Thursday, December 31, 2009

the end of 2009.

this one is a doozy, so I hope you have time to grab a drink and maybe a snack...

santa claus was very generous to us this year. one thing we asked for was a new digital camera. we are pretty sure that we were of the small percentage of people without one, this happened through a course of events that you don't care about. we've just been using our iphones which have worked great for us, but with baby on the way we decided it was time to get with the program. santa brought us a nikon - coolpix (better known as the ashton kutcher camera). it is way awesome. here are just a few play shots kyle took.

the zoe

the gus

the kyle

this is our new project. we know, we know...we have a baby on the way, what in the world are we thinking buying a house to flip? especially when only one of us is really able to do the "flipping," due to my "being with child" situation. it was just one of those things we couldn't pass up. we've also decided that our new camera does this joint way to much justice. the house is 53 years old and has been occupied with me it is bad. we were finally able to get to work on it last monday, so here are the pics of the house when we first got our hands on it and after three days of demo.
front of house
view from the front door
current view from the front door after we demolished a wall

kitchen. it is wayyyy nas-tay! it will be demolished and replaced with new cabinets.
awesome peach colored hall bathroom.
extra room 1
extra room 2

master bedroom

master bathroom

kyle taking a was well deserved he did most of the demolition on his own with me supervising.
lili and lainie painting the hallway bath

mom painting one of the extra bedrooms.

we've removed a lot of trim in all of our diy work, but the trim in this house was by far the hardest stuff to get off that we have ever seen. they didn't mess around in 1956.

removed the paneling from the dining room and hallway.

look mom, wood floors! we were wayyyy stoked to find wood floors throughout the entire house. unfortunately they have been covered up by disgusto renter carpet for who knows how long. they really weren't as bad as they looked once we cleaned up the mess from the carpet padding.

kitchen finally finished
i thought i would finish this up with the final shots on our kitchen renovation. if you remember from this post and this post, last summer we started a kitchen remodel in our old house. it has been a long 6 months, once school started back and all of the baby craze we didn't have the time or energy to accomplish much. we decided to take the cheaper route because of the baby costs that are taking over our finances. we tracked down our old doors that we had sold in our garage sale and painted them. thank goodness for xmas break, it is finally finished!

this was the last thing. if you have purchased many a faucet you know those babies are not cheap. i found this one brand new at a garage sale in our neighborhood last summer for $5. kyle installed it today in 1 hour (we are both very proud of him).

whew, that was a long one. good way to finish off the year though!
bring on 2010.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Baby, It's Cold Outside

24 week belly pic

it is officially winter here. my favorite season, mainly because of christmas. it just makes me super-duper happy. in ada we were the only house on our block to have our house decked out in lights, but this year we didn't make it that far. this year we were just too darn worn out to get it done, we just put out our wreaths and cute lighted topiary trees. we are however throughly enjoying all of our neighbor's lights. one night we were driving home from work later than usual and ended up taking western just to get away from the highway traffic. while driving we stumbled upon chesapeake energy's awesome tree lights. my little iphone pic doesn't do it justice, you have got to see this for yourself. it is ah-mazing.

here is the crib winner! love it!

Sunday, November 29, 2009


kase's nursery is coming along. it's more my style to keep it simple and that's what i am going for with his nursery, i just had to finally make a decision on something. the colors will be chocolate brown and deeper shades of red, blue, gold and green (see fabric below).

the people we bought our house from had 3 little girls, so all of our extra bedrooms were extremely girlie. since we are having a boy this girl thing just isn't going to work any longer. the room we chose to use as the nursery was painted pink on top and green on the bottom (see pic). this room has been kyle's game/man room (apparently pink and flowers worked for him...hehe).
it also had flowers painted all over the ceiling.
we chose to leave the green on the bottom and paint the top tawny, which is just taupe/khaki.
and ta-da! much more boyish!
this glider was my craigslist find. we love it! it was the exact one i was going to order!
no more flowers!
these are the fabrics that we are going to use. i loved them the moment i saw them! they are the perfect colors! i really didn't like anything that i saw at the baby stores, so my mom is going to make all of the crib bedding and accessories.
this is the inspiration crib bedding. except, where they have stripes i am going to use the argyle fabric above and in place of their large polka dots i am using the cream fabric above with the little dots. the other fabrics will be accents in the room.
this jar of pickles was a gift from my friend jade and her family. i think this is the cutest idea! in the future my pregnant friends will probably be receiving scrapbooked pickle jars.
my poor child currently has about 10 pairs of shoes...but how can anyone resist them!?
he may not have everything, but he will have stylish footwear.
boots, a necessity of every infant, right?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

20 Weeks

20 week belly pic. everything about being pregnant is just weird. don't get me wrong, it's wonderful (now that i'm not sick) but it is still weird. the weight gain has started, luckily it is all belly right now. i can live with that.

here are the cribs that we have picked out:

they are all pretty similar, the one on the top is my favorite. we'll see, i need to survive christmas and then we will get serious about baby furniture. if i could i would buy baby stuff all day long, i am attempting to pace myself. so. hard. i want him to have everything!

Friday, October 30, 2009

ooo boy, i love you so

it took forever, but the 18 week ultrasound finally got here!'s a BOY!

i woke up at 5:30 and started drinking all of the liquids i could so we would get the best picture. i read to drink and eat sugary stuff so the baby would move around. when i went to look everything we have is sugar free...the only time this has been a problem for me! we did have diet d.p. so i chose that and thought the caffeine might help a little. it helped a little too much, he was wiggling and flipping the whole time, but she finally got a view at the goods.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Clark, Fuller or Garth???

we attended ben and kelsey's annual halloween party last saturday. the theme was to dress like a celebrity that passed away this year or a character from a movie who's director passed away. i chose to go as a pregnant girl, i feel pretty dead lately and i'm famous right??? kyle decided to go as clark griswold from christmas vacation. i felt though he looked a little more like fuller from home alone and at one point he had on a blonde wig and he looked exactly like garth from wayne's world.  

you can decide

i made witch fingers and pumpkin fudge. so good...yet so bad. i can't stop eating them.