Thursday, May 26, 2011

Floors Floors Galore

So a lot has happened since I last posted. We have our counter tops, laminate flooring, carpet, appliances, toilets, and sink. They have been working so hard. Today when we visited, it felt very "homey" because of the carpet. The pad feels very nice, I'm glad we upgraded them. They have had to fix a couple things for us and they have been super great about that. They had to fix 2 walls that were not straight, one above the cabinet and one in front of the powder room. They were very responsive and fixed these problems quickly.
Counter tops. I am very glad we chose a neutral color. We still need our backsplash. 

Sorry, forgot to rotate the picture, but this is our pantry.

Our hard wood floor. Brian did a good job picking it out. Looks really good in the sunlight.

Our appliances. Yay, all except for our refrigerator which we purchased.

The floor and the carpet together.

Carpet with a covering over it.

Our dishwasher.

Oven and microwave.

Powder room downstairs. You can see I peeled up the padding to see the floor.
Everything looks so great. I can't believe it is this close. With the wedding and school ending soon the time keeps flying by. I love this house and can't believe we get to call it our own in less than 1 month!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Are you ready to see the progress on the house?


So LOTS has happened since I last blogged! Here we go...

So first, the drywall is in. We are painted, we have cabinets, railings, doors, painted trim, and it looks wonderful! Here are the pictures to go with the words.
My Brother, Brittany, Kylie, Grandma, Me, Jen, and Brian in the morning room!  Grandma and Grandpa are the reason we got this morning room! =)

Drywall before the paint.

Brian and Kylie(our favorite niece and flower girl!)  standing outside the house.

Kitchen Cabinets! They look BEAUTIFUL!

Brian on our little deck!





Me in the kitchen. This is where I will be during the summer, learning to cook with my mommom! 

Another shot of the railings upstairs

Capped wall on the loft side.

Upstairs bathroom

Master bathroom. Gotta love those double sinks.

Master Closet




Back of the house!
Now, this is off topic but I also went to the zoo for our field trip! Rode a camel and got a face paint!
Such a great time!

So cool, my students loved it! 

Even visited the house with face paint, good thing we didn't see any neighbors today.

SPEECHLESS about how beautiful this looks.

Okay so I swear I will update often like before. Brian just told me the bathroom floor is in now. I'll have pictures of that for you soon! I can't believe the time is flying by!

Where in the world have I been?

It's about time I update! I've been super busy getting things ready for the wedding. So to catch everyone is why I have not been around.

My surprise bridal shower was on Saturday the 7th. As if that wasn't enough surprise, my grandma and aunt came in from Florida! My mom and I had noooo idea they were coming. It was amazing!
The shower was so much fun and we got so much to fill our new house. I had such a great time with everyone!
Beach theme was perfect. The favors were starfish! So cute!

My wonderful cake. My Aunt Judy made it! How wonderful is she?!

Can you tell I love it? It tasted just as good as it looked!

My Maid of Honor. Wonderful!

Opening some gifts!

My bridesmaids and my flower girl!

My amazing Grandma and Jennifer after the surprise tears. I kept walking up to them and hugging them all day!

After the shower, all my girls and I went to let the balloons go outside!

Just some of the wonderful gifts we got! We are ready to fill our new house!

Brian with my ribbon hat/bouquet. 
So that is where I have been. We have the seating chart for the wedding complete. Can't wait!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Everyone was busy this weekend...including the builders!

(Warning-Suppper long post due to not posting in a while!)

Brian and I had a busy weekend. Friday we went out to eat and to home depot after work. Then we finally got to visit his Uncle Ben and Aunt Lori. I'm so glad we got to do that, I miss spending time with them!

Saturday we picked up our furniture from Ashley Furniture. Thankfully my dad hooked the trailer up to his jeep and we were able to bring the couch, mattress, box spring, and bar stools home in just two trips. Everything fit perfectly into the trailer. Thank Dad for helping us pick everything up. Luckily we are able to store everything in my parents garage until we move in! After picking up all the furniture, we went to pick out our wedding rings. It was so much fun, we both picked out awesome rings! Saturday night we went to visit my mom-mom and pop-pop. Another thing that I'm so glad we got to do. I miss seeing them because each weekend has been so busy. It was so nice to just catch up and talk. My mommom tried on her dress for our wedding, it is so pretty! =)

Sunday my dad and I woke up early to go to Church. Brian woke up early and took the dogs swimming with their best friend Milo! After we met for breakfast, stopped by kohls, started putting the bar stools together, took Mom-Mom and Pop-Pop to see the house, came home and ate dinner, then finished putting the bar stools together.

All-in-all a super busy weekend that went by super fast. While we were so busy this weekend, so were the wonderful builders of our house!

We drove by on Friday and they had moved all the drywall into the house.
The drywall was laying in lots of rooms. Did I mention they insulated the house? 

Sitting in the tub.

We have been inspected 4 times already!

Saturday- We came back Saturday evening and this is what we found!


A little concerned about this. There is supposed to be 3 holes up there. 2 lights and a speaker in the middle. The 2nd light on the right was never cut out. We are calling our PM first thing Monday morning.

I decided to climb out the egress window!

Brian decided to climb in the sliding glass door. Don't ask us why, the front door was unlocked! haha. 
We were so surprised they did that all in one day!
Thought that was a pretty cool picture my mom took.

My mommom and poppop's first of many trips to the house.
My pop-pop looking out the morning room windows.

Mom-mom and pop-pop checking out the house!

Us putting together the bar stools. We did so well putting them together. We made a good team.

Much more of this to come when we move in....

I have no idea what to expect tomorrow when we stop by...