Friday, September 11, 2009

We're still here...

Yes, I know I haven't posted in over 2 months. Sorry about that. Life got a little crazy here. And I lost my USB cord to transfer photos to my computer. I kept thinking I would unpack it at some point, but it is still gone. I found another one though. So even though I had planned to share a bunch of photos I just don't have to energy to!

We have had a busy summer (did I mention that?) There has been lots of working on the house and swimming in the pool. We've taken a couple of trips - well actually, the kids and I have. Garr has been working a lot - a whole lot. We went to Baltimore to visit friends and PA to visit family "Happy 88th Birthday Grandpa!" We went to VA Beach to visit Garr's mom and came home with lots of goodies for the house. We had a great time.
Happy Birthday Grandpa!

The house is coming along, slowly but surely. The kitchen has had an entire facelift - painted walls, ceiling, cabinets, as well as new appliances, sink, faucet, countertop, and floor. I'm really enjoying the kitchen now. We had planned to buy all new cabinets, but couldn't (our septic has to be replaced.) So we repaineted them instead.


Garr has been working SO hard. He was worn out after working in the kitchen and laid down on the floor to play with Rocky (our puppy.) You can see that he fell asleep there :)

We got the pool fixed and that has been so fun and relaxing for the whole family!



And we got animals. lots of animals. It started with Emelyn wanting a bunny. So we went to the pet store and got her the cutest little lop-eared bunny, Honey. Then Abby wanted a kitten. So after the pet shop, we went to the SPCA and Abby picked out an adorable teeny tiny little kitten, Cami (named for our adorably teeny tiny little friend, Cami!) While at the SPCA, Garr just fell in love with a puppy, Rocky. A Brazillian Mastiff 75 lb 5 mo old puppy. yep. He drools too. a lot. So we brought our happy little extended family home. And then the next day my cell phone rings. Olivia won a coloring contest at the local library! Out of over 200 entries! Guess what her prize is? 2 Gerbils! Welcome to the zoo, Sarah and Cutie.

We finished the dining room floor this morning and I am in love. It looks beautiful. Now we just have to move our furniture down here! Sorry about the picture quality - it was the best I could do!

And last but not least, our puppy has been afraid to climb the stairs. He finally ventured up on his own today, but was too chicken to come back down on his own. I couldn't resist sharing these photos with you. He might be huge, but he is a little baby.

Garr carrying Rocky (our 7 mo old puppy) down the stairs

Now please excuse me while I scream. I cannot get the spacing to work on this post for anything. Sorry we'll both have to deal with it. :)


Bridget said...

Thoroughly enjoyed reading all about what's been going on. Loved the pics! The house looks like it's coming along great. The kitchen and floors look awesome!!! Miss you guys!

Anonymous said...

It's amazing to think of the hard work that has gone into that house over the past two months - to see the progress - you are turning an ugly step sister into Cinderella! Love the post! Love you! Mom

Lauren G said...

You have done such a great job with the house! Mark and I were laughing at the picture of Garr carrying your dog down the stairs. We hope to see you guys soon. As soon as we move to Oswego, buy a house and get settled. We want you guys to be our first house guests! The last time we did that was 3 kids ago, right before I had Andrew. Miss you guys!

jenn said...

wow! i love catch-up posts! your house looks great. makes me excited to do it myself when we move to NY. Keep us posted on how its going with all those animals. You have your hands full, friend! :-)