Thursday, April 29, 2010

Almost Moving Time!

We had our final walk thru today!  

We found a few things that need to be repaired, but nothing major.  We do not have a SET time or day for closing yet, but it will either be Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of next week!!!

I took a lot of pictures today, so let me take you on a little tour of our home....  
Entryway - 

Standing in study, looking into entryway -
In the study - 
The EXTRA closet!!
Back in the entryway -
Standing in dining room play room
Walking into kitchen - 
(Ignore the spots of blue tape on the walls) 
There will be one more light over the bar.  We are also going to have them raised a little too.
 Tile vs. wood floors for the kitchen was a big decision, but I am so happy we upgraded to wood.  I love them!  
Close up of counter tops -
(Sooooo exited to finally have granite counters!)  
Close up of back splash - 
This is the little hallway to the master from the kitchen - 
This is what you see at the end of the little hallway when you walk into our room -

(I don't know why I didn't get a picture of our actual room and not just the entrance)

Master bath - 
I am still trying to figure out which vanity I want.  They are both the same, just one on each side of the bathroom....
Notice above our closet door it is prewired for a flat screen TV.  Aaron thinks a TV for this location is one of our "priority items" of things we must buy.
Our closet - 
Boy's bathroom - 
Jackson's Room
Garrett's Room - 
Standing in hallway, looking at laundry room - 
Laundry room - 
In Garrett's room, looking out - 
It is hard to believe that this will be OUR HOME next week!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Entertainment without Electricity.

Without electricity, you realize how much you depend on it. Not only for the obvious: hot water, light, refrigerator, washer, dryer, etc., but technology. No TV and no computer makes such a difference. It drove me nuts, but at the same time I enjoyed the simple life.

Sunday afternoon (I know....I am a few days behind!) while the guys were busy repairing the boat dock, we laid on a blanket in the front yard and watched Jackson and Garrett play. Then all the neighbors gathered around with excitement as one of the trees that was on the power lines was cut down. (But we still didn't get power back until almost 24 hours later....)
I filled up 2 plastic shoe boxes with birdseed and let the boys use trucks, bowls, and shovels to play with it. They LOVED it and were deeply entertained for about an hour. The birdseed is great because it is thicker than sand and if some is left on the big deal. The birds will thank you!

My parents' neighbors are in town with their little granddaughter, Karley. She is only 2 months younger than Garrett, so they have had fun playing together!