Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Goodbye for 2 Years, Nathaniel

The traditional In-N-Out lunch before heading into the MTC

 The photo shoot


Look at all those returned missionaries and future missionaries.

Nathaniel teaching his first lesson

Here come the tears....

There he goes

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Before and Afters

Yuck! Dark red walls are my nemesis! This is the second house we've moved into that had dark red walls to begin with...and they just had to go! Along with that carpet that had 5 kids and a dog running around it all day for the last 10 years.

The plan: Repaint all the walls from the living room to the kitchen a bright, clean white, and accent my favorite color: turquoise! and turn it into a beach house!!

The floors! We didn't think it could possibly be worth it to double the price of the floors by paying for installation, but now two weeks, and hundreds of hours, and far too many cuss words later, we changed our mind: Pay for the installation!!! btw, we're still not even done with them... :(
our meager start (which we had to pull out and start all over anyways) 

Ryan did some flooring yoga..

But, it was all worth it in the end! I LOVE LOVE my new floor!! LOVE! And I really do feel like I'm in a beach house, with the ocean right there!

The Before Kitchen: 

The plan: Redo the floors; repaint all the walls white, and the cabinets a bright turquoise; all white appliances. 

Turns out the cabinets are a pain!! 

But, I finally got them all primed....

 And again, TOTALLY WORTH IT!!