Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Merry Christmas 2011

This year has been a busy one and I can't believe it is almost over already.  Time sure does fly by when your days are filled with watching Zoe. 
It has been a great year for us and we are most excited about moving into our new house.  We have done a lot of work already and their is much more to do.  We are working right now on organizing all of your stuff and weeding out the things we don't need and have gathered over the last 4 years of married.  It is amazing the amount of "stuff" you can collect in just 4 years.
Christmas was wonderful and we got to spend the day at church, with Aaron's parents and then my parents.  I love that we can spend a day with just family.  What a wonderful blessing this time of year is.  I'm so grateful for the family that loves and supports us.  It is a real blessing to be close to those we love.  We hope that everyone had a magical and wonderful Christmas.

A visit from Aunt Kira.  It was so nice to see her for a few days.

Zoe got a tea set for Christmas from her pre-school class and she loves it.  We have to have a tea party at least once a day.

Zoe was so happy to come downstairs and see a horse.  She ran over to it and climbed up on and took the horse for a ride.

Zoe got her first doll house form Christmas.  She was so funny and put the potty in the bathroom of the house and put the baby on the potty.

Zoe got a new hat for Christmas and now she looks like a lion.

The traditional picture in a Mormon home on Christmas.  Everyone gathered around the computer/phone to talk to their beloved bother on a mission.

Zoe and Aura decided it was a pretty long day and so they layed down for a nice nap.  The dog was the only one to actually nap.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

The House that Katie and Aaron Fixed

 There was a lot of unfinished work in the house.  Here he must have started to do something and then never came back to finish it.

Aaron was able to find the missing molding out in the garage.  We was also able to find the molding that went around the window too.
There was only molding on one side of this doorway.  So we took it out and Aaron built new molding to replace it.

This is the new molding around the doorway between the study and the living room.

This was the master bedroom with a wall between it and an office. 

We took the wall out and made it into a large master bedroom.

Here is where they had an entertainment center that stuck out form the wall and looked like it was just right for someone to walk into and get hurt.  So we took it down and Aaron replaced the molding.

We then painted it with our accent color and will put a new entertainment center in the corner.

The "pepto bismol" as we called it was primed and painted in our base tan color and then accented in our second color.

We did the doors and window trim in this room.  It is the guest room.

We did not do the chimneys but hired that out.  They look pretty good and the fire furnace works great.

Here is the study and the new carpet.  It is so nice and warm.

We have been having a lot of fun as well as a lot of hard work.  But it is paying off and coming together.