Friday, December 14, 2007

TA DA!!!

i know some of you are probably wondering what happened to the smith's, well i'm happy to announce that we're alive. what have we been up to you ask...... well we've been painting, we've all been sick once, well we're all sick right now and this is riley's second go round with it. we have been trying to navigate our way through dallas, trying to map out the closest target, old navy mall etc. you know all of the important things. so why have i not blogged in forever? well you try to find descent Internet and phone service in Forney i kept trying to explain it to my beloved sister sarah and she, who lives in atlanta, couldn't understand how we could possibly have no options for providers out here, finally we decided on the one that has slower service in but only a 135.00 hook up fee instead of the 300.00 hook up fee that we would have to sign a 3 year contract for, we really do live in a VERY small town.

here are some pictures of what we've done so far in our house, it's been fun and very overwhelming with two children, now i feel like i have gained more of an appreciation for keri and spencer for flipping homes, wow what work and we aren't even close to being done!

the girls bathroom before

after, i tried to get the color in there as best i could, well it's pink. i don't know if i love it so we'll wait for awhile and see.

the living room before, plain white like the rest of the house.

after, we painted the whole living area down stairs this color minus the t.v. room. merry chirstmas.

the 1/2 bath down stairs. ian said he wanted to pick everything out for this one because i called the master bath as mine.

okay so i did pick that the black and white photos he wanted in there to be flowers, but other then that it was all him, i'll have to admit i was very impressed, good job to my boy!

the kitchen. not riley

after, i love how it turned out, all we really have left is the microwave, i really like it. have i ever mentioned how much i appreciate my bum, ian? he was so patient and hardworking redoing the cabinets and putting the hardware on etc. this was basically what took our whole first week before he started work and he did it all for me. in our condo i always told ian that i wanted to redo the cabinets and light fixtures in the kitchen but we never did, in this house he did everything i wanted and he made it a priority even though it was no easy task, just one of the many reasons for me to love him.

i'll be sure to keep the photos coming if you guys are interested in what we do to our house as we do it, just let me know. let me know what you think so far. not that it really matters but feedback is always nice.

hope everyone is doing well and forgive the lack of blogging. happy holidays, we are finally off to buy our christmas tree today!


Life in the Oliver Lane! said...

I love it!I like the pink in the bathroom. I like the main wall color in the living area. I love Ian's bathroom it is so graphic! I love the kitchen it looks so diffrent! You are doing such an awesome job, I can't wait to come visit and see it in person!

Haley&Gabe said...

BUFFY!!!!!well hello...I have been wondering about you and your little family forever! I'm glad you are alive and well. Your house is looking way good. I literally did a double take of your kitchen because it looks night and day different! GOOD JOB Ian! For sure keep posting. I really do miss you at all my PCS breakfasts...oh yeah, I'm still at PCS, this baby just does not want to come out. She is going on three days over due!

Flinders Family said...

Your house looks so good! I really miss you and feel awful I haven't kept in touch at all. We really will have to catch up with each other at some point. You need to post pictures of the girls too. Payton is probably getting so big. Hopefully we'll talk soon!

Sarah said...

Yea! I was wondering when you were going to get back to your blog. I love, love, love what you did to the kitchen. You guys are so handy. Now I know why you've been so busy. Seeing litle Riley in that picture made me miss her. McKay keeps telling me that Texas is far away. So sad for them.
Keep the house pics coming because I need to know where to picture you now.
By the way, we have a blog now. Click on my name and it should get you there. Miss you guys!

John said...

I'm always so impressed with all the work you guys manage to get done. You do such a great job. Can I hire you guys to do my place. You are in big trouble missy for not calling me back. Anyway the place looks awesome. Miss you guys.


Jolene said... looks so beautiful. ya'll did such a good job. the kitchen looks so good. see how far good tastes can take you. i know i just talked to you but i had to leave a comment about the house!!

Chris said...

It all looks really good, especially the kitchen! I really like how it looks with the white cabinets being set off by the accent color.

PS - You really need to turn on a RSS feed for your blog so it will make it easier for us to keep track of when you add new stuff.