Sunday, November 26, 2006


We spent Thanksgiving week in Iowa, and we came home to find a hole in the ground! After 6 long months, they finally broke ground on our house.


Tuesday, November 14, 2006


She was thrilled to be outside despite the fact that it's so windy and cold!

Someone's happy to be outside

Thursday, November 9, 2006

My little fashion diva

Abby loves clothes, but we've been fortunate so far that she still lets me dress her. If I'm holding her while I search her closet, she'll tap her chin with her finger and say "Ummmmmmm." CUTEST. THING. EVER. She is starting to want to put the clothes on herself, though. It makes for frustrating diaper changes because I'm trying to wipe her butt while she's trying to put her pants back on. She's gotten really good putting on shoes.

Oh how she loves shoes! Whenever I tell her where going somewhere, the first thing she says is "SHOES!" She'll repeat it over and over until I get her shoes on. She especially loves to try on my boots, so she was thrilled when I bought her her very own pair of boots. She hasn't taken them off since.

She's also fascinated by hats all of a sudden. I lived in fear of winter all summer long because refused to wear hats. Now, she will gladly wear them all the livelong day. I just bought this one for myself, but she decided it looks better on her so I'll probably never get to wear it.
Mommy's New Hat

Monday, November 6, 2006

We have a start date!

Sort of. The permit date on our house will be the 17th, but they could break ground up to 3 days before or after that date. It's progress! They estimate 5 months from start to finish, so we should (hopefully) be in our house mid-April.

I had to go to the Design Studio to finish up some things and I finally remembered to take my camera!

Left to Right: The little bit peeking through will be used in the main-level bath; slab granite countertop in the kitchen with the stone as backsplash (it doesn't look as yellow in person). That little square is a coppery colored glass that will break up the backsplash every 18 inches. Middle-bottom is the slate tile that will surround the fireplaces. Carpet, obviously. Maple, Shaker-style cabinets everywhere. Right: master bath. Granite tile countertop. The big tile will be used on the floor, around the tub, and on the shower walls. We have his & hers sinks on opposite walls with the tub in the middle on the adjacent wall. The backsplash will go under the mirrors and above the tub, so it goes all the way around the room on three walls. There will also be a big rectangle on one wall in the shower with the big tile at a diagonal inside.

Main-level bath. The big tile will be the floor. There will also be a generic 4x4" "bone" colored ceramic tile on the countertop and above the tub, surrounding the shower. The backsplash will be under the mirror and in the shower surround.

Abby's bathroom upstairs. The big tile on the floor. Sea Blue glass will be the backsplash under the mirror and in the shower. Generic white 4x4" tile on the countertops and above the tub, surrounding the shower. Disregard that other backsplash on the left.