Sunday, November 06, 2011

Laser Wolves Corralled

The room really speaks for itself, so I will spare the commentary, and just thanks to everyone who helped out. 
This picture is nearing finish, it is missing the decorative spheres.

We actually already had the cat, he isn't new, just ubiquitous.

The Battle of the Laser Wolves

So in the continued and delayed saga of Erin's B'day present (the saga delayed, the present is done) I thought I would continue with some of the construction pictures.

So the gist of the gift was a whole room reno on the master bedroom, everyone (parents on both sides, Candace and I) to pull this together.  Erin's mom and I have been scheming since about August, and while here work was ALL the sowing (and there was a lot.)  My real task came in the 36 hours ahead of the unveiling where I stripped  the room of furnishings, packed the closet, painted, and then put it all back together with everyones help and gifts.

So here are some of the in progress shots.
Everything jammed in the bathroom

Everything that wouldn't fit in the bathroom stacked in the middle.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Their in the Walls

We celebrated Erin's birthday last night and her gift was a pretty big family effort.  Before I get to what we did, I will share one of the funnier bits, in order to prepare her present, it became essential to hide some things from here, at first it was just receipts and a few odds and ends that would have given it away. So I put them in my work bench, she rarely goes in there, but just in case, I labelled the drawers "Caution Laser Wolves."  Erin and I are both pretty good about cultivating a sense of self surprise, hiding things in plane sight, and playing along with the silliness just enhances the surprise.

Fast forward to this Thursday, and our months of silly reference transformed into this:
Ah yes, a species under control  by our fine ministry.