After our San Diego trip, two of my cousins came back to stay with my parents and they were able to visit a few colleges and spend some time with my parents and myself. They seemed to enjoy the California sun and some pool time for their summer break. It was really nice to spend more time with them than we are usually allotted.
Before we left for San Diego, we decided to renovate our kitchen. We originally thought we would just do the floor and get a new fridge because it was leaking. Once Tadd moved the fridge to the garage and worked his buns off ripping up the floor, we slept one night and woke up and decided to redo the entire kitchen. Ya, i know...crazy! We headed to San Diego before ripping out the cabinets...but then we got back from vacation and we then proceeded to rip out the rest of our cabinets. And then we tore down drywall. And cleaned. And rewired most of the wall. And cleaned. And had a plumber readjust the pipes. And cleaned. And then replaced drywall. And cleaned. And removed soffits. And cleaned. Basically this was an incredibly messy job. Ps. we found dead rats beneath our cabinets...I had no idea i was living in filth. We actually slept over at my parents house for a week while the house was in shambles, which was really nice. Then we came back and the cabinets were installed for two days...and then we had a group of ladies come and overhaul and clean our house so it was more livable! Now we are back in our house, and the kitchen is still not functional but it is looking more and more pretty and I cannot wait until it is done and I can cook again...which is absurd because I don't like to cook, but I will learn to love it because my kitchen will be so beautiful.
We celebrated the 4th of July in between the kitchen renovation. We headed out to dinner with my parents and their friends to Tahoe Joes. We enjoyed dinner, Liam was the life of the party and we ate a delicious cake with my parents friends as it was her birthday! We then headed home and relaxed on the couch. I know, festive. We did wear red white and blue. So we at least dressed for the occasion.
Next on the list is a weekend trip to Tahoe and maybe a day in the City. Maybe I will get a post up next time before 2015 is over. Yikes. Until then.