Thursday, March 26, 2009

Well We Are In!

Our Front Door (still in the process of being painted)
Tyler in the guest bathroom...his new found joy

Our beautiful kitchen...sorry it's so messy, we are trying to unpack

My aunt Carla came over and painted this. This is my new saying

The dining room chairs my mom and I recovered with free fabric she got...It was fun and easy

My dining room

The awesome laundry room. David built this butcher block counter top with help from Shawn Isa and his brother in law John
Our hallway (we still need to paint the railing)

My bathtub....can't wait to take a bath in there...probably in a few weeks!

Our bathroom countertop and cabinet
Our new shower..

I can't believe I haven't posted anything since the beginning of February. I don't know what else to say, except for our lives have been out of control for the last three months. With David working 11 hours everyday, me trying to take care of three kids and play my harp on the weekends, and then working on the house every night until the wee hours of the morning, there hasn't been much time left to sleep, email, eat or do anything fun. But, after much hard work, blood (and the loss of my very own fingernail from slamming it in our new garage door), sweat, and MANY tears, and with the help of so many wonderful people, we are in our home. Hardly anything is unpacked and it is still chaos, but it is ours and we have slept there for three nights. We have no T.V., internet or any sense of organization, but it is beautiful and very much an improvement from what it was before. I am so sorry to those of you who I haven't talked to in so long, or seen for that matter. I hope now that we are in, life will slow down a little and maybe I can actually sleep for more than a few hours each night. It is just such a joy to put my kids to bed. My mom has been doing that for the last two months, so we could work everynight after dinner. I am so thankful to my parents (and my sister Jenna of course) for letting us live with them and for helping so much with our kids and one the house. My dad installed all the cabinets and did a beautiful job. Enjoy the pictures and if any of you are in Vista, let me know and you can come and take a look.

15 comments:

Fellars Family said...

Wow! Everything is beautiful. I can't wait to see it this summer.

The Badger family said...

It loos relly good. How exciting for you guys! I can't wit to see it when I am in town next month. See you soon.

Tracy

Julie Isa said...

SO VERY HAPPY for you guys!!! I'll have to pop over to have a look! Enjoy all the beautiful memories that got you to this point and look forward to all the ones to come!!!

Trina said...

Looks great! You guys did a great job! Love the new furniture.

Trent and Sarah Chapman said...

When can you meet Easton? He is now almost 8 months old and I have met Tyler once! We need to see eachother and I need to see that house. Everytime I drive down Buena Creek I think of you and tell myself to call but I never do so its my fault too.

Mike and Amie said...

I feel like I'm gonna cry, I am so happy for you !!! I kept checking your BLOG and was really looking forward to seeing your "after" pics, You and David have created an amazing home together! It gives me hope and excitement for the "crazy" times Mike nd I have ahead of us! We have only 1 year left!!! Miss you!!
And give David a high five from the White family! He did great work!

Elizabeth said...

It looks so beautiful Le! You and David did a great job. I am so glad you guys are in there now...get ready for some company..this summer! :) We will come and crash at your house this time! :)thanks for the pic. post!!

Tammi said...

How FUN to have a beautiful new home that is YOURS, in every sense of the word (especially cause you said you guys put lots of your own blood sweat and tears into making it beautiful)! CONGRATS! Great to see ya for a minute back at our ward to play your harp--you're gorgeous as always!

queenieweenie said...

So happy for you guys!

it is GORGEOUS!

alexismunoadyer said...

wow that is so beautiful! Congrats!!!! love ya! can't wait to see you this summer!

Hazen5 said...

You are so lucky! Everything looks fabulous. You have such great taste.

The Ericksons said...

Looks beautiful. I look forward to having a house one day...You have done an amazing job!!

Raadgep Fam said...

Congrats! That looks amazing! Welcome home!

Emily S. said...

Congratulations Leanna! That is SOOOO exciting. I am glad you are in. We would love to see you guys some time. Settle in, settle down, and then let's get together, ok?

Jess said...

Leanna the house is beautiful, and it doesn't even have your magical decorated touch yet! Can't wait to see it all unpacked. Miss you guys!