Friday, March 21, 2008

Potty Training

In my online search for potty training tips I ran across this....
Thought you all would get a kick out of what I found on youtube. Learn some Japanese while you're at it!

Thursday, March 06, 2008

For Sale

Located in sought after Clifton, VA neighborhood
20 mins West of Washington DC
3 bedroom, 2 full 2 half bath
new floors, granite counter tops, fixtures, and paint
3 levels, walkout basement, backs to fenced yard and wooded area
Don't miss this, pass it along!

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Home Improvements

We're kicking ourselves for not getting around to these home improvement projects until now. I guess we needed a deadline, like selling the house, for us to get our act together. And its not as fun, cause now we've got to select paint colors, light fixtures, etc. to what would suit a potential buyer instead of what we like. Like the color of our dining room isn't what I would have picked but its a nice neutral color to appeal to more people.
Anyway, we're pretty much done with the big projects. Now we got a small list of projects around the house to make it move in ready, and to declutter and depersonalize (like take down our family photos) for open houses. I'm most worried about keeping the house clean with Evan around. Give him 30 mins and the house looks like a war zone! I'm thinking of packing ALL his toys away and giving him a few to play with in his room only. The crazy thing I'm gonna have to put up with is people calling at random times wanting to see the house and I have to stop what I'm doing, straighten up the house, and pack the kids and the dog up, and hang out somewhere for an hour, without Mark's help. Its such a production for me to just to go to the grocery store when planned ahead of time! I hope the weather warms up soon, then we can just go on a walk.
Anyway, here's some pics of what we've been working on around the house in the past couple weeks, not in the order that we worked on them. If you're wondering how we managed to do so much with two kids around? We are lucky to have kids that can sleep through the noise of power tools! We work while they nap, or take turns watching the kids, and work late into the night. And thanks to Andrew and David for lending a hand too!

more pics to come...