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June 17, 2008

Feelin’ It

Filed under: blessings,house — Kathy @ 7:19 pm
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I’ve been nearly pain free for a week plus one day now, which means I’m finally getting back to normal. Mother nature kindly let the summer weather begin right about the time I began to feel better too, which was a very lucky coordination. I feel like sewing, shopping, visiting, singing, reading, playing and blogging once again. Cleaning? Laundry? Still don’t feel like that, although I have to do it to keep things under control.

So first off, an update on the house construction is in order. The siding is all up and is getting painted now that the rain has let up.

The mason can start on the rock pretty soon.

The patio and the porch both got poured. Michelle at Medici did the design of both, and when she gave it to the crew, one of them called her “the concrete bitch.” I think she takes it as a compliment.

Front porch

Back patio

The finish work inside is going full steam ahead. There’s a lot of it to do, but I’d say they are at least half done and it’s looking really awesome. B & J Custom Building is doing meticulous work. Thank-you Brian and crew for keeping at it and treating me so well.

Dining room bowed windows

More dining room

Front entry oval window

Living room ceiling

Stairway

Bonus room upstairs

Master bedroom fireplace

My big storage room, front.

My big storage room, back.

Lastly, I’ll leave you with three views out the back of the house of the exact same thing.

The first is from the back door of the basement.

Second, is from the doorway to the deck, main floor.

And this last one is from the balcony off the master bedroom upstairs.

On a sad note, Pam, the assistant designer at Medici, is leaving to go live in Salt Lake City. She has been like a good friend to me as we have worked on my house. She’s always cheerful, always on task, has an unbelievable memory and great taste. I just don’t know what we would have done without her, and I hate to lose her, even though almost everything is decided on right down to cabinet knobs. Pam, good luck to you and your husband, and keep in touch! Maybe you’ll have to come up to a party in the new house.

B & J and Medici will have a house in the Cache Valley Parade of Homes in Providence starting this week-end. I wish it was my house that was done, but I’ll go and check out this Parade home anyway. Because I feel great, and I’m so thrilled that I do.

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December 30, 2007

Joyful and Triumphant

Filed under: blessings,Christmas,my world — Kathy @ 8:13 pm

Since I’ve last posted, I’ve done a few fun things, like go to Las Vegas, stay in a fun hotel and go to a bowl game where our team won by a point.

The Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas
The Bellagio

BYU vs. UCLA, Dec. 2007
The 2007 Las Vegas Bowl

We made it home in time to try something we’ve never done before, and which the recipients may not want us to do again:

Caroling on Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve caroling with an accordion player.

The best telephone call of the year also came on Christmas Eve from halfway around the world from Andy in Korea.

Andy in Korea

Andy is on the left.

The next morning was just good old Christmas fun, and I was richly blessed by those who love me. Thanks to Scott, Mom and Dad, Connie, Jo, Matt and Rosie for the love and goodness. I certainly don’t deserve it.

November 22, 2007

Givingthanks

Filed under: blessings,family — Kathy @ 1:48 am

My wonderful parents hosted Thanksgiving for any of their children that wanted to come. Five out of their seven daughters were there with their families and a couple friends. We had a yummy, funny, happy time. Mother and Dad raised us girls in a loving, safe home with wonderful traditions. They taught us how to live by the example they set. The older I get, the more I realize how blessed I am to have such wonderful parents. They help me when I really need it, they never interfere when it’s not their place to do so, and they truly know how to give unconditional love. They are fun, interesting people as well. I can only hope to be as good a mother as my mom. My Dad is my hero for the way he has lived his life.

Thanksgiving 2007

Two of my greatest blessings.

 

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