Saturday, May 14, 2011

In the Final Stretch It's...Animal Kingdom!??

Warning: Lots of pictures!

So I'm a little late with the Derby reference, but I had to wait on a few things to get done in order to write this post. We are in the final stretch (more on Animal Kingdom at the end)! We move into the house this Friday! ...Pause while I freak out... I'm sharing little snippets of different rooms because I just can't show you the entire rooms until they're all put together. So sorry to tease! :)

Dining room:
Children's bath:
Master bath (mirror not installed yet):
Powder room:
The painters still have some work to do. Our kitchen backsplash is to be installed this week as well. Then carpet in the basement and a final coat on the hardwoods. We're so excited!

Now for the animals...who knew that we would have so much wildlife living so close to town? "Town" is literally right across the street but the critters seem to have adapted. These are some of our wild friends...

Sally the Squirrel. Sally hangs out in the hollow of our huge star magnolia. I really want to tame her (don't worry, I won't). I miss having a pet!
Foxy the Fox. Foxy was right outside our door one day. One of the boys said, "Mom, there is a fox outside!" I thought, yeah, right. But there she was five feet from our door!
Gordon the Groundhog. Gordon was running through the neighbor's backyard and I snapped him in motion.
Love it! I'll probably be MIA for a few weeks while we're unpacking. I hope you all have a great Memorial Day weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

Thanks to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting Met Monday!


  1. It ALL looks gorgeous - can't wait to see it!! Love the library chandy - well, all the chandies!

  2. Tease, tease tease! Can't wait to see the full rooms, it looks beautiful!
    Love the wildlife photos, maybe your groundhog can come play with mine!
    Dee Dee

  3. Can't wait to see the whole rooms! I love the staine glass fixture, just beautiful! Your wild life photos are great! Very nice post! I'm also at MM at, BNOTP.
    Have a great week.

  4. Can't wait for the big reveal! Everything looks beautiful.

  5. Ein, your rooms are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us and sharing with us this awesome post at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

  6. Lovely details of all the rooms, beautiful dining room chandelier. Staying tuned for the final reveal :)

  7. Congrats and best of luck in your new home. The sneak peek is very tantalizing. We'll be moving in a month or so as well. Ugh, what a chore so I know how you're feeling. Jane

  8. Congratulations. It is beautiful. I can tell it is going to be fabulous. I will be back to see the reveal. The library light is awesome! Enjoy dressing your new home.

  9. You are such a tease! Can't wait to see everything, because the "snippets" are fabulous :) Good luck with the move, and don't leave me hanging for too long!

  10. ok, I have to de-lurk to say that I have been anxiously awaiting an update & more pics of your completed house! Hope to see an update soon!