Sunday, December 4, 2011


Do you ever feel like your head is going to explode because you are constantly thinking! I have SOO much to do before Wells' birthday party it is INSANE. We have been working non-stop on our basement trying to get finished before her party next weekend. We had to totally finish out our bathroom and now we have a playroom, a little office space, and a big area to play or whatever. Today I woke up actually feeling at peace about everything. We work until 11-12 every night and I still lay in bed thinking about what all needs to be done. Poor Jared has been working so hard for me and I have been a slave driver! Ha! He just does whatever I tell him. I know he is so ready to get a job and get away from me! 

On top of me making him do all this basement stuff 24-7, I was determined to get a glass front door for my Christmas present. So, he put that up for me to! I'm loving it and it was a pain to get it to work. He had to build out from our other door. He is so smart to do all this stuff for me, he can do anything!

It's hard to tell because I took this at night with my phone, it has a rod iron design on the glass!

Our chickens like to fly out of the barn and come visit us!

The kids love it and check out Harper! I think she might be a hunter! Ha! 

On top of us working on all this, we had my Mom a little birthday party and I fixed supper for everyone! 

Got our Christmas tree!

Took Finn to ride the Christmas train.

Here are some pictures of the basement. Some of the process and some from last night. We still have lots to do! 

Finn is having so much fun working with his Daddy. He is going to be so sad when Jared goes to work.

I am antiquing the floors with stain so they aren't so bright!

The bathroom is what I am most proud of! Jared laid the tile and did the design on the wall. We had a pedestal sink that my Mom gave us and it fell over and broke the day before we were ready to put it in. So, yesterday morning I went out on a mission to find some sort of sink. We decided we wanted something like a piece of furniture with a sink in it. All the ones I could find were way to expensive! 

I found this piece of furniture at HomeGoods for 100 and then went to Lowe's and got a sink and faucet and Jared fixed it up! It's my most favorite project we have done. It turned out so good! Plus, he did that tile all by himself {FYI he has never done that before!}

My little office still needs some work! 

I can't WAIT to be done with this and just sit down and enjoy some time with my family! Wells' party is Saturday so I think it is all going to come together! 


  1. Nice job on the basement!! Where did u get those little shutters for your front door?? I have been looking for something like that.

  2. Wow! Your basement looks wonderful! You guys want to come work on ours when you finish? :)

    Hope you and your family are doing well and enjoying this Christmas season.

  3. Thanks! Kelly I have those shutters on all my windows. They are wonderful and Chad Hodges did them. He owns that Heritage Custom Window {I don't think that's what it's called but I can't remember!} in Lexington. It's beside where the Travel Center moved!