Thursday, February 25, 2010

Renovation Begins...Again!

Well, we're knee deep into renovation of our 2nd house. Renovating is so difficult, but so rewarding. I love seeing something old and worn turn into something that looks new and modern. The transformation is always so dramatic! I've been a little sad about leaving our current home. Judd and I worked so hard on this house. Most of the things we did to this house were DIY...and we had no clue what we were doing! We were honestly flying by the seat of our pants! Ha! I'll be sad for us to leave our first home together and all the memories we made here, but we're quickly running out of room and the space is definitely needed!

Everyone pray with me - NO RAIN THIS WEEKEND! If it doesn't rain this weekend, they'll pour the concrete for our addition Monday morning! We've been waiting on dry weather for weeks to get this part finished! There is a 30% chance tomorrow (down from 60%) for rain - but I'm crossing my fingers that it'll hold off for a few more days! I really hope it holds out!

See where Judd is standing? That's how far out our addition will be. I was standing at the wall. One of the smaller bedrooms is going to be turned into a hallway leading to our bedroom on one half, and the other half will be our walk-in closet! The addition will be adding a bedroom and a master bath. Yay!
I'm not sure how many sq ft the "new" house will be, but I do know it's about twice the size of our current one (if not a little bigger) and my absolute favorite part is that our living room is going to be open and big! The living area is where you spend the majority of your time and we want it to be big enough to feel comfortable when people come over (or babies run around destroying things.) Our kitchen, dining area, and living room will all be open to one another. I'm really excited about that.

This was the room before the brick wall was knocked down to open it up to the kitchen and dining area!

This is the after. I'm standing on the opposite side of the house, but you get the idea. Everything is going to have drywall so that the rooms flow together a little better. The floors have already been removed and the ceilings have been removed and partially replaced with drywall.

They have been working on the house for 2 days and it looks like a totally different place! I know the progress will start to slow a bit when they start refinishing instead of removing, but I'm still impressed that they've gotten so much done in 2 days! We still have so much to do though. I forgot how difficult it is to make so many long term decorating decisions!

I'll continue to post updates! If you don't care about house renovations, my blog may bore you for the next few weeks. The builder says about 6-8 weeks before they're finished. I'm going to expect 10-12...just because. Wish us luck!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Kitchen Remodel

Remodelaholic hosts a "party" on Fridays, and Domestically Speaking has a "paint party" on Wednesdays where you show the power of paint! I decided to link up and add our kitchen. Although we did do the entire house, we were especially proud of the kitchen because the entire thing was DIY! I can't tell you the cost because I really don't remember it. Anyway, here it is!


Afters! :)

The major difference here was definitely made by the can of white paint on the cabinets! :)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Family Time!

Four generations!

Four generations!

Our family of three!

Drew was giving Caroline kisses with Deda!

We're so blessed with such a wonderful family!!

We love carrots, yes we do!

We love carrots, how 'bout you?!

Okay, I hate carrots. But someone else loves them!
(She pretty much loves any food we put in her mouth.)

This was a particularly messy meal because she was very distracted...which led to carrots all over her squishy little body! We just laughed and took pictures instead of trying to stop it. :)

Yes, she is wearing a diaper even though you can't see it! We aren't that stupid!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

$5 Nursing Covers! (+ S&H)

ADORABLE nursing covers at Udder Covers. Their 3 piece sets are regularly $46 and by using the code "Valentine" are now only $5! You do have to pay shipping and handling. My total came to $14.95. Still a way better price than $46! So if you are planning on nursing soon or know someone who is pregnant and planning on nursing - grab one!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

5 Months Old!

How are you 5 months old? How is this possible? I absolutely LOVE this age. You are so fun! I love to hear you laugh - especially since someone has to be extremely funny to make you let it out!

You are so hungry. Ha! It kills me! You're always willing to eat...and your legs rolls (see below) prove it! You're still sleeping great! Actually - you've gotten even better. We finally broke down and decided we needed to put you on some sort of a schedule because we were having lots of fussy (read: MAD) nights. After about a week on your new schedule, you sleep from 8pm until 8am as long as your diaper holds it. Mommy will be happy when we find a solution to nighttime leaky diapers.

Your personality comes through more each day. Daddy loves playing with you and holding you. You have been the most wonderful joy to both of us. I would never, ever go back to life without you. People always comment on what a "good baby" you are. I have to agree with them - we got lucky with you! You sleep through most noises and fall asleep fairly easy. You're usually content as long as someone is paying attention to you.

Little girl, you are the light of my life! I know Daddy feels the same way! I can't wait to watch you grow up. Your family loves you so much!

We love you, sweet girl! Happy 5 months!

What are these things?

I could kiss your face off!

So happy!!

The leg rolls...
Check it out..she can point! "I'm 5 months old?!"
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It has arrived!!

In all of its is here.

And here I am. Overwhelmed. This is going to take a lot of practice. Wish me probably won't see any projects for at least a year. Ha!