Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Moving right along

Since the last update.... Jason did the electrical work with the help of his brother's father-in-law
He then insulated the walls, followed by a layer of plastic. Once the inspector gave it the A-OK, Jason headed over to the local Home Depot for the sheetrock. Since we don't have a truck, he had to rent one to bring it all home. Well, since I was the only other person available to help unload the sheetrock, I helped bring in all 12 sheets. I know, you're impressed. 

After hanging sheet rock until 2 a.m. Friday night, my dad came over on Saturday to start to mud and tape. Midway through, I hear Jason yell 'Kendra, come get your cat and clean him off!" Confused, I ran into the kitchen. GoGo had jumped up on the half wall, constructed for the bar, and walked through the fresh drywall mud. 

I had to rinse off his feet. This was not the first 'rinse' he had had that day either. Earlier, he darted into the garage, and spent a good twenty minutes playing under the car, rolling in dirty slush. He received an entire bath for that one....
Here is my dad sanding.
Walls are almost done!

Friday, December 18, 2009


Chocolate with Rolos
We also tried to make Green CornFlake Wreaths
You can tell by my mom's face this was just not a good idea...
...so messy....
Puppy Chow!
Nutter Butter Santas
The whole shebang!!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Kitchen Status

Before! We are packing up the kitchen...
more before...
Jason let me kick in the cabinet! I hate you cabinet! You are yucky!!
Here is some DEMO! Bye bye ugly kitchen!!

So far to go..... but its progress!

Friday, November 27, 2009

I met PW

If you don't read PW, I am going to direct you there now. Her recipes are amazing, and her photos are spectacular. www.thepioneerwoman.com

I begged my mom to come with me to get my cookbook signed. She is the best mommy in the whole world, so of course she came with me. We got there at 12:30, and at 1, when it started, Ree came on stage and answered a few questions.
Momma waited in line with me as long as she could, but after four hours she had to head out! 
She spent time with every single person saying hello and thank you! She was so sweet!
Before Mom had to leave she wrangled Marlboro Man's signature as well as the two boys! How cute :)
Below you will see photographic proof of my meeting The Pioneer Woman. Unfortunately it is one of the worst pictures ever. Its just a little out of focus... just a little. Oh well! I still got my personalized cook book and my PW T-Shirt!

 Thanks PW! It was well worth my 5 hour wait!!!! Oh, and if you are reading this, please choose me next to win a Kitchen Aid mixer. Thanks!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

early morning frost

and the first glimpse at new cabinets!

Saturday, November 14, 2009


A bone from the meat market

The hope of making beef stew!
And a freezer FULL of meat!

(thats 160 lbs of meat, just in case you were wondering)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Its been long enough

Really, what have I been doing? Certainly not updating my blog! 

Well, I volunteered at the TC marathon with RBC's mile 13.1 team. We mixed PowerAde 25 gallons at a time in garbage pails. We stirred said PowerAde with a hockey stick. We gave each other bunny ears in photos. We handed out said PowerAde to crazy runners who enjoy running 26.2 miles. (sorry, I just don't understand it). 

And, above all, we had a really good, cold, PowerAde-ful time.
On Oct 11, I turned 26. I felt old, and sad, and old. I am getting older, and I have gray hair. And I felt, well, old. I got a new lens for my camera, and with it I took this photo of my Halloween wreath. Jason knows just what a girl wants! An EF 50mm f/1.8!!
My mommy bought me these beautiful Uggs. Dear Uggs, I love you. Dear Mommy, I love you too. My mommy was 26 when we had me, so it was her 'Golden Labor Day'. She came up with that herself.
We also attended the 'last' Twins game in the Dome. I say 'last' because we all know it wasn't really the 'last' game, but it was officially the 'last regular season game' in the Dome. We got vintage Homer Hankies. We waved them. We had fun.
I think thats it!!