Thursday, March 15, 2007

My boyfriend's back

Trent got home close to midnight last night and I got to hold him all night. Charlotte, who I may have mentioned is not much of a cuddler wanted only to be held by him all morning and to lay her little head on his shoulder. It was pretty adorable. Tucker was snuggling us in bed this morning and when Trent got up, Tucker noticed something he had never noticed before.

"Dad, you have hair all over your legs. Eew, you're really ugly."

Good stuff. The kids were pretty upset that their dad had to go to work today, but were reassured when we said he would be back tonight.

Here are some pictures of our house in Provo.Before. This is when we still lived there. It looked better than this when we left, but nothing like it does now.The paint on our house was never finished in the back. Where Trent replaced this window was never painted while we lived there.One thing I am sad had to go: the circle border I did in Charlotte's room. But I guess it's not exactly neutral.

This fireplace used to be painted all white and the walls were white.

After. This is how it looks all painted, rock up, painted front door. What you can't see is all the hole filling, caulking, texuring, painting, and other work that he did inside. He tiled the whole kitchen, entry way and guest bath while we lived there, making a huge difference. Some other things he did while we lived there: replaced the old wooden garage door with a new automatic one, closet doors, a bathtub, vanities, light fixtures, oven, leveled the yard, put in an automatic sprinkler system, planted grass, removed wallpaper, did all new paint, drywalled over all the asbestos popcorn ceilings, fixed the swampcooler, and put up a beautiful wooden fence. I am sure there was more too. He is amazing. The carpet was torn out this week and new stuff went in this morning. I think that Trent has brought up the value quite a bit since we moved in there in July of 2003. There aren't many other houses this size and price range on the market in Provo right now, so we hope to be getting a bid soon. Thanks Trent! You are the best!

I have my camera back now, so here are the kids playing with dumptrucks in the backyard this morning.


Melanie M. McKinnon said...

Good times in that house! Remember when I met you guys there? That was a magical time. Also, thank goodness for handy husbands!

Katie said...

Wow! I remember what it used to look like---you guys have done an awesome job. I love Charlotte's border---how did you do that? I want that for Alli's room!

Busy Bee Lauren said...

The house looks awesome!!! I am glad your boyfriend is back... :)

Gina said...

He did so much work. What a man!

I hope you get the asking price for the house! What a dandy down payment on your next one! Woo hoo!

Love the last photo of the kiddos! They are so funny and cute to the core!

Tori :) said...

Wow. The house looks great Robin! I love the circle border- what a cute idea!

Anonymous said...

The house looks great Robin, We sure miss you guys and it was sad to see the old house!

diana said...

what beautiful scenery you had out there... why did you move here again?