About El Momma

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Tomorrow is my birthday



So, tomorrow is my birthday and because of the condition of my house, my current condition (being preggers) and the fact that we have 2 small children, we don't have any plans. I'm not saying that because it is sad. Although, it is a little sad. But, more because I've always been one to make a big deal out of birthdays. I was taught that birthdays were important by my parents and I've kept the same tradition going with our own children. I'm not talking about big extravagant parties or huge presents, but just creating a day that is special and memorable.


So, it's my birthday tomorrow and I guess I'll let Moustapha figure out what it is we're going to do. My boys definitely want to celebrate...and so do I. It's just a little more complicated than last year's 30th birthday bash. And I am so darn tired and tired of my house being in the condition its in. I normally love to eat out, but after being without a kitchen for 6 months, I am kind of over the whole eating out thing. :-)

Well, I may not keep up the pace of 2 blogs in a day, but I'll try!

My first "official" blog



Well, I guess it is about time I get caught up with the rest of the world and start blogging.


Things have been so crazy here lately. Our kitchen was flooded by a leaky old galvanized steel pipe back in January and we have been without a kitchen or running water downstairs ever since. We ended up tearing out our old kitchen and replacing all of the pipes in our house with copper plumbing.


We hired a contractor who has been M.I.A. for the last 2 1/2 months.

These are some "before" pictures of the kitchen.


Here are some "in the middle of remodel" pictures of our kitchen. It is coming together. We actually had people show up to work today- a miracle in itself! If someone would just show up everyday, we could be done with everything in a week and a half.

And to top it all off, we are expecting our 3rd baby very soon. I am 8 months pregnant with a baby girl and not very happy about living in a house without a kitchen. But, I have confidence that everything will be finished before the baby comes!....pray that is so!