These are not the finished product, obviously. When you have to go back to work, the progress slows, but we're still pushing forward. I got the final coats of paint on last night, other than touch ups around the edges, and Jay measured and cut tile for the edges. Still left to do: way too many things to list. I'll be happy to have a couch and table again.
Monday, December 29, 2008
On Christmas Eve Jay asked if I wanted to know what my present was. I said no because I like surprises, and wanted to wait until Christmas. He told me I might want to know early so I could make plans. My gift had a time limit of 3 days. WHAT? He told me we were tearing out the 25+ year old carpet and putting in new flooring. HOORAY! Decisions. I had to decide what all to do in the next 3 days while he wasn't working. We started Christmas Day and tore out the carpet, along with the wall and floor tile that used to house the wood burning stove. That included taking out a section of sheetrock. I requested the "popcorn" ceiling be destroyed since wwe were already making a mess. It took a long time, and made a huge mess, but I'm SO glad it's done. Then to choose paint and flooring. We chose hard wood, until Home Depot couldn't get their price strait, then switched to a beautiful tile. I chose the paint color and will take full responsibility for my "bagel" colored walls. It's yellow-ish. We got the majority of the painting done Saturday afternoon, and installed the tile that night after the kids were in bed. It took until 3 am. We still have to do the edges that needed cut, and grout everything. I have to finish the paint touch-ups. It already looks a million times better. I'm happy to have the carpet gone. It was time.
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Tuesday, December 23, 2008
With Jay's family
With my family
We did two nativities over the weekend. One with my family in Mesa, and one with Jay's family at Dustin and Amy's house. I didn't get very good pictures of either, but we enjoyed them both. Lilly didn't feel well, and didn't participate in either. Brook and James choose to watch, but the rest had fun dressing up and acting out the scenes.
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Janna holding Gwen
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Lilly, Tucker and Janna running up the hill at the high school.Bob "helping" James go down the hill.
The best picture I got of Bob with his Santa hat.
Janna in her poodle skirt.
Last week the kids all had Christmas musical performances. Bob's goupr wore green and red with Santa or elf hats, Janna's group was the 50's, and Abbey and Emma were going green, complete with Santa changing from a red suit to a green suit. It was entertaining for me, but not for Brook and James. Ariel took them outside to the playground after a while.
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Thursday, December 11, 2008
I went to Tucson very early this morning, and James got his ear tubes put in. Glad it's over. Hope it helps. Did a little Christmas shopping at the mall, and made it home in time to pick the kids up from school.
He loved playing with the toys in the waiting room at 6:30 in the morning.
Posted by Tami at 4:14 PM