Well, the family all seems to be healthy again...at least for the time being anyway. This weekend we went on a semi-shopping spree. We got the girls a new bed. The little one hasn't turned 2 yet, but she was trying to climb out of her crib and in the process kept getting her chubby little legs caught in the spindles. We debated whether to get her a regular bed since they share a room. We finally decided on a trundle and found one that also has storage at the bottom. They both seem to really like having something new that they're allowed to climb on!
I also finally convinced my husband to let me buy couches. Our old sectional had recliners in it and literally had gouged a huge hole in the plaster in my living room. We're looking to hopefully be moving in 2-3 years, so I'm really getting into "fix up the house" mode. It didn't make sense to fix the walls until we got something new that wasn't going to tear them up again. So now that I've got new furniture, we can re-paint - but I have no idea what neutral color to paint the walls or what good color scheme will go well with chocolate brown couches.
So if you have any good ideas, please let me know! Once we paint, I'll need new curtains and possibly a new rug - my husband will be so thrilled. He hates to spend money on things for the house. Or rather, things that are not electronic. In our 100+ year old house, I am just excited to get a room to the point where I can decorate it, as opposed to worrying about fixing plaster, putting up drywall, or stripping wallpaper. Have I mentioned our kitchen is also under minor renovation too? I think just about the time we get everything looking good, we'll be moving!