Monday, March 29, 2010

Projecting 2010!!!

The first Project of the year began a little after Christmas. Ever since I found out we were going to be having two little boys I wanted to redo Ethan's room and make it a total little boys bedroom. Thanks go to Brittany for the great idea. We love it.
These pictures were taken at about 10:00 p.m. after we finished painting I will have to get updated photos. Because I have already moved things around. And I forhot to take the photos of the other side of the room.

If you look closely you can see tje gridwork we built on the wall out of MDF. It is awesome and I love how it turned out.


I just found the perfect rug and curtains to match all of this. I'm so excited to get them put up and then of course take more pictures.

Mostly I have to say a huge thank you to Thad my sweet hubby, who whenever I have something I want to do, he jumps right in and does whatever I ask. No matter how many times I may change my mind. Thanks honey I sure do love you!!!!



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Our kids were so surprised when one day there dad came home and loaded them into the pickup and headed for town. They soon questioned him to know just where we were going. Boy were they surprised when he said we were going to get a swing set for the backyard. I wish I had a picture of Kaitlyn's face at that exact moment. All I can say is it was pure joy, shock and excitement.
Here are a few pictures along the way.





I thought I had one from further out but I guess I will have to put that on later! But oh do we now have happy children! Which makes for one happy mama!!



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This year Thad and I decided it was time for a major upgrade to our home. Our windows are so old that you stood next to them and felt the breeze blow upon your skin. So we decided to invest in new windows and hope that they will decrease our heating bill. (At least that is the plan.) Thankfully Thad's brother Nathan used to work in the window business and agreed to help with our rather large project. I'm pleased to say that thanks to these two very hard workers, they installed 11 difficult windows in one day from start to finish. There are no words to describe just how happy I am. (Thanks Nate for all the help!)


Before



Middle



After


All in all so far we have had lots of fun and I'm sure there will be many more projects to come.
I love it and they keep me sane.







2 comments:

Adam and Rachael

Great projects! Everything looks so good. I bet your kids just love the swing set! Now we just need some nice weather!

Christine

Great job! We are still working on our ONE project. There never seems to be enough time to get it done. Morgan said you have the best swing set ever! She is begging her dad to build her one.