Friday after work, we picked the girls up and headed to our favorite sandwich shop to get sandwiches to go since we had our contractor coming over at 2 pm. Once we got home, we put the girls down for their nap, but it took them awhile to finally go to sleep. The contractor came over and we had so many questions and ideas and we were a little overwhelmed.
Dog pile at daycare
Basically, it comes down to how long we plan to stay in our house, which is about five years. Since we aren't going to stay for 15 or so years, he recommended not redoing the entire kitchen unless we want to throw a bunch of money out there. He recommended replacing and redoing stuff, but being more conscious about our money. We came up with some solid ideas and were told to head to a local tile and stone shop to pick out counters, back splash and flooring. We were also told to look into cabinets. He recommended that we keep our current layout and cabinets, but have them refinished. He said it would be thousands cheaper and we have real custom cabinets already in there. They may be from the 60s, but he said they were beautiful and he wouldn't get rid of them.
So now we have some ideas and we have officially started the process of having a new kitchen!
After the contractor left, we fed the girls dinner and took the girls and Walter on a long walk.
After the walk, we got the girls ready for bed and I headed out to dinner with a friend to celebrate my birthday (that was a few weeks ago). Dinner was really good and the company was even better.
Saturday morning, Rory picked us up some coffee and pastries since he had an early morning appointment. I played with the girls and got them ready for the day. Once he got home, we went to the tile and stone place and a cabinet place and made some decisions. The girls were crazy at the tile and stone place. One climbed on a stack of back splash and fell off, the other had a puppy scare her and fell down and it was a mess. But we managed to pick out what we needed and headed out.
A sneak peak into our ideas
After naps, we headed to the mall since it was so hot outside and we wanted to get out of the house again. We did a bit of shopping and then headed home to make the girls dinner. I just picked up pizza for Rory and I and we watched the Niners game.
Sunday morning we headed to breakfast and then to the park. We took the girls to the rose garden at the park and they loved running around. That was until Avery fell into a rose bush and got scraped up. But she was a trooper and we moved onto the playground. Avery loved the swings, but Sutton did not. After playing for awhile, we headed home, so I could go meet someone to sell them the girls jumper that we don't use anymore.
Rory did some yard work and then we fed the girls lunch. I ran to three different stores to get some groceries and essentials.
After some chores and hanging out, my in-laws came over to have dinner with us. A massive thunderstorm rolled in and we were treated to lots of rain and an amazing lightening show. Walter wasn't a fan and neither were the girls. It woke them up and they were pretty scared. But we managed to have a yummy dinner and hang out which was really nice.
We capped off our evening with the second to the last episode of The Night Of and went to bed early since Rory had to be up at 3:45 to head on his business trip. Unfortunately for him and I, Avery decided to wake up a lot and may have spent a couple restless hours in our bed. Thankfully, we did get some sleep in the early hours of this morning.
And that was our busy weekend/ How was your weekend? We have a big couple weeks coming up and I am really excited and nervous for it all.
I am linking up with Biana from B Loved Boston.