Thursday, July 22, 2010

Work hard, play hard

We really did not intend to buy a fixer-upper, but...that is what we fell in love with! And, it is A LOT of work. We will be spending the rest of our lives fixing up this house. Thank goodness I have a handy husband and some REALLY handy and creative family members! We have not really been able to unpack much, yet, but we should be able to settle in more over the next few weeks after all of our flooring is done. We also have our second homestudy visit on August 15th so we really need to get a bit more settled before then! Right now, our house looks like a construction zone.

Painting the living room.

Three layers of beautiful wallpaper in our dining room. (There were four layers in the upstairs hallway!)
Lovely, eh? All of this wallpaper is at least 50 years old.

In spite of all the work, there has still been some time for play! Pea loves his new backyard. Our yard is MUCH smaller than our previous yard so that has been a little adjustment, but we love it. Oh, the bike in the pool is what happens when daddy is in charge. :)

At the kids fest.
The highlight of our week....meeting PABLO!!!! I made the "mistake" of mentioning to pea that Pablo was coming to town and he asked about it several times a day, every day, for two weeks.


Donna said...

Wow! Am I EVER grateful that the twins are in bed. Had they seen that picture of Pea with PABLO, we would be driving to your house! hahaha - how very, very cool!

Now - the multiple layers of wallpaper - CAH-razy!! But again, I'm such a fan of "old" homes and their history - I find it quite fascinating (being as I'm not the onehaving to take it down!)

So glad you found a moment to blog - we miss you muches, but I can imagine how busy you two are and working harder before the school year arrives!

Guatmama said...

Wow, that is a lot of wall paper, can't wait to see it as your home!

Joelsburg said...

I actually really dig that wallpaper you're tearing down. That would be a good look for someone's Manspace.

Bobbi said...

ALways happy to see a post!!! Looks like you are really making the house yours~!! Good luck on your homestudy. Please keep us posted on that!!

NOW, let's talk about that big boy!! WOW!!! Love the bike in the pool. Daddy's are always the coolest!!

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