Wednesday, April 29, 2009

more trees...and Austin's boo-boo

this past weekend we lost 2 maple trees...a sugar maple and a silver maple
the kids and i were so sad to see them go
i know we will plant some more but it is sad to think about how many years it will take before they will be big and beautiful
here is what they looked like...too bad they weren't all leafy so you could see just how pretty they were
here is the sugar maple after it was cut down
matt, cutting down the big silver maple
Cutting down the Silver Maple
if you click on that pic and make it bigger you can actually see the spray of woodchips from the chain saw...pretty cool i thought :)
and here is a pic of the kiddos standing on the stump of the silver maple
Kids standing on the Silver Maple stump
also, here is the short version of Austin's boo-boo...he had a "run in"~pun intended~with a metal door and we ended up in the er
he is now the proud owner of 3 staples in his head...until friday when they will be about a conversation piece, lol
here is a pic, sorry it is was really hard to get a good pic of them
Austin's 3 staples-April 18, 2009
also, just had to include this silly pic of Mady wearing some kind of goggle things that belong to one of the boys
Mady in goggles
what a silly girl!

so this sunday they are moving the building and they are actually here right now working and getting things ready...think i need to go out and snap a few pics
also we found out the house is due to be delivered july 1st~ woohoo!!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

bulldozers and dirt

so behind our trailer sits a wood building that my fil uses for extra storage
the problem is...
said building is sitting right where my house is going, soooooo
it has got to go
now, really, i was hoping they were just going to tear it down
unfortunately they had other plans
they are going to move it so it is behind my fil's garage/workshop
which basically means it will be in my front yard
whatever....thank goodness we plan to cover it up with pine trees :)
so yesterday they had the bulldozer out to make a flat spot in which to set the building
it was definitely not as exciting to watch as i thought it would be
and now we have a giant pile of dirt
that the kids think was put there just for them
and today it is raining
so really, we have a giant pile of mud
have i said before how much i hate mud?

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

house color choices

here they are as promised
and let me start by saying, the pic of the linoleum is is really very pretty in person, hopefully when it is actually in the house i will be able to get a better shot of it
also, we decided to do the same color carpet & linoleum throughout the whole house for a couple reasons
1. they charge you an extra $80 for each room that you choose a different color of flooring
2. they did not have a huge selection of colors ie. no pink to choose for Mady's room, lol
eventually we will be changing most if not all of the linoleum to tile, which Matt wants to do himself
i love ceramic tile, but am in no hurry for it yet...Austin is 12, Cody is 9 and Mady is 3...need i say more??
we are planning to do the kitchen in a tuscan style
but as for the rest of the house...i am clueless!
im thinking about chocolate brown and aqua or turquoise for our bedroom and bathroom with a little bit of pink thrown in just because
and Mady has been begging for a pink room since she learned what that color was, lol~for those of you who don't know, her room now is done in mint green & yellow because she kept us in suspense until the day she was born :)
im not sure what we will do in the boys room...Cody likes navy blue and green and Austin likes red and black...any good ideas on how to combine those into one room??
hopefully in a few years we will get a bedroom done for Austin in the basement but until then they will be sharing a room still
i have no ideas for the living room
if you know of any great sites for decorating ideas please leave them for me in the comment section!!

Monday, April 6, 2009

excited and scared...

after 12+ yrs of living in our cramped trailer with only 980 sq ft of space we are finally going to be building a house!!
i am so excited i think i could burst!
soon we will have over 1800 sq ft of living a full(walkout) basement...can you say *CRAFT ROOM* for tiff!!
oh yeah and a toy room for the kids
but let's be serious
the craft room for me is definitely more exciting, lol
i plan on posting updates throughout the process so you can share in the excitement with me
sooo....let me get you caught up to where we are right now
loan is approved
papers are signed
and yesterday we had the fun?? job of picking out countertops, flooring, siding, etc
here is a link to what our house will look like
for those of you unfamiliar with modular homes, click here to find an explanation from wikipedia
we will be in it sooner *hopefully* :) than we would if it was stick built
i have to say, it is going to be pretty amazing to see them trucking in the giant sections of our house on big trucks and setting them in place with a crane
i will make sure to post pics of course
tomorrow i will share pics of our color choices...because yes i am the big dork who took her camera with her and photographed them, lol