First, I'll start off with my little Lola (my dog, for those who don't know). I had talked about how she lost her eye sight almost suddenly and we took her to a specialist to see what was going on. Turned out, she has very aggressive cataracts and she is now blind. We had options, first we needed to see if she was a candidate for the surgery to have them removed. That meant, if her retina was detached, she was not a candidate and if they were OK, she could have the surgery to have the cataracts removed.
My husband and I went to the appointment thinking, it was either, she was a candidate or she wasn't. If she was, then we would do the surgery, if not, she unfortunately could never see again. They had to run some tests and we weren't prepared for what we were told. Lola has Retina Degeneration, meaning she will eventually lose her vision, even after the surgery.
We were told, she is able to get the surgery and get her vision back within 24 hours. The down fall is, they cannot predict when it will happen, but she will be blind again, it's hereditary in her breed. So my Hubs and I thought about it for a very long time and decided it isn't fair to put her through the trauma and the stress of surgery, only to have her vision taken from her a second time.
She is doing amazing and surprisingly has adjusted so well. She gets around our house and you wouldn't even know she couldn't see, unless the boys have left toys all over. We've been more patient with her and what she needs and she is just the same happy dog.
Last month, my little A-bug had his second birthday, Elmo themed of course. We did a small family party as usual and Aiden had a blast. The food matched the theme and per tradition, I made the cake. I just can't believe my little nugget is 2 years old already!
I've been on Instagram with this, but if you don't follow me, (you can here) my Hubs and I have been remodeling our house. It was my job to paint the foyer, dining, room, and the living room and I had some amazing helpers.
We knew we were going to rip up all the carpet in those three rooms, so dripping and spilling paint all over was no issue. The boys didn't disappoint and I'm pretty sure got more paint on the floor than the walls, but they had fun "helping" me, so why not.
We ripped out the carpet in the foyer, dining room, and living room, and put down hard wood floors and I'm in love. We did it ourselves because my Hubs is amazing, but it took a toll on both of our bodies and we were so sore. At least we're almost done now though.
Just a little sneak peek of it, until it's all done
Back story :: When I lived in Illinois with my parents, we had a house in Illinois and a winter home in Florida. When my parents decided it was time to sell our Illinois home, I got all the furniture from that house, since the Florida home was already furnished. I moved it all into my first apartment, when I moved to Florida permanently and have had it ever since. That seems like forever ago.
My Hubs and I have never really had our own personal style in any of the places we have lived together. We were young, we had babies, and it wasn't ever about taking care of our needs and what we wanted, style wise, in our apartments.
Now that we're settled, with no more babies in our future (at least not planned, though I would still love a little pink, in this house of blue) we decided it's finally time to make our house our home (as cheesy as that sounds).
So it's out with ALL the old and in with the new. We're looking at new furniture in the dining and living rooms and accessories to make it more "us". Though I never realized how much we cannot decide on a style of anything. I love more modern and he loves more rustic. We have found some common ground and anything that we agree on, we have immediately bought because agreeing on furniture has not been our strong point.
I cannot wait until it's done and of course, you'll keep seeing little bits and pieces of it on IG, until its all together and finally the way we really want it.
Happy Hump Day!!