Saturday, January 30, 2010

For the Love of Lindsay

I've had a few people telling me they want to see some "real" updates on Virginia. I'm not going to lie, I've been a bit nervous. Have we made enough progress? Will they be bored? Then I thought, "Duh, Christie. This is a personal progress blog." It's not like anyone expects Beehives to earn their Young Woman in Excellence necklace thing anytime soon, right? That's strictly Laurel business. So meet Virginia's new and improved kitchen. In all her MiaMaid glory

But first, let's start at the beginning. (P.S. Again, I don't know why I was such a moron and only took pictures of the kitchen the day my dad's family cleaned the house. Virginia's obituary duly noted that she was an "immaculate housekeeper". She really was. So don't judge because these are the only pictures I have)

Anyway, back to the beginning. Anyone remember any of these?

We decided we were over the pink, the wallpaper (whaat?!?) and the cramped U-shaped kitchen and started tearing things out.

And don't forget all that wallpaper we had to scrape off. Too. Much. Fun.

Next, we were off to Ikea to pick out our cabinets. So many trips to Ikea. Too many trips to Ikea.

And then the real fun started. Putting together every last item in those boxes. Things started out pretty smoothly.

But people got frustrated.

Their motto was "teamwork gets the job done".

And I was there helping every step of the way.

And then, finally. Finally we started making some headway. It's not 100% done, but isn't that what personal progress is all about? Here's to you Rob and dad. You two are really, really great.

View from the garage door.

Everything but the kitchen sink.

One day we'll get new stainless steel appliances, and fill in that space with a stove. But who's counting?

I love that I have a place to display my wedding china.

And I love that Jodee and I found these cute, blue glasses at World Market. Rob asked me the other day if he was allowed to drink out of them.

You betcha, Rob. In fact, I'll even bring you the drink. Take a load off, guys.


  1. i loves christie!! especially all the white with little pops of aqua here and there. totally gorge!

    thanks for the update.

  2. I heart World Market. And I even more heart your new kitchen! That sentence didn't make much sense but it looks fabulous! Virginia would definitely be proud.

  3. Christie, so so proud of you and Rob and the great job you are doing on the house. Thanks for the update and pictures and can ask for all the advice you want and then YOU CAN DO EXACTLY WHAT YOU WANT. The kitchen looks marvelous. We came through
    SLC when we went down and came back from a 9 day trip to AZ to get warm from the Cache Valley cold. Let us know when we can stop in to see your beautiful work in progress. Aunt K

  4. you look gorgte in that broom closet, tine. the kitchen looks gorge, can't wait for jim's banquette so we can all take a load off together.

    love this place.