Showing posts with label home. Show all posts
Showing posts with label home. Show all posts

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Yes, I am back

    Gustavo and I flew home to close on the house! YAY! We did a lot of painting… Almost every room has a color! I think that we accomplished a lot in a small amount of time. A lot of window blinds were put up as well! I think that I am a pro with the drill now.

    We are back home… And happier then ever. We were stuck with a lot of delayed and cancelled flights due to the big winter storm that was happening in the North-East coast. That was a LONG 36 hours! I tell you that!

    I honestly didn't want to leave! I found that being home was comfortable! Our area had EVERYTHING… So close. The drivers were so friendly. Strangely enough, We have Arab neighbors! They were very friendly. The neighborhood was very diverse. I loved that! I am sure that the kids will have plenty of people to play with there.

    My home town is maybe an hour and a half away. I didn't make it to visit as I was very busy running around, plus… People really wanted to see the kids, and since we didn't bring them… They would have been disappointed. My cousin Stephanne and her daughter Danielle did come to visit us though and I was SO happy to see them!!! 

    I have two close friends that live in the area and Gustavo also has people he knows there… So… I think that we will be comfortable on the friend avenue as well. It was cool to just pick up the phone and be able to call my Bestie without thinking about the time difference!

    A lot of people keep asking when we will be home for good. I would love to be able to answer that… I just can't. I want to keep our family together and if living in Kuwait is how it has to happen then… We will be in Kuwait! :)

    It is so close to Christmas and it doesn't really feel like it. I am ready for the NEW YEAR! 

    NEW Beginnings! I am ready to put 2013 in my REAR VIEW mirror as it has been the WORST year of my life!!! My focus this coming year is my FAMILY! That is all!  




Saturday, October 19, 2013

House so far

We are building a house... It has not been an EASY project! It has actually been stressful. I am not sure if it is hard because we are in Kueait and building in Florida... Or if it is just normal while building.
I should be getting weekly updates and photos... But. I don't! I have been using only the Homebuilder Rep and I did not get a realtor.

Here are the pictures that I received a couple of weeks ago!
 I am hoping to get an update soon. We are waiting to see what the shutters, stone accents and all the colors will look like!



Gustavo and I will be going home in November to close on the house. There is so much that still needs to be done!
To help knock out some of the small things. We have been ordering online and we have been sending the packages to my Bestie's (Tina Turner) house. We will send a POD to her house and then have it shipped to our house.
So far we have gotten:
1. The kids' bathroom stuff. (Nautical Theme)
2. Decor for Mimster's bedroom (Black, Pink and White: Paris Theme)
3. Decor for DJ's room (Space-The final frontier!)
4. Small paintings and accents for around the house
5. A fireplace:)
6. We got our bed clothes

I like to try and get the things that we like opposed to having to settle for what the store has. Plus- Buying EVERYTHING at once is a heck of a task!

I am tasking Gustavo to a Honey Do list when we arrive.
I feel awful that we are not taking the kids this time, but... I think that it is better. They just got back from America in August and it was 5k for the tickets! Since we are not going to be in the States very long, We decided that it was best for the kids to stay put. We will be doing a lot of running around and there will not be much for the kids to do.
(No TV, NO video games, No toys, ETC.)
I am so excited to get to the house and start decorating the house!
I have SO many ideas in my head!
I am really excited to see my family at home and I hope that I will be able to see them all!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

So Happy to be in Kuwait!!!

I am so glad to be back home. I know that statement may be weird to some people... But I have made Kuwait home for our family and it is where I feel at ease! Do not get me wrong... America was great... But I was tired of hopping hotels... cities... ETC. So we are back... And photos to follow!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Vacay Planning





We have a couple of things planned out for our vacation!

Heck- We haven't been to America in a YEAR!!!

Sadly- We pulled out of the house we were building for several reasons... But as always... we prevail!

FIRST: Make a HUGE surprise for Gustavo!!! ANd make his ARRIVAL special!
---Pictures to Follow!!! I will let you know how I did!

The second HUGE thing I have planned for us is... Go to the MIA vs HOU NBA game! I know that it will be great fun! I have never been to one before! I have been thinking about my outfit... Just in case me and Mi Suave get put on the kissing Cam!!! MUAH MUAH MUAH... Look out for us! The kids will be there too! And I hope they love it! I will be putting my camera to use whilst on vacation!





THREE: I finally just watched the trailer for Twilight Breaking Dawn Part II... I am about to purchase tickets on FANDANGO
-Yes- We will be watching that when we are home! The kids and I are excited but I am sure Gustavo will fall asleep. He never gets into these types of movies and though I may have got him to watch bits and pieces of the previous movies- It wasn't enough to follow the storyline: See below



Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Before and After Flat Pics

BEFORE






AFTER









My first flower design!!!


The kids and the Nanny did the sand here... The personal touches mean a LOT! One each!






BEFORE

AFTER
The furniture stayed in the same spot because of the CABLE... It looks much bigger in the living room though. I think that it was a good change and it happened with small pieces. I went crazy in IKEA! I cannot wait to decorate our house in America! With Gustavo and I on the same team, I know our house will be LOVELY!
Which is better? Before or After?

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Booth House- KUWAIT

Desert Light # 171 and Rosa Parks Palace # 5 sent out an email asking for ideas on what we can do to help those in need and in our Kuwait community! There are so many places out there that I never knew about. On my search for a place to volunteer I ran across: http://desertgirlkuwait.blogspot.com 

Donations requested for Booth House, Kuwait

Forwarded message:
Dear Friends,

Greetings to you. Trust all is fine with you through His blessings. 

Thanks for all the support and assistance given to our Booth House-The Salvation Army.
The girls are immensely blessed with the help you had provided.

We had a new batch of guests (abused domestic helpers)  from the Ethiopian Embassy this week.  Now the number of guests in our Booth House is 58.

To help us run the place efficiently you might be able to help this work by donations of any or some of the following items:

  • Food items - rice, lentils, sugar, milk, tea,
  • coffee, canned food, macaroni, noodles, etc.
  • deodarants, hair oil.
  • washing  soap.
  • toilet rolls, etc.
  • Toiletries - tooth paste, shampoo, conditioners,
  • Linen - new or very gently used lined (bed sheets, pillows, pillow case, towels, etc.)
  • Washing material - clothes washing soap, dish
  • Hygiene products - sanitary napkins, kleenex

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Day 4: Clouds


This morning we all woke up early. The first thing Mimi asked was if she could make the cards for her Grandma and Great Grandma. (On Gustavo's Side) I broke out all the supplies and let her go to town. I placed the plants in the window and took a photo of the sky.

Not too many clouds, but this time of the year... That is normal. I did NOT edit this photo in any way. I just stuck my arm out the window and snapped:)