wonderfully made: Thanksgiving recap and renovation updates!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Thanksgiving recap and renovation updates!



Sorry to go all MIA on you guys last week! It was CRAZY. I worked for two days, which means BUSY, and then Mark and I jetted off to Mineral Wells to do some camping with my family for Thanksgiving. We sped back to DFW on Friday and have been slaving away on our kitchen ever since!

Here are some photos of the last week:

ready for Thanksgiving, Bennett style! 
(bag courtesy of my one and only SIL Andrea! check out her blog!)

We got to the campsite on Wednesday night and we had to immediately open Noah's birthday presents! He turned 5 on the 27th! Big boy!

Motley would not settle down and kept pacing behind our fire circle. Eventually we put her on a leash and encouraged her to lay down by our feet, but she went and jumped in this chair and curled up and slept for an hour or so. Poor baby wanted to sit in a chair like all of the OTHER people! #mydogthinksshesaperson

We went on a tiny hike by the lake and came upon this fishing pier. After Motley managed to face her fears and make it down the bridge, my mom noticed there was 'something' in the trashcan!!!

A sleeping (yes, sleeping and breathing hard) raccoon!!!

We took a hike to the 'cliffs' on Thursday.

Baby Audrey!

The cliffs reminded me so much of my grandparents Christmas tree farm in the Ozarks! It was a fun little hike and we got lots of exploring and rock climbing under our belts. :)

After a yummy breakfast on Friday courtesy of my sister and her husband, we raced back to town. The following three days looked like this:

I had Mark take photos of me since I am usually the one behind the camera, but I couldn't keep a straight face while posing for this one.

We've been living in squalor for a week now!

Sorry, that's all you get to see of the remodel! Be sure to follow me on facebook or instagram  @buchanandiana for sneak peeks this week. I'll be back next week to post the finished product - hopefully!


  1. Looks fun! But question... is Mark hiking in a button down and khakis?!?!?! Also - my dad took pics and showed them to me (nah nah nah nah boo boo!) so I've seen progress :) It looks AWESOME and I can't wait to see the official reveal!

  2. Mineral Wells looks so pretty! I love that your family camps for Thanksgiving :) Pure, unadulterated family time! I'm soooo excited to see the final reveal of the kitchen! Keep up all the hard work!

  3. Can't wait to see the end result!

  4. Yes, Mark dressed up for camping. Who knows!
    I'm also able to sleep at night because I don't think your dad got pictures of the countertops without the paper on them so HA! You haven't seen much :)

  5. Mineral Wells as a whole is a little dumpy but the camping was nice! Lots of fun family time for sure. Can't wait to reveal the kitchen! :)

  6. Me neither!!! Where's your handy hubby when I need help?! haha ;)

  7. It's crazy, isn't it!!??

    You guys need to set aside some time for camping! Nothing like it! :)


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