It's a very good thing I've been obsessing and dreaming about my house for the past 4 years because now the rubber is meeting the road and I'm having to make decisions FAST. The above photo is what I HOPE my kitchen will look like in a few months. This kitchen is very similar to ours, and I am in love with this look. We've gutted the entire kitchen, cleaned and bleached out all the dead rodents and their accompanying poop, ripped up the subfloor to reveal wood floors that match the rest of the house (yay!), and Jon is currently ripping out the 5000 nails that were holding the subfloor down. I have been trying to put my creative architect hat on all day to come up with the perfect layout, and I think I have finally got it. It came to me while Maddie Rae and I were driving up to Cincinatti tonight to pick up the boys from their weekend at my mom and dad's house. Unfortunately, it involves drywalling up the current dining room/kitchen door so the refrigerator can go there, and then knocking out a closet to create a new door. But, I think it will make the kitchen much more functional and fab. In the meantime, I'm going to go to one of those places where you can make all your meals there and take them home with you and we're going to eat on paper plates for the next few months!
On a different subject entirely, our little sweet Dawn had her lip surgery and looks amazing! Dawn is one of the babies that our church in HK was able to sponsor for surgery with some of our earnings from the porcelain sale. Isn't she adorable?!