my mom was really excited. she kept talking about how kid-friendly the house is. she even pointed out a spot in the basement that she thought would be a perfect place to "home school." i'm pretty sure she was kidding. but then again, maybe not. :)
afterward, we took them out for some yummy mexican food. it was fantastic. when we left, ben and i took our inaugural trip to home depot and headed back to the house to start the work. i'll write more about what we did later. but for now, here are just a few photos from the house. there are more to come. and remember, these are the "before" images!