Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Update and a giveaway

Progress on our house is at break neck speed. Over the weekend we (when I say we, I mean Tom, with help from a dear friend and his son) installed the plumbing for a central vac system and were wrapping up the last bit of wiring as the sheetrockers were screwing in drywall. We also frantically threw in some sound insulation in the bedrooms. Our home is becoming more and more real with each new screw and wire. The paint colors, both inside and out, have been picked.(It is a miracle I know, considering my lack of decision making abilities.) The only decisions left are the counter-tops, light fixtures, towel bars and carpet.


From the kitchen, looking into the family room.




The master bedroom

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AND.......I know it has taken me forever, but I have finally made it to my 100th post! (enough with the cheering.... calm down) Anyway, to celebrate I am offering my very first giveaway. I will randomly select a commenter to receive this.......
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Just in time for Valentine's day! I would love to hear from my readers, lurkers come out! Comment before midnight on Friday, February 6th, please!
Good luck!




29 comments:

debsters said...

What a perfect date night that would be.

The house looks fantastic, I am so excited for you.

Pam Anderson said...

Looks like I need to peek in your house again. Drywall looks nice - makes it look closer to being done rather than all of the studs.

Jodi said...

Your house is coming along great! I'm so excited for you guys. Central vac? I'm so jealous! Congrats on 100 posts - I just reached there a week or so again. Crazy, isn't it? :)

::Jan:: said...

Maybe this will get me over there to eat. Love it. You home is looking fabulous. Can't wait for those summer barbecues you are going to invite us too :) Joking. Maybe....

meohmyers said...

Yippee! I love a good giveaway! And the house is coming along beautifully! SO exciting to see it transform into livable space. I love it!

lindsay>boo said...

Your house looks terrific! Congrats on 100!

tammy said...

It is so much fun to build a house. And also not so much fun. But still exciting. Jan sent me here. She has binoculars. And she will be watching you.

Catherine said...

I will definitely comment!! I've enjoyed hearing about the progress of your new home. It looks like it will be beautiful!

Kris said...

How fun that your house is making so much progress. I bet you are getting so excited. How fun to have 100 posts. Congrats!

Marilyn said...

Wow! Terri it's been a while since I've been over here to your blog, but your house is coming along quite well. It looks so great, how exciting.

Congrats on 100 posts!

devri said...

Isn't bloggin' great, you get to meet such wonderful people.

Congrats on your 100 posts.

Your house looks wonderful also.

Jan sent me over and becareful, she has binoculars..hee hee

you never need to be careful with her, she is the most sincere woman in this world.

Motherboard said...

How exciting for you!

Jan has binoculars... FYI.

And, Jan totally needs to go eat at Olive Garden!! If I win, I want Jan to have the gift card!

lmerie said...

Howdy!

Jan sent me over - pssst{{I think she has binoculars}}}

Happy 100!! and your home looks like it will be great - love the windows! (why didn't they do windows like that in the 70's?? hehe)

Oh, I just came by to say hi! Don't enter me in your contest - we do not have an Olive Garden - rumor is it is our town's no smoking ordinance, I doubt that, but we STILL do NOT have one- bummer!!) :)

l.a.c. said...

looking great...soon you will be relaxing in your new home...feet up, reading a good book!

HILLARY said...

You are lucky to have Jan as a neighbor. I his she was mine. Good luck with all the remodeling!

Heather said...

I don't want to sway your decision or anything, but if I win I'll totally bring you back a breadsitck! I know, I'm such a great friend.

terramisu said...

Wow! I went through it Sat for the first time and there wasn't any dry wall up yet- You guys ARE quick!

Tana said...

Hey for the Moons! Your new house will be so delightful to finally get into. I hope the progress continues at breakneck speed. I am a lurker, but am coming out of the shadows today, just for you. Good luck and congrats on 100 posts!

spice girl said...

Hey Sis, I can't wait to come for a visit when you move in. Maybe I'll come sooner to help you pick out your last remaining things. It looks great!

wendy said...

I love the Olive Garden --would be awesome to win. Go to my blog for MY giveaway as well, closes saturday. Go to Totally Rad Giveaway,(that was shamless of me wasn't it) Anyway, good luck with the house, bet it will be goregous. AND ---did you know---JAN HAS BINOCULARS AND SHE WILL BE WATCHING YOUR FAMILY. so there.

Nicki said...

Amazing how fast the house is coming together. I looks huge and I love all the windows. When's the expected move in date?

LaDeaux family said...

Isn't it fun to see your house coming together? It's weird how it looks bigger with walls on it instead of studs, right? You still need to come to my house. Please just drop by some evening!

Brooke said...

I'm a HUGE fan of Olive Garden! Oh, and Jan sent me over here. She has binoculars. She will be watching you.

Amy said...

Yum! Olive garden! BTW, Jan will be watching you. She has binoculars.

Bren's Life said...

Hi - Do me a favor go out in the morning & watch Jan with your binoculars.. And tell her that She needs to have her Windows tinted. That Bren told her too... I'm over here from her blog if you didn't get it. Your home sounds amazing. Sorry you've had some floods. Ugh.
You know I actually had Olive Garden today with my friend & boy the bread sticks were SO Good today!

beth at aunties said...

It sounds like you have been through a lot. Congratulations on your new home and especially becoming neighbors with ::JAN::. She is the seriously a sweetheart!!!
I know what it is like having your husband gone all the time and living at the church.... My husband was released a few years ago from being Bishop. Thank Heavens! :-)
Since yours isn't home much.... Jan has BIG plans! Yes that is right! She has this dandy pair of binoculars and wants to invite you to a neighbor spying party!!!! How Fun is that??? I am suppose to tell you to bring the goodies and she will supply binoculars!!!
Since we are in Utah and I can't attend this fun 'shindig' I would love to take my husband out to OLIVE GARDEN:)
Happy 100th POST!!


Beth
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Mother Goose said...

Hi! i just found you through Jan! I am so glad I did. Good luck on your house building and being neighbors with the one and only infamous JaN!

Olive Garden is one of my FAVES of all FAVES to go! I really hope I win this one!

Stacia said...

Hello! It's so exciting to see photos of your home! I can't wait to see more updates and photos. Kelly says to say hi to Tom! Miss seeing you guys when we were all in the 2nd Ward.

LKP said...

first of all, don't worry about me for the giveaway (though its a totally yummy idea). i just wanted to hop on here and say thank you for everything! daisy had such a nice time, and i was so completely at peace knowing she was safe. thanks a ton! also, congrats on the 100th post. super fun!