Sunday, January 10, 2010

Meals with Family and Main Floor AFTER pics!!

Can you believe tomorrow is Monday already!!? This weekend FLEW by!!

Last night was my friend Tyler's b-day. We ordered food in at his house, and visited with friends. I drank red wine and enjoyed Pad Thai for dinner:



It was a HUGE portion, so I have leftovers to take for lunch tomorrow.

This morning my dad took us out for a family breakfast. I had Smitty's Southwestern breakfast, and way too many cups of coffee.



My little nephew contemplating the menu options. "Hmmmm, shall I have the bacon today, or perhaps the sausage?" He went with the sausage. Silly boy.



We spent the afternoon shopping and playing with the little guy, before going to the hubby's parent's for dinner.

Dinner was beef stew and bread:





For dessert I had some chocolate fondue:



And one oatmeal raisin cookie:



I love spending the day with family :-)

Do you do family dinners very often?


Now for the RENO pics!!

2 years ago we bit off more than we could chew when we bought our house. The renos were a nightmare, but we are sure enjoying the place now! I decided to throw in a few more before pics today so you could really get a feel for the nastiness that we had to endure.

Bedroom Before:



Bedroom After:





Office (AKA Blogging Room) After:





Bathroom Before:





Bathroom After:







Kitchen Before and Afters:

























Dining Area/ Living Room Before and After:











These pictures were taken 2 years ago, so we have changed it up a bit since then (more decorating mostly). Other than that it looks the same now.

G'night friends ... I am going to bed to read one of the many books I want to get through this year.

What are you reading at the moment?

I am reading "Kluge: The Haphazard Construction of the Human Mind". It is fantastic!

16 comments:

mymarblerye said...

I am SOOO impressed! Your place looks so nice! I can't believe you guys put so much effort into it and you still have time to blog!! BTW I bought soo many books but I haven't had time to start!

greensandjeans said...

You guys have done such an incredible job!

Dairy Free Betty said...

You guys have done SUCH an amazing job!! Way to go!!

It's really beautiful!!

Happy Monday!!

Devan Geselle said...

wow!! ALL the renos look SO awesome!! way to go!

Simply Life said...

wow I can't believe how much work has been done - everything looks soooo nice!!!!

kacy said...

Wow you did an amazing job. It looks so professionally done!

Anne Marie said...

The reno pics are fantastic!! Very inspiring, actually. I'm reading a book for school at the moment-nothing interesting!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Wow those reno's do look like they were ALOT of work but your house looks amazing now!

I love family dinners, its something I miss most about home. When I'm home we have a big family dinner at least once or twice a week!

Tracey- TropicalHappiness.com said...

It looks amazing! We bought our house 5 years ago, and it was pretty much the same thing- the lady that lived there was crazy (she really was!) and a total pack rat. I've never been a house more disgusting. We did the exact same thing- we gutted it down to it's structure and re-did EVERYTHING. Like you said, it was a ton of work, but worth it! Your house is gorgeous now!

joyofood said...

Great reno job, I love the black trunk in the office/blogging space.

Taylor

eatingmachine said...

wow, that was a lot of work! great final product :-)

eatmovelove said...

Wow what a great "after pictures"! And the little guy is adorable - contemplating :). I love to readdddd - haha if you ever read my posts you'd know ;) - but I have sooo many books here, I actually don't know where to begin! Yikes. I am reading a "Living Your Yoga" book trying to find balance and peace I guess...but I want to start something easy and light as well like "LA Candy" or something haha :)

Losing it said...

Wow the renos look great!

Anais said...

Woah, beautiful work!!! You have some great taste!!! I can't wait to have a house of my own to do all that fun stuff :)

Shauna Morrison said...

Hey bud, I have family dinners often. Both with Brian's rents and my family.

Angela said...

Awesome!!