Thursday, October 16, 2008

Almost There!!

I should be writting about how nice it is to finally be in my home... Well, I am almost done with contractors - perhaps next week and we can take the lock box off the door and settle up with the payments. So, 6 months after we started and we can almost call this place DONE.

Here are some overdue pics. I hired a great guy to install new garage doors. When I get my new company car next week (yep, the Mercedes) it will have a nice home! The Almond color couldn't have been more perfect and I was super lucky to have such a great installer that even worked through a Bronco game!
What a pretty garage, no? Just needs a bit of touch up paint and we are all set.
Here is what the new openers look like. I have really missed having a garage these last 6 months so I can't wait to start parking in here.
Just a few last things to get outa here before it can be a real garage. When I moved in, the garage was FULL of my stuff, so this picture makes me feel like unpacking progress has occured! There was also a pile of hardwood flooring that I was waiting to remove...
Now that the stairs are built, I can return all the unused wood and get it out of my garage! On Saturday morning (yes Saturday) the floor finishers will be here. They come again on Sunday and then the stairs should be done! This is the last major task to complete!! Oh, and I am having new carpet installed downstairs tomorrow. I painted the ceiling, but so far I haven't had the energy to paint the walls. Oh well, I can use drop clothes :)

There is still a lot of stuff that needs to get done around here - but most of it is my work. Here is my office... Think I can get a lot done here??
Lucky for me, I have work helpers:
I am lucky enough to have 2 helpers!!

Don't they just look so helpful? At least I am not alone when I am working!
Speaking of working, I took a few fun pics of my most recent, and hopefully last, trip to Albuquerque. I happened to time my trip during Balloon Fiesta. I have to say, it was amazing. All those dots in the sky are hot air balloons. Not the greatest pictures while driving...
Here is a closer view of a few balloons:
And when I first saw this car, the dog was facing forward and I thought there was a deer in the car!! Nope, just a huge dog!!

So the adventure continues, but I am in my new place and the last pieces are coming together. That's why I am having the Halloween Party!! I hope you all can make it!! Thanks for hanging in there with me. Once we are DONE, I will start posting before and after pics and then this blog will start to be about boring things like Bronco games and funny dog stories.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Introducing the Ewert's, My Neighbors!

This weekend, almost all of my friends were together for the most beautiful wedding I have ever attended! Here are just a few snapshots from the camera that we need to share!

Here's the happy couple, the Ewert's!!
The first dance... So perfect!
And the father - daughter dance:
And the mother - son dance:
Here is a picture of Mikey in one of his last moments as a single guy!

And one of the first moments as a MARRIED guy! Much better!

All of the friends gathered and danced and danced... I wish there were more pictures of this part - I'm sure there are lots out there!

How many years from now will this picture of a father - daughter dance look way different??
The best man and his beautiful wife Jill!
And Jill as my date:
And the ever dancing Tanya!
Eric, Jen and Fritz having a great time:
And the Kendall's! (Happy 1 year anniversary btw)
And Adam and Jennine:
And of course, one more of the happy couple, congrats you too! Thanks for inviting me to your wedding. I love you both and can't wait to see what the next 50 years bring for you!!!