some pics from our new year’s day activities. i can hardly say how amazing it felt to take all the boards off the front of the house after nine months of waiting.

thanks to our friends, dane webster, jennifer henderson and susan denis for being our photographers.

the essential supplies: doughnuts, hot coffee, a hammer

the essential supplies: doughnuts, hot coffee, champagne and a hammer.

i think we look a little scared

chris and i are apparently a little scared as we’re gearing up.

trying to decide where to start.

trying to decide where to start.

chris gets busy on what will be our front door.

chris gets busy on what will be our front door.

dane busts through a door while reed assists.

dane busts through a door while reed assists.

walking into the house from the front!

walking into the house from the front!

jen busy with my iPhone.

we put jen in charge of instagramming.

everybody getting in on the game.

everybody getting in on the game.

time for the boards covering what will be the window to our little library to come off.

time for the boards covering what will be the window to our little library to come off.

hey look, a window (& chris).

hey look, a window (& chris).

light in the library!

light in the library!

light in what will be the spare bedroom!

light in what will be the spare bedroom!

light in what will be our bathroom!

light in what will be our bathroom!

light on one of the old adobe fireplaces!

light on one of the old adobe fireplaces!

coffee and crowbars makes for good mojo.

coffee, crowbars and look at all of those screws and nails we removed.

time for the toast: "to light!"

time for the toast: “to light!”

champagne & demolition. yay!

champagne & demolition. it’s a good combo.

quick happy new year smooch.

here's to a new life in an old place.

here’s to new life in an old place.