Thursday, March 29, 2012

Spring is in the air!

We made it though our first Winter in the new house, it keep us warm and cozy!  We got snow a few times and learned the hard way that we need to put up a snow fence.  The driveway is about 1/4 mile, with a couple of low points that filled with snow.  Fortunately, we have a family friend who was kind enough to plowed it once for us, then a wonderful neighbor who brought his tractor over the second time.  We are very grateful to both of them!  Hubby was able to get back and forth to work, only getting stuck in the driveway once.    I tried getting out once and got stuck after a few feet, so I took the opportunity to just stay home and play with the kids for an entire week.

Now we  are heading into spring and I am so very excited to start planting.  My brother and I have been working on a chicken coop (he does most the hard work, what a great big brother!) and last weekend we brought home 14 little chicks.  They are the cutest things ever and their sweet chirps melt my heart.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

We're in!

We officially started moving in on Nov. 1 but its slow going.  I'm STILL working to get one last cabinet fixed and get the plumber out to finish the shower hook up in the master bath.  The garage is filled with boxes, but for the most part, were home.

Entry way

Living room
living room to dining room
dining room
Dining room to kitchen
Mother in law
Living room corner fireplace
Mud room - still looking for some lockers to keep in here.
Laundry cabinets
The reason we need a mud room...lots of mud
The boys and Daisy

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Island cabinet

This huge 8 ft island will also serve as our kitchen table, of course, its only a few feet farther to the dining room table if we feel the need to be more formal. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Stairs are done!  So is the laminate floor you see in the background - well, at least done in the downstairs and the bedrooms.  We still have the bonus room to do, but we are taking a break for a couple of days.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Cabinets and flooring

My kitchen
Moms kitchen
master bath cabinets
mud room
The vinyl is down, we just started on the laminate flooring.  Most of the cabinets arrived yesterday.  We are still waiting for the island, and the cabinet that goes on top of the counter will be up in a couple days (need the counter top first).  Bob came and measured for counter tops today, he's working on them now and hopefully they will be all done in about 3 days  (unless we make him help with floors, then it will be 4-5 days).

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Soon we will have floors.....

Soon this floor
Will be covered with this.
and the living room will be covered with the laminate below.

We were supposed to start laminate tonight, but the boys have football, and I have bunco, so I guess Wednesday it is.  The vinyl we are having someone else put down, so it should be done by later today.

Thursday, September 29, 2011


doors getting framed
window seals going in

The outside trim is just about done.  They still have the wood under the porch to do, I'm sure that is soon.  Today I ordered all the flooring and tile, I can't wait to see it in.  They started on interior trim today too.