Thursday, July 1, 2010

Pics from Beast of a Backyard

Beast of a Backyard

We bought 35 feet from the people behind us that took over a year to finalize the change in ownership on so we never really got anything done on it and it looks pretty bad. We had been mowing the weeds and it is really uneven. We knew it was going to take a lot to get it fixed up I listen to news radio on the way to school each morning and they were announcing a "Worst Backyard" contest in May.

I took some pictures with my iphone and entered the contest online and then proceeded to send this message to all of our friends to help us out with voting.

Bo and I entered our backyard in a contest to have it redone by Enchanted Gardens but we need your help. Click on the website below and vote for our backyard – “Beast of a Backyard” You only get to vote once per computer so go vote for ours now! Please! Please! Please! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

I'll post the pics I took later on.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Snow in Houston??

Yes, it really snowed in Houston and quite a bit! Here's a picture of the house.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Holidays

We are now out of most of our boxes and have gotten very comfortable in the new house. We had a ton of people over (more than 50) for the Tech v. OU game and the party was great, the game, not so great. We won't be spending all the holidays at the house but we will be there most of the time. It has been great having people over, getting things put away and figuring out what all the light switches do and where they are.

One bummer note, the wood for the mantle cracked so we might not have a piece of Ike after all.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Would we do this again??

Now that we are out of the middle of it...the answer would probably have to be...yes! If you asked me 2 months ago - no way! (would have been more like it.) I hated all the decisions that you have to make but there is one thing that I would have liked to have put more thought in to...where the light switches went. Although, on some of the placements we didn't really have a lot of choices because we put in A LOT of pocket doors. Did I mention? I love pocket doors! Bo hates pocket doors - but I won that argument... We leave the doors open all the time anyway, why not have the extra space, right?!?

Anyway, we closed on the final loan yesterday and I think that it finally feels like it's ours. Yeah!

Still a few more things that need to be done/fixed:

-ice maker is broken
-scratches on a couple of doors
-alarm sensor on the windows upstairs
-weather stripping on the back door
-a little paint touch up
-restrictor in the guest bath shower - brrrrrr!
-unpack the rest of my boxes and hang stuff on the walls!

I'm still a little timid about putting nails into my new walls. I'll get over that soon, I'm sure. And, unfortunately, my stupid dog already broke in the carpet in the gameroom AND the guestroom. Yes, she is a stupid dog but we love her.

I'm sure that this won't be the LAST post but it may be awhile before we post again.

Tata for now!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Getting Settled :: Our New House

Well, I have some wimpy pictures but we are settling in nicely. Here are the list of biggest surprises.
  • The house is quiet
  • The kids are fighting less
  • We are pretty much unpacked other than wall hangings
  • We act like we've lived here forever
  • Most everything is done
  • The extra space is amazing
I'm sure there is more to come. Here are some pictures.

Little one's room

Living and built ins

Kitchen and dining

Living to the kitchen

Our cool bathroom

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Yes we are in! No I don't have internet!

UGH! It makes posting the new pictures really difficult when you don't have internet at home yet! We just got phone service 2 days ago. We hope to have internet up and running tonight. Apparently our modem decided to poop out after only 6 years of use! Darn modem!

Anyway, everyday has been a new learning experience. The 2nd day we were there we back up the sewer line into the bath tubs. That was interesting. Apparently the inspectors left the little inflatable ball used for testing the line, in the line! It was disgusting but now its all working fine - thank goodness.

They had to take the master shower door away on the 2nd day because the finish was messed up so taking our morning showers is rather cold in that WIDE OPEN bathroom! I hope to have the door back by next week.

The heat wouldn't come on so the had to send those people out to fix that yesterday. The kids were freezing on Wednesday morning when it got so cold.

Anyway, I shouldn't complain. It's beautiful - we love it and we are so happy and blessed. I was complaining about the boxes and someone said "you'll have the rest of your life to unpack boxes." And, they are so right! We are just going to enjoy it, every inch of it, even if it is still piled high with boxes!