Friday, April 9, 2010

Introducing... Kung Pao

We are so excited to tell everyone that our first baby is due in September!

I don't think Luke and I would be getting off on the right foot as parents if we didn't share our sonogram pictures.

The 12 week sonogram was A-MAZING! Little Kung Pao was putting on a show! The technician got really tickled when she saw the baby stretched out with these long legs and snapped this picture for me. This shot is from the waist down. Looks like Patterson legs to me!

Why Kung Pao, you ask? We needed a name for our little he/she and "it" just wasn't doing it for me. We decided on Kung Pao because the only cravings I have had have been for Chinese, Thai and Japanese Hibachi food. This baby may have some hidden Asian roots!

Needless to say that Luke and I are so excited! Our house is active with baby plans and we are hustling to get our house completed by September.
We now wait patiently for the sex and the next sonogram. We are taking votes on whether it's a boy or girl, leave yours!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

What Were They Thinking?! The Story of Our Pre- Renovated Home in Pictures.

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Closing day! So young... so innocent.

The whole reason we bought this home was the patio in the center of the house.



It's ALL gotta go!

Uh, blue Formica and tile and appliances from 1978.

It's ALL gotta go!

The master bedroom bare.

The master bath. Clearly...

You can see we had our work cut out for us. Nothing stayed! We have replaced light fixtures, plumbing fixtures, all interior and exterior doors, knocked out a wall in the dining room, the kitchen overhauled, the living room demo-ed, bathrooms face lifted, bedrooms carpeted and a myriad of other things. The things in currently in progress and things still to come? New floors through out, new face on the fireplace, face lift to the front of the house and landscaping and the interior patio (which we can't wait to do!).

I look at these pictures and get such a laugh! I can't believe the bank even let us buy the house!!! The house did not have toilets! Which, by the way, was good with us. The previous owner actually saved us quite a bit of demo work since it was already a work in progress. You may wonder why we bought this crazy ugly house that needed so much work. Aside from the fact that it's in a great neighborhood, we just loved the bones of the house! We walked in and knew we could make it a great looking house. It felt like ours from the very beginning.

We still have quite a bit of work to do although we are nearing the end. Progress and pictures to come!