Saturday, August 14, 2010


I have the most beautiful family!  Love these kids!!!  (and love these pictures of them!)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

More in the kitchen

So, we are moving along in the kitchen.  Benson got the sink and counter out.   We were unpleasantly surprised to find this steel pipe sticking out of the wall.  The previous owner went as far as to build his own cabinets around the pipe!  Why he didn't move it is a mystery.  Anyway, Benson decided to move it. 


Thank heaven for handy husbands!  The only downfall is that a small leak in the crawlspace became a big leak while the water was turned off.  Benson had an explanation for why this happened, but it was over my head.  Ha!  So, now we have to have a plumber come in anwyay to fix this leak in our water main.  Once that is done, we can install the cabinets and keep this party moving! 

Since the water has been off for several days, and we removed the sink etc... we moved out of our house and are house sitting for my parents while they are out of town.  We should be back in there in a few days, but it sure has been nice to hang out here with a fully functioning kitchen in the mean time! 

I also took on a craft project to pass some time.  I took a girls size 7 dress and converted it to a Cinderelly sized dress.  I think it turned out pretty good. 
Then I was inspired to use the leftover fabric to make some doll clothes.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Kitchen progress

So we FINALLY got our flooring!  It seemed to be lost in transit for a while there, so we were thrilled when it finally arrived.  We didn't waste any time starting to put it in!  But before you see pictures of that, you have to endure the pictures of what we've been doing to pass the time. 

 Removing the old uneven and water damaged subflooring.
 Sanding down the high spot in the subfloor. 

Removing soffits...
And getting REALLY excited to see some progress!! 

We LOVE the new flooring and can't wait to pull out the old cabinets in the rest of the kitchen!  WOOHOO!

And just to keep things interesting... here's a recent picture of Cinderelly and me.  :)

She is getting so big.  Already 4 months old!  How does that happen?