Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Posted by Retta at 10:52 AM
We ripped our kitchen out one day before we're supposed to be moving in. It all started very innocently as Jon lifted up the oven to try to straighten a crooked tile. What he caught a glimpse of under the oven was what would change the whole course of our master "renovation plan" to not do anything hastily or rashly, but to take our time. When you lift your oven up and find dead mice and piles upon piles upon piles of mouse poop, there really isn't anything else to do but rip it all out. It got worse as we ripped and found the same revolting scene cabinet after cabinet. So here we are. No kitchen and moving in tomorrow. I have redesigned the kitchen, but of course the cabinets can't be delivered for 4 weeks. I guess I will be washing dishes in the bathroom for the next month. Terminix is coming tomorrow to spray for and kill anything that isn't human, and we continue the demolition tonight. Nothing like a little stress to come home to!!
Posted by Retta at 1:23 AM
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
We spent the past weekend at Jon's parent's new lake house. They moved there while we were in HK, so this was our first time at the house. Maddie Rae met her Aunt Becca, Uncle Bobby, and cousins JD and Clara for the first time. Aunt Bec is so in love with her new niece, and I'm pretty sure Maddie Rae was very happy with all the attention too! A little swimming in the lake helped us cool off.
This is Maddie Rae's buddy. She loves her Pappaw.
They have 2 kayaks that we paddle around in, and this summer Jack was finally old enough to go in one all by himself.
Jonah and Pappaw took a few "speed boat" rides. It's really just a fishing boat, but Jonah thinks it goes really fast. The kids also fished, had water fights, made millions of crafts, had s'mores at an evening bonfire, and had soccer and wiffle ball games. Jack couldn't hold in his joy...he kept just saying, "I LOVE it here!" Everyone should have parents/grandparents who live at the lake!
Posted by Retta at 9:35 PM