Monday, November 22, 2010

kitchen progress...

our goal was to have a functioning kitchen by thanksgiving...and we did it! which is great because otherwise turkey day would have been at sheri's this year.


quartz counter tops were installed Friday

cabinets are still a work in progress...

water is running

boxes are unpacked

appliances are in and working

still left to do:

backsplash tile




Thursday, November 18, 2010


a month ago we dropped off two chairs and 9 yards of fabric with mr. duck. really, that's his name. he has an upholstery shop in north portland and a friend recommended him to me. he does amazing work! he will tell you so himself. today we picked up our chairs and as promised, they are perfect.

chair one: this was something i had tried to recover myself. and it looked okay at best. but when we decided to redo mackenzie's big girl room, it was the perfect time for a do-over on the chair too.

 chair two: this was my grandfather's chair. originally it was beautiful. however, my grandmother decided to redecorate in the mid 90's and had this classic chair redone in a very ..err...well, ugly print. so when i got this chair the first thing i did was start looking for fabrics. i think it turned out pretty darn good.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

baby names

my due date is just around the corner. our house is in chaos. my to-do list keeps growing instead of shrinking. and if i hear another comment about the size of my belly i might really lose it. seriously, the things people say when you are pregnant.

but i thought i would take a minute and share the names we picked out. i am getting so excited to know if it is a boy or girl...and for the record mackenzie says it is a girl.

our girl name: addison joy scott

our boy name: benjamin edward scott

what do you think friends? boy or girl?

Monday, November 15, 2010


justin and i spent wednesday through sunday in colorado. it was just what we needed before baby scott #2 arrives. we flew into denver and spent the night. from there we headed to buena vista, about 2 hours from denver, for a younglife marriage retreat. i don't think i have laughed so much in years. it wasn't the retreat that was so funny, i was mostly entertained by my husband... the the dumb and dumber lines that colorado inspired.

we spent the night at the four seasons. it was the first time in months i actually fit into the tub!

all the locals we talked to recommended snooze for our breakfast spot. i am pretty spoiled in portland with all our amazing breakfast places, but this spot was a-mazing! justin ordered the pineapple-upside-down pancakes. yum.

this was taken after a bit of road rage by my husband, which i thought was pretty funny.  

another amazing denver restaurant. it had a really creative menu, local food, and it was all scrumptous.

we spent the day downtown, it was so fun to be in  a new city...but it was cold!

 buena vista
younglife's trailwest lodge
the view from our room (mt. princeton).

our sweet suite

 we tried to do a little side trip to a little place called aspen, but the hwy was closed. so close.

our favorite quotes from the weekend:
  • I expected the Rocky Mountains to be a little rockier than this
  • A place where the beer flows like wine. Where beautiful women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano. I'm talking about a little place called Aspen. 
  • No and I DON'T CARE!
  • Uh yea, we are in the Rockies. Jeez!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Halloween and kitchen update

halloween was a blast. we made a quick trip to bend to visit the fam. kenze had the time of her life. my favorite part was when she'd try and give the person a hug after they had given her candy.

kenze the cow, avery the ballerina, and peyton the flower fairy

trick or treating at papa's house. kenze hugged and kissed their dog.  

nana the cowgirl, kenze, and papa mike the crazy hippi guy 

 go giants! we copied teri's husband rob's was such a good idea for a pumpkin  

evelyn, katie, kenze and i at the old mill.  

kitchen updates: as for the kitchen, well we are further along than the pictures show, but i didnt want to skip sharing any of the process.
the wood floors turned out perfect. we still have to stain it.

the kitchen color, hard to see it here but we love it. it is a greenish gray called "forest khaki".

steve and justin putting the cabinets up

coming soon, cabinets and appliances!! woot woot!