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Hi. I"m living in the Northeast with my supportive hubby, 2 great girls and toddler son. I run a home based business around scrapbooking and rubber stamping and love everything about those crafts! I also work p/t as a Physician Assistant in Internal Medicine...back after a 10 year hiatus to take care of the kids--loving that, too!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Spring is here...

Yes, we're finally getting into some warmer weather and I just love it! Seeing all the beautiful flowers and trees start to bloom in the new house is really breathtaking. We've got this gorgeous tree out front and we haven't yet decided if it's a dogwood or a cherry (can anyone clue us in?). Either way, it's a fantastic view and the girls have gotten into the spirit by having their first run in the sprinkler this month. Well, it's actually a lawn sprinkler, but, hey, it works! They've also hosted many hot tub playdates (waaayyyy more than Mom and Dad have been able too), learned to ride a 2-wheeler, and Leena even lost her first TOP tooth--gotta love that smile! Many changes this month, and many more to come, God Willing. Enjoy the gorgeous weather and let's hope that we don't get a Spring blizzard anytime soon...

Thursday, April 3, 2008

All Moved In...

I can't believe that it has been nearly 3 months since my last post, but I have to defend myself and say that we have been very busy here at the Khashab household! After tying up the last of the loose ends at 51 Taurus Drive, we (finally) closed on our new house and have been hard at work putting things in order. We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE our new space and the girls have adjusted beautifully to their new neighborhood, home and school.

The new house is great. We have lots of room to spread out and I've even been accused of ignoring some visitors when they come knocking on the door because I can't hear the doorbell from upstairs! A big difference compared to our condo where I couldn't escape the noise in the house anywhere! We've just finished setting up the girls' rooms and they are loving their independence away from each other. They haven't done such a terrible job of keeping their rooms pretty neat, either (with a little prodding from us).

I have taken over the formal living room as my scrap space (that is, until we finish off that fabulously large basement in a few years). Although it seems like my supplies keep multiplying, I'm working hard to keep things under control ;-). And the best news of all--Mohammed has become quite the handyman since taking over this house. I'm so very, very impressed with the skills he has developed--including plumbing, carpentry and painting! He even took down our entire master closet and installed a custom set-up that I am proud to show off to anyone who walks through the door! Decorating is fun, too. At our last place, I somehow never got around to decorating much--maybe it's because when we moved in I had an infant and was already (unbeknowst to me) pregnant with Leena. It's different now, and I'm enjoying thinking up different decorating options and, YES, shopping for those neat touches that will make this house a home for us.

I hope those of you local to us will pay us a visit soon, as I've become quite the hostess. Well, technically, I've only hosted family and playdates so far, but I have GOALS, people! With a killer deck and a hot tub outside, the party is just waiting to begin.

Take care of yourselves, and enjoy a few pics of us during the move and after, too. Don't you just love our sleeping arrangements on our last night at the old house??!!! And how about that sunrise view from our NEW upstairs window?