January 6, 2008

I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

IT has been so crazy around here. We have not done anything new to the house in the last 2 weeks because of Christmas and family in town. However a lot got done right before Christmas. Oh how I have missed blogging!!!


Well majority of the counter top is up. The edging is all that it needs. Rom stopped mid project because his brother offered to come help with the floors. When someone offers help you stop what you are doing and get HELP! I'm working on a new color for the kitchen, it is too yellow. Oh the trial and error...(I'm so sick of paint swatches)




Okay so my stripes are a little too much! I swear its the same blue just different finishes. I felt like there was too many shades of blue happening. So I painted over the flat finish with eggshell! I'm much happier with my accent wall now. Here is my very blue bedroom.




WE love and have really appreciated our friends and family who have come out to help us!! Romneys childhood friend Ethan came and helped peel those STUPID tiles...Romneys little brother Roger came and helped lay the wood. AUghhhhh we're almost done laying that floor. The Living room, entry and kitchen are done. All that is left is the family room and bathroom. It's so close...




Therefore.... we did spend Christmas in our house!!!....SO far all our furniture is in this room waiting for their proper room to get done. SO we just hang out in the Living room for everything!!! Check out our baby tree...it's my moms kindergarten class tree...thanks mom.Having Christmas in our own unfinished house was so fun. Our little fiber optic tree was perfect! I always feel like a kid on Christmas morning. I love seeing what is in my stocking, I love seeing the reaction on Romneys face from what I got for him, I love carrying on traditions and making our own. SO fun!What is this???... one more present...what is it?????His long awaited camera. It was so fun saving up for this thing. He had NO IDEA! I loved watching his face when he opened it. PRICELESS!
I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!! ...sorry this post is so long.

25 comments:

Jorgenson Clan said...

You guys are too cute. The house is looking so good and I love the little tree...priceless memory.

Dartay said...

You're house is looking so good! Isn't it such an accomplishment knowing the two of you are doing it! Ya, I wish I could say the same, but I'm just proud of Darren since I don't contribute much! I like the blue and blue striped wall, creative!
Speaking of the 8/9 year olds, no thanks! The Sunbeams say the funniest things, I don't think 8 and 9 year olds are that witty! Is that what you guys are in now? We're gonna try and fly under the radar for a bit, maybe go inactive for a few months to avoid another calling :) If only!

jorgstyle said...

Hold up... this post has been up for hours and you don't have like 20 comments yet... what the crap? Your house is looking awesome! What camera did you surprise Romney with?

Shannon said...

Great update. Cute shoes. And I wonder if once the cupboards are in if the yellow won't seem too yellow. But what do I know, I think I've only been over at night. And I've repainted many a wall so I do get it.

Kelly & Rachelle Williams said...

Wow! Your house looks SO good! I bet it feels awesome to be in it. And you had Christmas there - how great!!

lacy said...

Great pictures (although it was much better to see in person)! I'm glad your projects are going so well.

Since being home, we've painted the dining room green (which I really like) and Scott ripped out the carpet in that room. We bought medium colored bamboo to lay in there. (Not our first choice, but the price was too good to pass up!) I think it will look nice. I'll let you know . . .

Pedersens said...

It looks GREAT Erin! Glad you guys made it in for Christmas. So you didn't want to stick with the stripes? I like the finish though with all the walls a solid blue! looks cute. I have missed you blogging the last few weeks!! Cant wait to see you on Friday! :)

Alison said...

Great pics Ernisha! LOVED seeing your place! It is truly awesome! You guys have done a GREAT job! lOVE YOU!

SHIRLEY'S said...

WOW!! i have been waiting to see these things get done! How fun to be in your home for Christmas! We didnt even get to spend our CHristmas in our new home... but we were in CA for the Holidays! I loved it! Hopefully we will be here next CHristmas... I think im done traveling for Christmas!

I love the stripped wall too! you are so talented! I wish i had more patience before we moved in to get the house painted the way i wanted! OH well... you live and learn right! keep postin'

The three of us said...

Very cute Erin!! i love the striped wall. I love the blues. You guys are doing an awesome job :)

rachelle said...

haha...so your comment made me laugh. i can just imagine how ridiculous i sounded. haha! we live in san clemente, south orange county. what about you guys?

megan&steve said...

I love giving surprises. Props to you on the awesome camera for Romney. Its snowing like crazy here in UT and I wish I had the California sun. Your house looks so good Erin. Well done!

loubige said...

Erin, it looks GREAT!!! You guys are so productive and talented, I'm very impressed with how much you've gotten done. And I LOVE your first tree in your new house...oh the memories. Good times.

Kristen said...

Erin the house looks great! Love the flooring, the paint, your bedroom..everything!
Can't wait to see the finished product!

JonandLo said...

you go hgtv!! so close to the final product..it looks abolutely beautiful. Glad you had a very merry christmas...we now need to get together sometime!

Griffeth said...

I love the blue wall. I am so glad that you were able to spend Christmas in your new home!P.S. Love the shoes as well!

lacy said...

It was great to talk to you last night . . . let's do it again soon!

Heather & Dave said...

Wow Erin! Your house looks AMAZING! I'm so glad you've taken photos the whole way through too! What a fun Christmas and nice gift for Romney! He'll love that camera. You're such a good wifey! No baby yet...I'll keep you posted!

Ty & Emily said...

Erin - I don't think your a stocker because I do it too. I had a lot of fun last night. It was good to finally hang out with you. You are so dang funny, I needed that good laugh last night! We'll have to do that again sometime. Way fun! I am so tired today, but well worth it! I am going to add you to my blog to keep with you and your cute husband. Your house looks great!

The Jackson Three said...

Your house is beautiful....and it looks like it's getting better and better! Congrats and Merry Christmas a little late!

Hull Family said...

Hi friend! I am loving your beautiful house. It is looking so great! Also, I LOVED hearing your beautiful voice on my voice mail yesterday! It was wonderful to hear from you! You're GREAT!!!

Shannon said...

I keep hoping that I'll see pictures of your floors all done. How are the counters coming along? We miss "aun ern".

Hull Family said...

Friend, does it scare you that both people we dressed up for at the celebrity party are dead... and they both died the same way. So scary.
Sorry about leaving this morbid comment on your blog... but I am lacking your e-mail address.

Kristen said...

K, Erin...I'm ready for you to update your blog:) (haha)

SHIRLEY'S said...

I'm waiting for another update...