Monday, July 25, 2011

Where did July go?!

My, my, this month has been super busy and have obviously flown by! I came into work today and realized, my goodness, it is already the last week in July. It probably went by so fast because we have been working like little busy bees on the house...oh, and did I mention we squeezed in a mini-vacation to Port Aransas, too?! This trip was a much needed vacation and I think Clay would agree with me that we both came back more relaxed and stress free. Here are a few of the pictures from the beach vacation...

And yes, I found this sand dollar! I have never found one that wasn't in pieces so this was the highlight of the day on the beach.

As far as the house goes, this past weekend Clay finished so many small things that add up to greatness! I couldn't be more happy with what he finished this weekend. The bathroom is complete, except for the walls...we are still trying to decide what we want to do in there. The stove is hooked up and ready to be cooked on...I can finally bake again! We are now officially ready to move back into the house. We don't have our bedroom suite yet, but plan on sleeping on a mattress in the floor for a week or so until we get it. I feel like a newlywed again...ya know? when you move into your first house together and the cable isn't hooked up yet and you are sleeping on a pallet in the floor for a few days? These are the best times in marriage! I'm sure Clay and I will look back on these days and love and cherish every minute of them. At least I hope so, because right now, we are ready to pull each other's hair out! Remodeling is such a hard process to go through, but such a rewarding one all at the same time. The good Lord has blessed us in so many ways and we are thankful for these things everyday!

Another exciting house update is the fact that Clay let me move some furniture into the house this weekend! We moved my couch out of storage and even put down a rug in the living room. Here's a picture of our stuff in the newly remodeled living room...not sure if this is where it will end up, but regardless...

Also, in remodeling news, today was the first day that the roofers were at our house. They are busy ripping out shingles and doing the dirty work as I type. The estimated time of completion is either late this week or early next week. I can't wait for it to be done...I have been the only one in the state of Texas who has been secretly hoping for no rain. I know, I feel bad even as I type it! At least by this time next week I can join the rain dancers and pray for rain. I'm not sure if I mentioned what exactly they are doing to our roof. We are getting a metal roof put on, which will do wonders to the outside of the house! Also, they are adding overhangs on the east, west and south sides of the house which will be over a wrap-around porch someday. I can't wait to get home today and take pictures of the progress so far.

More to come from the not-so-newlyweds...

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