Monday, December 28, 2009

its been awhile...

Yea, I know...I think I have been scared of this blog because I am so behind its completely ridiculous and I don't know where to begin to get yall up to speed!! So I am taking my sisters blogging advice and just starting from today! Briefly though, its been a crazy hectic 3 months with moving in, painting, shopping, a house full of guests for Thanksgiving, our first Christmas in the house and, Oh yea, I still have a business to run and kids to raise! Here are some pics of where we are now in our house:

Lauren's room before....


and after...mess and all...


master bedroom really before...I can't find one in the done stage...

and after...

guest bedroom before...and after...


my office before...

and after...YEAH!!!
Aidan's bedroom before...and after...LOVE this color!!

Mother-in-law suite before...


and after...


Living room before...

and after...
Master bath before...
and after...

Formal dining on the right before...



and after...now our formal living...

Game room before...

and after...mess and all...
Entry before...

and after...
Guest bath before...and after...
David's study before...


and after...
Kitchen before...and after...
Man cave aka media room before...and after...
There are a few things that are not completely finished yet...but we are going to do the rest on our own sweet time...It feels like home the way it is and I hope I never have to move again!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

the house...final post until its ours!!

September 30th is our expected close date...FINALLY!!! Its a long time coming, but everything worked out and we are super excited!! The only thing they have left is the appilances, landscaping and fence...oh and a mess up on the outside balcony that they are fixing! the utility room...no more tiny mud room
Media room
Game room
Hallway...my office is to the left...
The kids jack and jill bath
guest bath...
entry way...with my favorite chandaler
formal dining and living...
davids office
my massive closet...I need to go shopping for sure!!
master bath
main living area

kitchen

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Michigan Trip

We are back!! We had a fantastic time...and I am not a person with many words...so I will let the pics do most of the talking...

Visited Andy and Nancy in Indiana on our way there...

First...we dropped off the babies with grandma and left for Niagara Falls for a few days...it was like a 2nd honeymoon! We stayed in this b&b and booked the turret room for us!
Under the falls...don't worry its my crappy cam... hehe!



Behind the falls...

The American side...doesn't this look fun!!
On our way to the cabin I made David stop so I could take some pics of this gorgeous sunflower farm!! These are going in my new office!!



Lauren and Aidan's first camp fire, smoked hot dogs and smores! They loved it!!



My cute hubby on the boat...
watch out lauren's driving...
Davids other cabin...there's no way I would do this kind of camping...that place was crawling with bugs!!!

Of course Aidan loved it bugs and all!!
Cali thought she was in heaven...
Off to mackinaw island...
Stop for superman ice cream....


we biked 8 miles around the island...the kids were in a buggy that david pulled...we stopped every 2 miles so they could enjoy the rocky beaches...


on the fairy back home...





our home away from home...
The kids played all day in their suit in the lake...

doesn't cali look happy


Stopped by the Bronner's Christmas store in Frankenmuth on the way to the cabin...its christmas every day of the year there!!
The world famous Dream Cruise was going on so we visited Steph at the Chrysler Mopar booth...

Back at Grandmas for the last few days...





It was an awesome 2 and a half weeks...we can't wait till next time!!