It's officially started. The big kitchen remodel - we'll be replacing cabinets, counter top, sink, lights, painting the ceiling and the walls (over wallpaper, lord help us!), exposing a brick chimney (almost done with that already!), and eventually putting in new flooring. This weekend we have both sets of parents, plus my littlest brother and his girlfriend in town to help us swap out cabinets. In preparation, over the past couple of weeks, we've emptied out our cupboards, exposed the chimney (and cleaned up the plaster dust mess that went with that project!), and last night we removed the upper kitchen cabinets. We also patched some bad spots on the ceiling and are hoping to get the ceiling painted in the next 24 hours before the company shows up! Wish us luck! More pictures to follow, but here are a few shots of the progress so far.