Friday, December 5, 2008

House and such

Oh yeah, I'm updating our blog. :) I'm excited to show you what more we've done to our front room, slow and steady wins the race!


Yes indeed, we dyed our maroon leather sofas.... twice! The first attempt ennded up looking more like a brown you'd find in a baby diaper. We then ordered a more deep chocolate brown for the desired aesthetic. What a process! The last step is to condition the leather, then I'll post the finished pictures.




Another big project was replacing all of our inefficient aluminum single payne windows. That, too, was quite a process especially since I was in the middle of being super sick and in bed (thank goodness for antibiotics!).

I still need to get the "after" shots from inside, but we need to paint the new sills first.
And then we have the drapes... aren't they fabulous! :)



Pictures of the pillows I'm making will come soon too. Enjoy!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Shawn and I just returned from an exihllerating trip to Yellowstone with my family. We saw a ton of wild animals and had some great laughes with each other. Here's a glance:

13 people in a 15 passenger van for many, many hours.




What does that sign say??
Shawn and my dad... Look at those grins!



In and out, in and out, in and out.


Good 'Ole Faithful

Look! A Julie Tree.... What a rare and beautiful find indeed!

In front of the Tetons.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008











Progress, HOORAY!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The YATES GUYS at FLAMING GORGE




All the guys went to Flaming Gorge in June... It looks like they got a little sidetracked, or bored? Well, who wouldn't think to construct a fishing platform complete with stairs down to the water and massive lounge chairs. Shawn says that the chairs were actually really comfortable. :)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Girl's Camp

I'm having way too much fun as the Young Women's advisor. Although, we got completely rained out! What an adventure! We ended up loading and unloading the trucks 10 times in 2 days in search of dry ground and to eat. However, we did end up sneaking in some fun. :)

In the Service of Our Lord

Shawn has been called as the Executive Secretary of the Westland 10th Ward here in West Jordan.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Here it is! Our cute new house... it has such great potential. The lot is nice and roomy at 0.34 acres. We've got 2,000 square feet total; 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, kitchen, and living room upstairs with an unfinished basement including 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, family room, storage/laundry room, and utility room.

LET THE FUN BEGIN!
Our front room is our first project:

Before

Recessed Lighting










Out with the poorly tiled hearth







Built-in cabinets and shelves





We tile the entry














Fully custom wainscot (we routered over 200 linear feet of trim!)






We'll keep you posted on our progress! :)