My pretty New Laundry Room???!

Hi again,
Another 10 hr work day yesterday, and look at the result! So much work in the laundry room, and the main room is finished! The fireplace frame is in, and scheduled to be installed Wed the 28th of Nov! YIPPIE! Awesome work and a big thank you! Here is a picture of peanut I just took, I love how she loves her babies 🙂 just like her mommy.

My Pretty New Basement……

It’s an inside joke. Mike always laughs because that is how I always start taping on the camcorder…”Look at my pretty new basement”……Well look at it!! This project started in February of this year, as you can tell by my expanded waistline. We knew it would be slow goings with the birth of a baby, but look at all the progress that has been made. Mike has worked so hard on this project, and just look at it now. We spent about 4 hrs on Friday night, all day Saturday, like 12+ hrs, and about 7 hours on Sunday drywalling. The ceiling and 3 walls in the main room are completely finished! It was an exhausting weekend. Thank you so much to all who helped drywall, watch peanut, and keep our spirits up. Sunday is going to be another long work day, but hopefully we can finish up the main room and get our fireplace installed. We’ll keep you posted!

Behind the Scenes Changes

Well, as you can see, Maria has been busy posting photos and writing entries on the site. But, what you don’t see are the changes I have been making (and that’s good 🙂 ). I have updated the site to the latest and greatest versions of software, so please let me know if you come across anything that is broken. I also prepped the site for a new video section, so keep your eye on that page. I’ll be updating that page as soon as I have some time to make/upload the videos (sometime in 2014…).

A pretty new smile…..

Happy November! It has come in with quite a rude awakening. We had snow flakes here yesterday. Wanted to post some recent pictures of our “little bear.” Isabella is getting big, and more adorable everyday. She went to her first birthday party last week, and had a great time with all the other little kids. As you can tell she has a new face she makes when the camera comes out. It is too precious. We are looking forward to the busy holiday season. Hope everything is well.

Happy Valentines Day Maria!!!

Maria,
I love you with all my heart. You know how much you mean to me, but words will never be enough to show you just how much I love you. I know that you’re ready to be done being pregnant, just hang in there! Hopefully, a few pictures of your favorite summer-time retreat (that isn’t Miller Park) can lighten your spirits through the home stretch until that little someone special arrives.

Check out the start of our new online photo gallery.

Love Always,
Michael

One Long Year Has Past

One long year has past since the last time I wrote, and boy have things changed! Lots of stuff happening on the homefront. We’ve done a ton to the house this past year, including: new washer and dryer, new eve covers, new retaining wall, new landscaping, new roses, etc. Pictures will be available soon!!! Have been busy with assisting my grandparents with major home repairs.

Oh, did I mention that we are expecting our first child!!!! We’re not going to find out if it is a boy or a girl, so don’t even ask 🙂

That being said, I thought I’d revamp the photos section and streamline the posting process a little bit (thanks iPhoto and Jalbum!!!). Hopefully, this will mean more memories to share with everyone and photos will be posted faster.

Fall is Here!

Well, I knew that owning a home was going to be a challenge throughout the year, but this is ridiculous! Maria and I have been to the yard waste drop site 4 times already this fall and have dropped off almost 20 bags of “stuff” (not including the 3 currently in the garage…). I know it has to be done, but give me a break! My trees still have all their leaves! So, how did 20+ bags of yard waste magically appear at our place? I have no idea… all I know is that I am sure I’ll be at 60+ by the time the snow comes!

This is an “offline” test…

Wow, this is soooo cool! I am entering a blog post WITHOUT even visiting mikeblock.com!

If you are a Mac OS X 10.4 user (and you should be), check out the WordPressDash widget. Publish your posts without ever opening a web browser. Great for getting those ideas down on “paper” fast!

Well, that’s it for now!

Brewer Overload!!

Wow, who knew it took 3 hours to get from Madison to Milwaukee!! Well, it did on Friday night, but that didn’t stop us from hitting the game again on Saturday. So we spent about 10 hours in the car this weekend and only 6 hours in the stadium! At least we got to see 2 great games (1 win, 1 loss). It took our minds off the extreme heat and our upcoming bathroom remodel. Things are going well, sad to see the summer beginning to slip away from our grasps again this year. Boy how time flies…

PS- I finally got around to writing an “About” page. Nothing special, just a few words and a great picture.