Monday, March 19, 2012

Basement Update


Here's an update on our basement!

Before Paint

To the right of that wall...the left is brown. Start of wood flooring and paint drying.

More flooring down! Half way there. Finishing tomorrow then trim Wednesday!!! Then carpet!

Fun project I finished today. Found this piece on the side of the road that someone was throwing away...can you believe it?! I snatched it up :) It was all white and I painted it black. The 2 shelves at the top have slots to put wine glasses on. The bottom has slots for wine bottles. We don't really drink any but have one from Argentina and a bottle of sparkling grape juice from our wedding.

I'll have to post a picture of it finished and in the basement!!!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Spring Things


It feels like Spring is here for the last few days! Abigail and I have enjoyed playing outside pretty much all day the last couple days. Such a blessing. We are tired of being cooped up in the house now.

So what have we been up to? Well, a BUNCH of things. I have been the busiest with work since before Abby was born. It was a little difficult the first week, but seriously, I'm only gone for an hour or two at a time. So it really isn't a big deal. And right now it is worth it for me to bring in a couple grand in a month for less than 10 hours a week....God picked the perfect job for me :)

Our basement is coming along and is ALMOST DONE!!!! This is very exciting for us. Kyle is working with a construction company (marketing) and they are doing a trade. So someone has come out a couple times to do finishing touches. What a difference. The guy is coming tomorrow to finish it up then we paint and put flooring in. They come back soon and do the trim and then the carpet guys come. Seriously, I can taste it! ha.

I threw a surprise birthday party for Kyle a couple weeks ago and it turned out great! I think I got him. Besides that, Kyle has been working hard with his brother on their marketing business and are doing great. I am so proud of all Kyle's work (and Erik but I'm not his wife). He is going to be starting to work outside again. It is a little hard since he has been working at home all winter but I am excited about Abby and I going outside. I just love that my hubby is reaching and surpassing his goals. His hard work is paying off and will continue in the future.

As for Abigail, she has been sick the last week or so but is coming out of it. We all have gotten a gross cold and it hasn't been pleasant. I don't even know the last I got sick and this is the first time Abby has really gotten sick for more than a day. Other than that she is just continuing to learn and grow. She has gotten very good at communicating. She says a new word everyday. The words she has been saying for a while are getting more clear. We continue to have fun together.

Abby and Daddy :)

Holding a doll and reading a book...while sitting in a basket...this encompasses most of our days