Thursday, October 08, 2015

House Progress

 Yes, this is an actual shower. I can't take any credit for the design. Between Pinterest, our friend Cary at Macar's and our tile guy Dom, this shower turned out absolutely beautiful. We are so thrilled and can't wait for the water line to be installed to try it out.
Corner shelves for tall shampoo bottles. 
 Part of our master shower shelving has been installed.
My dream mudroom has been started and I am in heaven. My OCD about organization has kicked in and I am just loving these cubbies.

Monday, October 05, 2015

Apple Picking '15

 After Seth's soccer game on Saturday we headed to Mexico to pick apples. It was such a gorgeous fall day and the kids had such a great time. They loved climbing trees and we have enough apples for quite some time now.

 They were so excited and all smiles. It was the best.

 The kids loved scaring my mom in the corn maze and making her wet her pants. They thought it was the best thing ever.
 Waiting patiently for Grandma to walk through the maze.

Saturday night we made home made pizzas, calzones and watched my all time favorite kids movie, Goonies. It was the perfect night at home.
This week I vow to get healthy, get packed for our next move and try to rock the single mom thing while Roland is out of town most of the week. Positivity. I can do this.

It's the Final Countdown

 Tons and tons of little stuff has been happening at the house. I'd say that 95% of the moldings/trim are installed now and it really makes everything look so put together and neat.
 The electrician has started installing the light fixtures.
 The living room ceiling is complete, minus the can light rings and ceiling fan.
They will work on the mantel and stone on the fireplace this week. 
We are told that they aim to be done with the inside by Thursday of this week so that the painter can come back and put the final coat of paint on all of the walls and trim. The gas meter gets installed tomorrow, the master shower tile install continues and tons more little stuff. We move furniture in on the 17th so they are definitely on a time crunch. We still need the water hookup outside, pillars on the front porch and lots of dirt moved. Trying to stay super calm, but I think my insides are telling me differently since I caught a nasty cold and I feel like crawling into bed for a week.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Weekend in Review/House Progress

To say that there is a lot going on at the new house is an understatement. At any given time there are many many workers there doing anything from installing molding/trim, painting, hooking up light fixtures, installing the furnace, tile, etc. The driveway is always full of trucks and we are so very pleased. My list has significantly shortened and my trips to Lowe's and Home Depot have come to an end (happy sigh). We are three weeks until completion and feeling a bit antsy for the process to be over.
 The siding is Some stone work needs to be done on the bump out of the garage and then the pillars on the porch and the outside will be done.
 Some exterior light fixtures have been installed.
 It was such a beautiful weather weekend that we took the opportunity to sit outside Saturday night and have a little picnic.
 By Sunday we were all exhausted and just wanted to chill out.
 Living room ceiling is just about done. On Monday the painter was finishing it. This picture was from Sunday though.
There are still many little things to be completed, but each day more and more gets chipped away.
Feeling very blessed, but ready to get moved in.

Friday, September 25, 2015


 You might not think that I would get so excited about concrete, but I AM. The front porch was finally poured yesterday and I am over the top excited about it. I'm excited because the sand is no more, (it was messy and tracked into the house) but more importantly, now they can finish the siding. Yipeee.
Inspection #4 was today so here's hoping it all went well. One more to go and we move in, YAY.

Sherman Open House

 Another school year, a new school and TWO happy kids. Life is GOOD.
Both kids have adjusted really well to the new school and what I think is the most special is that this is the first time ever that they have been in the same school with their cousin Luke. It warms my heart to think that Luke picked Seth to eat lunch with him for his special classroom reward last week and that the kids see each other daily. I'm all about family so this pretty much ROCKS.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

It's Christmas in September

 Right now every day at around 4pm feels like Christmas. I walk into our house after work and feel so incredibly grateful. Mr. Roggie installed 90% of our kitchen yesterday and it took my breath away. I can't wait to live there and cook and make memories. It's really a dream come true.

 Yesterday the tile guys had come and did the tile in the kids bath and the laundry room and it looks awesome too.
More of the hardwood floors were put down, pocket doors installed, porch ceiling installed and more painting was done. It is all coming together and we are so excited. Can't wait to go up tonight.

Cream Cheese Festival

After Seth's soccer game on Saturday we all went our separate ways. Seth's went to SYR with a friend to Sky Zone, Roland went golfing with some friends and I took Leah and a friend to the Cream Cheese Festival. Leah needs more girl time in her life so this was the perfect opportunity to do it.
Leah and Adi has so much fun.
They tried all of the age appropriate bounce houses, had ice cream and a Slush Puppy.

Girls Day was a complete success.

Monday, September 21, 2015

House Progress

Saturday morning when we went to see the house it felt like it was Christmas morning. They had gotten SO much done on Friday and we were/are so excited. Seth's room is painted in his SU colors and it looks super cool.
 Mr. Roggie started installing the kitchen and my jaw dropped when I saw it. The pictures don't even do it justice, it looks flipping awesome. He comes back today to install the upper cabinets.
 Leah loves her new purple room.
 The island is starting to take shape.
 The hardwood floors are progressing.
 They installed the window on the peak.
 Siding is 90% complete. All that is left is the front porch.
There will be stone on the bump out, thus why it isn't sided.

Friday, September 18, 2015

HUGE Progress this Week

 The siding is 3/4 done and we are so happy with the color we have chosen.

 The fireplace has been installed and drive walled.
The interior doors arrived and I LOVE them. I think they are so fun.
Today, the circular window of the peak is being installed, hardwood floors are being installed, more painting and the bathroom vanities are being installed. Happy Day.