Sometimes it seems there isn’t enough time in the day. I have neglected to post anything on the blog for a while because I have been overwhelmed with work. Honestly, I’m feeling quite stressed with the combination of doing the design of our new home and launching a new company. I’ve done both before several times but never at the same time while also being a mom. Each is a full time job. I’ve been working until midnight most nights for the last few weeks. There’s still so much to do. I’m exhausted! I need more time in my days. I will be so relieved when the house is done and my newest venture is more established. I’m looking forward to it! I know everyone feels like this at some point or another.Posted by hibnerfamily | 3 comments
We had a lovely Valentine’s weekend. Mom and Dad came up on Friday to stay with us and offered to stay with Avery so we could go on a date and that’s what we did. It was spur of the moment and were very lucky to get in to a fabulous restaurant called Mockingbird Bistro without a wait! I still can’t believe it.
Saturday morning, Dad helped us reorganize our storage unit while Mom watched Avery. We have now expanded to two storage units for home materials. I figured the added expense was well worth it rather than delaying the build out waiting for materials that have long lead times. It was freezing cold and I don’t do cold very well so I wasn’t much help. After that, we all drove to the (town deleted) and met Matt and Dawn for lunch at PotBelly and walked the house to make sure everything is going in the right direction. So far so good. Dawn and Matt are also planning on moving so we then went to Montgomery to look at a few historic homes they really like. It’s such a cute little town! That was followed by a trip to Central Market (my favorite place) and some rest.
For Valentine’s Day, we kept it low key by driving around looking at houses and going to the park. The weather was perfect (until the cold blew in at around 6pm) so we made sure to enjoy it!Posted by hibnerfamily | 0 comments
This past weekend, we were quite busy! We celebrated Elizabeth’s birthday Friday, then went to Shiner for Amy and Adam’s wedding and came back to Houston in time for Scott to clean out the garage and to watch the Superbowl at Mariam’s house. We had lots of fun but the weekend sure did seem short.
Our Little Princess Sitting Pretty:
This evening, it was just us two gals so I took Avery to the mall for a little shopping and then we went to Rainforest Cafe. She was so funny! As soon as we walked in she saw the monkeys and elephants and was shouting “Monkey! Ewephant! Monkey!” We had such a great time. I was also able to find her cute little shoes for Amy and Adam’s wedding so it was an all around success. Pics to come!Posted by hibnerfamily | 0 comments
Last weekend, we went out to check on the progress of our home. It was freezing but we took some snapshots for memories. They are making some progress and are having to move fast because we got so far behind with all the rain over the winter. September is our goal!
From this picture, it looks like we are building out in the woods. Hillary even asked, concerned about it. “Are ya’ll going to keep all these trees?” Our community is very strict about taking down trees (and rightfully so) and everything has to be pre-approved. That wooded area can’t be touched until the landscape plans are approved but when it is done, most will be gone. We also have to submit the floorplans and all design elements to the board for approval as well.
I’d like to name our home but I’m not sure what to name it. I’ve come up with a few ideas besides Villa del Hibner’s.
Another that I was thinking is “Villa Dei Boschi” which means “Home/Villa of the Woodlands” which is a great representation; It seems kind of funny to name a home but I kind of like it. It adds a personal touch and a little more meaning to the home.
To me, photos are priceless. They capture a moment in time you will never get back. They are a huge part of our memory system because we easily forget as life passes. I love being able to capture these moments.
On another note, I love listening to Avery talk. Her version of words is so precious. It’s amazing how accurate she is with many words. Some cute ones that come to mind: (for you speech pathologists, this brings back memories of my transcription days without all the special characters) /seshup/ for ketchup, /Bet wee/ or /bee/ for Bentley, /peez/ for please, /sank tu/ for thank you, /sthoap/ for /soap/, /teasher/ for teacher
Her vocabulary is massive and she is repeating everything we say. I am always surprised by her yearning to learn. She knows her colors and is a whiz at puzzles. She’s learning to sing Twinkle, Twinkle and the alphabet. She loves books! When we read Good Night Moon, Foot Book, or Brown Bear, Brown Bear, she has them pretty much memorized because she knows what comes next.
She’s very good at giving directions. Ha! Tonight is a good example. She loves when I lay down and lift her high with my legs extended. She took me by the shoulders and pulled me down and then walked around to my legs and said “Feet! Feet!”Posted by hibnerfamily | 0 comments
Avery had “Red Day” at school today so we went all out. I love themed days. I tried to take pictures this morning but with the weather being so gloomy outside and Scott resting on the couch from getting up so early with Avery (she woke up super early today), I didn’t have a lot of light to work with so I decided I would get creative with them.Posted by hibnerfamily | 1 comments