13 Jun 2008

And The Winner Is...



I love it. We've ordered it. Now we have to wait 12 - TWELVE - weeks for it to ship from Italy. In the meantime, we have floors to fix, plumbing to organize, walls to repair, bulkheads to remove, appliances to buy...

Can you see the dollar signs floating out of our front door? It's a little stressful, but really, the leak gave us no choice but to renovate the kitchen. So instead of worrying too much about the massive dent in our savings account, I am going to focus on the fact that I am getting a BRAND NEW kitchen. Woo-hoo!

This weekend has been designated 'family only weekend', meaning we are going to hang out with the boys and do as little socializing as possible. We've been on the go pretty much 24/7 ever since we left Norway at the end of April. A little bit of downtime is definitely what the doctor ordered. Maybe we'll catch the new Indy movie. Or perhaps just lounge by the pool. Nothing's planned, anything's possible. Including, I hope, a bit of time for blog hopping. I'm looking forward to catching up with everyone out there in blogland.

Happy Weekend!

57 comments:

Laura said...

LOVE IT!

Good luck in all the repairs and prep work! You should take before, during and after photos!

jenontheedge said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! I can't wait to see photos of the real thing in a few months.

dkuroiwa said...

oh...those 12 weeks are going to just fly by!!! I hope you have the time to get everything done!!:-D
Have a great weekend!! Enjoy the "quality time" with your hub. and kids!!
debbie

E said...

Have a great weekend. Maybe some porch sitting and decadent dessert. Oh, wait a minute I am mixing my fantasies in with yours....

Amy Y said...

I can't wait to see how it looks in your house! It's lovely!

And your weekend? Sounds perfect... Happy hopping :)

Misty said...

Italian cabinets? How cosmopolitan. Color me jealous. And I bet, at the end (if I know anything about contractors) you might be wishing for a day or two MORE before they arrive.

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Ooo, now that is a combo I like! My mom has always enjoyed the kitchen disasters because she always gets something new from it. Like the time I started an oven fire when I was 9 and she got a new oven. =)

Have a wonderful, relaxing weekend!

Mary Beth said...

Being the seasoned traveler that you are, can't you work in a trip to Italy to pick it up? And do you get the ultra funky red chairs to go with? Can't wait to see the finished product.

Kathryn said...

Wow! It looks amazing! I can't imagine waiting the 12 weeks until it gets there though. Sheesh!

-By the way, have I told you how much I ADORE your header pic? Love it!!!!

Chantal said...

ohhh I wish I could renovate. Sounds like fun. Stressful fun :) Enjoy your weekend, you guys deserve a break.
Taken Care

ewe are here said...

Now THAT is a kitchen worth waiting for.

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

I love them.

You are so living my dream right now - I desperately want to remodel my kitchen, but can't really justify the cost at the moment.

Mrs. G. said...

Very Nice. I can't believe you are going to be cooking in something so elegant.

Karen MEG said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!
Heidi, you will LOVE it! And 12 weeks will fly by. Best to get it done before winter, so the timing will be perfect!
I know a good place for plumbing fixtures - they can pretty well order anything, great prices etc. We'll talk!!

Lisa said...

Oh LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!

Hope your family weekend is a blast. Sounds like you need it!

Jennifer said...

YAY new kitchen!! It's fantastic! Tweleve weeks is sooo long, but oh, will be so worth it. Want to order one for me, next? ;)

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

New kitchens rock.

I have friends that have a "dark" weekend once a month. No plans, period. It's a little drastic for me, but it works for them.

Ginaagain said...

Oh those are beautiful! I can't wait to see pictures of your finished kitchen (sometime around Christmas?) What did you decide to do with the floor?

Have a wonderful, restful weekend.

Caffienated Cowgirl said...

Congrats...can't wait to see photos when it's all finished :)

Aliki2006 said...

It's going to be beautiful! I'm sure the wait will be worth it...

Cheri said...

What time will dinner be ready?

Queen of the Mayhem said...

I can't WAIT to see the finished product!

We are having a little downtime tonight too.....guess I may have to break down and bond with the family! :)

Kellan said...

Yes - be excited about the new kitchen - it is going to be beautiful. Those are beautiful cabinets - WOW!!

You all deserve some down-time. I hope it's been relaxing so far and that FAther's Day is nice for your husband and family.

See you soon - Kellan

Professor J said...

Wow. That is going to be beautiful. I think I'd feel bad about cooking mac and cheese in that kitchen!

Amber said...

I think it looks fantastic...I can't wait to see the installed pictures.

