack. I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE PICTURES! If anyone deserves this it's the Burns you all!

Bert Bell said...

Congratulations on the new to you home. I pray you have many blessed days there that are filled with God's presence, love, joy & laughter! Congrats on the the resident dishwasher in my place that is a welcomed thing...I presently don't have one...don't want to lose my cabinet space! Hugs

britty said...

congrats on the new house. you are amazing for living without a dishwasher for so long. that is definitely a necessity for me!

Libby said...

Whoo hooo!! That is so exciting!! When do you move??

Think the kids are going to want to continue to cram in one room just so they aren't lonely, or does Munchie get his own big boy room now?

I'm hoping that we can put our boys in one room soon... I'm just too nervous right now about Josh climbing on stuff (like Alex's bed!).

Libby said...

I forgot about the no dishwasher thing. Thanks for the PERSPECTIVE! I will never again complain about having to _load the dishwasher_ for my family of four (like three times a week, because we eat out excessively!)!

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