Monday, February 23, 2009

Some Happy Things....

So, we've had a wonderful weekend. We celebrated my friends birthday at her house on Friday. We made sushi, played a fun game called "ticket to ride" and she had bought a cake from a company called "Nothing Bundt Cake" that was so, so good!

Kaitlyn and I were invited to go on the cross country ski and tubing trip with the girl scout troop that we were involved with last year. It was great to see the girls again and spend some time with them! Unfortunately, I forgot the camera, but the weather was beautiful and we had such a fun time! I can't believe how awesome Kaitlyn is on cross country ski's! She didn't fall down at all. I woud love to get us all some ski's someday so that we could all go together. It is an excellent workout! I told Aaron if I went every weekend I would be seriously skinny because it uses ever muscle group you have!

When we were driving home I called Aaron to let him know that I was on my way and he informed me that my friend Stacy had called. We had lunch together on Thursday and then walked through some shops. I saw a bed I liked but Aaron was not with me and I didn't take it any further than liking it. Well, Stacy was calling to let us know that the bed I liked had gone on sale for 40% off! So, Aaron and I went to look at it and he liked it. So, I finally have a new bed! We do have plans to eventually change the wall color to grey with wide silver stripes and get new bedding so it will go really well with the new bed. Please ignore the book shelves in the picture. Since we are working on the basement they are temporarily in our room. Also, I plan to paint the little wood night stand black sometime this week (and hopefully find new knobs in a brushed nickle look). We also have some large prints that I need to get framed that will go in here as well. I'm still on the lookout for a dresser though. And since I'm on our room let me just go right on over to the bathroom. My mom has this cute little black shelf in her bathroom that I love, and I had these glass door knobs from my great grandmother's estate that I just had sitting on a shelf. I asked Aaron to help me make a shelf like my mom's and this is what he came up with! I need a little something to hang off one of the knobs but I just love this little shelf. I found these metal prints about a week ago for about $6 a piece and they go with the look we are trying to do in the bathroom. I've had the shelf for awhile now, but Aaron just hung up the prints for me. It is so fun to see things finally coming together!

Something else that is making me happy right now is playing Uno with Aidan. He seriously loves that game, and it is one of my favorites as well. So, almost everyday for a week before he heads off to school we play a game or two or three. He is actually really good at it too and can beat me quite often!

And since the weather has been cooperating lately Aidan and I have been walking together in the mornings right after Kaitlyn leaves for school. We will take Cookie with us and she is always so happy to go. Aidan is a good walking partner for me because he likes to run almost all of the way.
I've been trying to run with him and I can run further and further each yeah! I can't quite keep up with him yet, but I'm trying and that is what counts!

One final thing. Some pictures of the progress of our basement (for my mom since she asked to see). I'm not sure if you can tell from these pictures but the picture of the stairs is to show that we ripped out the wall there. It came all the way down and we can't believe how much it opened up the space! The next picture is showing the utility room that Aaron framed in. He is doing such a great job on it! The last picture is the start of what will be a game room. It is the area all the way towards the back of the basement for those who have been down their before. We also have figured out what we want to do in the bathroom and figured out that my laundry area will be a closet rather than a room because their just wouldn't be enough space for an entire room, but that is ok with me.


Stacy said...

I'm so glad you were able to get that bed. You've been wanting one for so long. It looks great too.

Anonymous said...

I was just thinking of e-mailing you to see how you guys are doing and thought I'd check here first ... so I guess the answer is you're doing very well!!
Thanks for posting the pictures - your bed is really pretty and a long time in coming. With the roll you're on you'll probably find a dresser soon.
I love the little shelf - it's so much cuter than mine and very special with those knobs and the fact that your dear hubby put it all together for you.
The basement is really starting to take shape - and the open stairs look really good ... no problem getting a couch down there now!!
Looking forward to seeing you soon.

Theresa Marie said...

How fun to get a new bed!!! yay! It looks So great! Good luck on your basement!!!

Linda and Lee said...

I really like the stairs, ours are like that too. It is so much more open feeling.