Tuesday, October 26, 2010

First Trip to Neyland

This past Saturday Cooper and I went to watch Tennessee play Alabama at Neyland Stadium. This was Cooper's first regular season game. Earlier in the year we didn't think it was worth taking him to a game. But since we took him to the Orange and White game in 2009 and he cried when we left, we thought he may do okay. This time I am pretty sure he was more excited about seeing the cheerleaders than he was about watching the game. We had a lot of fun. He watched movies on the way to Knoxville and fell asleep about 10 minutes before we got to where we were going to park. We stayed through the first half and most of the 3rd quarter. When the game began to get out of hand I asked Cooper if he wanted to go home. He said yes and since it was already getting late and we had a long drive home we left. I usually don't advocate leaving a game early, but this was a special circumstance. He fell asleep about 45 minutes into our drive home and we got back around midnight. Overall it was a really fun trip and I think Cooper enjoyed it also. Hopefully it was just the first of many trips we will get to take to see games.

All dressed up and ready to go!

Not looking at the camera. The cheerleaders were right in front of us.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

One Week In

Okay, so we're a week into the home renovation/remodel. First I have to thank Derrick for all the hard work he's put in. He's labored, thought, and planned this out and Allison and I are so thankful. I also appreciate Cody, Daniel, and Jeff for coming over and helping with a lot of the labor as well. As of today, you can't really tell that the room is a kitchen, but it's all coming together (at least in our minds). Apparently the house has started "talking" to Allison and Derrick and what they have planned is going to look great. Things are moving right along. We have an electrician coming Monday morning; Derrick, my dad, and me are starting to hang the drywall tomorrow afternoon; and the floor company is coming to put down hardwood a week from Tuesday. Unfortunately, the floors have to be in a week before they can sand, but it won't put us too far behind.

This is what the kitchen looked like when we bought the house, without our stuff strewn about of course.

Here's the kitchen from another angle. You may or may not recognize this angle a few pictures below.

Moving right along...

This is what the kitchen currently looks like.

Monday, October 18, 2010

And So It Begins

Well, for those of you that follow this blog (I understand there hasn't been much activity lately) it's about to take on a new theme for a little while. That theme is going to be home renovation! Allison and I closed on our new house Friday and have started on some of the renovation work we want to do. Hopefully I will be able to post pictures along the way, so stay tuned and see what we are able to accomplish in the next month or so.