Welcome to the mayhem

Hope you enjoy your visit!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Remodeling, Awards, Pies and Company Coming

 We have been working on remodeling our bedroom for over a year.  We were in a hurry to get in when we bought it and made the decision to paint over wallpaper.  After living here 10 years the wallpaper started to peel even with the paint on it.  So we have been peeling and scraping here and there for months.  We tried, steaming, stripping, and just plain old scraping was the best.

  Kyle scrapped the last of the wall last week and we finished plastering the cracks and holes.  Kyle had plaster dust every where last weekend.  Literally from head to toe, down the stairs, on the doors, footprints through the house.

Monday he had the day off of work for Veterans Day.  He painted the room.  We chose the Behr paint shade Tidal Pools.  I wanted a beach theme to bring in the ocean and lakes that we have enjoyed visiting over the past year.
 We are not done with the decorating, but abandoned the final details to prepare for Kory and Jessica to come and visit.
 In the midst of getting all the housework done we still have busy teens.  Sunday night BYD at our house.  The youth came over for a discussion with the Bishopric.  Monday night fall sports awards at the high school.
 Kayla is in the school play and has been practicing every night until 10 pm.  We have to see her play Friday night.  Tuesday night I remembered I had to get a baptism program together for my niece on Sunday.  Wednesday night we had Boy Scout Committee and Scouts, plus Kyle and Kota helped a friend move a TV.  Thursday (tonight) we had to pick up a box spring to go with our extra mattress for company.  I'm not sure what else we could pack into this week.  But, the house is really getting organized.
 Kayla has been bringing home homemade pies from her home EC. class.  She was very proud of her apple pie.  It was very yummy.  We have a breakfast quiche to tackle tomorrow.
 Almost ready for our guests for Thanksgiving.  We are excited to see them.  Preparing is never fun, but it is always worth it.
I haven't seen this room cleared of stuff for a few years.  Nothing like guests to make things happen.  I look forward to a warm, full house for Thanksgiving.


  1. with children home it is always busy but a great busy. the pies look great and so do the rooms.
    happy thanksgiving.

  2. Love that plaster dust! But it looks like it was worth it. Your wood trim is amazing too. :) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. :)

  3. Boy, you've got a lot going on!

    We need to do our bedroom, too, and will have a lot of 20-year-old wallpaper to remove. Ugh.

    But I am excited to texture and paint the walls. I think I will go with a very cool blue.


  4. I thought Kyle looked lovely on Sat. with all that dust! I'm so glad I saw the room before because I can truly appreciate all the hard work you put into it! I looks wonderful! I love all your cool woodwork in that big old home! Did the ghosts get mad? Have a fun time with family and good luck to Kayla at the play!