After moving out all of the stuff that was still in the house (which actually took a lot of time), we were able to move on to the demo stage!! That's most every one's favorite part!
Here are some pictures of this new phase:
wallpaper, buh-bye! it's already soooo much lighter!
Cabinets over peninsula torn down! Next photo is my dad working on putting them up in the garage for awesome storage! Thanks, dad!