Thursday, December 30, 2010

Kitchen Phase 2

Phase 2 of our kitchen renovation: sink and counter.

Tim and I were chugging along through the demo and counter installation. We started cutting the hole for the sink and had some trouble. Then, we had some unexpected visitors!

My mom and Snoopy surprised us and came to help! Snoopy was quite the helper... well, at least he distracted Monkey anyway!

Here's us working on the sink. Trying to fix the stubborn leak with our garbage disposal.

Check out our amazing after photo! That beautiful new sink and counter. :)

Peek a boo! Who is that? Baby Monk getting into mischief...

In process photo of Tim getting ready to cut the counter.

There you have it. Stay turned for Phase 3- cabinet paint (still in process)!

Kitchen Phase 1

We did things a little bit backward and got new appliances first! The house came with appliances, but they were in bad shape. The oven was original to the house (1980s) and we had some problems with the fridge breaking down. We had a technician come out to look at the house, but he couldn't identify a problem.

Either way I am excited about our new stainless steel appalliances! They look fantastic and better yet- they work really well!

You'll notice the upper cabinets do not have doors. We're preparing to paint them in Phase 3. Stay tuned.
Up next, Phase 2: counter and sink.

Outdoor Projects

As you may have noticed, Tim and I aren't great at taking before pictures or posting to the blog, but we're trying to get better! This hook was on our house when we moved in, but it was old and rusted. We used the same spraypaint that we used to paint our mailbox. What an immediate facelift!

Despite our aluminum fence, Monkey continuously gets out of our yard and into the neighbors yard. She is desperate to visit with the Schnauzer next door, Maggie.

Here are a couple of photos of Tim installing our invisible fence to reign in the wild woman.

He installed the fence at a rapid pace. He finished digging the entire back yard in just one day after work! Now that we have both the aluminum and invisible fences, that manages to keep her in the back yard successfully. The front yard is another story...

Happy Halloween!

Better late than never... Back in October, we had a Halloween Housewarming Party. A lot of people had been asking to see our new house, so this was the perfect opportunity! Here are some photos of our costume party.

Tim, Chanelle, & Monkey- farmers and pig.

Camera & Shon- pimp and disco chic

Brooklynn- dead OSU cheerleader

Jordan- vampire.

Tiffany- candy corn witch.

As you can see, we did some decorating for Halloween. We have a Trick or Treat mat which still rests outsde our front door... whoops. Our cute tablecloth, pumpkin cake, and treat trap (photo above).

We also had some furry guests for the party. Bones dressed as Eminem and Sammy as Sammy Tressel! They had some of the best costumes at the party.

New Addition

The White family is expanding! Three weeks ago Tim and I welcomed a 6 year old Rat Terrier named Sullivan to our home. We purchased Sullivan from the Animal Friends Humane Society in Hamilton (we got Monkey from the Preble County Humane Society because we lived in Oxford at the time). We brought Monkey with us to the shelter so that she could meet a Jack Russell Terrier named Princess. Unfortunately, Princess wasn't a big fan of Monkey.

Then, we saw Sullivan. He was a cute, excited little guy. He's a little older than we were planning to get. He immediately greeted Tim at the kennel. We were hoping for a dog smaller than Monkey and the same age or a little older than Monkey (9 months).

Here's a rare moment- Monkey and Sully snuggling me:

Sully absolutely loves being held. He's only 12 pounds, which is a little under weight. He is constantly freezing in the winter weather, so we often put sweaters on him. He's definitely a lap dog.

Monk showing her true nature, a wild woman!

Monk and Sully really love playing together. He doesn't care for Monkey biting him so much, but he really enjoys playing chase in the house and the yard. Sullivan is growing less timid by the day. He's getting more spunky and dishing it out to Monk!