Thursday, November 19, 2009

Ceiling something new above us

When we were first looking at our house, we noticed that the ceilings were filthy. We were overwhelmed by the idea of scrapping off the popcorn texture. We thought we would just keep it up and paint around it. We started priming the walls and realized that it was going to be difficult to paint the walls and make it look good with the texturing on the ceiling. So we decided to tackle it and re texture the ceilings. James' Dad was very nice to come down and help us (Thanks Dad K!!)

The scrapping part went by very quickly. One person sprayed the ceiling as the other scrapped away.

I ran to Lowe's to pick up a few things that we needed. When I came back 20 minutes later, the majority of the popcorn was gone.

Everyone warned me that it would be a very messy job. I don't think I completely understood what they meant. Even though we put plastic on the floors, I still have this stuff smooched into the floors.

Our house looked like a hazard zone.

The Before and After pictures (you will have to click on it to make it bigger to actually see the difference)

It is amazing how much of a difference this has made to our house. We have just started all the painting. We hope to have the main living area painted and decorated before our family comes for thanksgiving (I don't think that will happen, but we are trying!)

Monday, November 16, 2009

A much needed break

This weekend we took a break from our house and went on a quick trip to visit James' family in Southern California. We were able to spend time with and play with all of our nieces.

Madison and Molly got to ride in our car to Baby Rhyen's birthday party. We had a lot of fun together!
(Molly thought it was so hilarious that her hands were behind her head)

I realized the other day that James and I haven't taken a picture together since our trip to Hawaii a year ago. Now we can wait another year.

This is my favorite picture. James LOVES his nieces!

Happy 1st Birthday Rhyen!

Our main reason for visiting was to go to Rhyen's 1st birthday party. My sister-in-law was so nice to have her baby early so we could also see her while we were there. Yes, the Kraucyk family is cursed with girls (I'm not sure that's such a bad thing!!)

It was a wonderful, relaxing weekend!