Also, the appliance garage is dead! I got a bug up my butt (where did that saying come from, anyways?) right before Ethan's 2nd b-day party, and I finally ripped the dang thing out. And I'm soooo glad I did it. Our kitchen suddenly looks a lot bigger.
Here's a pic of how the kitchen looked when we bought the house:
We still have a big hole in the kitchen ceiling. It's amazing, but I really don't even notice it anymore. We're very close to securing the financing necessary for the bathroom remodel, so I'll be planning that with a vengeance soon. Can't wait!