Sunday, December 24, 2006

The Nursery!!

Well, we finally got the last piece of the crib that has been on order since September. Troy put the crib together yesterday and then we got to work!! We need to get some little shelves and things to go up on the wall but at least all the essentials are in and installed. Now all we have to do is wait for the baby!! 3 weeks and 5 days!!! Merry Christmas Everyone!!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Master Bathroom "After"

This is our new Master Bath!! It is so much nicer to be in. We laid tile for the first time and it really came out great. We repainted the walls with a color we had matched to our shower curtain, since it also matches our bedding and put up bead board to make it look cleaner and roomier. The wall sized mirror above the sink was replaced by a smaller framed mirror and we put up all new fixtures. We had to keep the ugly tub and sink, after all money doesn't grow on trees. In time those will also be changed to make everything more neutral. We will be home improvement pros by the time we move from this house!!

Master Bathroom "Before"

Well, this was the dungeon of a Master Bathroom. It had stained linoleum floors and bad faux finishing. It took a lot of hard work to get the ugly out!!!

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Ball Pictures

We finally got our ball pictures back!!! Happy 231st birthday to the Marine Corps!! We had a great time but I felt as big as a house. What a handsome Hubby!!

When's supper!!

Jack, as always, waiting for food to come to the table. Who could say no to that face!!

On The Hunt!

Troy finally got to get out and go hunting for the first time in awhile. This was a shot he took on the way out to their hunting spot. What a gorgeous view!!!! He and a friend went to a place right on the South Carolina - Georgia border. They didn't get anything this time but I'm sure there will be more trips to come.

Jack Had to Try It Out!!

We couldn't resist!! Jack came in the nursery, which he is not allowed to be in, so we had to harass him a little and put the "I Love Daddy" bib on!!! We'll see how he reacts to Jacob. I have a feeling it will be Jack's baby in no time. How could he not like him. That kid will grow up to be a puppy buffet, Cheerios flying everywhere. Jack will be in Heaven!!!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Belly/Office Update!!

This is a quick update of both belly and the new office. I was standing in the office in the picture before this. We have since put in wood floors and painted the walls. It really came out nice!!
less than 7 weeks now!!!!

Friday, October 06, 2006

Belly Update #3

Well, here is the 25 week belly!!! It is getting a little harder to sleep comfortably. Jacob is now kicking hard enough that we can sit here and watch my belly go up and down with each kick. Today is Troy's birthday. Only 15 more weeks until his gift is here!!

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Lady's Island Cont.

After we got done with our drive Jack drove us home!!!

Lady's Island

Finally!!!! Troy and I took a little drive today to the end of Lady's Island and we got some photos snapped. This really is a beautiful area!! I love all the moss hanging from the trees, fiddler crabs, birds, and the combination of trees and palms.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Belly Update #2

Well here is 22 weeks!! As you can see it has gone from a small pumpkin to a medium pumpkin very quickly. We are so excited to know which kind of pumpkin!!! We found out Sept. 14th that it's a boy!!

Jacob Nickolaus Sayler - only 18 weeks to go!!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Belly Update #1

Here is the 19 week belly!!! Baby is growing and kicking!! Troy got to feel the baby kick for the first time on August 25th!!! Pretty amazing!

Friday, August 18, 2006

Second Spare Room "After"

We switched to a buttery yellow. Now I need to come up with some new bedding and curtains. I sent away for some swatches. One of them is a floral with Robin's Egg Blue background. I repainted the bed white, from it's original cream. This room will end up being our craft/spare/storage room. It has a large walk-in closet which is already full!!

Second Spare Room "Before"

This spare bedroom was a little much for us. It had "Princess" stickers all around the top of the room. Troy peeled off the stickers and the purple had to go!

It is to bad though. The bedspread went well with the purple!

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Living Room

This is our Living Room. As you can see, it has that same blue carpet that used to be all through the house. It will eventually be replaced by wood floors, but we will take things a little at a time. You can see through the double doors out into the screened in porch which is a God sent because of the amount (and size) of the bugs out here. There is also a fireplace to the left of the T.V. that goes all the way up the wall to the vaulted ceiling. Any suggestions on color or set up of this room are welcomed!! It is such a big room I don't want to go to crazy with the color but I would like to jazz it up. Curtains would probably help too!!

Spare Room "After"

Now this room is a color called "Watering Can" with a neutral khaki/tan color of carpet. We think it will end up being the nursery and will later be accented with either blue or pink. Jack likes it!!

Spare Room "Before"

This is a before of one of the spare rooms. As you can see it has a wonderful dirty blue shade of carpet, which goes lovely with the bright blue walls, and of course you can't go wrong with a border, right? Yuck!

Taking the Plunge!!

Well, we did it! We purchased our first home. (No more white or cream walls for us!!!) It has been an all consuming project but we love it.
Things are going well for us out here in South Carolina. It is so beautiful! Troy is enjoying the challenges of his new job and the baby is healthy and growing quickly, just like my belly. The home improvements are also off to a running start. New carpet has been laid and walls are getting painted. We have only had one stroke of bad luck, knock on wood, since closing on our home July 31st. The air conditioning unit outside our house was struck by lightening and we were without AC for 5 days. Of course it happened on a Friday afternoon, which left us stranded for the weekend but, all is well now and we are cool and comfortable again.
I would like to update our blog little by little with before and after pics of our hard work on the house and then come January I will begin introducing our little one.