Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The day is Friday! Whooo hooo!!

We get the keys on Friday, we can start moving our stuff in then! We are so excited, we will be able to move a bit over this weekend then more the weekend of November 2. We will be all settled by Jessica's birthday (Thanksgiving for those that need a reminder :) )

I've taken some more pictures and will post when I have more time. If you are interested in helping us move, just give a call!!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The days are counting down

Yesterday they really surprised us, we drove out at lunch time and we had sod in the front yard, all the flowers were lining the walks and a tree in the backyard even. While we were they they seeded and strawed the back/side yard. It makes it look so ready to live in.

Today - The carpet is installed and looks so great, I just love it with the wall colors we choose (doesn't really match the girls rooms, but what really would? lol)

My kitchen cabinets are all installed, still need a few of the knobs on them but that will only take a few minutes. Tile backsplash in the kitchen will be done tomorrow, they put it up today and will grout it tomorrow. Water is on in the house, ice machine is working, toilets even flush (Jessica was the first to try it out - and just for laughs, from the kitchen sink, I can look through the pass through and see into the bathroom if they leave the door open. LOL)

Painters are coming tomorrow to touch up all the needed spots, plumbers will be back to finish up. We picked up all the spare wood we've collected in the basement since they will be powerwashing down there tomorrow. (that was a surprise to me too)

It is so very exciting, every day that comes closer is even better than the last. The girls were playing on the living room floor tonight while we were looking through the house, and they just looked so right. When we went to leave we saw the most beautiful sunset from our front porch. I tried to take a picture of it, but that darn night view on the camera just makes it so blurry since I shake too much.

Tomorrow we will have exactly a week before we can move in. The time has just flown by and I can't believe that the house is ready. I can't wait to move in and start unpacking and really get into a routine.

Tonight was also parent teacher conferences for the girls. First time for Jessica, and her teacher says she is doing REALLY well. She is still very shy, but is starting to be more involved in classroom discussions and is playing well with the other kids. Today she was on the school tv as the "Star of the week". Nicole's teacher really surprised me by telling me that Nicole was on the A/B Honor roll - I wasn't surprised about her abilty to be on the honor roll, just that she made it. Drake and I both feel she hasn't been doing all that well on some of her spelling tests, but she has an A in it. We did talk to the teacher about all the transistions and she said once we move and things settle down, we might even feel better about her school work. (She has been known to be studying in the back seat of the truck while we are working inside the house) She has been really great about trying to do homework before she comes in to look around or play. I'm so proud of them both, my heart is overflowing with the love and affection I have for them. I'm so truly lucky to have my wonderful family.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

More pictures

We have 10 days until we get the keys. I think the last 3 or 4 days will be the hardest since those will be strictly cleaning days. It will be done, they just send in people to clean it really really good. Let's dive into the updates.

I think today or tomorrow the carpet is getting installed, so that will be exciting. Ok, it's really all exciting to me!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

More work is done.

Some of the trim form is going on now. Lights will be installed tomorrow yippeee!!!

my kitchen :)

another view of kitchen

looking from garage entry through

from garage looking towards Kitchen (through walkway on left past first wall) into master bedroom.

This is Nicole's room with her green circles. It looks so cute! Now to make lots more circles to fill in the area.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Heavy on the pictures

Since I've been short changing you with pictures, today will be lots of pictures and few words.

Standing in Dining nook looking into kitchen.

wood floors at entry way.

Fireplace in living room (like the bold paint choice I made?!)

Kitchen countertops

Back porch

More work to do tomorrow!!

Living room, before all painting was done.

Front Porch view. Few more stairs and walkways to add.

From back of the house into the garage.

Jessica painting her color of choice.

Nicole's color of choice. It reminds me of M&M's blue candy(sorry for the spots on the camera lens.)

We have been told they will be laying carpet in one week and that is one of the last things to do. So we will be in our house in just a few more weeks. We are just so excited and can not wait!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Wow, we have been busy!!

I can't even believe it but we are almost ready to move in!!! They put up drywall last week, taped and mudded over the weekend and this morning they were there to texture the ceilings. Drake asked them when they thought the painters were going to be there - FRIDAY!!! Once it's painted, then all the finishing touches go in! We do have a few issues that we are trying to address with the builder so it's not be a total free easy process, but for the most part he has been willing to try to fix things or do them as we would like them.

I don't have the cable to be able to download picture right this minute but hopefully I will get that done tonight or tomorrow.

You won't believe the changes that have been made!

Also send Nicole a short birthday message today! She is 11 today!!! My baby is 11 (said with tears coming down my cheeks) We are going to take her out for dinner tonight with some friends and celebrate!!