Last weekend I told you about all of the things that we had to do before our parents came for Thanksgiving... I would say that overall, we did a pretty good job!
We did not get the doors painted, but that was last on our priority list, so we'll get to that eventually.
We hung all of the blinds and all of the curtains (we need more panels on some of the windows, eventually) and we even got some stuff up on the walls in the living and dining room.
We got the garage organized, which was quickly reversed when J's mom brought a whole bunch of stuff with her from Minnesota. We also got the bathrooms organized, but the big room over the garage is now a storage room that will be sorted through gradually. We want it to eventually be a second family room/craft room. Right now, we don't have a TV to put up there and we also don't have furniture up there yet (the couch is coming from my mom and dad soon) so that room can be a work in progress!
I got all of the rooms and bathrooms cleaned and I am officially in love with our Shark. We have the steamer, that cleans your floors, and I was amazed at the stuff that it took off the floor! We got it at Big Lots (refurbished) for about half price because I wasn't sure if I'd like it or not, but I think that it was a good investment :)
Overall, I was pretty happy with the way the house looked and everyone loved it! My parents were down a few weeks ago (the weekend before Halloween), but at that point, there was a lot that still had to be done, so my mom was really impressed when she got here. It is finally starting to feel like home and I think that we are at a point now that we can take some time to live in the house before we do more stuff to it!
Thanksgiving recap coming some time this week!!