Archive | July, 2017

Weekend Update with The Jenkinsons

23 Jul

So it’s been a month since I have posted and it’s probably the longest I have gone without a weekend post. July has been crazy busy for me and when I have had the very little down time, I have spent it relaxing.

Big guy turned 8 months old… and tomorrow he will be 9 months.

Kyler has been loving gymnastics still. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to go but I am looking forward to this week!

Since it’s been ridiculously hot out, we have been in the pool a lot.

Ammo and Lincoln ❤

We had some friends over for the 4th. Merica!

Kids and sparklers… seems like a good idea

They did okay until Hud bumped into Kyler with a hot stick… then the fun was over.

Metallica came into town and it was my favorite concert to date!

Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat opened and I couldn’t have been happier

It was amazing and crazy loud. Couldn’t hear for 2 days!

40,000+ of my closest friends

Lincoln isn’t so little anymore ❤

So all of our kiddos look alike. This is the three of them at 8.5 months old. Lincoln top pictures, Hudson bottom left and Kyler bottom right.

We celebrated Poppa’s birthday

I went to Vegas for work conference. 48 hours total trip time + 7am flights + 3 hour time difference = BRUTAL

Sleeping at breakfast ❤

The kids got to meet STUFF up close and personal for the first time. They love STUFF!

Lincoln and his sweet friend Kate ❤

LiteBrights are still a big hit with the kids…. Kyler loves her!

I had another work conference but this time it was in Orlando at Disney. Work is so tough when you are playing around at Disney 🙂

We celebrated Alyssa’s birthday and Phil was in town!

Arena Ops circa 2010-2016

Hudson loves all things Star Wars so we headed to Hollywood Studios for some Star Wars fun.

Hudson LOVES Storm Troopers so he was set. He had to wear his shirt, shoes, hat, mask and bracelet. He was so excited to see them walking around.

Yeah… they are not fans of Kylo Ren. He still scares them too much.

We headed off to Jedi Training in the 150 degree Florida Sun.

Using the Force!

So intense

Meeting BB-8 ❤

Andddd more Storm Troopers. He had to show him his little trooper toy

After we got stuck in the rain, we headed to Animal Kingdom. Checking out Pandora.

Then went on a safari ride

These sweet 3 year boy gorillas were so fun to watch. They were wrestling and playing around and so funny ❤

Dad was HUGE

Amazing amazing animals

They adored their dad ❤

Hud’s tiger

We spent SO much time at Disney and we were so tired. Relaxing with the kiddos ❤

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This past week I have also been able to spend some time with my best friend Jenny, although I wish it was under better circumstances. Jean, may you rest in peace and be pain free. You were an inspirational woman that I always looked up to. Such a fighter, amazing mom and Nana, and best friend to a lot of people. Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers. ❤

 

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This Grey Reno: Kitchen and Family Room

3 Jul

We moved into our house in October 2011 and we knew that over time, we would make changes to the house to make it more “us”. After tackling the pool, outdoor kitchen, and upstairs flooring, the downstairs would be next. We started on May 1st and went solid for 2 months!

It all started because we wanted to take the laminate out of the dining and living room but wanted to replace it with wood look tile. Only problem is that we hated the rest of the downstairs flooring so why not do it all together? And if we are replacing the flooring then shouldn’t we update our kitchen all at the same time? And the bathroom vanity? Oh and the dark furniture we hated? Yeah, that’s got to go too. Might as well install a wine bar… and the last bit of carpet we had on the stairs needed to go…. and the vertical blinds… and time to update the decor! And that is how we got here 🙂 A brand new downstairs!

Kitchen, Nook and Family Room

Here is the Kitchen and Nook before:

As you can see it’s dark. And maple. And black. It wasn’t the worst kitchen but it definitely wasn’t the best either. We liked the overall layout so we opted for painting the cabinets vs replacing them.

And after:

Nice and light! We had the cabinets painted white, leveled the bar top (so glad we did), new granite and backsplash, new floors, installed pendant lights and now have double ovens.

Items:

Granite: Thunder White
Backsplash: Floor and Decor
Floors: Silva Ruber from Argentina Tile
Barstools: Target
Decor: Home Goods, Hobby Lobby, Pier 1

Here is the nook before:

Nothing great. At all. (Other than Hud of course)

And now!

I pained the buffet server white and Chris made this gorgeous table. Added some new decor and a new light as well.

The family room before:

And after!

Coffee table, end tables and TV stand: Forest Lane Collection from Havertys
Pillows: Houzz
Wall Decor: Home Goods, Kirklands, Ross, Hobby Lobby
Ladder: DIY

Vertical blinds before:

Our pretty new curtains!

Curtains: Arabesque Blue from Amazon
Curtain Rod: DIY! Wooden corbels and black pipe

Kids table before:

And now:

DIY/Ikea Hack table
Chairs: Ikea
Shelf: DIY

Next post: our new dining room! If you have any questions, let me know!

 

 

Lincoln: Eight Months

3 Jul

Lincoln turned 8 months old on the 24th. He is now eating 3 meals a day and drinking 4 bottles. He weighs 23 pounds and I really need him to start crawling because he is so heavy! He is starting to say mama and dada now. Mama when he is crying and dada when he just babbling. He loves to chew on everything and anything but no signs of teeth just yet. He is a good sleeper and goes to bed between 7-7:30pm and is usually up around 6:30am. He loves to cuddle with his lovely and stuffed animal ❤ Lincoln’s favorite food is sweet potato if I had to pick…. he eats it right up! He is still the happiest baby on the block! Love our sweet chunk ❤

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