Friday, December 27, 2013

T'was the night before Christmas...

Twas the night before Christmas and everyone was stirring in their new footie PJ's!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013


Here are a few more picts of the kitchen... I need to take a close up of the's my favorite part!  We used a lantern tile from and it is one of the first things that I bought for the house!  It wasn't fun to install... but I have access to  a fabulous handyman that comes dirt cheap!  :)

I do need to add more color to the upper cabinets... but I figure that will be a work in progress!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Office & Entry

Here are the Pictures of our office and entry way.  I still love my gray desk... maybe sometime down the road I will paint it another color.  For now though gray it stays.

Side wall in office.

Entry wall... do you think it needs to have the
" where our story begins."
below the HOME sign?  That is what I had at the old house... now I don't know...

Entry way picture.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

A sneak peak at the office shelves...

Things are starting to come together...

I have been unloading boxes...

Morgan has wanted to get out all of the decorations...

So we started with the office shelves...

Russ was wonderful and made my vision of a wall full of shelving happen...

It turned out great... hopefully soon I will have things cleaned and everything finished so I can take pictures of the final products!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween 2013

So far this is the only costume picture that I have today...  I thought her costume turned out pretty good.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Catching up... Well sort of!

We are finally in our home!  We are not 100% done, but we are close.  I thought that I would show you some of the during pictures before I start posting the DONE pictures.

This is my office wall.  It definitely turned into a labor of love (maybe not)  I do LOVE how it turned out but it definitely was not fun to caulk and spackle all of the extra trim in the house.

The kitchen during pictures.  I LOVE these hanging pendents.  I wasn't sure they would be good but I am so glad that we put them in!

The back door mud room is looking good!  If only we can get the drinking fountain working well... it keeps leaking.  The repairman has been out and fixed it 3 times... maybe the fourth will be the charm.

Our wood tile in my bathroom is one of my favorite things that we did!

The finished brick arch turned out better than I could have imagined... and I love the rock tiers.

Megan and Russ are now professional railing installers.  It all looks so good!

We did a cement board product on the gables in the front and back of the house.  It ended up being a pain in the butt to install... but I love the look of it soooo much more than stucco would have looked.

I will post some finished pictures soon!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Steeneck Reunion 2013

August 2013 was a BUSY year!  Not only did we get our missionary home, building a new home, and move out of an existing home... we went on back to back family reunions!

Thanks to the Days who hosted this year!  They had it at the LDS Heber Valley Camp.  We stayed in cabins and had a very nice campground.

One of the activities was the zip line.  There were only a few wobbly moments.... but for the most part they raced each other to see how fast they could complete it!



This was another challenge course.... the guys had to do it after the girls and couldn't take the same course.

Then we did this one where we had to pass everyone through the web.  What a great way to get to know your new daughter in law!  :)  

Meg was next, helped by her big brothers!

Ben got through in his own unique way!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Looking Good!

These pictures are taken the day he got the stitches on his face taken out.  That was just over a week ago.  It looks better each day.  At this rate I don't think it will need any plastic surgery!    :)

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

First day of School 2013

Morgan started her first day of eighth grade today!

She even helped a new seventh grader...

Admittedly these pictures were taken after she got home from school....  But I thought they turned out pretty good!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Warning... look away if you are squeamish!

Yesterday we got back from camping (which by the way I didn't even take one photo... if any of my sisters took pictures I would greatly appreciate a copy!)  

Long story short... the table with my big glass cloche on the stand got kicked and it fell and broke on the table and then fell onto Brayden which he caught most of the broken pieces with his face!

Before pictures...  he cut his arm, thumb and multiple lacerations on his nose.

After our trip to the ER.  It is so nice to have the new ER close to our neighborhood!  We have used it twice in the last month!  He will most likely have to see a plastic surgeon in 6 months.  

Hip Hip Hurray!

Zack got back this past wednesday from his mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  It has been two years since we have seen our son.  We are so glad that he is back safe and sound!  

First glimpse!

Back together again.

With grandma and grandpa!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Our brickers are doing a fabulous job!  I love the bricked wrapped around to the garage door opening.  It means that we don't have to add stucco there or paint a wood trim EVER!

Insulation really changes the look of things.  It makes it quieter too!

Sheet rock delivery!  Yipee!

Lots of sheetrock all over the house... they finished the upstairs today and started on the basement. 

What a wonderful sight,  it means we are done with our 4 way and we can take a little break... just in time for Zack to get home!

Some of the younger chickens have started to lay eggs.  This haul is in one day!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Last Week



Central Vacuum lines 


Exterior Doors


This week has been much of the same... except they are putting on the shingles!!!  We are scheduled to have our 4 way inspection on Monday (heating, plumbing, electrical and framing)!  Then onto insulation and sheet rock!  Yipee... a little break from the house for us!  Just in time for Zack to get back!