And have fun on your family-only weekend! Every weekend is family-only since we don't have any friends. :-)

Dawn said...

Wow! You have great taste! I love the kitchen. I think that's a terrific idea to designate certain weekend "family only". I hope your having a wonderful, relaxing time with your family.

katiez said...

WOW! I am so jealous!
I'm going to be getting a new kitchen, too... But I don't think it will look like that. And I will be without a kitchen for quite awhile in the process... Think stove in the barn...
But you'll have it in time for winter, won't that be wonderful!

thirtysomething said...

OOOOOOOOOH. I love it too!

MamaGeek said...

Congrats on that big order - you did good - THAT IS LOVELY!

12 weeks? Hurry up and wait! :)

Valarie said...

How exciting. Can't wait to see the pictures. 12 weeks is a long time to wait. That's why I love IKEA....instant gratification. hehe

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Gorgeous! I can't wait to see the final product. Hope you had a wonderful weekend and a happy Father's day together.
take care,
Kristen

Beth from the Funny Farm said...

That is going to be a beautiful kitchen!!

Amy said...

This is awesome! So maybe we can get a leak! he he he =)

jennwa said...

Great kitchen, I love it!!!

Sounds like a great weekend, I hope you have fun!

American in Norway said...

Hei Heidi! Kellen sent me over your way... Thought I would pop in & say Hello in case you were missing Norway.. Looking forward to reading your perspective on living in Norway..

Kellan said...

Hey Heidi - Hope you are doing well - getting everything done and in order - so much to do, I am sure. See you soon - Kellan

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Think of all that work you have to look forward to!! FUN FUN FUN!!!

Hallie :)

kim-d said...

OMG--that is incredible-looking! Love it! Even though it's hard to watch the $$$ fly out the door, at least you will have something to show for it. It'll be fun to "go through" your renovations with you.

And thanks for your comment, Heidi. You are absolutely right, and the rational side of my brain knows that without a doubt. I've just got to keep THAT side of the brain engaged :). Really, thanks for the words of encouragement. You rock! Big hug for you!

Cathy said...

Wow, I love, love, love...

... and covet!

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Can't wait to see the finished product in your home!

Hope you had a lovely weekend!

Kareer Woman said...

Wow, LOVE it!

Laski said...

Gorgeous! Only 12 weeks??? It'll be worth the wait.

I love your family time only. We have a lot of that. We are a family of hermits . . . not really, but sometimes I don't mind being all "hermit-ish"--hope you had a great weekend!

carrie said...

It will be beautiful Heidi! And very much worth the wait! :)

Stomper Girl said...

Worth the wait! It looks fab. Good luck with all the installation!

Steph said...

How beautiful! Definitely worth the wait.

Don Mills Diva said...

It is stunning - I am soooo coveting your kitchen now!

Motherhood for Dummies said...

oh soooo nice! I love it... sooo shinny :)

Ree said...

THAT is beautiful!

chichimama said...

Love it! Hope the weeks fly by for you...

kimmy said...

A new kitchen sounds FAB-U-LOUS! You must be so excited. We put in new granite counter tops in my kitchen in November and I absolutely love it!

Have fun haning out with and relaxing with your family!

Kimmy

Beck said...

It's so gorgeous and modern - lucky!

the dragonfly said...

Pretty!!

How was your weekend? I'm having a "do nothing but play with my baby" week. Jet lag does that to me..

:)

Anna-borderline-bonkers-banana :) said...

Love your choice!! Who did you order through?
I am dying to get our plans underway at the lake house (counting down the days till possession now) and while back out in AB this week I saw the kitchen I loved (online) at IKEA. However in real life it was not nearly as nice.
I have a feeling I might be getting a custom dude and am not thrilled about that.

Have a great weekend chillin!

MadMad said...

The family-only weekend sounds like a great plan! I ended up "running away" from my "real life" to my shack on the beach (that's really desperate for me, I hate it here!) to get away from all the demands on my life there. In fact, I was quoting you to my husband the other day, how my "friend" had taken off to Norway for 10 months, and it was really the best idea... and why do we live like such crazy people here, with all this stuff to do?

painted maypole said...

that is a foxy kitchen!

Nora Bee said...

A new kitchen and a family weekend? Sounds pretty darn awesome to me....

another good thing said...

Gorgeous. You have great taste. Hm. All the way from Italy, huh? I am in the midst of shopping for a modern/contemporary house-- but in THE SOUTH, I am more likely to find boring old Colonials and Cape Cods and maybe a Plantation style home... ugh.