Monday, August 25, 2008


What a busy weekend we've had. Mom, dad, grandma, Jason and my girlfriends came over on Saturday to help us with preparing the kitchen for painiting. So far so good, we have the whole kitchen primed and ready to paint. Brian is going to start some of the actual painting this evening when he gets home. Here are some updated pictures of the kitchen.

We also found out last week that we are 5 weeks pregnant! Baby should be due around the end of April. This has been such an extraordinary year, and we can't wait to have a little one running around our home.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

New Job

Well, this has been quite a fun filled week. Not only are we getting ready to prime the walls in the kitchen today, but I also started a new job! I am a new sales associate at New York and Company in our mall. I think this will feel wonderful. I love being a teacher, but with the economy the way it is I believe that having another job in an area with a lot of traffic will keep me busy and happy.

Yoga this week was great too. My teacher training is going well and for the initial certification I only have 8 months left. I have learned several new postures that I had never tried before and have become more confident with some of the postures that I was unsure about practicing. It is great to be able to accomplish something that you work so hard for.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Picking Colors

Brian and I went to home Depot on Saturday to look at some paint colors. We have several options like yellow, pink, blue, green, and peach. Looking at the color swatches we brought home, I am leaning towards the peach or the yellow, both are very light and will add just enough presence to the room. I decided that I do want some color in the room, just nothing too bold. Brian got the stove out of the way on Saturday night so I was able to get most of the wallpaper down. Behind the fridge is all that is left now, then we can wash down the walls and prepare to paint!

Along with the kitchen this coming Saturday, we are going to paint the bathroom. Since our bathroom has several shades of brown, beige and cream in it's tile, I have chosen a honey beige color to paint the room with. I am looking forward to getting the house repainted this year, I think it will make the house look bigger inside (especially since the walls in the rooms are pretty dark) and it is an inexpensive way to begin to update our home.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Kitchen Remodeling

Well, this is the first time I have ever used blogspot before. I have seen so many people do it and I feel it is a great way to share my life with friends and family.

Brian and I recently decided that we would like to start remodeling our home. Over the summer we used our generous wedding gifts to begin work on our backyard. Home Depot came to our rescue and we were able to try a vegetable garden, we also worked a little more on our flower beds. Unfortunately with work schedules, the sweltering heat, and the lack of water in Cincinnati our flowers are a little and garden are a little sad. We were able to salvage some tomatoes, onions, strawberries and even banana peppers for ourselves and family to sample. Next year I hope to be able to work a little harder in the garden, maybe going out first thing in the morning will work out a bit better.

This week I began to transform our kitchen. My mother, father and I have been working daily on de-wallpapering our kitchen walls. I knew this project would be difficult, but it is wiping me out! I have spent, with the help of my parents about 3 hours each day on our kitchen walls, and have discovered areas that need repair, or areas that have been painted several colors from pink to green. Next Saturday, Brian and I with the help of our family and friends will begin painting our kitchen and bathroom, updating and taking the first of many steps to make this 1920's house our home.