A big squishy HELLO to all the new eyes reading my blog. Welcome to what is my life. It’s a pretty unconventional life.
TLDR About Me: Me and Aaron got married. We bought a dated 6 bedroom house. We rent out the basement to 2 of our best friends: Matt & Karl. Matt & Karl are more than tenants, they are family. We have two dogs, Indy & Buster. (After Indiana Jones and Buster Bluth of course.) We also have 3 chickens. Aaron’s a computer programmer. I am a compliance manager of a real estate brokerage by day and real estate agent by night, blogger on the side. Like normal people with jobs, we DIY when we can to make our house a beautiful home. And we just found out that we are welcoming our newest tenant into our home: BABY CROWDER.
After we made our announcement to you, the response was so overwhelming. I can’t thank you enough for your excitement, congratulations, and well wishes. You are the kindest people I know. I am lucky to call you friends. I love you all. But you are some pretty curious people 🙂 I got several email questions and comment questions. Hopefully I can clear up what’s been on your mind!
Now that you’re going to have a baby, are you going to kick out Matt & Karl from the basement?
Absolutely not! If Matt and Karl felt uncomfortable living with a new baby, they would be more than welcome to leave. But we all think the basement-dwellers will survive just fine.
How did Matt & Karl take the news/ When did you tell them?
The day we found out, Aaron ran to Barnes & Noble to pick up “What to Expect When You’re Expecting.” He left it on his night stand. The next day, Matt and Karl found it, and demanded answers. They were thrilled. There was a lot of group hugging. Matt is the oldest of 6, Karl has over 20 nieces and nephews. They both worked with foster kids for years. They are no stranger to kiddos. Excitement runs pretty high.
Have Indy and Buster been acting like they “know”?
Kinda. I mean, do dogs have a 6th sense? They like to cuddle my tummy. I don’t know if they know there’s a baby in there. But they can tell something is up. They probably think it’s an alien.
Do you have a room picked out for the nursery?
Yerp. The bay window room (originally Aaron’s office). It’s right across from the master. It’s so bright and perfect.
Do you have any names picked out?
Well, yes. BUT I’m not ready to spill that yet 😉
This comment brought to you by Karl:
1. If its a boy… can I take him hunting? 2. If its a girl… can I take her to the mall and make women love me..?
Yes & yes.
Are you keeping the dogs and the chickens?
Indy & Buster are my children. They are part of the family. They stay. The chickens… well, the rooster is gone. But we plan on keeping the 3 ladies. They are my egg-makers.
There were more questions I wasn’t able to get to, but I got the most asked ones.
Thanks for tuning into this edition of Interiors OF Kenz!