Friday, August 27, 2010

So I'm an hour late...

What? You never cleaned your house last minute before taking pictures the whole world could possibly see?

Yeah I thought so.

First Off. Master Bath.

Old Vanity/Toilet/ non-existent flooring

Looking In New.
Old Medicine cupboard(s)

Mirror and Medicine Cabinet

Old Shower Handle

New Shower Handle
Had to keep the ugly silver bar :(
Old Shower Head
New  Shower Head

New Lights
New Towel Rack
New Toilet
New Toilet Paper Holder
New Window

Oh.. And I decided you guys have to wait for the rest of the rooms.  Maybe one a day so you don't get too overwhelmed? 

Thursday, August 26, 2010

24 hours, I Promise!

So now that I have spent the past 5 months of my life fixing my house like crazy, moving in, getting settled and figuring out how to be the boss of the house for the first time in 3 years, I think it is time for an update.

Give me 24 hours, a camera with full batteries, and I will have post after post of before and after pictures of the house.

Can you wait that long?  Hopefully the dishes can :)

Friday, March 26, 2010

I got a call this morning....

Literally 15 minutes after Jacob left for work.  The title company called wanting to set up our signing appointment.  We could have signed our papers today, but alas we will have to wait...


9:00 a.m.

Big Fat cashiers check for closing costs.

1 or 2 day wait.....

The house (and keys) are MINE!!!

Dear Stardust....

You have done the wonderful job of finding me new kitchen cupboards.  Instead of looking like this, as it does now, the walls will soon be graced with your new cupboards.  All for only 1400.

You're the best!!!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Picture of the House.

Just imagine these three pictures together in one.  I couldn't pull it off in Photoshop, so you will just have to work with me here.


And my pretty green backyard with a garden smack dab in the middle. (see pile of brown dirt)  I have lettuce growing, and I didn't have to do a thing!!!

First Tooth & Pictures from the Phone

Jessica got her first tooth last friday... the day before her 9 mo. birthday (just like crawling and 8th months).  It is still working its way out, but that was when we felt it first.

Not much else is going on except I am working on packing up all my things, trying to finish some projects that I know I will not be getting around to for a very long time if they are not finished before we close on the house.

Oh!! Almost forgot.  I chopped off my hair.  I had been thinking about getting a haircut for several months, so while I was in Snowflake I went to Showlow to the NPC cosmetology clinic and got my hair cut.  I was able to donate 10 inches to Lawks of Luhv (I know the spelling is off here but I don't want to be showing up on tons of search engines... already have had a couple visitors because of it...) (Yeah!! I was thinking about it already but just decided to cut my hair and didn't realize I could donate it there until one of the instructors asked if I wanted to since we were cutting off so much)

Here are some random photos that were on my phone.  Enjoy!!!

Sleepin on the job.  Seriously, how hard can eating be?

Hey Mom, what are these?

I want to go for a ride!!

Tryin' to reach the toy in the walker.

Cousin stare down.

Being held by Grandma H.

With Grandpa E.

The things Daddy and Grandma will do to make the baby happy.

Trying on Halloween Costumes.

Christmas tree cutting at Old Sunrise.

Who cares about the tree? Dot's gotta keep her nails clean... and Gertie has to take pics of the whole event.

And for the talented sisters (Christy made the "BE" blocks, and Gertie made the photo blocks)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Jessica Walked!

I think the VIDEO says most of it.  My hands are close to her, but not touching, and today was the first time she has EVER taken a step without holding onto something... and she goes all the way across the room.

Hopefully she will do it again when Dad gets home from work.  If not, he will just have to settle for the video.


Monday, March 15, 2010

April 11

Tax day?  No, thats the 15th....

Birthday?  No, thats later this year....

Anniversary? Nope, already past this year...



April 11th is the day that I get to call this:


Jessica Crawls... I am in Snowflake...

This is a few weeks late, but Jessica started crawling last month, the day before she turned 8 months old.  HOORAY!! .... Now she is getting into quite a few things, but not too much.  The first week or so she kept wanting to crawl to the TV stand with all the electronics and their pretty lights.  She got close then kept reaching out to grab things, and I kept putting her hand back on the floor and saying "no".  After about the 6th or 7th time, she realized I was serious and started to cry, at which point I turned her around and gave her a different toy to play with.  Thankfully it only took 5 or 6 times of doing that for her to quit trying altogether.

She is doing really well with crawling over steps.  From the Family Room to Arizona Room, there is a five inch drop and she has face planted on the tile several times, but now she goes over the drop no problem except when she is tired. 

Jessica has become so attached recently.  If she is not with someone she knows (grandma, grandpa, mom or dad) then she gets hysterical.  I left her in the nursery when we had our Relief Society luncheon last Saturday, and she lasted maybe 5 minutes.  And with my Mom and sister today, she is only happy if I am in direct sight, and sometimes only when I am holding her.


So this morning I was sitting down for breakfast, and my mom in law asked what my plans were for the day and I did not really have a response except ... uuhhh.... uuhhh.... SO, I thought about what I wanted to do (since this is my week off from tutoring because of spring break) and I decided to come up to Snowflake.   I had planned on it earlier in the year, but had never made official plans, and pretty much decided against it last night, but then I changed my mind this morning about 7:30, by 9:30 I had washed the dishes, packed and headed out the door, leaving the hubby behind to fend for himself for a couple of days.

Jessica slept all the way to Payson, had a bottle, got a diaper change in Forest Lakes, Graham Crackers in Heber then fell asleep while finishing them off and slept the rest of the way to my parents place.  It was a fabulous trip.  I LOVE that she can feed herself now!!! I just hand back the crackers, and she devours them.  So much easier than having to stop every time she gets fussy.  Just pull out a cracker!!  Should have named her Polly :).

So for Snowflake.  I don't know what I am going to do while I am here, but it doesn't really matter, it is just a change of pace and it is wonderful.  So far I got to help my mom edit her essay, build a fire (first try!! wahoo! I am so talented!!), watch my nieces and nephew and chat with my hubby while he was on his way home from work.


Monday, March 8, 2010

Jessica talks!!!

Hear Jessica say Grandpa, Dad, and All Done HERE

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Any Resemblance?

So here is what I found when I was looking through the pictures we took while we were in Sedona:
You'd think we all like to smile or something :)
I LOVE the colors we saw on the hike. Reds, Yellows, Greens, Pastels. Beautiful!
These berries were completely dry. So beautifully preserved!!!
Now what would a trip be without pictures of the clouds?
Our stop at Montezuma's Castle on the way home.
So ready to be done.