Thursday, September 25, 2008

Check it out

The rules are to grab your camera and take pictures of the following with NO CLEANING UP!

Well now that I've got my very large sink, I can put my piles of dishes inside! I made myself do this before getting on the computer and am very glad I did:)

Who forgot to put the lid down?! Honestly I don't even use this very much as it's near Justin who's sleeping (except for right now). You like the carpet half ripped out... don't worry it also smells like pee, or is that a little TMI? Oh well.

I tried putting this chandelier up in the kitchen area and something's goin on. I think the whole electrical box thing needs replacing which is probably not a bad idea since it's pretty loose. I was afraid the fixture might fall from the heavens the way it was hanging. So now it's on the dryer which is one step short of the garage.

There it is. 5 dozen eggs and 3 gallons of milk!

SLeeping! Halleluiah!

Sleep little children... until 10AM tomorrow would be great!

Was there even a question? I wear these everywhere, but church.

7. Favorite Room
Well this is not fair... I would like to sleep my days away or read, but I usually end up here watching Care Bears, Sponge Bob or the latest movie recorded from Toon Disney (for the 100th time) with Kennedy. She wants to watch TV with me and I get side tracked by holding Grayson or getting 5,000 cups of beverage. All the while trying to be a little quite, not that Justin hears a thing, but he's 6pm-6am working and sleeping all day.

Well here's "a" vacation. But notice the picture of us:) We need more pics together.

9. THE CLOSET... yikes!

This is a little bit cleaned up from last week.

But come on, who needs a shoe rack when you can just dump the shoes on the ground in a nice pile like formation?

And can you tell who's been preggo for the last 3.5 years? The evidence is here! No clothes on my side:) Ok that and I can't stand shopping when the clothes aren't on the outside of the racks screaming my name. This is actually an improvement thanks to Kathy shopping with me this past weekend. We found some CUTE stuff at Stein Mart.

Check out my new clock in the shadows in the background... LOVE it! Ebay:)

Here's a few free bee's for the home. Thanks again Liz! I didn't even have to paint them! The shutters are on the wall, clippies are still at staples, but I'm on that... later.

Thank you, thank you Dad and Pennie! I got this for free and am SO excited! Justin and I cannot agree on sectionals, so instead of buying one I hate I'm taking the free offer. Love it!

Shoot I forgot to tag someone... Lesa, Kami, Laura, Jennifer

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Out With the Yuck!

In case you didn't know, we bought a bank owned home and moved in almost 2 months ago. It's a little tricky trying to get everything done AND be parents at the same time, which is why we're so thankful for family and friends helping! We've had TONS of help! Today Bruce and Kathy (in-laws) were here specifically to help tile the countertops. Well it took longer than Bruce had anticipated, and we're not done grouting and installing faucets. The cabinets will eventually be painted cream (possible with a glazish thing on top of that) and I'm not done with the dark brown walls, but check it out! I LOVE it!

As you can see, we're cheap skates. We got a bid for granite @ about $1800 installed... not bad, but you're still looking at buying a sink and faucet in addition. Just so ya know we got EVERYTHING (cast iron sink and faucet included) for well BELOW 1/2 that! YAY!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Celebrity Collage

Well my sister and I must be related after all... apparently we both somewhat resemble Sophia Bush. But I also look like Michael Douglas so... yeah.

MyHeritage: Celebrity Collage - Free genealogy - Geneology

Monday, September 15, 2008

One Down!

Can you believe these are done?! Lucky you, you can't see them to close:) I am a HORRIBLE painter when it comes to furniture. Not even joking and Justin would second that if he had the chance.

The curtains are sheer lavender. I found some amazing silky pink ones, but wanted purple AND I can't have dry clean only in the girls room:) Or anywhere else in the house for that matter.

Painted the dresser too, but kept the pulls. This dresser is not worth the $30 for the pulls I want. We'll just buy a new dresser soon and some ribon for the mirror. But what's a room without "Sponge Bob" on the switch? I mean come on! He came free with the house.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Poor Cheer Bear

Farewell Cheer Bear... we're so sad we left you at WalMart! Kennedy is hoping someone will turn you in, but I find it highly unlikely considering the neighborhood in which we last saw you. So, until we meet again.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Who's Bright Idea?

