Sunday, April 24, 2011

Our Big Project....Chapter One.

It's unusual for us to go very long without some type of home improvement project in the works. Remember the apartment/pool house project above the detached garage?  Well, I think Colt and Amber have about decided not to move into it when they get married because they've concluded that they'd rather live in town closer to their jobs and have a bigger place.  I'm sure that feels a little more independent to them too. :)  So, we've decided to just start on this project and roll with it.  We'll decide as we go along just how far we'll take it for now.  Knowing us, it will be hard to find a stopping point because one thing leads to another.

Here's how far Jason, Daddy and Colt have accomplished:

The covered porch is going to be wonderful for taking it easy....watching the kids in the pool and hopefully have dinner out there too (until the mosquitos run us off).  I can envision us out there watching the sun go down!

We would like to go as far as to get the bathroom done (to use for the pool area), framing, electricity, plumbing, heating & air, floors, and rustic walls done.  Probably one of the most expensive parts will be the kitchen and its appliances, so we'll just have to see about that.  Our friends, Kim and Chuck (who were in China with us adopting their little girl, Shiloh) are coming for a visit on Labor Day.  We would love to have it ready for their visit!  They would be our first guests!  That would be so much fun!  It's definitely a goal that we can strive to meet!  We're really excited about their visit!

I'm also really excited about having another space to decorate!  It actually reminds me of a little lake house cabin.  As a matter of fact, I told Jason that it needs an inviting name to compliment its character!  You know like the "The Cabin Loft" or something......My dad gave me the idea of "The Crow's Nest".  Anymore ideas?

Since I've been away so long, I just wanted to share our progress with you!  Thanks so much for sticking with me and for your visits!  

Hope you had a great weekend and a Blessed Easter!  

He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.  Matthew 28:6


Patty Sumner said...

Looks great! I cannot wait to see how things turn out. Blessings!

terrypi said...

Oh, I am sure you will decorate it beautifully. I can't wait to see what you do with it. Hope you had a great Easter.

LynnMarie said...

Really Looking good! You will do a great job decorating it for sure. How about the "Birds Nest" for a name?

Sharon said...

Looks like it will be a cozy place when it is done.
Thanks for sharing it and I can't wait to see what it is like when you get it done.

Hollie said...

I can't wait to see it finished! I hope you all had a Happy Easter!

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

I love it! I don't see where it has anything to do with birds though. It's more like a cabana/guest house, don't you think? I know your style and I know it will be amazing.
BTW~ Did you get a package from me?

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

Nice progress! Good to hear from you but I must admit, I'm having some major Luke and Joy picture withdrawls! LOL! I love seeing them together in all the wonderful pictures you post. They never fail to make me smile. Hope y'all have a great week!

Nancy M. said...

It's looking great! It does remind me of a lake cabin! Hope you'll be able to have it done by the time your friends visit.

•♦•The Olde Weeping Cedar •♦• said...

Hope y'all had a wonderful Easter, Tammy!♥♥

Mandy @ Creekside Creations said...

What a neat place that's going to be, Tammy! I know you're having fun planning it all out!

Tanya said...

Hi Tammy,
I have missed you so much blogging! I keep checking on you as I miss you! smile! So glad to hear about your awesome project. What a fabulous job you do! It looks and hubby are one great team! Cant' wait to see pictures when it's done!
So when is the wedding and are you getting excited. Lace was married last summer and it was so fun planning it!
Bet you are winding down with school for Joy? I'm counting days! I think we have about 20 left. Really looking forward to vacation time.
Been watching the weather. We have been getting a lot of rain but think you are really getting it in your area? Flooding?
Take care...write when you can!
Looking forward to some pics of that sweet boy of yours!

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...


It's going to look great! It'll be nice to bring my computer out there and write!

I like the Easter picture you used! Soooo cool!

I love you!


Joy :)

Back in the Day said...

Love the covered porch! That is going to be a perfect lounging spot!

Kim said...

Hope you guys are doing well! We cannot wait to see you again!


Marie said...

Look forward to seeing it finished. How is Luke?

blessedmom's simple home said...

I hope all is well. I miss your posts :-)

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