Thursday, September 6, 2012

Finally Settled!

So, we've been in Maryland for a little over a month now. It's been a crazy ride, but I think that things here are finally to the point of settling down and we're getting into a routine that works for everyone. Josh works at the southern clinic in Edgewood, and is basically useless. Not that HE is, but we're not entirely sure that they even needed a dentist on this Post. He's done nothing but exams so far and only a handful of those. Here's hoping things pick up for him.

Ethan and Sloan started school. I think that they are liking it, other than there's a little boy that apparently picks on Sloan on the bus. Not sure if I just let him handle it himself, or if Mama Bear should step in the way she wants to. I guess time will tell. Other than that, the boys are adjusting well. Mason, maybe not as much. Poor kid has no idea what to do without Brothers all day, and quite frankly, Mom has no idea what to do with him. He's at that in-between age where he doesn't need me as much and craves independence,  but is too young to go to school. We're looking into Pre-School. I think it might make all the difference.

Here are my handsome boys on the first day of school:
 Ethan: 3rd Grade Age: 8

 Sloan: Kindergarten Age: 5 1/2 
Mason: Age 3

Some seriously handsome boys here at the Gailey Home. These are taken in front of our house here in Maryland. We live on Post and so far enjoy it. If only scared little Brookie were not still scared to brave to Commissary by herself... The boys ride the bus to and from school. Sloan has full-day Kindergarten (Thank goodness, because he has had 3 YEARS of preschool! The kid needed this!) I take them to the bus stop at 8:20 and they return to me at 4:00. Not too shabby! No wonder Mason and I have no idea what to do with each other for so long! 

 Our house in Maryland, the whole of it. It's actually a duplex, but I have yet to hear the neighbors, so I forget it's anything different than the last 5 years have been. It's roughly the same size as our Vegas house, for those who need a reference... and we're the first to live in it! Score!

 Our kitchen. LOVING all the cabinet space!! Plus, there's a pantry (see next shot) that is NOT in my laundry room! 
I'm in heaven. 

 Breakfast nook and pantry door. 

 Living room/Dining room. It looks really cramped, but really it's just cozy. 
Oh, and Mason, showing off a toy car.

The Office. Did I say that the kitchen was heaven? I lied.
It actually was designed to be a formal living room, but I have no use for one of those, so we converted it into an office/craft room. Ain't she purdy!?

 The hall standing between the living/dining room/kitchen and the front door/office. To the right is the powder room and the door you see is the coat closet/toy storage and also visible: the stairs. 

 Master Bedroom. Not much different from our last house in Oklahoma, but I still like it. 
Did I ever mention that Josh built that headboard for me? He loves me...

The Nursery. 
To be decorated accordingly to welcome #4 in February 2013.

Things unseen on this tour: 

The boys' bedroom: It's always a mess. I'm working on letting them handle their own cleanliness. A definite work in progress. But, it looks much the same as it did in Oklahoma. 

Bathrooms: No one actually wants to see those unless you've just re-done them cute. You're not missing anything here.

Backyard: It's currently dirt. It will be the home to a clubhouse and pool sometime in the year 2013. I'm hoping for summer, but at the rate they seem to be going on it, it's likely to open just in time for Christmas.

I hope you enjoyed. I will very soon be posting some very cute video of my boys being spontaneously adorable, which is what they do best. 


  1. I especially LOVE the nursery!!!! Congratulations on everything!

  2. Nice update! Maryland seems like a fun place. And I totally wasn't expected the announcement! Congrats!

  3. BROOKS! I I had to read your post twice! Congrats on baby #4 keep us up-dated on boy/girl!:) And I absolutely loved living back east! You will too. its beautiful and you got there just in time for fall, I hear that is REALLY pretty! miss you tonz! and I tried to host a card night a while back and I guess im not a cool as you! :) have fun! and congrats again!!!:)

  4. Congratulations!!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you! Your space looks really nice...I am jealous of the craft space. I can't wait to see if you get a pink or blue theme for your nursery...sending girl vibes your way.

  5. Congratulations on baby #4!!! I'm so happy for you! Your place looks awesome and I love the craft/scrapbooking room. Did i mention that I LOVE it!? Also, I'd like to say, its about time that you updated your blog. I thought you had fallen off the face of the earth. I tried facebook, but no reply there. Everything seems to be a fairytale for you! Congratulations again and hope to hear more soon. Love ya amd miss you!

  6. Yay! I've been dying to see your new house and hear how you guys are doing. So excited for you and #4. Can't wait to find out what it is (esp. since we seem to follow your pattern :)

  7. So excited for you girl! Miss you here!

  8. So good to hear from you! You guys have been busy (a move, new job, school, new baby - haha)! Your home looks lovely!