Monday, October 25, 2010

While Paul was away

I did not play.
I worked on this.

And tried not to think about our original plan - the one where I was in San Diego with Paul (where he attended and presented at an Anesthesia conference) eating good food, staying in a nice hotel, seeing old friends, enjoying a 5-day break from the kids, and attending parties on aircraft carriers in the pacific ocean. Our original plan got derailed by a few things like money, childcare, a baby not ready to be left behind
...I love this phase, I love this phase, I love this phase...
Really I do though : )

And besides who needs a vacation in San Diego when you could stay home in Minnesota and accomplish something like this??

It turned out so freakin' good I don't even know what to say.

Except that maybe I cried (before during and after)
worked like crazy for 5 full days and into the wee hours of the morning
while simultaneously caring for my 3 young children
and our home

And so I thought you might need 5 different pictures.
That show the same thing.

Oooo and you need to see it like this to really get the full effect:

Could. Not. Be. Happier.

And to Cat:
thanks for talking me into it
working with me every step of the way
and keeping me sane throughout.
Good times, hon. Good times.
I love you : )

So anyways.
It's official. My kitchen is amazing.
And it's done : )


D and C said...

I HAD to comment. That is frickin' amazing. You did fantastic. JEALOUS! GOOD JOB!!

Sarah said...

I love it. That built in is so cute. I wish I had one. You did such a great job!

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JoAnna said...

WOW! Seriously. WOW! It looks AMAZING!!!!

Shellie said...

I can't believe how much it changes the look of your kitchen! You are one cool mama! LOVE IT! You are so much more brave than I am!

Lezli said...

Oh Summer. . . it's beautiful!

Sarah said...

I love it!! It looks sooooo good. Definitely worth all the blood, sweat and tears, right? :)

Faye said...

Congratulations! It does look amazing - and I am officially jealous - I want fresh new white kitchen cupboards. I'm so happy you are all done - great job!

Tiffany said...

Ummm...amazing is an understatement!! WOW! I can't wait to see it in person next month!!! I think I might cry at its beauty when I see it!
And you didn't tell me that you considered going with paul to san diego!! How freaking awesome would that have been! I think I would have left my 3 kids with a stranger before I passed up an opportunity like that!
jk...I'm not that bad a mother ;)

Barbara said...

Wow, Summer, your cabinet looks fantastic. Great job. I know the amount of work you've done because we did it recently. Congrats and enjoy it.

Lexie said...

It looks awesome!

Melissa said...

That's funny, because I was actually thinking to myself "Wow, that's a lot of pictures of the same thing..." and then I read the last part. HA.

Looks great! Everything matches now. Compliments!

Catherine Call said...

Oh, my sweetheart!!!! Working with you was the best!!!! I had so much fun, and I am so pleased with how beautiful they look! Thanks for the shout-out on your world-famous blog, too! I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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