Friday, March 20, 2009

New floors!

Our house looks so different! Our new floors got installed this week. I am in love with the floor!! :) It looks really good. Our friend Carl has been helping us out with everything and he installed them. He did an amazing job! The paint colors are growing on me and they look even better next to the floor. I've decided I LOVE the colors when it's bright and sunny out. When it's cloudy and raining, I'm not so sure. Not very good for Oregon, but I think once we get our furniture in it will look great. Everything is starting to come together. My next big project is sanding the kitchen cabinets and painting them. I'll probably get started on them next week. Check back soon!!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Color, Color Everywhere!

This has been a busy week! We began our work this week and we are exhausted! We have a deadline to get the flooring in the living room, dining room, kitchen, and hallway by the end of this week. So, we got busy cleaning, scraping the ugly ceiling and painting. Today, we had an awesome group of friends and family come over for a "painting party". We had fun and got a lot of work done. We couldn't have done it without their help. We now have a very colorful house!! I'm trying to get adjusted to all the colors, but in the end I think I will love it. April painted a blessing on our floor, then all the girls wanted to paint their names. This will be in the house covered by our new floor. I'm glad they were able to leave their mark on the house! We still have lots of painting to do, but we should be ready to get the flooring in most of the rooms. I'll update when that's done. The house is starting to shape up. Being a homeowner is exhausting!! But well worth it!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

It's finally ours!

Wow! Who would have thought we would ever be able to own a home? We sure didn't! I had finally given up my dream of buying a house and that's when the Lord blessed us with this opportunity. With the help of our amazing realtor, Sandy Fisher (who I recommend....she's awesome!!!) and Josh's parents, we are the proud owners of a cute little house. All three of these people went above and beyond anything we expected....we love you and cannot thank you enough for all you did! It needs some work, but by the time we're through with it, it's going to be so cute! I'll add some "before" pictures. I'll keep this updated with all the changes we've made, so come check back soon! The next 2 weeks will be filled with cleaning, scraping down the popcorn ceiling, painting, and adding some of the flooring. We should be busy!