Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Introducing Dr. Jake Mata

After many e-mails back and forth with the breeder, we have picked out our puppy. We originally wanted one with a black nose, but this little guy with a liver nose really grew on us. He's the largest of all of the puppies because he has been sneaking into bed with his mom and getting an extra feeding at night.

Here he is at 3 weeks

Look at those eyes

I love the red coat

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

We're getting a puppy!

I know this isn't really house related, but we're getting a new puppy! He's a Rhodesian Ridgeback and he was born on November 26th, which means we get to bring him home the second week of January. We've decided to name him Dr. Jake Mata because Mario wanted a Dr. in the family, but we'll call him Jake.

Here they are on the day they were born

Here they are at a week old

This is what they'll look like when they get a little older

Here's a cute picture I found on the internet of a Ridgeback puppy

Here's a full-grown Ridgeback

Here's another

Saturday, November 24, 2007

The main table set up for Thanksgiving..we had 3

The kids table

The fireplace decorated for Christmas

The tree is up

My mom made wreaths to put on the french doors

The wreat in the entry way

We put colored C9 lights around the outside of the house

Saturday, November 10, 2007

November 2007

One of the mini chimineas that Mario brought back from Mexico

View from the living room

Trying to decide what to put over the tv..or should we hang the tv on the wall?

The candle thing is now in the fireplace

We bought a chair from Ikea for the desk in the study

The air hockey table we got from my parents..fun stuff

The front yard is looking pretty good

Fall decor

Our view (for now...until houses are built accross the street)

The grass in the back yard..we laid it ourselves

The other side of the back yard

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

3 month update!

Well, I have totally slacked off on this blog since we moved into the house. We've been busy decorating, but we still have a ton of stuff to do. I have also realized that I suck at taking pictures of the house. It's soo much cuter in person anyway.

I bought this iron thing from Hobby Lobby..we still need to paint the living room.

I got this iron thing from Kirklans. We're going to paint the fireplace wall that sticks out from the regular wall a dark brown.

We've added curtains since this picture, but it gives you a good overall shot of the room..oh, and I killed those pretty flowers

This candle holder is from Target and it's now inside the fireplace..it fits perfectly

We put up curtains from Target..this is the first time I've ever had curtains before and it's very exciting!

We put up matching curtains in the eat-in area..they're a lot darker when the light's not shining through..and they have shimmer to them

Our first painting project was the study...we have never painted before and apparently we picked a "cheap" brand of paint..it took 3 coats on top of the tinted primer..never again will we use "cheap" paint

We still need to add decor to the walls. All of the furnitire is from Target and the color is Espresso

We decided to make the room into a study/tv area..we're planning on getting a flat screen in here eventually

The guest room that actually has furniture in it

Monday, July 30, 2007

Our new TV on our Wal-Mart furniture

We're still looking for something to hang over the fireplace..I think we're going to find a big Texas star

The living room

The dresser in the guest room that Mario painted

The messy study

Thursday, July 26, 2007

More pictures since we moved in..

The master bathroom sinks

Our very beige living room

The fireplace

The eat-in area

The ledge thing by the front door

The spare bathroom

The spare bathroom again

The laundry room

The pantry