Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
1 Corinthians 3:17

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Meet Our New Kitchen...and Other Fun Stuff

Happy Sunday folks! Are you watching Once Upon a Time like we are? Will Belle forgive him? Will Rumple find goodness after everything? Hmm.... Anyhoo, I'm a bit preoccupied with visions of paint samples, carpet samples, wood flooring samples, oh my! There are so many details to think about with the closing this Thursday morning- I'm excited and scared silly all at the same time!

First of all, the two houses that we've owned we were able to have built, so we didn't have to worry a lick about outdated things and stuff getting older and falling apart. Well, this house is 19 years old, and she needs a little sprucing up. But we are ready! Ready for new projects, ready to get crackin' on the ideas we've been mulling over for the past two months!

Here's a sneak peek at the kitchen. I loooooove what this room is going to become! But it's going to take a little elbow grease and creativity to transform it, especially keeping costs as low as possible. Thankfully the appliances are fabulous, and they are all staying.

We've got some ideas brewing.....
 do you see that glorious navy blue trim & naked cabinetry?
and the loverly shelving below?
don't even get me started on that dirty tile and grout- yikes!
Mmm. Jealous much?

On the other hand, I have always loved granite mailbox posts...

...and lampposts
I don't know if you can buy just the light part of a lamppost or not, but I think a larger one would look much better. Gotta look into that...

Okay, so this weekend we saw the sun yesterday AND today! I'll take it! We traveled for hours yesterday between Jonah's and Ethan's soccer games. We're so proud of them both! Jonah's team did have a really rough season, but Ethan's on the other hand ended up as the State Champs! Go boys! The girls won their tournament as well, and they stayed to cheer on our fellas. Neither side was complaining.  :) 

Isabelle somehow ended up right in the middle of this big group of 7th and 8th grade girls- it was the cutest thing! They just ate her up, which of course made her act even more adorable, ha!

I was never in the right spot to get a really great pic of Ethan, but he played hard! He later told us that the kid on the other team was swearing at him and trash-talking him the whole game. Nice.

We had a couple hours to kill in between games- Jonah went off to Margarita's with a friend, so we brought C and I to an apple orchard a few miles down the road.

woof.

Today we finally made it to the corn maze we bought tickets to almost a month ago! Our weekends have been soggy lately, but today was so beautiful!
 this cutie sheep was flinging himself out the window to get the goods! it was hysterical!
and this sweet pony would start whacking the fence with her hoof for more food! so funny!

 Daddy jumped out of the stalks to scare her - love that face!

We had a big laugh over this one. 
Because, really, every corn maze needs a wooden boy on the potty.
HA HA HA

11 comments:

Anne Kimball said...

Hi Bethany, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (http://annesfunnyfarm.blogspot.com), and I’m visiting from the Mom’s Monday Mingle.

These are fantastic photos! You have a beautiful family. I'm an adoptive Mom, also, so it’s very nice to “meet” you! Hope you can pop by my blog sometime to say hi…

scrapperjen said...

Wonderful, wonderful photos. Your kitchen is great!
(visiting via Dixie Farm)
Have a great day!

Pamela Moore said...

It all looks great! I can't wait to have a big enough kitchen to cook in and organize. Right now I feel like I am cooking in a box!

I am a new follower from Naptime Review!

I nominated your blog for a Leibster award! Find out more here! http://www.mrs-cute-and-crafty.blogspot.com/2012/10/1st-ever-liebster-blog-award.html

Sarah Mcdougal said...

What a lovely blog! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would stop on by my blog and return the favor!

www.enjoyingtheepiphany.com

Thanks!
Sarah

Ana - Mommy's Bundle said...

Great photos! I am also working on a new kitchen (cabinet refacing) and can't wait to see the transformation!! A kitchen can really make a home! (Following from Naptime Monday Mingle).

elise said...

new[est] follower! loving your blog so far! can't wait to keep following along!

stop by sometime!
kalobandelise.blogspot.com

Paula Miller said...

Such nice photos! I love your yard :) And why oh why do middle school kids have to be so fresh? Sigh...

Paula
lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

Nicole Buckingham said...

OH my gosh the sheep and the pony and the smiles and the potty silhouette and... what a lovely weekend. =)

Aloha,
Following ya now from Monday Mingle and lovin' it. If you are up for a bit of a ride come join me as we ride the wave of life at localsugarhawaii.com-- guaranteed to be filled with ups and downs and everything in between and I'd love to have you with us.

xoxo,
Nicole
localsugarhawaii.com

Chris said...

Hi Bethany, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

Sarah Kate {Dixie Creek Farm} said...

I see a TON of potential in that kitchen, too!! I can't wait to see what you do with it!! You'll get to make it all your own with a blank slate like that!

We love Once Upon A Time, too! I love that you never know which characters are going to show up. I don't think they'll ever run out of material on that show!

Nicole said...

Cute pics. Stopping by from Weekend Blog Walk!

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