I wanted metal frames with upholstered head boards... yet here we are with the paint brush. I was out voted 3-1 for bunk beds. So yesterday I found an amazing deal on craigslist and here I am with the primer (I agree Rebecca... not so fun to primer). But one day, I'll finish and actually put these in the girls room and they will be so cute!

Of course once I realized how not fun it is to primer, I had to start another project looking for some of these! I ended up getting them from my friend for free!! Thanks Liz! I think I might just put them up as is... when I finish painting the wall :)

And what's a normal morning in the Pollock home without a reptile? I mean it's been at least a few weeks since I "accidentally" let the horny toad free. Last night as I was visiting with Justin (we talk while he's on the road) he abruptly says, "OH, there's a gecko. Gotta go!" When he called back later I had to know, where do you stash a gecko in a patrol car? In your lunch box of course. My husband never ceases to amaze me:)

The girls LOVE the reptiles! He's really soft too. Didn't think geckos felt silky smooth.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

It's what happens

Our recent move has brought me some FUN friends and some new babysitters! The Garcia girls are amazing and my kids just love them. The other night I went to Saturday night stake conference and dropped the kids off at the Garcia's house. MacKenzie (who hasn't had an accident in forever) peed her pants... so from then on she had to wear the "geek" shirt. I thought it was hysterical when I came to get her:)

Kennedy watches "movies" everyday. Now movies are also regular shows, no difference to her. I handed her some licorice only to come back a few minutes later to this:

Monday, September 08, 2008

Too many decisions!

Now that I'm done reading Twilight books, I still cannot decide what to do with the paint color. We are redoing the counter tops (tile) and the cabinets are going white or cream. The hard part is the brown! Only in the kitchen? Only on one wall? Where I've started already? There's too many little square hole things! This was really meant for Rebecca, but I couldn't figure out how to email it. Now all can see our not organized clutter. Forget about the start... I think it's going white and sparkely for the girls room. Right now it's just taking up space for where I'd like a hutch to go in the future.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

4 Things

4 Random Things I Like About My Husband:

1. He's calm in the face of everything that would make me anxious.
2. Amazingly handy around the house (ie: my beautiful new hallway of laminate flooring)
3. LOVES, LOVES, LOVES his job! What a difference when he enjoys going to work!
4. He sleeps like a rock even when he's worked ALL night long. Amazing.

4 Movies I Can Watch More Than Once:

Let me first say, I don't watch many movies more than once these days, but for the list I've got-
The Guardian
Eragon (now that I've read the book...who has my copy of though? Laura do you guys have it?)
PS I Love You. Only seen it once, but want to see it again.
Secondhand Lions

4 TV Shows That I Watch:

1. The Office
2. Divine design
3. Chuck (when it's on)
4. American Idol (when it's on... hello!)

4 Places I've Been:

1. Palmyra, NY
2. Zhuatenejo, Mexico
3. London, England
4. Belieze
(Guatemala, Ireland... we need to start traveling again!)

4 People Who Email Me Regularly:

1. Blog comments
2. Jacob
3. Kendra
4. Dawn

4 Favorite Foods:

1. Calzones!
2. Olive Garden sausage white soup (breadsticks & salad too of course)
3. Red Robin's hamburgers and fries
4. Colima's bean & cheese burritos in Visalia!!!

4 Places I Would Like To Visit:

1. Carribean again (snorkeling of course)
2. Temple Square during Christmas light season
3. My house (all my siblings would conveniently travel to visit at the same time. Rebecca- you might get your plate back)
4. Thailand- or anywhere in that area of the world, though I could do without the bugs.

4 Things I'm Looking Forward To In The Next Year:

1. Disneyland in the winter (on a school day) The kids are gonna LOVE it!
2. Getting my knee fixed by a compitent surgen
3. Kids starting dance or gymnastic lessons
4. My kitchen being finished (need to paint cabinets AND rip out the counter tops and sink)

4 People I Tag:
Sister not Holdham


I'm reading and almost done with Twilight series! LOVE all of them! And I've been painting the girls room, pictures to come. But here's a few pics of the kids around the house:)