Thursday, March 26Back in Sta. Rosa for a couple days. Took a walk this afternoon and snapped photos of the new houses that I mentioned in last week's post.
Right next door is the one with the bright red exterior. Although I'm not normally a fan of dark colors on a house, I think it works here. Looks like the outside is done and they're finishing up inside.
Bottom left is the most recent project, started about 7-8 months ago. It's right next to the red house, and we were interested to see they're using an aerated cement block with a higher R value. My guess is they'll start plastering the exterior soon.
The house on the bottom right is hard to photograph because of all the trees. It's going to be the biggest house in the neighborhood when it's done. They started it before any of the others, but because it's so big it's also taking the longest to finish. They have an amazing view of the river which is close enough that they built on a raised foundation.
I'm also including a photo of a remodel that looks nothing like the original structure. Too bad we don't have a before to show you, but honestly the previous house was seriously unphoto worthy. They've done a fantastic job of remodeling and adding some square footage, including the lovely porch.
Saturday, March 28Today I finished and ordered an ABC book for Adalyn!
I failed to mention that the week before I took advantage of a brief Shutterfly offer for a free 20 page 8"x8" photo book and quickly made one for my friend Magdalena, whose husband died recently.
If you've never made a photo book, you can do one for free. Just go to my Facebook page and scroll down to March 28 where you'll find a link for the special deal. I highly recommend Shutterfly; I've used other companies to make photo books, but Shutterfly is my favorite. I wait for special deals or buy groupons and have never had to pay full price for a book.
Monday, March 30I'm totally borrowing the photos for today. I could not resist sharing this one of Simon and one of his little buddies who had a birthday. I just cannot handle all the cuteness of these two boys stuffing their faces with cake!
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Tina also posted a close-up of Simon, which prompted Rita to comment "Little Ivan here" and then Tina posted an old photo of her dad. You can definitely tell they're related, don't you think?!