Monday, June 29, 2009

The house is almost done!

The house is almost done! We only have 4 weeks and 4 days to go until we should close escrow. In the last 3 weeks the house has gone from being drywalled, to textured and painted. The doors were all put in and the vanities in the bathrooms. All of our gorgeous cabinets went in all 3 bathrooms and the kitchen. The cultured marble countertops went in the bathrooms and our tile counters went in. We were really surprised to find that our cabinets were so dark. We don't remember during the design center appointment them being darker wood. It looks so nice though! Who knows if it was their mistake or not, but we're not saying anything.
Last week they poured the cement for the driveway, the walkway, porch and at the foot of the doors in the backyard. Oh, and the house was painted about a week and half ago. It's beige with white trim and has a dark green door. Can you tell I'm in love with my house? We're so ready to leave this apartment, but it's always a little bittersweet to leave any home, no matter the size.
June 11th

The port-o-potty was still in front of our house!
Smelly and it had a pin up girl inside of it!

We found this lovely drawing on our master bedroom wall a couple week ago.
Thankfully, it was painted over about a week later.

June 21st

It's painted!

Our huge kitchen. I can't wait to fill it up!

The cabinets are so high I will need a stool to reach anything above the 3rd shelf.

9 inch deep sinks
Double sinks in master bathroom. They are higher counters too!

The view across the street from the 2nd bedroom.

June 28th

Monday, June 8, 2009


I just couldn't help posting some new pictures of my niece, Ella. She's 15 months old now. She's started saying "Get it" when she drops things on the ground and when she sees a park she said "Park". It's cute to see her learning new words every day.

Ella with her Daddy.

House Updates & Family

The house is coming along really well. In the last two weeks they put in the door frame on our master bathroom. It was supposed to be an open arch, but with Ken's schedule there was going to be no way that we could make it work without a door. They also put the plumbing in the master bathroom for our double sinks. This week they put in all the drywall in the house. It looks so closed in now and smaller than when it was just framed, but it's looking more like a house. The canned lighting went in the kitchen. Luckily, we will have smaller lights throughout the kitchen rather than one bigger one. Ken was excited to see that his surround sound pre-wire was done too. Here are some pictures:

The doorway to our Master bedroom.

One of the pre-wires for surround sound.

The archway coming into the living room from the front door.

In the laundry room I noticed a carved out hole in the ceiling. It looks like that will be an opening into the attic. There's a light switch up there. I never thought I'd be so excited to see attic space but with 2 bedrooms and the 2nd one with a small closet I was happy to see more storage space.

This was on the ceiling in the 2nd bedroom. Evidently this drywall was supposed to be on a wall with a door. Hmmm...