Sunday, June 1, 2008

more reno shots to share

ok, so a little more progress this weekend!
this is kinda the only 'before' photo i have of this side of the kitchen but the cupboards were already taken off ( ahem, kinda fell off is more like it....hence the decision to renovate! )
anyway, mike took all the kitchen cupboards down, with some help from dave and my little bro curty, and this wall was just a mess to be fixed up now!
so, this is the BEFORE....

so...now the wall has been all ripped out, new drywall, new wiring, tiles ripped off and re-drywalled, countertop pulled out and new one put in, sink ripped out and new stainless one put in and also a new stainless faucet...
so here's the DURING...
( still have to paint and put up the new cupboards on this side of the kitchen! )

...our new HUGE bathtub of a sink! I love it!...

...and new countertops...the other side of the kitchen has it too!

...i picked out paint for the kitchen today and had them mix it. DANG are you guys ( who know me well enough ) gonna be knocked OFF YER ROCKER when you see the color i chose!!
COLOR??? KIM knows COLOR other than beige for her house????
hahahaha...just you wait!!!
( i'm still in shock too as i've been thinking real hard if i wanted to do this or not...)
...and here's a little treat i bought for the new kitchen ( well okay, for me! ) today too!
these totally cool Dolce cooking knives complete with MAGNETIC block!
how FUN is that?
i love how cool they look with no 'handles' separating the steel from the blade...it's all one piece!
...AND...
guess what?
the wood you see them placed on for the photos...
YEP...THAT'S OUR NEW FLOORING!!
TADAAAAAA!!!
...and i must share this with you too...
friday night courtney and i went to see our geese at kilcona park for the first time this spring, and to our disappointment found no families around. only a small handful of couples ( i guess the retired ones from having any more young!!! ) hahahaa....
anyway, they were always on the golf course park of the park, near the lake of course, but the staff have hired themselves a four legged barking noise maker to scare and chase them away, accompanied by the four legged barking mutt is his trusty companion riding at high speeds in his golf cart making his own ruccus.
trying to be understanding that the golfers and the owners don't want the mess of the geese left behind to falter their proud greens, but i was annoyed that these birds who have been imprinted this to be their return home has now been disrupted to them and their young ones and have been forced to find 'family life' alongside busy roads with ditches as their water sources.
i hope that some of the older new parents this spring have found better realty resources to raise their babes.....
anyway, back to my point...( hahahaha you know me.... )
court and i went to see the little guys you saw in one of my last posts again ( every couple days we go ) and they are just the sweetest little things! we have been seeing them now for 2 weeks and they are getting so used to us! and on friday night, the momma was eating right out of my hand! sometimes even just coming right up to me and grabbing the food on her own! so funny! all the little ones were practically on our laps eating!
i couldn't resist their sweetest little peeps and welcomed them into our comfort zone and reached out and pet a few of them!! the Momma was quite fine with this decision and even allowed me to touch her a few times too!
and as if THAT wasn't enough....
i got even more daring to even pick one up and have a little cuddle while feeding it and it was allowed by Momma and i couldn't have been more on cloud nine!!
courtney looked and with cartoon eyes bugging out of her head whispered "mom...so cool"...
she, no doubt, had a turn to hold a gosling too!
the sweetest family.
we visited with them and entertained them with food for just over an hour and decided to let them be for the night...they tried following us right up to our van!!
silly geese!
so, this is me in one on my happy places!
...i got this beautiful lone gander at kilcona park, where they got an unwelcome return home this spring....( as mentioned above )
i hope he leaves them a pile as tall as this hill of his returned thanks!!
hahahahahahaha!!!!



....for scrapbookers...
june kits will be posted by tuesday and the newsletter will be sent out by then too!
i hope you all had a great weekend!!






1 comment:

Tara said...

AWWW! That's awesome Kim! That must have been so special!

The kitchen looks great, can't wait to see it!

Grams and I just may be able to come to the Hall Crop, save us a spot and I will keep you posted!

Can't wait for the pics and posts!

T