Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Goodbye Sanity-Hello Renovations!

Oh, who am I kidding? I was never sane to begin with. However, ANY sanity that may be lurking in the dark recesses of my mind is about to flee. I PROMISED myself that I would never be a home renovator. I grew up in a constant state of renovation and swore I would never be one of "those" people! (Hahaha) Mom and Dad, you know I love you.....right? :) Anyways, long story short, I AM one of "those" people. I have also learned that it doesn't have to be a bad thing and alot of good can come from it. For instance: we have been renovating our home for almost 8 years now and we have grown closer as a couple because of it. Relying on each other and working through problems is part of renovating a home together. So, for that I am thankful. Also, we live in a HOME, not just a house; a home that WE created! We have everything just where we want it and almost how we'd like it. (I'm pretty certain it will be a never-ending process.) Anyhow, here are some pictures of what my house looks like tonight. Some guys are coming tomorrow to take the siding off for us and after that, it is windows, doors and THEN, "THE BIG ONE"....the roof has to come off (thanks to some lovely dry-rotted homemade trusses from the original owners) and we will replace it, while putting another floor on top of our house at the same time. Wahoo........I'm trying to find the excitement in it all, but it eludes me at this moment. Lol.

The east side of the house

The south side of the house (the one our poor neighbors across the street have to look at every day)
Also today, we were busy with preschool shots and Camryn's "Un-birthday". All the kids at school get to celebrate their birthdays, so at the end of the year, anyone with a summer birthday gets their own special birthday party. Today was Camryn's, so we took cupcakes with Dinosours on top. They were a hit. It is so fun to be a mom and to see the excitement in my children's faces when people make a big deal over them. I could tell she was on cloud nine and feeling so special. She is a real sweetheart.

Camryn with her special school friend

How cute is this? The nice nurse gave Ty
this bear for being so brave at his shots.
He didn't part with it for the rest of the day.

Anyways, better get some sleep and enjoy my last night of sanity. :D xoxo


Karlene said...

well i hope reno's goes good for ya, i'm sure it will look GREAT! :)
and that's so funny, we just got ryder's shots the other day too...aren't those bears fun!

The FOUR M's... said...

I'm so excited for your house! It will be so nice to see the finished product (someday) and I hope you enjoy the process! :o)