Monday, December 04, 2006
As always there is a little touch to do here and there around the house, but we extremely close to being finished. I am loving it, because now with not having to work on the house all of time, Colton and I get to play all night.
I have been getting a lot of request lately for just a family picture, so for all of you that don't get to see us a lot:
I am so eager to have a house warming party, but Heather keeps setting me straight with everything else that is going on right now, so we will be putting the party off until the new year comes around. This will give us time to actually decorate, hang up some window coverings, and any other odds and ends that need to be done. So I will try and keep you updated with what is going on.
Monday, November 20, 2006
If you need an explaination, that is Heather left hand.
I asked Heather to marry me on Saturday night and she said "Of Course!"
We are all very excited (including Colton, who did give me the OK). We will keep you all informed on the necessary information as we plan the big day.
In order to butter her up and make sure this weekend was going to go as well as I had planned I did manage to finish off the kitchen (minus some trim painting). Here is a picture of our kitchen:
We are getting close to being done with our house. With the kitchen being done, the light at the end of the tunnel is really getting bright. Hopefully we can plan an open house in the next few weeks so all of you can see our work. We will let you know.
Thursday, October 26, 2006
I believe soon I will have to go to blogging about what sort of mischievous activities Colton and I get into because I won't have the house to work on. I have to give a lot of credit to SuperColt for being so good during all of this remodel. Being so young he probably doesn't fully understand what we are doing, but he has been so good through out this process. I can only imagine what goes through a 5 year olds head when he sees an open can of paint.
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Another sense of accomplishment came with hanging the cabinets. Mike and Anne came to help for a Saturday and were able to hang all of the cabinets and our microwave. Here is a couple of the final pictures we took:
I have since been ablet to put in our bottom wall, hook up our oven, and get our countertops ordered. We will be picking out our paint really soon and painting our kitchen. The kitchen is getting close to being done. Our next projects is painting the kitchen, finishing the walls, and working on the office. I will try and keep you posted.
Monday, October 09, 2006
Saturday was probably one of the most exciting days we have had. Mike and Anne came up to help me hang the cabinets. I can not believe the deference it made. Mike was such a good help and it seriously looks like something you see out of a kitchen magazine. The best part about the whole thing is that we no longer have to go out to the garage to get the milk; we now have kitchen appliances IN the kitchen. It is even weird to think that we can go and buy dishes, put them in our cabinets, put food on or in them that was cooked with our oven, and then clean them in our dishwasher. We should have our countertops to eat this food on in about two weeks.
My next project is to finish sealing the grout and then move my focus back up stairs to our office. Our office needs the carpet removed and the walls painted and it should be in pretty good shape. I don't know if Heather is seeing it yet, but I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. I don't know many girls that could go through all of this, but Heather is one of them. She has been so patient and helpful with all of the design I can not thank her enough. She is truly wonderful.
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Although our weekend got a little stressful, Colton's birthday party was a blast. It turned out great, and I believe he has just about every Superman thing possible (that is until we go to Target again and find the new line of Superman toys). Colton also really enjoyed party, here are some pictures of the kids trying to knock down the penata:
Colton's party was a success and everyone had a good time. Thank you to everyone that contributed (Mom for the cakes, Sue for her house, and Heather for having the best 5 year old there is). Colton also thanks everyone for his gifts; he doesn't go to sleep until they are all in his room right next to his bed.
For the house, I did not get as far on the kitchen as I thought. There is more to think about than anyone could ever imagine (unless you have tiled before). I did not know there was so much planning envolved, but I am glad I took my time because when it is done, it will be awesome. I do have a deadline of this coming weekend (October 7th) to finish the tile because I have Mike coming over to help with hanging the cabinets.
Thursday, September 28, 2006
Monday, September 25, 2006
The table you see in this picture is not even there anymore. This past weekend I was able to completely remove all of the tile and the crappy ply wood the people laid as a subfloor. It was a long process, and was harder than I thought, but it already looks nicer:
My project for this week is to get our new tile floor laid back down. I will be laying everything out this week, and on Friday (Superman's Birthday) I will be setting the tiles. I don't have a picture of it the bathroom is completely done. Colton's room is also completely done, other than his closet doors. That is all I have time for right now, so give a call if you want more of an update. Peace out.
Thursday, September 21, 2006
Just so you know what we are into now, I will be finishing the bathroom and Colton's room tonight (Sept 21). Finishing these two rooms will not take long so I will also be painting the kitchen ceiling and ripping up the current tile. You say that I probably won't be able to do all that tonight, but when I have superman on my side, anything is possible. Stay tuned for more.