its a wrap!

Honestly, I hardly even know what to tell you except WE ARE IN!! This week we've been packing, moving, unpacking, organizing and LIVING in our house!! I'll catch you up in the photos becuse I know you really aren't here to listen to me ramble :)
Kitchen Cabinets going in.... 

 Laundry Room

Foyer Light!! (my fav piece, but the photo doesn't do it justice...)
 Appliances ready to go in!!!!

Love that this munchkin brought her parents for a visit
Checkin' out the furniture!!
On the last day ALL the contractors showed up!!
Hello countertops, I adore you!!
Yeah! Washer and dryer!!
Well the house is ready for us.... let start packing!!!
This was done in 3 hours with the help of 2 amazing ladies that live down the street :)
Found this little note from my mom that was written on this kitchen box when I moved from Alberta to Manitoba :) thanks mom!!
haha chaos much?!
So many people helped with the packing and unpacking so far, and I didn't take the time to snap pictures of you all, but you know who you are so THANK YOU!!
 Priority: Make the bed pretty for our first sleep in the new house!!
A beautiful "Lily of Peace" sent from some amazing friends, I just LOVE it!

Well all for now.. I'm currently unpacking and organizing and trying to get ready for Christmas in less than a week (say what!?). So pics of the rooms when they are all set up will probably have to wait for the New Year.

Happy Holidays to you and yours, hope they are fabulous for each of you!!

until soon,



getting closer...

In the month since I've blogged last, things have be progressing in leaps and bounds with the house and its been oh so exciting!! But first for a little glimpse of yet another amazing Manitoba sunset from the cab of the Pete :)
Pretty awesome isn't it?!

Ok house stuff! Last time I blogged we were left with drywall hung, mudded and taped awaiting paint!!

Our main living area (kitchen, dining & living) is a darker grey/brown

The bedrooms and basement are a lighter grey
Then came flooring!!!

Then came closet building:

 So we I ordered a closet unit online for our Master bedroom from Easy Closets. Husband seems to have an amazing amount of faith as he gave me the go ahead: I measured the room, came up with the plan and ordered the pieces. Without him even double checking that I could read a tape measure ;) Really it was a cinch! That is until it showed up in 26 boxes :O haha
 He got to do the measuring and marking of the walls while I read the instructions and tried to sort out the pieces!!

 By the end of the first night we had the shell up for Wall C!
On night #2 I just couldn't wait to dig in so I went ahead and put together the drawers and installed them in Wall C!! (we will wait to see how they hold up once there are actually clothes in them hah)
Husband arrived and we completed Walls B & A!!

That's it!! 2 nights and 26 boxes later and we have a fabulous closet ready for clothes! To anyone looking at closet units I would recommend Easy Closets, the directions are lacking a little but they get the job done!!!
On to the next...
Trim & interior doors arrived! 

YIKES! Glad its them that has to install all this and not me! 
 Garage doors are in!! Not necessarily the ones we ordered... buuuuuut we have doors :D
Shelving is going up in the pantry!

Shower is getting tiled!

All the doors and trim are up in the basement :D
 And then... (oh happy day) the cabinets arrived!!!!!
 So that's where we are at! The guys have been busy yesterday and today sorting out all the cabinets installing them in their rooms, finishing up the trim, hanging doors and all that fun stuff!!
Maybe next time I blog it will be moving day!?!?!? Fingers crossed!!!
Until then,


long overdue

As per usual life is crazy busy in our corner of the world and I've neglected to update the blog for a few weeks... So prepare yourself for the onslaught of photos I'm about to throw at you!!

Shop Update:
Photo shoot:
Larissa has been wanting "family pics" and "1 year old pics" of Kord and I've been wanting to get "1 year married pics" of Craig and I, so we joined forces and I took some photos for them and she returned the favor! 
 (seriously love this little monkey!)
(so awesome to have this trio so close!!)
House Update:
Since we've last updated you there has been quite a few changes!!
1st: Insulation & Vapor Barrier
2nd: Drywall
(stairs to basement and hallway to bedroom end of the house)
(master bedroom)
 (living Room)
3rd: Exterior scratch coat was applied (stucco to come later)
4th: Rock started to go up!
5th: Interior Mud & Tape
(living room)
(master closet)
(entry from garage: the right door leads into the mudroom, the left door leads straight into the pantry!)
Next up: PAINT!! :D
 N&R House Photos:
(kitchen, pantry to the right & entry to the left)
(living room)
 (looking out of the living room towards the kitchen, entry, then bedroom end of the house)
(Exterior, scratch coat is on!)
Last, but certainly not least, silage update!
(photo credit: Larissa)
(photo credit: Larissa)
(best helper out there!(photo credit: Larissa))
Can you see the cutter in the corn?
Here's a video of the 7950 cutting machine! Fairly impressive eh?
last supper ready to go to the field!!
One month later = FINISHED!
 If you look close the guys are all standing in front of their machines (if you click the photos it will bring up a larger version) (photo credit: Larissa)

Pile #1
(photo credit: Larissa)
Pile #2
Oh, and a few of the bales :)
Well there ya have it! That's a glimpse here and there of what we've been up to for the last few weeks... until next time    -j