Welcome to the crazy life of the Sandman's. We hope you will enjoy the journey of our life as shown in photos. We are continually updating this and are learning how this works. Let us know what you think!!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

Hello Friends and Family,
I guess that I didn't realize that because of my photos many of you thought that we weren't in our new home yet. I am really far behind the 8 ball and am uploading photos of the project as I have time (which isn't very much). We have been in the newly remodeled house since August 1st and are loving the space to accomodate us. We just hosted our first ever Thanksgiving for Derek's family and my folks too. We had a great time with lots to eat and great new recipes. We are truly blessed to have a super awesome family (on both sides) and can't thank God enough for them all. If you are in the area on December 7th around 7 p.m. MT, we are hosting a Pre-Christmas/House Warming Party. So join us and bring an appetizer or dessert and your favorite holiday spirits. I'll do my best to get photos of the upcoming party too.

Happy Holidays from the Sandman's

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Drywall Action

Here are more photos of the house in process or progress. There is one photo of the contractor mudding the kitchen. This is the process that takes so long because mudding is an art and you have to do things just right or you can have goofs. We did run into some goofs when the mudding would start from one end of the seam to the other and before the contractor could get back to the starting end, the mud was drying. So we experimented with new mud to get the right drying time. You'll notice that the next few posts will not have as many photos because I was busy taking care of Noah and it seemed to be challenging to get photos before he would start crying because we weren't paying attention to him. The photos are from the top: the girls toy room looking to the south (this is the room that I did the most demolition because I pulled down all the closets and little tile ceiling and the paneling from the walls too. The girls loved this because they got to help pitch things out the window and watch it fall to the ground--pretty cool!); the toy room looking to the north; the kitchen under mudding; and the dining area.