January 31, 2012 - Josh's Mom, Jeanne, came out to visit and help us with our fireplace and sheet rocking.
She also brought her granddaughter, Aolonie, AO for short.
AO is a super cute, but she is only a year old, so she added an extra project all on her own...taking care of her. :)
We completed the top of the fireplace with old wood from the pallets that were used to deliver our doors and windows. We're really happy with how it turned out! We layered cement on top of the old brick, but we weren't able to get the smooth finish we were hoping for, so we will most likely cover it with stone, at some point in the near future.
Our baby sitter, Paxton.
He spent a lot of his time entertaining AO in the port-a-crib.
They had so much fun playing together.
Jeanne also helped us finish sheet rock and texturing projects in the kitchen, bathroom, hallway, and living room.
We now know that sheet rock and texturing come before any other remodeling projects. As doing it after the fact, is so much more work.
Above: Our kitchen during the project.
AO's mom, Josh's sister, Amanda, wanted me to take some pictures of her while she was here. These are my favorites!
AO did not like snow!
AO with Josh's Mom, Jeanne.
Our kitchen after painting.
Our almost completed living room.
All that's left is finishing up the fireplace.
The before/after shots of our bathroom.
Most of the before pictures are from the previous home owner's realty pictures.
Our completed bathroom.
A big thank you to Jeanne for coming out and helping us finally complete these projects!