We had our friend thanksgiving last saturday it was so much fun, sadly I only got a before picture without any of the people. It was so fun to be able to host all of our friends and we found out our house isn't as un kid friendly as we thought. Ralph's deep fried turkeys were great but everyone brought great food. Happy Turkey Day Everyone! Enjoy your Families!
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
After a lot of hard work and effort, our basement apartment is finally ready to be rented out. We ripped out the ceiling put in new plumbing, duct work, electrical, and insulation, put in canned lights, repainted, and put in new windows. Whew! We have some cute renters set up to move in December after they get married. So now that we have the homeowner/handy people thing down we will try out landlord! Woo hoo! More posts to come on our upstairs progress as well....
Monday, August 30, 2010
Thanks to Ralph's parents we went on a great family trip to Lake Tahoe and spent two days in Yosemite National Park. It was awesome as you can see from the pics. This is one of the Giant Sequoias.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Our group that went on the Salmon River. Thanks to ralphs brother Jesse I got to go on a week long trip down the Salmon river in Idaho. It was an awesome trip.
After a few cold rainy days this hot spring felt AMAZING! As you can see it was a popular stopping point along the river.
Jesse let me row one day! It was so fun, except for the part where I got us stuck on a rock, After I successfully rowed through a pretty big rapid I might add!
The movie is when we jumped from a bridge along the way!
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Here is a little sketch I did of our House. These are the colors I'm thinking for the front. I want to paint the siding gray (my new favorite color.) And I was thinking a fun bright green for the doors, with white trim. I still remember one of my favorite houses in Georgetown was this cute little rowhouse with gray siding, white trim and a bright green door. I'm still debating if the orange will go with it though. We will change out the accessories for some stainless steel ones, and change up the plants too, I'm thinking some modern looking grasses. And that awful awning out front will have to just get some fresh paint until we can redo that and the railings so some sort of cool tension wire railing. Here is the plan we will see if I can do it before the end of summer.
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Thanks to some birthday money, I've bought myself a few fun items. I have wanted this switch plate organizer since the moment I saw it. This is design genius! And the mobile from cb2 is also one I've had my eye on for a few months. Can't wait to put them in my new house!
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Here are a few treasures we have found left by the previous original owners. Apparently they designed and built this house in 1959.
We found the original blueprints, which have come in very handy so far. I like the vertical original siding maybe one day we will go back to that.
We found this photo down in the crawl space. It is a picture from a new years eve party in 1947, we are unsure if these were the owners but Ralph has a sneeking suspicion that the creepy man on the left was the guy who lived here and he has hidden bodies or something in all the strange nooks and crannys in this house.
One day I took a shower with the door open and went in the other room to find this nice butterfly print on the steamy window must have been left over from a tacky window decal.It is hard to decide which is my favorite find, but I think these trucks we found out in the shed under piles and piles of pinecones are my favorites. They are bit rusty but I think they will be fun toys for future kiddies!
This in update for all those of you who actually care about our little house renovation, and actually think that looking at the guts of a house is fun. I know I know, all this is going to make our life a little better but it is not as exciting to me as the stuff I will actually see on, in, or around the house. Nonetheless, Ralph and some helpers are doing a great job.
This is what we have been drinking, showering, and washing in...Yuck!
Sunday, May 16, 2010
We haven't quite figured out what kind of tree this is yet, cherry, maybe apple, it smells so good and is gorgeous.
Our giant apricot tree is looking beautiful this spring, as well as our apple tree next to it. We can't wait for the peonies to bloom.
Friday, May 7, 2010
Sorry for the hiatus we have been moving, and going to weddings, and graduating, and having art shows, and celebrating birthdays, and sending siblings on missions, and fixing up our new house! whew...we have been busy. One more month until I'm out of school and ralph has already gotten a good jump on our house renovations. But as we have discovered he is more of a guts and systems manager, and I'm more of a how things look kind of gal. So if your waiting for any exciting after pics you will have to wait a little while. In the meantime we would like to celebrate that we are now Homeowners! Yay!
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Some things just work out the way they are supposed to. We found this house last week, and we made a first low-ball offer and they accepted! So we are doing our inspection this Tuesday, but things are looking good for us to close on this home in a few weeks. And we will be HOMEOWNERS! As my nephew would say, "Scary-Happy." We are so excited about this home it is over right behind Highland Park Elementary, on a quiet cul-de-sac. As you can see in the pics it is what I would call "Immaculately Sixties." It has lots of potential and has been very well cared for. It has a big yard and a basement apartment. If all goes well this is just the beginning of some very fun before/after picture posts!