Monday, August 22, 2016


Another quick weekend in the books. It seems like we were pretty busy even though this was our down weekend.

Friday after work, we picked the girls up and headed to our favorite sandwich shop to get sandwiches to go since we had our contractor coming over at 2 pm. Once we got home, we put the girls down for their nap, but it took them awhile to finally go to sleep. The contractor came over and we had so many questions and ideas and we were a little overwhelmed.
Dog pile at daycare

Basically, it comes down to how long we plan to stay in our house, which is about five years. Since we aren't going to stay for 15 or so years, he recommended not redoing the entire kitchen unless we want to throw a bunch of money out there. He recommended replacing and redoing stuff, but being more conscious about our money. We came up with some solid ideas and were told to head to a local tile and stone shop to pick out counters, back splash and flooring. We were also told to look into cabinets. He recommended that we keep our current layout and cabinets, but have them refinished. He said it would be thousands cheaper and we have real custom cabinets already in there. They may be from the 60s, but he said they were beautiful and he wouldn't get rid of them.

So now we have some ideas and we have officially started the process of having a new kitchen!

After the contractor left, we fed the girls dinner and took the girls and Walter on a long walk.

After the walk, we got the girls ready for bed and I headed out to dinner with a friend to celebrate my birthday (that was a few weeks ago). Dinner was really good and the company was even better.

Saturday morning, Rory picked us up some coffee and pastries since he had an early morning appointment. I played with the girls and got them ready for the day. Once he got home, we went to the tile and stone place and a cabinet place and made some decisions. The girls were crazy at the tile and stone place. One climbed on a stack of back splash and fell off, the other had a puppy scare her and fell down and it was a mess. But we managed to pick out what we needed and headed out.
A sneak peak into our ideas

After naps, we headed to the mall since it was so hot outside and we wanted to get out of the house again. We did a bit of shopping and then headed home to make the girls dinner. I just picked up pizza for Rory and I and we watched the Niners game.

Sunday morning we headed to breakfast and then to the park. We took the girls to the rose garden at the park and they loved running around. That was until Avery fell into a rose bush and got scraped up. But she was a trooper and we moved onto the playground. Avery loved the swings, but Sutton did not. After playing for awhile, we headed home, so I could go meet someone to sell them the girls jumper that we don't use anymore.

Rory did some yard work and then we fed the girls lunch. I ran to three different stores to get some groceries and essentials.

After some chores and hanging out, my in-laws came over to have dinner with us. A massive thunderstorm rolled in and we were treated to lots of rain and an amazing lightening show. Walter wasn't a fan and neither were the girls. It woke them up and they were pretty scared. But we managed to have a yummy dinner and hang out which was really nice.

We capped off our evening with the second to the last episode of The Night Of and went to bed early since Rory had to be up at 3:45 to head on his business trip. Unfortunately for him and I, Avery decided to wake up a lot and may have spent a couple restless hours in our bed. Thankfully, we did get some sleep in the early hours of this morning.

And that was our busy weekend/ How was your weekend? We have a big couple weeks coming up and I am really excited and nervous for it all.

I am linking up with Biana from B Loved Boston.


  1. So exciting that you'll have a new kitchen - can't wait to see as it progresses!

  2. I love the sneak peek of your kitchen colors! I like what I see so far and I can't wait to see more!

  3. I am so excited to hear more about the kitchen! It looks like you guys have a great idea in mind with the little samples you showed. So pretty. Also, I love that photo of the girls sitting next to each other. It is a framer. Glad you got some fun and celebrations in too!

  4. Can't wait to see your new kitchen! Hope you have a good week!

  5. Everyone is raving about that show Night Of - I need to start watching it! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

  6. Sounds like you have a contractor looking out for whats best for you. That's great.
    I am so obsessed with grey. I wanted grey floors or grey cabinets & wood floors. I think its all so beautiful. Cant wait to follow along.

  7. Oh you kitchen is going to be so fab. Your twins are adorable. My twin loves the swings, I was never a big fan. haha #doubletrouble

  8. Ahh can't wait to hear about your remodel! Glad you were able to pick out what you needed...even with an very eventful trip. :)

  9. Sounds like it was a busy, productive, and fun weekend! How do you like The Night Of? I think I need to add it to my list of shows!

  10. Sounds like a good weekend! It's amazing how much renovations cost. I love the sneak peek. Can't wait to hear more about it!!

  11. Great weekend! Love the sneak peek! Can't wait to see the rest. :)

  12. Your contractor sounds like such a good guy! To be so up front and honest with you instead of taking you for everything, its hard to find people like I feel like (unless you personally know them) I love the color choices so far!

  13. Weekends are always too short! I love that your contractor was honest with you about how much to do in your kitchen. Lots of people would've let you gut the whole thing just to make some extra cash. LOVE that shot of your girls - they are too cute!! Loving the sneak peak of your kitchen picks as well! I'm so bummed The Night Of is over this weekend already - I really like it!