Wednesday, April 15, 2009

It's finished!!

Well, not totally yet. A few outlets need to be switched out, we need furniture and our TV of course but other than that here is the finished product. Isn't it lovely.

Here is the extra bedroom down in the basement. It is really nice. Izzy loves the new carpet. She took a nap on it last night while we were upstairs. It is almost unheard of for her to sleep in a room where we are not hanging out so she must really like it.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Izzy's first swim

Adam and I went to Clarkston for Easter weekend. It was so warm and beautiful there that we took Izzy on a few walks to Swallows Nest Park along the river. We wanted to see what she would do if she jumped in and got wet. Adam threw in a stick to coax her into the water. She wasn't expecting what happened. Take a look...

She then came onto the dock after jumping in the water and was leaning over to take a drink or something when she slipped in head first into a full puppy dive. She was under for a few seconds before she came up, then she swam straight into shore to get out. I missed the fall into the water but I got her swimming. She is a good swimmer.

Monday, April 6, 2009

A Quick Update

A lot has happened since I last wrote on my blog. First of all our best friends moved away and now we feel lost and alone in the world of Spokane. No one else can replace you guys! But since then we have had a ton of time to work on our basement since we haven't had anything else to do. Now here is a before shot in case you have never seen it...

As you can see there is T1-11 siding covering the walls in the basement. Adam and some friends took this wall down and put up sheet rock. We did a smooth wall rather than texture and have painted it red. The ceiling was pop-corn style and we have since scrapped that off and retextured the ceiling to what I like to call Ralph-Style since it is the same technique my Dad used on our home in Clarkston. Here are some pictures of our hard work...

This is after 3 coats of paint...

And this is after 5 coats of paint! That's right I said 5!!!

So that is how our basement is coming along. It isn't done yet though. We have a carpenter coming in to put up our base molding, crown molding and window casings. Here is all the molding we had to paint. We got it done in 3 days.

We also have carpet going in next tuesday. We are almost done. I will post a picture when it is all said and done. Also, while we were working on the basement we did a little work to the upstairs bathroom. A little paint and a new light fixture. Now we just need to get a new mirror and new countertop rolling and it will be done. Here is an after, I never got a good before...

So more news, I was driving home from work one day and I was able to win tickets to see Plain White T's at the ZZU studio downtown with Adam. It was so awesome. I was like 5 feet away from them. I could almost pop their zits. Just kiddin' they didn't have any zits, but we were super close!! Here are some photos...

We also made a big purchase this last week. We bought a new vehicle. We traded in old Dusty and got a 2008 Dodge Nitro R/T. I have to say it is a darn sweet ride and I LOVE IT!!! It has less than 5,000 miles and is in mint condition. The former owners are from Omak and traded her in for a Charger so we got a sweet deal on a barely used Nitro. I have wanted a Nitro since they came out and I am so happy!! It has leather seats, which I thought I would never do since they are always so cold, but I compromised when I heard they were heated. Here she is...

Just a few more things, sorry this post is so long but it has been awhile. Here are some cute photos. My family came up to visit this weekend since Jason came in town to go to a friends wedding so I got some super cute pics of my nieces, Ava and Emma. Emma loved to play with Gordon and Izzy, but Gordon was too scared and Izzy was too playful.

Gordon is just out of reach.

Hanging outside on a nice sunny day!

A few photos of our super cute puppy.

Izzy really wants Gordon to play but he is too lazy.

She got caught licking the water up after I took a shower.

Izzy really likes to eat ice cubes.

Izzy playing hard with all her toys all over the living room.

Izzy's favorite thing to do it go on walks. This is us at Manito park, it was a little rough. I thought she was going to suffocate herself. There are too many people and dogs for her to handle. She just pulls and pulls and pulls.