Saturday, June 30, 2012

Renovation almost complete!!!

Hi Friends!!

I'm not going to say a lot in this post because the pics say it all :-)
We're so close and I couldn't be more excited (and impatient!)
Can't wait to post more in the coming weeks!!
We are so blessed!

Love to all!

Master shower

Master shower again (Ry loved messing with the tile)

New stairs (and floors)

New stairs

Living Room 

Dinning Room

Family room/kitchen before.....


Standing in kitchen looking out into family room

Old sunroom, now family area

Master Bedroom

Before #2.....
After!!!!! Our new playroom (or media room)

After #2!!!!

Other upstairs bedroom

Upstairs bath

Upstairs bath #2

Ry's room before.....
After!!!! :-)

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Loud places to sleep, new friends and big animals!!

Hi Everyone!

The Bessom clan has had quite an eventful month of May. We went away for several weekends, packed up our first ever home (sad), moved into a rental home (hopefully for only 1 month), Ry started her new "school" and we've been to the zoo 3 times.

One of our trips was to Grove Park Inn in Asheville for Mother's Day. It was wonderful! We all (our family and my brother, sister-in-law (who is expected grand baby #2 in Dec, yay!) all surprised my mom. We had such a great time! Here are some family shots :-)

Family Pic :-)

Haha. That last one is simply a perk of our rental house. We are minutes (literally, walking distance) from downtown Greenville, thus we are taking advantage of certain things. We had yet to take Ry therefore we made a trip and she loved it!!!! I'm pretty sure her favorite animal is the elephant. It's the first exhibit you come to at our zoo and she immediately waves her arm up like a trunk and makes a funny sounding elephant (I assume) noise. It is precious! Matthew and I decided to buy family passes given that we live so close. Well, now we've been back twice and Ry seems to love it even more.

LOVES the elephants!

The house is coming along nicely. I don't have any updated pictures but hopefully will have some soon. I hope to have painted walls, floor and tile in over the next couple of weeks :-) Any ways, it seem slow at this point but I think that's normal given all the details that have to happen, etc. I am so thrilled we are getting close!!! Maybe in the next 3-4weeks we'll actually move in!!

We left our first house as a family. This was actually more sad than I had anticipated. I mean, what memories!!! Starting residency there, our first house together, and Ryan coming into this world. There were a few tears but ultimately I am so excited about the plans ahead that I didn't dwell long :-)
59 Sweet Shade Way
Our first home!

Us in our first house just prior to moving in!
I had to include a baby pic of Ry?!?
Now, the rental. Man, what a blessing. However, it is LOUD. Well, the road it is on is loud and I can't seem to sleep :-) Oh well, you win some and you lose some. Haha. It's only temporary!

Ry in her "temporary room" at our rental on Arlington Ave!

Probably the most difficult part of May was Ry starting her new "school". For those who don't know (although I'm sure most of you do), since Ry was 6 weeks old she has been with a nanny, "Gigi", while Matthew and I work. To say she was a God-send would be an understatement. She was (still is and always will be) family. She helped me raise Ryan and I will be forever grateful and SO SO thankful God placed her in our life. This most definitely is not the end of our relationship with Gig, but still the change was hard. More on mom because I love her like my own.  She also left behind one of her BFF's, Chase. Chase has also been a daily part of Ryan's life since she was born and he (along with his sweet parents) are so dear to us. Ryan still asks about him every day :-) many playmates are in our future Melanie!!
Such buddies!
Ry and Chase

The transition for Ry was also difficult but only for the first few days. She would cry when we dropped her off but quickly stopped and had fun playing. She now runs through the doors :-)

First day at my new school!

Eating lunch with my new friends!

Whew, I think that's enough :-) I really wish my life would slow down....I don't see that happening for a while.

I just love this pic so I had to include it :-) Memorial Day

Love to all!!