Tuesday, June 24, 2008


We finally settled on paint colors for the interior of the house. We got to pick 2 colors and a neutral that would be put in most of the rooms. We settled on a taupe color for the neutral which I love seeing it up on the walls. We picked a green for the kitchen/keeping room area and a color called spicy hue for the dining room/powder bathroom. It is definitely spicy! Like the color of chili powder! They put the cabinets in and will finish with a second coat of paint. We are looking at being able to close the end of July.
Nathan and I spent the morning at the pool with some friends which was very nice. It is a public pool at Harrison Bay State Park, so you can see the bay from the pool area which is really cool. I love all the scenery around here! The summer weather has been nice so far. It has only gotten up into the low/mid 90's and still cools off at night. July and August are supposed to be the hottest months here so we'll see how they are. Brent and I are going rafting this weekend for our anniversary. I am so excited! It is nice to have those activities nearby!

The stairs and family room with the taupe color
The tile in the master bath. The red room will
be an enclosed shower.

Our "spicy" dining room

The island/bar where the sink and dishwasher
will be. It is looking into the keeping room.

Where the cooktop will be.

The refrigerator, oven and microwave will be on this wall.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

New Pics

Master bedroom ceiling

Our stairs leading up to the loft/play area and
the upstairs bedrooms

Here are some new pics from the house. They are finishing all the inside trim and we are picking out paint colors which we hope look as good on the walls as they look on the computer or the little paint strip thing. After the paint, the cabinets will go in and we picked out all our light fixtures this past weekend. It is coming along nicely.

Thursday, June 5, 2008


Last Thursday night I ended up in the ER with stomach pains. After having them for about 11 hours, Brent decided it was time to go make sure it wasn't serious. I have irritable bowel syndrome, so I am used to getting through the day with having a lot of stomach pain at times. So, even with the pain, I just kept working to finish the day out, then walked our dogs that evening before dinner, and kept debating on whether or not it might be appendicitis. After Brent read some of the tests to see if it is and tried them and caused an increase in my pain symptoms, we decided to go get it checked out. We spent most of the night in ER and finally after my first CT scan wasn't discernable enough for the ER docs to say "yes it is your appendix", we were transferred to a room to await another CT scan with contrast and the arrival of a surgeon. The surgeon wasn't one hundred percent positive that it was my appendix, but decided it might just be the early stages and he should look at it to make sure, so within 15 minutes of talking with him, I was headed for surgery. It turned out that my appendix was slightly inflammed, so I caught in the early stages of something happening to in and thankfully the surgeon was able to remove it laprascopically so it was a quick procedure and I was ready to leave the hospital by late Friday afternoon. For an unexpected stay at the hospital, I must say that it was a good experience. I wasn't sure which ER to go to about the couple in town, but I am glad that I picked the one we went to. The Memorial Hospital staff were great. I have actually worked there a couple of days for my company, but all I knew was the therapy side, but since I was a little familiar with that hospital, we picked to go there and I am thankful. You never know with hospitals and I am very picky, especially with working in healthcare. I am healing and haven't taken any pain pills today so that is a plus! And, they even send me home with pictures of my appendix! I do appreciate Brent who waited with me all night and day and didn't get any sleep. It was good to have him there all day. I am also so thankful that my parents were here to care for Nathan so he could go through his regular routine with Brent and I being gone. Our pastor came to visit after the surgery was over and our lifegroup called, brought me flowers, and brought us food. God has definitely blessed us here with people who care!