Thursday, December 30, 2010

Lots of Progress

There has been so much going on in the house! It has been VERY annoying at times to have your house FULL of people all day. The saw dust has been the worst, but I think we are finally finished with the cutting! YAY!!

This is the stairs that join the old and new parts of the house. They are stained to match the hardwood, but covered in this photo because they do not have a clear coat and the paint is not finished. They are very pretty though!

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This is the view from the front door. You go up two steps to this landing. The color in this room, stairs, Kitchen, Living Room, and Powder Room are all the same. The lighting in this area makes it appear yellow, but it is a light tan. The color is Cream Fleece by Benjamin Moore.

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Living Room

Ceiling, trim, and one more coat of paint is needed. Book shelves and mantel are in production. I can’t wait to see them!

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Kitchen

Cabinets are in productions and one more coat of paint needs to be applied.

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Pantry

There was no way to get a good picture!

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Dining Room

MY FAVORITE ROOM!!! I LOVE the color! It is Rhine River. This room only needs a few touch ups with paint.

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Powder Room

We have to purchase a pedestal sink and toilet this weekend.

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Master Bedroom

I went back and forth so many times with this color, but I think it turned out okay. I need to see furniture in it to make my final decision. It is a little darker in person. The color is Lookout Point. This room only needs a few touch ups.

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I pulled up some paper so you could see the hardwood floors!! I love them!! They are throughout the house expect for the Master Bath.

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Master Bath

This room is a mess, but not for too long! The tile is ALMOST finished. They are coming to grout tomorrow. We still have to order a little more to finish the shower. This room has not been painted, but the color is Slate Blue and is two shades darker than the bedroom,but quite darker. I love the glass tile that we found!

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Well this is the end of the tour. We are going to purchase the last bit of stuff this weekend. They are telling us that everything should be done by the end of January or beginning of February!! Yay!!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New Year’s Resolutions 2011

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It is that time again! I know people have different opinions on making resolutions. I am all about it! Why not try to better yourself and enter the new year on a positive note. I have a few resolutions that I hope to really stick with this year.

1.) Get in Shape!! Yeah I know, so cliché!! Nick and I plan on having another child in the near future, so I want to be in good shape before gaining a crazy amount of weight. I am at the weight I was before I was pregnant last time, but I would like to lose more and and tone up! I bought Nick a Kinect for Christmas (which is so COOL!) and bought The Biggest Loser. It is really neat and keeps with all of your measurements and weight. It customizes a workout for the areas you need to work on. My areas were butt and legs by far! LOL! I knew that already!

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2.) Get rid of clutter!!! Our house and garage are so OUT of CONTROL!!! The house addition has completely thrown everything out of whack. The garage it filled to the top with stuff and it is driving me crazy. I vow to not let the new part get like the existing part and get rid of stuff!!! I am so ready for all the dirt, dust, and people to get out of the house, so we can go back to normal!! Okay I am done with my tantrum!!

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3.) Add a new member to our family!!! I  have gone back and forth a million times and still am sometimes. I am a little scared of how this would work, the expense, Andrew adjusting, and so many things. However, when it comes down to it, I want Andrew to have a sibling that is close in age. I will be done with Master’s classes and the house will be done. Perfect time! I am going to get off birth control in mid February, so we will see what happens. I hope we are blessed again with a little miracle!

That is all for the upcoming year! They are pretty big resolutions and I hope to accomplish all of them. I am going to post more about the workout part. I have only done the fitness test. I plan on updating weekly progress to keep me motivated.

Happy New Year Everyone!!!!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

White Christmas

I can’t believe it, but we had snow on Christmas day!! It started snowing last night and we woke up to tons of snow! We played for a good hour this morning and had so much fun. Andrew just kept saying, “It Snow, It Snow!!” Duncan had such a great time also!!

Andrew’s sled got a lot of use!

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My snow bunny!

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Riding in the wagon!

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Love the snow!

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I am so thankful that we live in such a beautiful place with no house in sight! It was magical! I think this will be pretty to frame!

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Here is Duncan enjoying the fun!

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I hope we have more snow days to enjoy!!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas 2010

Merry Christmas!! We had a great Christmas this year!! We have been truly blessed this year and could not be happier with our little family!

Andrew was surprised this morning by a train set! He LOVES trains and loves playing with them in the book store and church. He has been playing with it like crazy!

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More present opening!
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I got Nick a Kinect and it is SOO much fun and quite a workout! I am getting a HP Netbook Mini 210, but it took longer than expected and will arrive sometime soon!!

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We then headed over to Nick’s parents for breakfast and more gift opening. We had so much fun watching Andrew’s reactions to all his gifts! He got a Harley Davidson Big Wheel from his uncle EB and has rolling around all day!

Nick and Eric putting it together.

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Andrew loves both set of grandparents so much! I am so glad he has them in his life!

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It is snowing here in North GA and I have never had a white Christmas. I am so excited to wake up with snow on the ground and NO where to go!! Andrew and I got this from Nick’s parents and I think we are going to be able to use it!
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Merry Christmas!!