Saturday, November 29, 2008
We had them for turkey day at my brothers house, so with our 6 kids and his 6 kids plus everyone else made for a full house!! I think they had 23 people.. it was fun!! At least Cassie had another girl her same age. She didn't want to come back home!
Cassie made sure she got in the hot tub twice a day and last night they spent it in the hot tub during our first measurable snowfall - throwing snowballs at the house, fence and jumping on the tramp and jumping back in the hot tub. They had a blast and it was one week of an endless sleepover that comes to an end tonight!! Bummer for the kids... peace for the parents. :) We just really wished we had the theater room/game room complete so they could have had more fun!
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Now onto the bigger stuff. We are in the process of finishing our basement. Below is the floor plan Glenn drew up. The storage room will double as a closet and have access to under the stair storage too. There will be 2 food storage closets across from the utilities and where it says 'study' will actually be a home theater room. The family room/rec. room will consist of a small pub style table with a pool table(the pool table we got on sale at Walmart last Christmas Eve for $100!!!!!!) and a wet bar. We have moved the wet bar to the end of the wall near the corner there. We have all the electricity done and working... the water lines for the wet bar have been started... and we need to chisel the bathroom concrete to move all the rough in plumbing - fun fun! Glenn has done everything himself and we are looking to hire out someone to do the drywall/mud and taping. Depending on the cost!! He's done it before and knows how much he hates it... but if it's too expensive then he'll do it!!
This is the bedroom. We contemplated what to do here for a while. We had this pipe that stuck out and we had to build around it. We thought of a night stand, but it wasn't centered.. so we ended up with a 1/2 wall. The bottom part of the wall will kick out, till almost half and then go back in. We've thought about building bookshelves or something on the top.. but for now.. we'll just have a bump out in the wall.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Kaitlins team won 3-2.. tough fought battle too. The team they played had not lost a game... they tied games but never lost. Kaitlins team came in 4th out of 18 teams. Looks like they are moving on to classic.