Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Lake House

We spent a couple Spring Break days at Lake LBJ . We have started the process of going through my grandmother, Granny Liz's, home. She had really beautiful things so it is quite an undertaking. My parents have been working on this for a while but it is really a huge process. Although we worked really hard it still feels like there is a LOT to do. The timing of our trip was great because Mark was working in the Marble Falls area so he met us at night. The highlight of the trip for Ryan and Ally was the new bunk bed. And as always, Ella (my parents puppy), and the stairs provided hours of entertainment. In fact, I was telling my mom that we really didn't need to bring the kid's toys because they had a blast just hanging out! (Even though it was not Springy weather:)
Here's some happy kids seeing their new beds

A little flashlight fun on the staircase landing is always a HIT!

Me trying to get a good picture...the kids not havin' it:-)

Ryan asked, "I wonder what's down there? "Yeah, it's better not to think about that", replied his germaphobic mother!!!!


I really, really missed seeing Granny Liz's sweet face this trip but, I feel so incredibly blessed that she ensured that her home would be used by our family for years to come. I've said it before and I'm sure I'll say it again, but I just LOVE going to spend time down at the lake. It is so neat for me to know that my children now get the privilege of enjoying the lake house. We just got home and Ryan already wants to know when we'll be going back!!

Basically these pictures are just for my family so my sisters and extended family can see the changes to this sweet house. So feel free to scroll on down.

New paint on exterior

One set of bunk beds, the other set is in the green room on the opposite side of the room. Ryan was demonstrating how to climb up to the top, just in case you don't know how to use a ladder! We still need quilts or some kind of bedspread on them so be on the lookout for a great deal.

Living room with mom and dad's denim couches.

We moved the dining table to the sitting area and vice versa. This really opened up the front room a lot.

The Dining room is now when you walk in the front door. I didn't get a picture of the kitchen but the tile looks really good on the floors and counter tops. I really hope you like the way we arranged the furniture downstairs. Upstairs looks really great too with new carpet. I think that we can now sleep 12 (in beds) Yay! We are ready whenever y'all want to go again.


shannonmichaelis said...

oh, the memories! it's been so long since i've been there but man does it bring a smile to my face. so great that you guys get to keep it in the family!

Shannon said...

Shannon is right - that brings back so many happy memories! Love that it sleeps so many people! That is wonderful!

Edison said...

um - can supper club go to the lake???

Mindy said...

Angie...that is SO COOL that you guys have that place! The amazing memories you ALREADY have plus the amazing memories STILL to be made...especially with the little ones. You know your grandmother is smiling down at ya'll!!!

Your cutie pies looked so happy! The house looks fun!!!

Melissa said...

I think it looks so great! Moving it around makes such a difference. I know it is hard to be there without her...and PP, but getting busy helps. I miss her, too! One of my last times with her was sitting at the table looking at her old yearbooks from New Deal. She loved it that I had taught where she went to school. I was almost scared to read this post, thinking y'all were going to have to sell it! So glad you got to spend time there all together!

Katy said...

Ah---the memories at this place. So sweet and so fond. :) You know I love to see an old place get restored and made new again! hehe Love it, and I'm inviting myself!!

Blessings from the Reeds said...

What a beautiful place to have in the family. Lots of happy times there I bet and lots more to come. It looks like you guys did a nice job to the place. I know you must miss her so much! Your grandmother sounded like a really special lady.

Caryn said...

Wish we could have been there!! Thanks for the pictures, I love the way you switched things around to open up the front room so we can all sit around and enjoy the view. I'm looking forward to seeing it in person, but also know it will be tough. Love you!!