Sunday, December 7, 2008

Finally an update!

So here is our finished bathroom!  There are still some small things left to do.  Like put up towel racks and a few shelves, but the big project is complete!  I am loving my new granite countertop with an under mount sink!  We put in the bead board ourselves, which took us all day to do because we had no idea what we were doing.  In the end I am happy with the finished project and grateful for Ryan's hard work.  

below is a the bead board almost installed!

Ryan working his safety glasses and using some borrowed power tools!  Thanks Danny for letting us borrow your saw! more just because I'm proud of how it turned out.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Almost there!

So we finally have a shower that is working!  It has been a long five days!!!  We still have a lot to do, but at least we can take a shower after all of our hard work!  It makes me very grateful for the simple pleasures in life.  Ryan has done such a great job and I think he has learned a lot from all of these projects.  He not only is a wonderful husband, but has become a /painter/plumber/electrician/and the list will continue to grow.  Thanks so much babe, I LOVE YOU!!!

the shower tile is complete! YaY :)

and no more linoleum......
oh and the cabinet + toilet we are still working on! be continued :)

Monday, November 10, 2008

The bathroom is DEMOLISHED!

So we kept busy tonight....and I think our neighbors hate us now.  All of the pounding and scraping, but we stopped at 8:45 pm  so they can't be too upset!  Ryan is in all of the pictures, but just so you all know I did help out!   So now our bathroom is completely torn apart and I am so excited because we get to fix the creaky floor!  Once it is done I'll post some more photos!  

the 80's cabinet is finally gone!  HOORAH :)

Ryan working hard tearing out the tile and dry wall

now this is what is left!  I can't wait to get this shower working again.  Thanks Trent and Heide for letting us use your shower!  We were covered in dry wall dust and tile fragments.  Remodeling is a blast!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Next Project!

So this week Ryan and I are starting the remodel of our master bathroom.  Again it is highly outdated and I absolutely hate linoleum flooring!  So tomorrow we are demolishing everything!  This is Ryan's favorite part......we are tearing out the cabinet below, linoleum, and shower tile.  We will probably be without a working shower for 4-5 days.  I guess we won't take showers or just head to the gym and use the shower there. (which will get me to go so it isn't entirely a bad idea:)  Wish us luck!  I will post after pictures too so I can appreciate the much needed change and hard work!  

the bathroom is a disaster......I can't wait to see how good it will look later this week.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Halloween Party 2007!

A few more pictures of Halloween!  Last year I hosted the annual party.  It was so much fun and as you can see there were some creative costumes!  I'm sad we aren't having one this year....I needed Summer to help plan it, WE MISS YOU!
 Group photo Halloween 2007!

The hot cowboy and his Indian princess!
Mary and Andy wore these fat suits!  We all tried them on and had so much fun as you can see Ryan is enjoying grabing the inflated boob!
Kristie and Cindy!

Halloweens of the past!

So I began searching through photos of past Halloween parties and decided to post a few pictures.  The pictures below are from Summer's annual Halloween party 2006!  Summer we are sad that this year we don't have a party to go to!

Cindy and Izabel
Mary and Elly
Summer and Chris
Cindy Adam and Izabel ( Ford is in Cindy's belly :)
Mary Andy and Elly

Izabel and Adam

Denae, Saren, and Kristie
Denae and Kristie

Monday, October 27, 2008

Spyglass Pumpkin Patch!

So I helped Cindy with Izabel and Ford at the Spy glass pumpkin patch.  It was so fun seeing how excited kids get over the smallest things.  It definitely brought back good memories of past halloween adventures.  So sad Sam and Jenelle weren't able to join us like last year!  WE MISS YOU SO DARN MUCH!  Actually Izabel asked about Sam tonight when I stopped by Cindy and Adams.  She asked what Sam was going to be for Halloween.  I guess we'll have to wait and see.

the kids having fun in a pile of pumpkins
holding hands :) too cute

more pumpkins!!! YAY!

a picture I found just screamed autumn!!  had to post it :)

Monday, October 20, 2008

Keeping busy as Newlyweds!

So here a few pictures of the kitchen and living room.......they aren't completely finished, but I think it looks a lot better. I guess you can be the judge of that!

Ryan working hard.  We put in a new floor, painted, assembled and installed kitchen cabinets, put in a new light socket for a microwave (plus many more small things I never dreamed we would get to learn to do!!!!!  Ryan got shocked while attempting to be an electrician, but he pulled through and we were able to install a new microwave.  Let's just say we learned a lot while working together on these projects....

(Ryan's bachelor pad!)

(we updated thanks to Ikea)

 (Ryan's couch his grandma gave him)

 (a couch I purchased while living with my roommates)

Saturday, October 18, 2008

I entered the blog world!!!!

So after some thought I decided to create a blog to keep in contact with family and friends.  I know I don't have any kids to update you on, but it will be fun anyway!!  Below are a few pictures of the wedding.  We were married on March 1st on a really cold rainy, but perfect day!  Now we spend most of our time working, playing, and REMODELING!!!!  I'll have to show some before and after pictures.  My next project is our bathroom.  I've already painted and will hopefully have it completed by Thanksgiving.  

Cindy Bigelow took my wedding photos.  She did such a great job.
Denae and me
Ryan posing.....

here is my cute baby!!!! Isn't he handsome!

here are a few of my siblings.  Jenelle, Russell, and Brian weren't able to make it.  
Jay's handle bar mustache looks hilarious or  shall I say, CREEPY!  ha ha