Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Loves and Hates about our house...

One thing I love about our house is the citrus trees we have in the backyard. We have a lemon, orange, and grapefruit tree. The fruit is so close to being ready. There are quite a few lemons that are ready and quite a few oranges that are ready. The grapefruits...you have to search to find one ready to eat but they are up there! On Saturday morning, Kevin went out and picked a few oranges and juiced them for breakfast. It was yummy!

Keegan is a fan of the lemon tree! There is a branch that hangs just at the right height for her to pull the lemons off and hit them. It's hard to get after her for doing it when she gets so excited about hitting lemons! She also likes to eat them! As for me, I will stick to the fresh squeezed lemonade!

One thing I HATE about our house, is our cabinets!! They look so old and cheap to me! I have been talking about re-doing them since we bought the house.

After almost 2 years of bugging Kevin, we did it! Kevin has vacation time from 2009 (crazy right) that he has to use up by the end of the year. So, he took the entire week of Thanksgiving off to do the cabinets. We sanded, primed, painted, and glazed. It was so much work!! Clearly, we have a ton of large cabinets! We decided to go with an off-white cream color with a black glaze. Then, sometime this month, we are going to do the island black. The hardest part was having Keegan "help". Nap time was a very productive time for us. We even gave her a sucker to keep her happy! She NEVER gets sugar!!

She wanted to be out there helping so badly! We would put her in the house and she would just sit by the door watching, crying, yelling "DAD!"...anything to get us to let her out! We were really bad parents for 2 days! Then, Gami (my mom) came to the rescue! Levi had doctors appointments up here and so my mom was nice enough to take Keegan with them on Wednesday. Then, she took Keegan to Safford with her. My mom and dad just love her to pieces so it was nice to know she was in good hands while we finished up. She got to work on the dirt bikes with Grandpa!

After 3 days of non-stop work, late nights, and tired bodies, we headed to Safford at 2:30 in the morning on Thursday...arriving at 5:00 am. This is definitely not the finished product! We still have molding to add to the sides and bottom, handles to all drawers and cabinets, the island needs to be done black, and granite countertops. I have to admit, at first, I HATED it. But, it has grown on me a little. Once we get it all done, I am sure it will look great. Thanks to a wonderful husband that loves me enough to go through all this hard work :)

P.S. After getting there at 5:00 am, I made it in time to run the last quarter of the Pima Turkey Trot with my mom! I pushed Keegan in the stroller and Kevin waited at the finish line! Tori did awesome! She got 6th in her division without any training!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Tabitha your cabinets turned out amazing! And I can't believe how big Keegan is getting, she is so precious! Miss you!