Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Big Reveal!

You have waited a long time, so without further ado, I give you...OUR NEW KITCHEN!!!!

Okay, first, I thought I would remind everyone of what our kitchen looked like before our big project...

This is looking into the kitchen from the dining room.

Here is the view coming in from the living room.

And here is the view coming in from the garage.

These pictures are a bit out of order...sorry...

This is the hole where our new built in wine rack (that is still being built) will go into.

This was my gift to my husband for being so patient and letting me do pretty much whatever I wanted to our house. :) It is a flip down flat screen TV that is also a Radio, CD player, and DVD player.

Here is the view looking into the kitchen from the dining room.

Here is the new sink area. I love my faucet!!!

Our pullouts in the new pantry cabinets...speaking of...

Here are the new pantry cabinets on either side of the refrigerator. They are great!!!

Here is the kitchen as you walk into the room from the garage. It hardly looks like the same house!!! It is just lovely now! I am so happy! It's been a long road, but I am glad we did it!!! We still have to put in the hardware, but other than that, and some more flooring in the bathrooms, we are done!!! Yea!!!!

Friday, August 14, 2009

It's been 10 Days...

So I thought I might bring an update to the table. My house is DONE! Okay, almost DONE!!! We still have to do the floors in the bathrooms, and lots of trim work. The wine rack in the kitchen is still being built, and I have some painting to do, but other than those minor things, it is DONE!!! I am so happy, you have NO IDEA! (Well, if you have lived without a kitchen for 3 months or more, than (then?) you do.

I will post picture later, but for now I have a much more important something to tell all of you...well, ask all of you. It is a prayer request for a sweet family that I went to high school with. Jason and Katie, and Jason's sister Shannon all went to Arkansas Baptist, which is where I also attended high school. Jason and Katie were high school sweethearts who got married, and they have a beautiful son, Zach. Now I am not close with their family, and if it wasn't for Facebook and Blogs, I would never have known this was going on. But Katie and Jason were expecting their first daughter, Baby Reese, in a few weeks. But two days ago she had to have an emergency C-Section. When Reese was born, she wasn't breathing, and was put in NICU with no brain activity, according to Shannon. Last night, they took her off of the machines and she went to be with the Lord. I know that this is a heartbreaking experience for anyone to go through, and being pregnant myself, I can't imagine what it is like to have this little miricle inside of you for 9 months and then not get to watch her grow up. It is heartwentching. I just ask that you pray for Katie, Jason, Shannon and the rest of their families. They need all of the prayers and comfort they can get. The good news is that Katie and Jason both love the Lord as evident by their strength and encouraging and uplifting words, even at such a heartbreaking time. If you follow Kelly's Korner, then you have been reading some about them. Please pray....

See you soon...and I promise I will post pictures of the house! It's clean right now because I hosted Bunko last night, so I need to take pictures now before it gets messy again!!!


Monday, August 3, 2009

Just a plain ole' update...

Hi blogger buds! Hope all is going well in your world on this beautiful Monday! Just wanted to say hi. Not much really to talk about...

Oh, except I changed my mind on my baby furniture. Now I am really not one to change my mind. Not at all. Once I get an idea in my head, I stick to it like contact cement! But.... I went to a store that carried the brand of baby furniture that we were going to order, and while they didn't carry that particular set (they said it was special for military), I did get a chance to look at other furniture from this company. And it was okay. But not as well made as I would have liked. Especially since we were going to be paying over $1000.00 for it!!! But they had this beautiful set there, and for about the same price, it is solid hardwood, dovetailed drawers, just really well made, beautiful furniture. So this is my new decision. And I like being able to touch it before buying it.

Also, I am hosting Bunko next week at my house. Which is almost done. But I am worried how it's going to get finished, painted, cleaned, and decorated by next Thursday! Ahhh!!! Deep breathes! Please pray for my sanity...speaking of, I found my car tags! Praise the Lord!!!

And today is my birthday. Sigh...another year older. Bummer. Oh well...happens to everyone I suppose!!!

Have a great day!!!