Wednesday, February 27, 2008

A lot can happen in a few days......

So I left last Thursday with my parents and Abby to go and visit my sister Emily in St. George, and Marci was going to drive from California to meet up with us. My Dad has been recovering from recent surgery so we took it easy, did a little shopping and just enjoyed being together. I was glad that Jake decided to stay home because I knew he would probably be a little bored, and he had a bunch of fun things planned with his friends to do while I was gone, well as least that is what he told me...........



In actuality he was tearing down a wall in our house that I have been bugging him about doing so we could have a great room upstairs and have space to entertain up there as well as in the family room downstairs. Jake had made it seem like it would be too expensive and not worth it, so I just put it out of my mind, but really he had been scheming for weeks to figure out how he would get it all done when I was gone. He took 2 days off of from work, and worked until the wee hours of the morning so it would be done on time. He also had great help from his brothers and Mom to have everything done when I got home. He tore down the wall, created a new half wall, put beadboard up and stained in, built the shelf, refinished and painted the wall, put in new ceiling fans and heating vents, and painted another wall. Hello--am I worth all that work!?! The only thing that didn't come on time was the flooring to finish up the project but I didn't even notice it. I had no idea what was happening and the whole time I spoke to him while I was out of town, I never suspected a thing. I don't know what's worse, my husband's great ability deceive me, or my cluelessness. Either way, it was a FABULOUS surprise!! So I am giving a big shout out to my awesome husband for 1) Being so thoughtful to plan such an huge surprise, 2) Having mad skills when it comes to building and doing construction projects, I tell you he is pretty handy, and 3) Because he works hard so we can have the things we need and want.....like a new great room!! So a lot can happen in just a few days, here are pictures of the before and after and a video of my reaction. I apologize but I sound pretty annoying in the video because I am squealing with delight! I LOVE MY HUSBAND!!

6 comments:

Maggie said...

That was so fun to watch! You are hilarious! What a sweet guy you've got. Good work, Jake!

York and Jenny Cooper said...

I am such a nerd, but when I watched the video, I totally got teery eyed! How sweet is that of Jake!?! I love it, thanks for sharing.

Ashlee said...

My mouth got tired from smiling so hard while I was watching. Funny cuz I'm trying to talk Bart into opening up some space here too. wonder if I'll get my way???? IT LOOKS GREAT!!!

Haley Wheatley said...

It looks so great! What a handy man & a fun surprise. That was so fun to see your face! Good work Jake!

The Crompton's said...

I guess I am a nerd too, or I just love you guys...I got teary eyed also. WAY TO GO JAKE!!!!!

Lacey said...

Way to go Jake! That is so awesome. I am happy for you.