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Thursday, August 31, 2017

August Date Nights

I'm just going to jump right were our date nights this month!

August 3rd: We were in Michigan and we decided to go blueberry picking again. We did this last year and had a lot of fun, so this year we included Brooks since he loves blueberries.

The funny thing is, I don't think he realized they were blueberries because he wanted nothing to do with them. Instead, he was obsessed with Trevor's coffee cup and preferred to just sit and play with that. Haha! 

August 4th: We were still in Michigan and this date was to make up for the no date the week before when we were leaving for Michigan the following day. Trevor looked up and found a winery to visit. I realize I was 30 weeks preggo or so when we did this date, so Trevor tried them and we bought some wine at the end of the tour for different occasions we have coming up after baby Rhett is born.

It was SUPER rainy and most of the tour was outside, but we still managed to have a great time!

Trevor tried one of the grapes...he said they weren't very good. Haha! The guide warned him of that, but that didn't stop him.

It was such a fun date!

August 10th: Trevor had planned a date night, but we ended up having to move it to the next week because I broke out in hives and took Benadryl which made me sooooo sleepy. I fell asleep before 8:30 that night. Haha!

August 17th: We did the date night that Trevor had planned the week before. We know that when we move into our home we will have lots of little projects that need to be done, so Trevor decided to make a Spotify playlist together of random songs we used to like. I'm SUPER excited to listen to this playlist...most of the songs were songs we liked in high school and college, so it should be a fun trip down memory lane. :)

August 24th: We had a ton of stuff to work on for the house, so we went and got ice cream at Andy's together and then finished our floating shelves, vent hood and bathroom vanities.

August 31st: We watched OSU of course! Not really my choice of date so we are actually having date night on Sunday night this week. Trevor said he has something planned.


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Another House Update

Well, this should be my last house update before moving in. Now, that is exciting to think about. This has been the most fun part for me because Trevor was in charge of the structure and making sure everything was built properly and I was in charge of the fun stuff...cabinets, granite, tile work, lighting, etc. It has been fun seeing all the selections come together. It's always a little stressful picking all of this stuff and hoping it looks good together. In the last post they had just finished spray foam and floors. We only got to see our floors for a day and then they were covered up with cardboard since a billion contractors would be walking on them and we had to paint the walls still.

If you want to read about the beginning stages, click here!
If you want to read about the beginning stages of the building process, click here!

I took these on google maps because I wanted to show that this was seriously filled with trees before we started working. There was a lot of work that needed to be done before we could even start building, which is what that first blog post is about.

And this shows how long our driveway is right up to our house.

July 13th: Drywall!
Living Room 
Master Bedroom

Master Bath

Master Bath

Spare Bedroom

July 20th: We picked a couch on our not so fun date night. Haha!

July 26th: The closets in the boys' rooms were being built. I absolutely LOVE how they turned out. I didn't really want "closets" in their room so we did lots of built-ins.

Our closet was also built

July 27th: The drawers went in and all trim was complete.

August 6th: Paint happened!! :) I absolutely LOVE the color. It's Wyndham by Pratt and Lambert

August 9th: Our cabinets were installed and they are BEAUTIFUL!!! We are still waiting on a couple pieces of hardware to come in, but I am so happy with how they turned out.

August 18th: Trevor built the wall that will go between our shower and toilet and they started working on our master shower. They also started installing our lights! :)

Guest bathroom lighting
Our bathroom

We have 1 ceiling fan installed.
August 19th: We finished these beauties! I'm so excited to see them with our vessel sinks and faucets.

August 21st: Trevor installed the hardware for our floating shelves.

Our shower is coming along 
Our outdoor lighting was installed.

August 22nd: Granite was installed and it is BEAUTIFUL!

August 22nd: Our guest bathroom started becoming tiled.

August 23rd: Brooks was having fun playing in the cabinets and more lighting was installed.

I was SOOOO excited to see this light installed. I LOVE it!
August 24th: I started staining our vent hood.

Making progress
August 25th: Our master shower was started, most of our guest bathroom was finished, we brought in the vanities and we started staining our floating shelves.

Trevor has to position the vanities and then drill holes for the faucets and sink.

Floating shelves
August 26th: Guest bathroom shower is done! I love the decorative piece in the middle.

August 27th: We had a MAJOR cleaning day! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CAME AND HELPED! We had to pull up all the cardboard and scrub the floors. We basically stubbed the whole house from top to bottom.

I loved finally getting to see our floors. They have been covered since the day after they were stained.

Kind of dark, but that's Trevor's vanity.

Master shower coming along.
August 29th: Our shower is complete and I LOVE it!

Now it just needs a door. :)

I found these mirrors at Hobby Lobby for half off...once we get plumbing done we will see if they will work.

Well, that's all for now. We are so excited for the progress that has been made. We were supposed to move in this Friday, but the plumbers put us back (again), so hopefully we will be moving in by next Friday! We'll see.......
I'm so excited to start working on this nursery!