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