Saturday, January 10, 2009

Home Improvement

As many of you know, home improvement is a passion of mine as well as a necessity. I thought I'd post a few before and afters of some of the things we've done in this 104 year old house. It turns out I don't have as many of the before pics as I thought I did, I'll have to check Dan's computer.

Our latest project - Dan's really. It's more improved since this picture, he's finished the shelves for the components. He had to move the door frame 16 inches in order for the TV to be centered on the wall. It was a huge project. If he had known, I don't think we would have done it. But it's wonderful now!
This is the during when he had the wall ripped out. I couldn't find a before picture.
What the stairs look like now. This was my project. I surprised Dan with it one time while he was away on a 12 day trip - yes, it took all 12 days. My brother-in-law Nate helped me a little with figuring out how the nail guns worked and cutting a few angles.
This is the during, after I ripped off the carpet and pad
This was the nasty, disgusting, pee-stained by the previous tenants pets carpet that my adorable child was playing on before. I think I made a wise decision.

p.s. I tried to change our opening picture, and obviously i don't know how to get the right size on the picture. If any of you blogging goddesses out there can help, I'd appreciate it!

Monday, January 5, 2009


I am doing this post particularly for Kandy and mom, but all may enjoy. Kandy, this is the little coat that Grandma Ruby gave you when you were 2. Doesn't it clean up nice. I got tons of compliments on it at church. Ellie loves it, it is a princess coat.
Mom, remember this night when you bathed Ellie and fixed her hair so cute. I love you Grandma Kristi!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Here's a few Christmas pics so my blog is a little up-dated. I'll do more when I can kick this blasted headache.

I love to drive!
Thanks Grandma Debbie and Grandpa Dan

Presents, presents everywhere. Thanks Grandma Kristi.

Even Jewel gets presents!

Sweet play-dough! Thanks Santa.

It's the most wonderful time of the year!