Our First Home Reno

Soooo we've been a little busy! I posted a lot about our move out of our apartment... it was wayyy harder to packup and leave than we ever expected! I shared a lot of my feelings on my Instagram and shared some photos here and here. We LOVE where we live - it's a 7 minute drive to work which is a major priority for me as a working mom. When Ty and I felt our time in apartment life was ending - we began to pray for a rental house that we didn't have to break the bank for! We've also grown as a family - no, not another baby! - Tyler's brother was living with us for about 1 year and now we just sent him off and gained another sibling to stay with us! Our heart is to have enough space for family and friends to have a place if/when they're figuring out life! All of that to say, we knew finding a rental for all of us to live in comfortably while continue to save for our own home, would be a huge challenge. >> Enter PawPaw's House.

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B's 2nd Annual Fiesta

Bravery turned TWO this month and we celebrated on Cinco de Mayo (again) because her birthday is so close to that holiday and we loved the theme so much last year we wanted to do it again! Oh and yes, it was much easier to do another Fiesta when you saved most of the decorations :) I told Tyler I was" investing in the fiesta theme" last year so I had to stick to my word on that. Ha! .... FOR MORE VISIT THE-BATES.com

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