Thursday, May 26, 2011

Our Home: Before

Looking back on our home remodel project, I’m really disappointed we didn’t do a better job of taking before pictures of our house.  (I guess that is a note for next time!) 
Here are some of the before pictures we actually have – they aren’t true before pictures because the day we were handed the keys to the house I pulled up the carpet.  The previous owner didn’t believe in cleaning and had WAY too many pets for this size of a house – add that to 20 year old carpets and you’ve created a recipe for disaster on my allergies.
These pictures are from the weekend we moved into the house.  I’d apologize for the mess, but for the 4 (going on 5) years of our remodel our house has been in a semi-constant state of disorganization.  I’m actually surprised we both make it out of the house fully dressed for work every morning.  Well – I guess it isn’t actually that bad, but some days it sure feels like it.
Alright – here it goes…
Our living room – view from the front door:
livingroom2 10-6-06
view from the hallway into the living room
livingroom 10-6-06
view from the living room into the dining room:
11-12-06 dining room
view of the stylish orange wall down the hallway:
livingroom&hallway 10-6-06
View into the kitchen from the dining room:
kitchen2 10-6-06
Master bedroom (let me ask you – who doesn’t want a princess pink master bedroom with frilly white curtains?)
masterbedroom 10-6-06masterbedroom2 10-6-06
guest bedroom 1:
guestbedroom 10-6-06
Guest bedroom 2:
office 10-6-06
it looks like I still need to dig up some before pictures of the bathrooms before sharing the after pictures.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

10 years ago today I went on my last first date….we started with bowling and then caught the AMAZING movie Joe Dirt at the movie theater….the rest is history.

To celebrate 10 years, I thought I would share a few pictures…enjoy!

2001 - Our first dance.

2001 Co-ed

2002 - My high school graduation:

2002 Katy Graduation

2003 – Joel’s Senior Prom

2003 Katy and Joel 2

2004 – Halloween in my college apartment

2004 Halloween

2005 – Easter in my college apartment

2005 Joel & Katy Easter


2007 – Snow in Seattle


2008 – Trip around the Olympic Peninsula


2009 – Whale watching in Puget Sount

2009 jkboat

2010 – One of our few Argentina pictures

2010 Argentina

2011 – Bellingham for my cousin’s graduation