making room for twinkie

the quest to grow a family and a house simultaneously

Walls and more

Hey look! Look what we did!

Mountain mural

It’s the feature wall in Twinkie’s new room! Pretty cool, huh?!?

But, I’m getting ahead of myself, aren’t I?

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Just for fun

While Husband and I were waiting out the Long Winter, we needed a little side project to boost our spirits. With spring right around the corner, and the first time that either of us owned our own property, we decided it would be fun to test out our green thumbs and build a couple planter boxes.

Our little side project

But let me tell you, these aren’t just any old planter boxes…

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The Long Winter

After our epic Demolition Day, I was bright eyed and bushy tailed about the next steps to expand Ozzie and make room for Twinkie. But then life happened. And Twinkie arrived. And Husband got pulled away to finish up his latest project. And Ozzie sat, with his backside torn off, and us living with a newborn in our tiny house through the long winter.

Ozzie’s ready for his new face lift

But after winter always comes spring. And with spring comes the hope of new beginnings. And for us living inside Ozzie, comes the hope of progress.

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Cart Horsing

I didn’t realize it at the time, but I married into a long standing William’s family tradition of cart horsing. That is to say, putting the cart before the horse. What I also didn’t realize, is that being married to Husband would allow this habit to wear off on me.


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Time Flies

Twinkie taking in some fresh air while Husband and I work in the yard

I am sure every mother can relate to the sentiment that time flies, especially when you have a newborn. Twinkie celebrated his six month birthday a few weeks ago. I cannot even believe that it was six months ago that we were taking him home from the hospital. Now he’s a sitting up, solid food eating machine. And he has done marvelously living through the construction noise of Ozzie. Thankfully, it is just because he does not know any different.

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Demolition Day

Ok, ok, ok. I know. I am terrible at this. But, in an effort to keep this blog alive, I am going to continue Ozzie’s story where I left off…

… if you, my loyal reader, can remember way back to my latest blog, you will recall that we were given the Green Light from the city to start construction on Ozzie. It was time to celebrate. And what better way to celebrate than to get the sledge hammers out and start breaking down walls?

This is what 100 square feet of house looks like

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Sidenote: the Latest from Ozzie and the Gang

I know that my loyal readers are waiting with bated breath for the latest update on Ozzie. I am here to say…

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The Green Light


Fear not, readers! I have not abandoned you. Unfortunately, there just hasn’t been too much to update you on…

… That is, until now!*

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The Stork Has Arrived

Husband and I would like to introduce you to the newest member of our family, our precious son, Baby A! We couldn’t be more in love with this little baby burrito:

One day old and already rocking life

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