Thursday, March 5, 2015

Kitchen Addition

We decided a while back that a weird wall to the left of our kitchen sink was an empty waste of space. 

So, this week we had a friend come take it down. It was so fun to see it happen. The kids loved watching.

It was the weirdest shape and hollow except for the thermostat and light switch.

This change gives us 3 more feet of countertop which means we got to pick out new ones.

The new extended wall patched and mudded.

I bought brackets at Ikea and cedar planks at lowes.  I stained and then we installed them.

This gave us so much more storage throughout the whole kitchen.

It was fun to take off the countertops.

The installation went easy and the new countertops look great.

Our kitchen is so much bigger now.

That is one long counter.

Jeremy, pop, and I installed the new faucet and sink thanks to youtube.

Haven used the $7 stool for the first time last night for her homework.  Just what I envisioned.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

catawba science center

Since the kids were out of school for  week due to the ice, we took a trip to the science center to explore. Wendy, Jake, and Bethany went with us. There was so much to explore.


Even the art museum was amazing.  The kids took the challenge to find snakes in the folk art. They got a toy snake for reporting back the number of snakes we found.

There was a beautiful display of church hats.

We went to lunch at Josh's in downtown Hickory and them went back to the planetarium for star gazing.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Ice Storm 2015

Last Monday, February 16th we got our first ice and snow. The kids were excited!

Mason pulled Jensen around his yard.

We had fun for a few days and some of the ice stayed around until we had snow again on the next Monday afternoon.