Wednesday, July 9, 2008

The Basement

I have not been posting much lately mostly because nothing new is going on. We are staying busy this summer but with much of the same stuff: Seven Peaks, picnics in the park, yard work, the basement, etc. I am happy to report that we finally finished the basement (after like a year). In the beginning we did a lot ourselves (framing and hanging sheetrock), but in the end it went quickly because we paid someone to mud, tape and texture and to do our finish trim. It is nice to finally get the layer of dust off the entire house. (For some reason I thought that all the dust would stay in the basement, I was wrong.) On the 4th we had Kevin's family over. They stayed for about 7 hours and there was plenty for everyone to do. Kevin's sister has teenagers and even they were entertained, I'm sure they used to dread coming to our house when all there was to play with was match box cars and Mr. Potato Head. We played a lot of Rock Band, which is always fun.
So next on the agenda for us: Camping in Yellowstone. I'm super excited about that. If anyone has been and has any suggestions on things to see or do, please let me know.

7 comments:

The Price's said...

We LOVE Yellowstone. If you want to see animals talk to one of the Rangers as you go into the park and ask where to go. They know what's being seen around the park. Bears are hard to see anymore, but they know if one has been found. They all talk about it over their radios. Lamar Valley has a lot of Elk and Buffalo. Be sure to bring binoculars. Bighorn Sheep are usually to the north. You can see large, beautiful fish at Fishing Bridge. West Yellowstone is fun to just walk around and go into all the little shops. Old Faithful is nice and shouldn't be too crowded right now. Like I said, we love it and try to go every year. Hope you have a great time.

Aaron and Ali said...

Looks beautiful! Must be nice to get a clean house back right?

J.J. said...

Your basement looks beautiful, and how fun for all of you, I'm sure you will spending lots of time with your new big screen.
How fun to go to Yellowstone, we have been wanting to go there for some quite time. I think it would be fun to go there then go to Rexburg and see the places where we use to live.

Janet said...

No comment, just wanted to thank you and let you know I'm reading and have watched Noah walking at least a dozen times.

Dawna said...

Sadly I don't know squat about yellowstone yet, but will you be coming through Jackson? Cuz I know alot about Jackson and Teton National Forest which is on the way to yellowstone, and the park pass is good for both parks. We would love to show you some things in teton nat'l forest! When are you coming? Email me. And kikibug just wrote a whole post about their trip to yellowstone, didja read that? Love your basement!

Kearl said...

Wow! your basement is amazing!! It's like right out of a magazine. We love Yellowstone (if you remember, I am from Montana). You are probably going to have the kids, but if you have other helpers (a.k.a. grandparents) you should go white water rafting. It's really fun.

Princess Gerty said...

Your basement looks great! It is so fun to entertain when you have the space for everyone! I am glad your whole family enjoyed it!