Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Mother of All Posts

WARNING! This is going to be the mother of all posts here. Probably so long you may fall asleep. Lots of pictures too....

It has been days since my last post(well before my blizzard update), but you will soon see why...

Friday evening, we emptied Kobi's room. YES EVERYTHING came out.... now this is a before picture of her room....



Well this is what it looks like now. It took a little longer than we thought it would.  You see, once we got all the stuff out of the room, we were totally grossed out by the carpet. SO out to the curb went the carpet... We also took out the baseboards and thought oh we will repaint them and put them back.  NOPE not that easy, they cracked on the way out and so all new baseboards had to come in.  My poor hubby stayed up way late on night and did the chair rails and baseboards.  We painted the floor with a porch/concrete paint...glossy black. So what normally takes me 2 days at the most, took 4 days.











During those 4 days, we took a trip up to my Mother's place for Christmas.  That was 4 hours driving.  I feel for those that have to drive a long way during the holidays.

He loves to sleep on my lap, on his scooby doo blanket when we go on long trips....


She pretends to hate to have her picture taken...


My niece Tara :) My oldest niece and her family couldn't make it.  She is to close to having Great - Nephew #2 .

I also had to take a break and go get my book signed.  YEAH!  The Pioneer Woman - Ree Drummond came to Oklahoma City for her last stop of her book signing tour.  I was so glad she made another stop on OKC, I missed the first one.  I got there at 11:30.  Stood in line til 12:30(start time) and was out by 1:30.  Not bad, I so thought it would take longer.  I now need to ship books out to those that shipped them to me to have them signed.  Yes, I am a good blogger/facebook friend and let them send me their cookbooks to get them signed. :)


This is the traffic around the area of the book signing... HORRIBLE! - This was th eline I was in to get to a stop sign.... took a while.





I also made Kobi go shopping with me, to pic out things for her room.  She hates shopping. BUT she is too picky and I would have not picked out the "right things" for her room.  With it being so close to Christmas, what would have been a 2 hour trip, turned into about 6 hours. YEAH :( LOL Really not so much fun. 

OK, so this is not a nice picture.  But I laughed.  Yes, it was bad.  So wrong in so many ways.(Going to offend some here) ANYHOW, Kobi and I were looking to purchase BUZZ and WOODY blankets.  OKAY FOLKS, could you please package these differently.  When you hold these dolls up, the blanket FLOPS out.  YES I went there.... it FLOPS out!  Seriously, I laughed I snorted, right there in the middle of the store.  When Kobi held the doll up, yup, there's WOODY alright!




I totally finished Kobi's room at about 10 pm on Tuesday night.  Great time for bed!  OH WAIT!  Nope, I decided to go ahead and re-do the bathroom too.  Yes at 10pm I started in on the bathroom.  I already had th epaint and glaze, so I thought, what the heck....
2 hours later, the bathroom was done.  Yes, 2 hours.  That is all it took.  Midnight.. YEAH BED!

This is a before.  The blue just isn't the right color, but Kobi liked it, so I left it for a while....



And now.... it looks like this.







SO, Wednesday morning it is rise and shine!  We were hosting a Christmas dinner at our place at 7pm.  It was only with Kyle's Mom and Brother and my Sister - in -Law(My favorite Sis-In_Law - She totally gets me!)



So, combine that with all the normal Christmas stuff, and a few appointments and NOW we are caught up to present time... Well kind of...





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9 comments:

Heidi said...

Merry Merry Christmas to you too!!

Will you come paint my house?? :o)

Rayli said...

the rooms look great!!! can't believe you did it yourselves!

Pennie said...

You are a GREAT decorator - love the way the rooms turned out! Honestly!
Looks like you had a fun holiday (minus the drive...but, I had you beat - we had a 6 hour ride...so, I don't feel too bad for you! lol)
Love your post - and your crazy sis-in-law looks like she has your same crazy sense of humor. *love it*

Brandy said...

omg- you were so productive!!! i'm super duper impressed.

Megan said...

I LOVE the way the bathroom looks! I am all about my fancy schmancy looking bathroom! Yours turned out great :)

Yes-Oldest niece sucked and couldn't be there AND is still pregnant! Hopefully next year <3

Mama M. said...

Ooooh..I LOVE P-Dub! Saw her in MN...isn't she adorable?!! Totally jealous of your wait...or, ah...lack there of! 6 hours for us. SIX stinkin' hours!

Enjoyed reading your comment on my post! I work with girl who couldn't get a positive preg test to save her life. She even bought one when she was close to due, just to see if it would be positive...(she's 4'11"...NO hiding that belly anywhere!) and she said the look on the cashier's face was hilarious!!

Tracey said...

Just stumbled upon your blog...had to giggle at the teenage "Don't take my picture" look. It's one I know well!

OK Chick said...

The room is awesome! You guys did alot of work, so it looks good.

Hey, I work across the street from the book signing you attended. HA! Isn't Pioneer Woman so nice???

Megan said...

You need to update lady!