Monday, December 29, 2014

Trim Carpentry

The trim carpenter spent about 2-3weeks getting the house lookin' all good. He wasn't able to finish the downstairs because our interior doors weren't in. We ordered solid wood doors and were first told they would be in. But then when they were supposed to be in, we were told it would be an additional 3/4 weeks! AGH! Oh well, what can you do? Anyway, I was majorly excited after Jason, the carpenter, finished up what he could. Looks so good!

Keeping Room Ceiling






Front Porch


LOVE my carpenter! Showed him a picture of an organizer I saw online and he said, "Yeah, I can build that." I was relieved because I had forgotten about it when we were doing the cabinets.

pantry


mudbench

Maybe my favorite thing he finished today. I have stairs! No more plank. No more climbing up a pallet. Nice and safe.


Keeping Room window trim

Mantel and built-ins still in prorgress



Still waiting on the correct glass to be replaced. View into the backyard. 

Ship-lap siding. I was really excited about this one too.






One of the first things I knew I wanted was 5 panel doors. I just love, love, love the look of them. Couple the doors with the craftsman trim and I am in nostalgia heaven. 


Jason and I went back and forth on the size. I wanted 12. He disagreed and said 9. Still thinking they would be too small for the size and height of the porch, I plead my case and countered 10. He agreed, whether or not he really agreed or just didn't care, I'm not sure.

board and batten










Sunday, December 28, 2014

Chunk of Wood

After lunch, Jack picked a treat out of the candy jar. He picked a small piece of chocolate Will got at his school Christmas party. Will wasn't thrilled about sharing, so in an effort to persuade him Jack said, "Will, I didn't get any candy at my party. All I brought home was an ornament, and a chunk of wood!"


Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas Greetings


Thursday, December 18, 2014

School Christmas Parties

Both of the boys had their school parties on the same day at almost the same time. Patrick came with me to see Jack sing and he stayed for the party while I drove to Will's school.  His class did a reader's theatre of the Gingerbread Man. Will was Narrator #2, and had a little party.





Jack did such a good job singing the songs, and watching his music teacher. I was so proud of him for being so brave. He had told me that morning that he was nervous, and didn't want to do it. I'm so happy he found his courage!




Will knew exactly when to stand and read his part. I was so proud of all the kids in his class. I could tell each of them had practiced their part. I loved seeing the confidence ooze from Will as he did his part. This was a great way to start off our Christmas break!