Sunday, December 30, 2007

trying the tub

Everyone who comes over lately is coming to see the new bathroom. It is really coming along. Our tile guy, Ken, is slowly and meticulously working on making it a fabulous "wet room". The tub and shower area looks better every day. It seems that every night we are in there, after the tile guys are gone. I sat in the tub the other night after I was at skiing all day (and wishing it was working already!), and then made my friend Meg sit in it too. Adam snapped this photo of us hanging out.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

colors galore

tried out a bunch of colors for the walls....
I like the darker tan.... but I think I am over-ruled, and we will go with the lighter one. The blue and the green didn't look right. The carpet will be a mossy green berber.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

working with emmett

I got to ski with emmett on thursday. It was so much fun to work with him, and use my new skills as an instructor! Yeah! He did great. The mountain was really deserted, as you can see. You can also see, in the background, the little conveyor for beginners, where I will spend some time, before hopefully moving them on to more varied terrain.

We have had enough great snow already to really enjoy it this year!

Friday, December 14, 2007

new windows

they did the window change. so glad I pushed for it. It makes the room way better, in so many ways. It feels bigger, it is cozier, and also has a better place to put the bed.

Monday, December 10, 2007

sea of orange

I was just one in a sea of orange jackets. There were probably 100 of us or more doing our ski instructor training this weekend. 8 hours each day on skis, makes for one tired, but content, me at the end of the day.

There will be a repeat performance next weekend too. Then I will be able to fall into a regular schedule during the week of teaching while the kids are at school 3 days a week. so psyched for my skiing to get much better too!

Friday, December 07, 2007

beachy and beautiful

the tiles for the bathroom. I LOVE them!!!

the rocks will be on the floor of the shower/ tub area, the blueish green on the walls, and the beach glass in the alcoves. The area by the sinks will have a light bamboo floor.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

need to fix

okay, here is the new master bedroom, and I don't like the windows.

They had to be put in low because of the roofline that needed to be matched. but it means I need to look at the neighbors' crap.
I don't want to have a great new addition, and not like the view. I just want natural light and maybe a good view of the cliffs behind the house. We have a pretty view of the lake out front. I just told our builder and now I am going to hunt for a few smaller windows to put up high. Then we can use the space below them better too. He said the fix should only cost about $500 to reframe. I think it is totally worth it to fix what could be a huge mistake.

This is the view in the bathroom....
I would like three windows across like this in the bedroom too....

the bathroom..... one big box, with seperate 'rooms' within. a 'wet' room that will be shower and tub (where the windows are), a room with a sliding door for the toilet( on the far wall), and a room that it all connects from for the sinks....

Sunday, December 02, 2007

change in bedrooms

our room, now is divided and the new smaller bedroom will be here, with a closet, and then shelves sunk into the wall to the left of it. The room will finally be square with no more crazy angles. The boys have decided that emmett will have this room. Eli thinks their existing room is bigger, and he wants that!

Saturday, December 01, 2007


they cut a hole through the wall this morning!! brrrrrr!!!!! it is only about 20 degrees, so we are keeping a sheet of plywood over it. Oh, yes, they also turned off our heat on the same day they chose to cut through. They had to so they could work on the plumbing. Totally worth it. We finally have a shower with enough pressure to take a real shower. YEAH!!!!

the rest of the house is chaos. everything is out of the room, so we have our queen sized bed in Eli's room, emmett is sleeping in the tiny guest room (previously the tea room), and clothing is everywhere. we can't even try to store things in the basement as the guys need to work there for the furnace and plumbing. ugh. but totally worth it!!!