Monday, December 20, 2010

Love the Holidays!

There is so much happening over the holidays as well as being on break from school. It has been fun lately with the girls. Lucy talks about Santa a lot but she never wants to see him or talk to him. I think it is the fact that he is a man. She has always had a problem with men she doesn't know. Kate is getting so big! She has finally stated crawling and now that she knows how she is all over the place. It has definitely made her happier (mommy too).

From start to finish??

So Brian has done a lot of work on the addition and here is what we started with and what we have so far. There is stil work to do, but the major stuff is pretty much done. The girls love being able to run around and it has made so much difference!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Building Continues!

Well the building is still going on. I will be extremely happy when this is done so we are not living in a construction zone anymore. Brian is doing such a good job on all of the addition and kitchen remodeling. I am so blessed to have someone to wants to do this type of stuff! We took down the kitchen wall recently and it is really amazing how much it opens up the entire area. Brian has been working on putting in new cabinets, building an island, and putting on counter-tops. This week should be amazing because the counter-tops and new floor are the last of the big projects inside!!! Just in time for a X-mas party on the 11th!

Winter Fun!

So this year Lucy actually wanted to go out in the snow. Grandpa Ron was the first one to take her outside and she loved every minute! He showed her how to make snow angels as well as making her first snowman. Since them she wanted to go outside everyday and she never wanted to come in. If we didn't make her come in she would have stayed out there for hours! On Thanksgiving I was able to play outside with Lucy and my nephew Keanan. They loved the icicles the most even though the dads made them their own igloo!

Visit with the Grandparents!

Mom and I made a trip to Arkansas a few weeks ago. We went to vistit my mom's parents for the long weekend and we had a great time. When Pop told me that he rode 4-wheelers I was thinking some smaller ones. Oh my gosh! Those machines are stinkin fast! My mom and I had a good time driving around on them. IT was beautiful there right now. I have never seen so many trees with the mixed reds, greens, yellows, and orange colors. Mom and I also were able to see my great-grandma who is one feisty little lady! While we were gone for 4 days Brian managed to deal with the girls all by himself! He was awesome!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Sunday, October 31, 2010

And the building continues...

The remodel process is moving along! The next part is to knock down this horrible wall in my kitchen. It separates the rest of the room. We are planning on taking down these walls and making a really nice island to open up the kitchen area. The other two pictures are the addition with insulation done and waiting for drywall. Paint is ready to go and carpet is ordered!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The wall is down!!!!

So we had a very exciting weekend here. Brian and my brother-in-law Zac were able to take down the wall in the house and open it up to the new addition! It is amazing how big the room is going to be. Some minor problems like being able to use lights and outlets in my kitchen are still being worked on, but we are making progress!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Updates on Building...

So we have been making progress bit by bit with this addition. Brian has been working most of his spare time on this addition and trying to make the best of the good weather.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Weekend Fun!

So the first part of demolition started this weekend with Brian and Zac taking out the chimney and fireplace. Lots of crowbars and sledge-hammers all around. They did a good job at getting everything done and not doing too much damage to the rest of the house. Lucy still loves the "big hole" where the new foundation is going to go. She and Keanan had a good time playing together and they got soooo dirty! We had a good dinner and then bath time for the big kids. Lucy and Keanan were so funny in the tub. They were trying to swim together and throw water all over each other. Kyla is getting so big! I can't believe that she is moving around already. It just makes me think that in a month Kate could be doing the same thing. It was really nice to have the Vawter's over for the day. It has been a while since we got to hang out.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010