Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Christmas prep!

     The past three weeks have flown by.  We moved into the old part of our remodeled house.  The addition is still under construction, as is our kitchen.  We poured 1/3 of our concrete counter tops, and are hoping to have the rest finished before Christmas.  Tim leaves for a trip the day after, and not having a stove will be tricky without his help.  We go back and forth into the shop for cooking & laundry, but to be honest, Braums, Chick Filet, and Sonic have been good to us lately ;)

     I am definitely keeping my eye out on Craigslist for bar stools.  We hope to have a big, freezer on the bottom, ice maker in the door refrigerator in the Spring!  Here are some more pieces of home...

     Abby's room, but without curtains, trim, or new bedding yet. It is still a pink, dreamy sanctuary.
 The big "G"'s room. He will have globes, an atlas, and trim eventually too.

We had a Christmas tree issue.  We bought a real one, and in all of the hustle and bustle, (a Christmas term?), we forgot to water it.  It croaked.  It was depressing my Christmas, so I pulled it out of the house; the stand, a little bit of water in there, and needles everywhere, and all and tossed it into the yard.  Classy, but I couldn't take it anymore.  So after about 2 days without a tree, I picked up this little guy, and he is making a great little understudy since the lead actor died.  I have a plan to set it on a table, but in the meantime this will do.

I try to keep this table cleared, but it is just not possible.  In a way, the way it looks at the end of the day reflects the kind of day we have had.  Thinking about it that way makes clearing it a little easier, or leaving it a little easier which is what I do more often that not. You have to cook to need a dining table to eat at.  Maybe next week!  

Sunday, December 8, 2013

 The progression of our living room!

Bathroom after!  Aw, I could lay on those tiles. 
Bathroom before!

We had a house full our first night in the house for Abby's birthday!

Abby's birthday gift, a hamster she named Beige. 
It seems Fall was over before it began. 
We couldn't pass up the corn maze.

Abby pondering hay bails, and corn mazes. 
Having fun decorating the house!