Thursday, November 30, 2006


Travis found the USB cable last night (I know you were all waiting eagerly for that :) so I am finally able to post some pics. I don't have time to go into a lot this morning but these are pics of the ugly kitchen, the ugly vinyl in the kitchen, the ugly bathroom, and the girls playing in the leaves in the front yard.

The kitchen needs lots of work but at least it's big. I'll take some pics of the island and post those later.
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Monday, November 20, 2006

I don't have much time to post this morning but Travis finally set up our printer (we've had it for about 3 years) and it has a scanner so I scanned these pictures of Amanda and thought that since most of you weren't around when she was little you might like to see what she looked like. The first one was taken on June 10, 1990 and the second was was at her 2nd birthday party in front of her Big Bird swimming pool.

In other news, Travis and were able to purchase and entire bedroom suite from a guy in Old Hickory that just wanted it out of his garage. We got an armoire (which we'll be using in the living room), a gigantic dresser, mirror, 2 bedside tables, head and foot boards, chair, ottoman and a ceiling fan for $200. I love Craig's List! Anyway the head and foot board are king size and we thought about upgrading but with all of the other furniture there's just no way it will fit. But the guy wanted $100 for just the armoire and when I saw the pictures of it all I figured we could sell the pieces we don't want or can't use and offset the cost of the purchase. Overall, the style isn't what we would have chosen if we were going to buy whatever we wanted but the white washed pine finish is still being sold so it's not out of date and it's the first time we've had matching bedroom furniture since we've been married so I'm excited about that. The guy we bought it from was super nice and has some other things for sale like this Lazy-Boy that's super-cool but out of our price range- I did think of Mary when I saw it though.

It seems like it's one step forward and two steps back here. We finally got the kitchen mostly cleared out and have started stripping wall paper. But last night we had to take the seats out of the van to go get the furniture and so the seats are in the kitchen, the new night stands are in the hallway and everything is in disarray again. And to add to the chaos we rescued a beautiful little black kitten from the animal shelter and she's just as sweet as she can be. Her name is Sophie and she's just great with the girls. She seems to have fallen in love with the entire Button family and we're really thankful to have her.

That's all for now I'm still looking for the USB cable so I still can't post pics. Travis brought one home from work the other day but it looks like the one we had is specifically made for a Kodak camera so no luck yet. I'm sure it will turn up soon. Have a happy Thanksgiving. Posted by Picasa

Friday, November 17, 2006

Feather Bed For Sale

Here's our listing at Craig's List. Trav and I bought a Feather Bed a couple of weeks after we bought our new mattress but I hated it. That's a ringing endorsement, right? Well, anyway, I know some people love them and now it's listed on Craig's List. But if any of you wanted it I'd be sure to give you the friends of Travis and Amy special discount rate.
Hello all! I found this a few days ago and thought that if anybody needs a new kitchen you might like to enter. Good luck!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Do Ducs!

Last night Travis was watching the Bucs game and Halle was sitting in his lap watching it with him. It was so sweet, every time Travis would yell she would yell and when he clapped she claped. Finally Travis said "Halle say Go Bucs" so Halle said "Do Ducs!" it was so cute.

Things on the Button front have been very busy as you can imagine. Every day there is a little more progress made on the house but it's still a mess. It's a little frustrating because before we closed all we thought about was painting and the changes we would make but we haven't gotten to that part yet because we're still trying to find places for all of our stuff. We've made a few purchases that have helped including 2 kitchen pantries and a kitchen island. I'd love to show you actual pictures but I can't find my usb cable so I can't uplode pictures to my computer, grrr. The island is truly gorgeous though. We bought it through craigs list and got a great deal on it. We were looking at different places and found different islands that we were thinking of buying but there were about 1,000 pieces to them that you had to put together and we were going to spend more to purchase it through Target. com, JC Penney, or Wal-Mart. Basically all of those places had the same island for about the same price. But the island I found cost less, was from American Signature Home, and is a very well constructed piece. Actually it's the nicest piece of furniture we have in our house. Apparently American Signature doesn't sell them anymore so we couldn't find out what it sold for but it was a much better value than the others we looked at. Travis also finished putting together a bathroom cabinet so we'll have more storage in there and will hopefully put the 2nd kitchen pantry together tonight so I can finish putting the things in the kitchen away. Then I plan on stripping the wall paper in the kitchen and hall, paint the walls in a buttery yellow shade, finish ripping up the vinyl in the kitchen and hallway, and paint the floors in the kitchen and hall with a tan shade of porch paint. We looked into lots of different options for flooring but since we can't afford what we want to do right now we're going to go with the cheapest solution for right now.

I'm also trying to figure out a workout option for me since I no longer have a gym. I'd like to have a piece of cardio equipment and have looked at some options but I don't want to shell out a huge chunk of change right now so I'm still working on it. There is a park close by and soccer fields that I could walk/jog at but the weather this time of year is so unpredictable and it gets dark so early that it doesn't seem like a reliable option. I'm very bummed and the availability of a nice gym to workout in anytime I want to is the only thing I miss about apartment living.

Mom and Dad came this past weekend and saw the house for the first time and assured us that it was bigger than their first place- I can't imagine that. They also got these great goblets for me for my birthday. I just love them and now I just need to get dishes to's never ending isn't it?

Anyway, I'm done for now and as soon as I find that darn USB cable I'll post some pics of the place.