Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Taking you back to 1977

Three times a charm! 

Take 1: Forrest was the first one to see our new house before buying it. He didn't think it was right for us, so we casually moved on and kept looking. 

Take 2: One night we decided to take a walk and peek in the windows. I really liked the open floor plan, but it looked like a major project that we both weren't in the mood to take on. 

Take 3: Leave it to my parents, who came in town the next day and said it was a house we couldn't pass up! With a little talk about paint, carpet, tiles, fixtures, and appliances we started dreaming. 

Here are some before pictures for you to enjoy! 




Dinning Room


Skylight Lattice

Entry Way

Master Bath

Upstairs Playroom

Upstairs Bedroom

Upstairs Bathroom

Monday, September 24, 2012

Yoga Dance Moves

Davis loves to partaaay! Who doesn't?!?! After his entertaining walk down the aisle at Brandon and Jordan's wedding, we headed to the UT Alumni Center (where my mom has a brick) for the best party! The food was delicious (massive amounts of macaroni and cheese), the band was awesome, they had an ice shot block, Brandon's cake was a FISH, and they left in an Austin pedicab surrounded by sparklers while a mariachi band played!

While we all enjoyed the food, Davis ruled the dance floor! He had some new moves we'd never seen before...Sorry it's sideways!

IMG 0782-1 from Christina Thompson on Vimeo.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Hello Again...

Wow, is there a bad blogger award out there? I promise to try and make a come-back, but things have just been insane with our move.

We spent 6 weeks living with my in-laws and now we are living amongst boxes in our new home. Who has time for unpacking? We've been in our new house two weeks and haven't gotten very far. Our first weekend was spent in Austin at Forrest's best friend's wedding. Hopefully this weekend, we will hang a picture!

I can't wait to share some before and after pictures. This house, I don't believe, has been updated since it was built in 1977. Gotta love the palm tree wallpaper and brown appliances (that still work!!!). We knew we were getting into a big project with a new kitchen, new paint, and new bathroom tiles. What I wasn't expecting were all the little things that needed replacing, like door stops! Once the remodeling is done, I'll post pics. We still have kitchen counter tops and bathroom tiles coming and appliances that need installing (we are living on delivery and Lean Cuisines).

Onto a more exciting topic...Davis! In a tux! Walking down the aisle! We are so happy Brandon and Jordan asked Davis to be part of their wedding. He loves them both so much! They are currently enjoying a fabulous honeymoon and we keep watching re-runs of Davis at the wedding. When Davis was in my cousin's wedding, about a year ago, I was so sad we didn't get a video of Davis walking down the aisle. So for this wedding, I asked my parents to discretely film him with their iPhone. Enjoy!

Brandon & Jordan's Wedding from Christina Thompson on Vimeo.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012