Completed projects:

roof, kitchen, master bedroom, main bathroom (sans shower tile), fireplace, hardwood flooring, windows, office, front entry, stairway

Ongoing projects:

shower surround, dapping/painting woodwork, ensuite vanity/lights/mirror, painting outdoor trim, finishing front entry tile work, interior door painting and hardware, decorating

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Cody cooks in the new kitchen

For the last three years, we've been functioning with a kitchen too cramped for two cooks. I always felt ansy with another in such close proximity when attemping to quickly cook up a meal. I talked often about Cody helping cook when we finally had some room to move.
Now that the kitchen is finally functional, there's no further reason to delay! Cody's now older and more responsible. It's time.

Today he wanted breakfast. I was still in my morning fog and in no rush to go go go this fine Saturday morning.

"I'm hungry mom."
"Cool. (yawn, sip of coffee) You know where everything is."
"OH yeah! I can cook!"

So off he went. I oversaw the gas stove part and he passed with flying colours. All of it. He wanted me to take a picture of him cooking but was too lazy to get dressed properly for the pic, so this round we went without.

I love this kitchen! It's beautiful AND functional! I started adding my own touches to warm it up, make it familiar but have to keep things minimal as more work is being done next week. But it's starting to feel alot more like home every day.

In some ways, I miss the old country bumpkin-ish feel of the old kitchen. But only because the familiarity is comforting. I've talked to my friend Dawn about her new home and she went through the same thing. This new gorgeous shiney eliteness grows on me daily. Today I have taken the time to sit at this laptop midday (when I should be doing something, anything really) to enjoy my surroundings. I love this place!

Life with my new kitchen? Amazing. Isn't it gorgeous?!?


  1. Wow, it's an awesome kitchen, you and Cody are lucky. I know what hard work it was to get though. I bet it will be homey and familiar in no time. Love, the stove, love the sink, love it all!

  2. I just stumbled into your blog today. How interesting. It sounds to me like your home reno has gone to a very deserving young lady and her beautiful son.

    I'm in love with your fireplace and also your kitchen. May you and Cody enjoy it and all the friendships you've made along the way.

    Have a wonderful Holiday Season!

  3. Thanks kindly for your comments!

    S, it continues to be a lot of hard work even with the finishing touches, but the rewards are so high. You then get to enjoy your efforts for many years to come. We are thrilled to be able to say, our home is beautiful!

    Panda, the friendships have really touched me through the reno phase. I was so ready for good new folks to enter our lives when this all came about. We have an entire church of the most wonderful supporters imaginable. Right on our doorstep. It just doesn't get much better than that.

    Thanks for visiting!



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