last friday, dave and i signed papers to become the owners of a little 800 sq. ft. fixer-upper :)
monday we got the keys
and tuesday i took some pictures of the house before the demolition derby began ;)
let's just say the place needs a good bit of work, but thankfully, i am blessed w/ quite a skilled husband when it comes to construction, and i'm pretty sure it'll be quite the cozy little home by the time he finishes :) yay!
our hope is to move in sometime in february or march :)
now for pictures...
i'm not quite sure why anyone would side a house like this or w/ these colors, but thankfully come spring, the outside of the house will be just as remodelled as the inside of the house :)
view from the road
so yeah, not the prettiest little thing i've ever seen, but definitely has potential!!! at least that's what dave tells me :)
which enters into the living room/dining room area
we're going to eliminate the far wall to give the house a bit more of an open feel...the kitchen is on the other side of the wall, and an island will separate the kitchen from the dining room area
view from the kitchen into the dining room/living room
current kitchen :)
the plan here is to move the door around the corner and to extend the cabinets into more of a "u"-shape...and like i said before, knock out the wall separating the kitchen from the dining/living room area.
i also get a dish washer!!!! that's my highlight :)
the house has 2 tiny little bedrooms.
one will be ours, one will be baby's :)
neither room has a closet, but dave is going to fix that...especially since there is hardly room for a dresser, the rooms are so small lol
this is the current state of the bathroom...it is going to be eliminated and turned into one of the closets that we need, and then dave is going to put a new bathroom into the area between the two bedrooms
the area between the 2 bedrooms allocated for the new bathroom :)
i would say currently, the coolest part of the house is the stairs going down to the basement...
they may be a little steep, and not quite up to code, but at least there is a rope to hang onto!!!!
and the basement:
we're not exactly sure what we're going to do down here. the ceiling is only 6.5 ft, and there are big objects all over the place, but we're hoping to maybe finish off a small area as an office / sewing room / tv / send-the-kids type space :)
so that's it folks :) our new little soon-to-be home :)
o yes, and a few "treasures" we found in one of the rooms...
we have had a pretty neat winter so far this year :) it's been cold, but not much snow! it's been nice not having to wear boots everywhere...it's fun for a while, but after 4 months of wearing the same boots over and over and over, it gets a little old ;)
also, because of the lack of snow, the ice on the lake is clear...makes it look so pretty :) usually it's completely white, but this winter there have been a couple of days where people have been able to ice skate anywhere on the lake w/out having to sweep snow :) i think people are saying the ice is around 8 inches thick at the moment
yesterday was a gorgeous day and my sweet sweet hubby took the time to take a few more pregnancy pics w/ me :)
in case you can't tell from the smiles on our faces, we are so so excited and happy about that little bump on my belly :)
So...it's december!!!! anyone know what that means???? baby is due this month!!
3.5 weeks 'til "d-day" :)
this past saturday...hubby and i got ready for baby :)
i think we're all set now...at least as far as the house goes...who knows about the rest lol
despite the fact that dave is a carpenter, i never have tools around the house when i need them. he takes them all to work. after several times of me asking him to bring home a hammer, screwdriver, wrench, etc, he decided to get me some tools of my own :) not only that, but i got his old tool belt as well :)
so, here are me and bump, sporting our new duds...
35 weeks, 6 days
in other news..."it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas."
i don't have many Christmas decorations yet, but what i do have i love :)
also, this morning we woke up to a frozen lake...
it'll be close to another month until we can drive on it, but no more open water for approximately 5 months
it was a cold, cold morning, but slightly above freezing, so we took pictures!!!
this is our lil' baby bump at 35 week, 4 days :)
she's just a poppin' out!
so can't wait to meet this munchkin!
i am hoping and praying that she comes early!!! i would love to go home for christmas :) so if you feel like offering up a little prayer on my behalf i'd really appreciate it!
i think she would appreciate not being born too close to Christmas as well :) lol
in other news...Happy American Thanksgiving!!!!
i have to specify that it's American Thanksgiving because up here we had Thanksgiving over a month ago!! I got in on 3 Thanksgiving meals over Canadian Thanksgiving, so today will mark my 4th Thanksgiving meal of the year! It does make sense that it would be earlier up here considering that it looks very much like winter and not very much like fall outside.
Also, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, i would like to say that i am so so so so thankful for my Savior Jesus Christ and for the abundant blessings He has poured out on my life...namely my hubby and our baby :) ... and of course, my amazing family!
and to celebrate my 25 years of life, my hubby took me to Winnipeg where he spoiled me for the weekend :)
we had such a good time together...i love him so so much!
our weekend of fun included:
- several fun restaurants
- hanging out together at a coffee shop
- going to see a movie
- lots of shopping
- spending 2 nights at a nice hotel
- 10 hrs of driving (very long, but there is no one else i would rather travel with!)
- AND getting to see our precious little baby girl during a 3D ultrasound - a perfect bday present!
*sigh* - i could look at these pictures all day!
check out that little fist :)
i think she may have big lips :) lol
the lady who did the ultrasound said that we for sure a having a little girl...soooo excited!
she also said that baby is super squished...apparently my tummy is kinda small so baby doesn't have a whole lot of wiggle room...hopefully that means that she'll want to get out of there sooner rather than later!!!!
i look at these pictures and i feel our little girl kicking, squirming, and stretching, and i cannot help but be completely in awe of and humbled before my God.
who am i that He would choose to bless me with such miracle?!?!
and what an amazing Creator! He has formed and designed every single aspect of this little girl. He has put love and care into every aspect of her being. she has been loved by Him long before we even knew she existed.
what a privilege to be her mom :)
i so cannot wait to meet her!
"I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be." - Psalm 139:14-16