And a few pictures of Admiral exploring his new house and yard!
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Tomorrow is my first OB appointment and I should get to here the little one's heartbeat!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
After grass... (front yard is not complete, pictures later)
We also got our exterior lights...
Woodfloor was installed last week (and immediately covered so no pictures). Carpet was installed Monday. We are now in the little touch-up/punch-out items. 10 days!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
The countdown has started. We move Oct 2... 15 days!
Friday, September 11, 2009
If you are from Houston, you know one major name is missing from that list, Gallery Furniture. We had been there before when we were looking for bedroom furniture and the zoo of a furniture store that it just really turned us off. And by zoo, I'm not being 100% sarcastic. There are monkeys and birds that have habitats in the furniture store. Yes, I said monkeys and birds. Two of the monkeys are named Parker and Tidwell... the two streets that Gallery is between. Cute.
Anyway, Gallery Furniture and Mattress Mack are a Houston institution. Mack does all his own commercials, gives back to the community, sponsors the professional sports teams... he even answers the phones at the main I45 location. We really have nothing against the place, we just were so overwhelmed and unimpressed when we were looking for bedroom furniture that we said we'd never go back. I guess you never say never.
Sunday, we had stopped at the Dump and Louis Shanks after going to all the other places in the weekend/day before. I said, lets just go look. If nothing else, we can see the monkeys! :) So we go, fighting the traffic in the parking lot (that is too small for the place) and walking past the long line of people getting free lunch (hotdogs, hamburgers, bbq). We walk in there are people everywhere. You can smell fresh cookies, there is a Labor Day Cake on a table about to be cut, people handing out free ice cream sandwhiches, free lemonade. They know how to bring in the families, thats for sure.
We walked around the area of the store that is, we think, the better priced furniture and didn't see anything. It was mostly couches, which is what we were looking for but no luck. We went to the other side of the store that we assumed would be mostly bedroom furniture but found more couches. And there we found these... the perfect couches...
Of course, they were packaged with this wonderful oversided chair and ottoman that we don't need but decided to get anyway. If we can fit it into the master bedroom doors, it will go there and we'll get something similar in fabric for the living room. I have to admit, I won't be sad if it has to go in the living room because I love a big chair with ottoman.
We are all set to move in now. We have family room furniture and Ryan bought a new TV. Everything else will come with time but at least we have our family room ready to go.
It's starting to sink in that I'm really pregnant. I don't "feel" pregnant but I know that I am. I've had to "fake drink" twice now and it wasn't easy... sneaking to the bar to order my drink when no one was around... "margarita with no alcohol please..." I am sure I'm gonna get busted soon but that's okay.
Monday, September 7, 2009
Last week I decided to take a pregnancy test. It was a couple of days early to test but knowing that it could be possible, I went ahead and tested. Ryan was already at work. I looked at the results and was shocked to see the word "Pregnant" staring back at me. This was our first month "trying" to get pregnant and I assumed I probably calculated things wrong and wouldn't have any luck.
Its been a few days and its really weird to think about it. I have taken 5 tests in 3 days but still don't really believe it. I don't "feel" different so I am worried it's not real. I don't want to get too excited but I am really excited.
I go to the doctor on Friday for my regularly scheduled annual exam so I guess we'll see what their tests say.
Friday, September 4, 2009
First, the finished product of our built in hutch in the breakfast room. We were trying to go for a furniture look, a little antique. With the grooved doors/backing, the antiqued faux finish and the old school hardware, we got exactly what were were hoping for!
And a few final lighting pictures. I didn't get to post the dining fixture until now because it just got its shades today. So, here it is, hung a little higher than normal since the room is two story.
And the fixture in the Wine Room. You can see that there is still some woodwork going on in here. We first had all doors next to the wine slots but decided to leave one section open.
That's all for now. They are working on the driveway and the dumpster is finally gone! More exterior pictures soon.