Saturday, October 20, 2007

Before & After Living Room



This room was a labor of love for Pete.

1) Remove Popcorn Ceiling
2) Rip up carpet
3) Get rid of the panelling
4) Sand down the glue from panelling
5) Paint (twice) I changed my mind on the paint color
6) Patch ceiling
7) Texture Ceiling
8) Paint Ceiling
9) Crown molding
10) Chair Rail
11) Re-Finish floors
12) New Windows
13) New can lighting
14) New light fixture

We still need to do some touch-ups and need to get more furniture for the room, but It looks ..grrrEEAAATT! Way to go PETE :-)

Sunday, October 14, 2007


Phillip has a new favorite song to sing in the car. It's "Downtown" by Petula Clark.

Friday, October 05, 2007


IT's a BIRD ... IT's a PLANE ... no it's SUPER MOM!!!

Well, it's easy to be super-mom when you can tag team. Becca and I stayed up until 1:30 AM decorating the train cakes. We got the idea from Coolest Birthday Cakes. It's a great site. Anywho, becca baked the pound cake and make the frosting ahead of time. We went to the grocery store and went a little crazy with the candy. The little rocks are made out of chocolate. It's GREAT! The kids loved the train cake. I'm sorry to say we still have the cake a week later. I don't have the heart to throw it out. But I guess I should, or else we'll get another cat coming in our house :-) (see entry below)

Happy 2nd Birthday Phillip

Phillip is 2 years old! Becca and I through a combined birthday for Phillip and Anthony. It was a great division of labor. Becca did a lot of the prep work (invitations, party supplies, food). Becca make some really good chicken salad. My focus was the cakes. (I need a seperate entry for those) :-)

Phillip loved the candy the best. He could hardly blow out the candles because he had his cheeks full of candy. It was a GREAT party with Family, Friends, and GOOD FOOD.