Monday, June 18, 2018

Busy weekend!

This was one of my busiest weekends ever, but the vast majority was great.

Friday I had the last defense, and Tim and I went out to celebrate our anniversary (which was yesterday, not Friday, but it is almost impossible to go out in Eugene during grad weekend). We went to King Estate Vineyards and it was a beautiful day with a delicious dinner. The Vineyard is about 45 minutes from our house, pretty much out in the country, and have a really great chef.  Tim had duck, I had filet, we had a pork hushpuppy amuse bouche (much much better than it sounds) and crab cakes. We were too full for dessert!

Saturday we got up pretty early and headed out to the house. We hadn't been for about three weeks and we knew the counters were in but weren't sure what else we might find. We found a lot. I felt like someone on an HGTV show as I exclaimed at everything we saw.

This is the view coming in (on the bay), not from our house. But it was an incredibly beautiful day in Pacific City, albeit a bit windy. We actually haven't spent a ton of time there in the summer--usually we have spent vacations after Labor Day, when the crowds thin out. It's a small town so it really isn't that crowded, but you can just TELL that the whole vibe is different in the summer than

Here is the kitchen.  The counters are in and the choice of 'Viscon White" was great. I was so enthralled with the counters that I didn't even notice the pendant lights.

The breakfast bar is being held up by a post that will go away. The electricity is on, and the pendant lights look good. The appliance are purchased but not delivered, and they'll be stainless so they'll look good with the lights too. I have to tell you, the pendants look better 'on' than 'off' becuase the 'light up' parts are kind of frosted plastic and not that great looking off, but we love them on.

The breakfast bar from the side, looking into the pantry. We have two sinks, one of this peninsula and the one you can see above.

Here's the sink in the picture above:

The same tile is in the bathroom, and in the utility room.

The wall tile is up in the bathroom:

It's ceramic that looks like marble. The floor isn't in yet.

The Tulikivi is in, along with all the tile around it. You can also see one of the sconces. The wood for the floor is there but not put in yet. And the 'art nook' is there.

And last but not least, the outside lights are installed:

We love the house.

Sunday was the official anniversary. We decided on a 'no gifts' anniversary so these are officially not an anniversary gift:

The honors reception was at 9am and the J school graduation was at noon.

We walked in with the Duck and a bagpiper:

It was pretty packed:

And one of my advisees gave the student speech:

She did a terrific job.

Tim made a delicious dinner and we enjoyed a surprise thunderstorm to close out the weekend.

My rib is better although it hurts the least when I stand or lay down. So I think I'll spend a lot of today laying down.


Vera said...

I am so loving your house. Everything looks wonderful. you two must be so excited!! And the vineyard dinner sounds fabulous!

So, I'm not sure where you teach/advise...what's the significance of the duck? and the bagpiper?

Kim in Oregon said...

Vera---I teach at the University of Oregon and the Duck is our mascot. The Duck pops up regularly throughout the year. In this picture he was imitating the bagpiper, which I don't think the bagpiper liked too well!

I'm not sure where the tradition of starting graduation with a bagpiper came from, but it has happened for the years I've been at the UO (for our School of Journalism and Communication Ceremony). He is a fireman who plays in the fireman bagpipe group.

kathy b said...

Happy Anniversary. Happy end of work for the summer! Happy new house. OH MY GOSH i love that kitchen. The windows are awesome. I love when windows corner!!!! ALl in all a great post..except no Calypso

Delighted Hands said...

Your new home is amazing! How exciting to see it come together!
You live in a beautiful area!

elns said...

Such a fabulous weekend! Congratulations on the end of a teaching semester and your anniversary and the progress of your new home. I'm so happy you came in and felt such excitement about it all. How wonderful. The area looks gorgeous. I hope this is a great kick off for your summer holidays. Knit happy, heal fast.

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