Sunday, June 15, 2008


I don't think I've shown you the dining room in a while. We had a very crooked orange light for a few months before I got around to returning it and getting this less crooked one.
p.s. that is an outdoor table set. We got rid of our old dining set because we were so tired of moving it. That happens around here. I'm hoping someday we actually use it outside and get a real table indoors. One without a hole for an umbrella stand.

kitchen pictures! finally kitchen pictures!

If you've been impatient for these pictures, just imagine how I feel.
Yesterday my hardworking husband installed a pot rack, a coat rack, a door, and got the kitchen sink up and running. It's amazing how the little things make it seem like an actual home.
There is still quite a bit of work to do here, finish the island, the upper shelves, tile, flooring, etc. but we've come a long, long ways. Having a functional kitchen is so alien to us, we keep going to the living room looking for pans, and to the pantry to find a sink.

before and afters

Actually these are more like the "during and during" shots, as the befores are from after we moved in, and because we are not completely finished with the kitchen. Upper shelves still to come..


Just another one of those Before shots.

Saturday, June 7, 2008


Further evidence it doesn't take any expertise whatsoever to grow a garden. I can't wait until we can focus on the outside of our house. I'm going to completely tear up this flower bed and start over.

last weekend

The one in which Sam tried to eat a perfectly adorable duckling. Don't worry, Josh retrieved it from the clutches of one bloodthirsty cat and released it back into the wild, or at least the nearest ditch of water.

how I spent Memorial Day

It's hard to explain just how much we appreciate taking a morning off to do nothing but drink coffee other than to say I think the last time we did was Christmas.