Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Such a mess

Thankfully the weather is fairly mild right now as we have no ceiling or insulation.  It is chilly in our house and will be now for a few days, but I do know that it could be much worse.  With the rain, it sounds like we are camping.

And yes I do have to sit in behind my wall of insulation while blogging and as I look towards the kitchen I see the other pile.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Fall photo shoot

Danica and her friend went out to take some photos of themselves by a beautiful maple tree in our neighborhood.  Awhile later they came in and asked if I would take some (this from the daughter who for the last year would not let me take photos...) Of course I jumped at the chance.  They are so photogenic and beautiful it was easy!

Of course we had to end with a jump shot.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


This was the first step in the demo/reno.  Jason took down a set of cupboards.

This is what I came home to after work... note to self, check everything before taking a photo...notice the baggie hanging out of the drawer from the kids making their lunches - I often come home to that ;)  I just didn't notice the baggie today for some reason, hehehe.

And blocking in the door to extend our counter.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

The Before

When we moved in to our house 10 years ago, these cupboards were plain Oak cupboards... I painted them and they have been fine but I have always hated this kitchen.  The cupboards were not very practical, very little drawers and we were always on our hands and knees looking for things in the back of the lower cupboards.  I did put plastic drawers inside which helped.... but it is time for a makeover.  So here are the before photos.  Wonder when we will see the after???

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Loon Lake

Jason and I headed out of town to check out counter tops again.  I suggested we take the truck so we can stop somewhere and take Max for a walk along the way.  On the way home we went for a walk around Loon Lake.  Such a beautiful, crisp fall day.  

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


On the Denman Island walk we came across this sign... pretty much sums up life don't you think?

Monday, October 8, 2012

Thanksgiving on Denman Island

What a beautiful weekend it was for Thanksgiving this year!  A bunch of the family went out for a walk on Thanksgiving day while lucky for us dinner was being prepared for us.  Talk about spoiled.  Denman Island is such a peaceful, beautiful place...

An hour and half or 2 hours later we arrived back and of course had a delicious turkey dinner, thank you Sarah and Stacy!  

Then at night, the kids discovered this 'old thing'... Jason became the 'DJ'

And fun was had by all... gotta love Uncle Roger, he is always the life of the party!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Getting Ready for Halloween

I took some time today to put the Fall decorations away and dug out some of the Halloween ones.  I usually have the fall out in November too but this year we will be redoing our kitchen, knocking out a wall, filling in a door, replacing cabinets etc.  Thus there will be a lot of dust and such so I figured it best to have less stuff around - and besides during that time decorating for the season will be the least of our worries... trying to figure out how to cook and live without a kitchen... now that will be fun.