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 match...it'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.

7 comments:

mary said...

Great to hear a report. It seems like ages ago that we went for a drive down the trace. I hope that I can help with things as you progress. I know the putting away thing is hassle upon hassle but it will all fit eventually. If you need another break let me know, I might need one too.

Forever Amber said...

Amy it all sounds so wonderful. I can't wait to see it.

LaDonna said...

Ditto what Amber said...

Call me if you need any help.

Amy said...

Well, I want to have everybody over soon. Maybe we could have a painting party.

Tracy Mock said...

Okay I still haven't got past the "DO DUCKS".... I'm totally laughing my butt off. The things they say are so priceless.... I'm so excited about your new home! Just think of all the memories your going to create in it! WOOHOO! Send the kids away for a weekend and you and Travis just paint and have a blast doing it, (clothing can be optional - I'm putting a plug in for you Trav!) Love you guys!

Amy said...

Girl, you're crazy!!! And Travis loves you!

Tisra said...

Ha. Not a bad idea. :-)