Saturday, June 27, 2009

My new fav

I loved this book!  It's the story of Mary and Joseph's life before, during and after the birth of Jesus and through the death of Joseph.  Mary is strong-willed and in Joseph's face... and after thinking about it she would have to be!  In her world they weren't even supposed to walk over the alloted steps on Sunday for fear of "breaking the Sabbath".  Next thing you know she's carrying a baby out of wed lock?!  And then tells her fiancĂ© about it when she's already starting to show?  Come on.  Heavenly Father HAD to find a woman with a backbone.  Fantastic book, you have to read it!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Monday, June 22, 2009

Getting Bigger

It's birthday week around here and MacKenzie's turning 3! She loves "lips" (code for chapstick or gloss) and make-up. I've never seen anyone re-apply so much in one day.



Kennedy has become Grayson's mom. This morning I rejoiced as she pulled him out of his crib by herself and poured him some milk in a sippy cup! Sweet. She's hired. Her and her "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer" nose. (She made it herself out of a fruit roll up).


And Grayson... he is one high maintenance child. The girls went to Grandma Carla's last week and I was all alone with him while Justin worked. The whole week I could hear the words, "having one child is the hardest thing you will ever do." I can't tell you how many times I heard that after I gave birth to Kennedy. At the time I thought everyone was CRAZY! They're not.


I mean look at this sweet face accessorized with a pink head band. He's so cute, but there's no way I'm holding that 30lbs of wiggle all day.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Cabinet painting... again!

It's so refreshing to have a little peek back at move in condition. Makes me not feel so bad for the 1/2 done makeovers. But can you see the carpet in this pic!? It was by the toilet too, yuck! I'm surprised they didn't roll out carpet in the shower.



Here's the new shower minus the new glass shower door. (Thanks Mariann and Mark for the curtain, rod and shower hooks! They totally surprised me with a happy-new-tile-job-in-the-bathroom gift and I love it.) And the cabinets after my 2 second sanding job.

Justin wanted white, but I just had to do black because... it looks SO GOOD!


So when I'm takin' a shower in here... it's awesome. H-U-G-E! Almost a little too big and dare I say, drafty? But I love it. There is nothing worse than touching the side of a shower while in the process of scrubbing, eww.
And the floor! The tile boy had to cut almost every single piece. I felt so bad for him, but LOVE to outcome. We never would've done the diamond thing on our own.

And now back to the kids bath. I went out and bought hooks, but Justin wouldn't let me hang them directly on the wall, "they're just gonna get ripped off." So he routed a piece of wood, slapped that up there and THEN put the hooks up. I love them! Thanks for the ideas. Still looks a little bare, huh.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Facebook quizes!

You can't tell me you've NEVER taken a facebook quiz. I have. Sometimes I just need to know which Jane Austen heroin I am. Well today I needed to know what kind of storm I am and here's the outcome. (I love the part about dogs and small children, HA!)



Your Result: Thunderstorm

You are a thunderstorm, you like the power of your rumble but have a comforting quality about you. Some find you romantic and can cuddle up when you roll in, and others are terrified of you - especially dogs and small children.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Baby you can drive my car

How cute is this little Highway Patrol car? Our friends have the coolest toys and I had to borrow their camera to take some pics. We totally need one of these.

But I think this one is a little easier to find. Grayson didn't realize that if he stole some platform shoes from MacKenzie, he could've drivin' this one.

Friday, June 05, 2009

Master bath is gettin a facelift!

We moved in with the intention of changing the master bath into a master gigantic shower! I've seen it done by my in-laws out in Derby Acres and thought, "what the heck... we could TOTALLY do that!"

Well after the kids bath, we decided to pay someone else to do it and I'm SO glad we did. It's not done, but here's the progress so far. Should set tonight and grout will come in the morning.





Now for your opinions. I wanted this sea blue look, but now that the shower looks awesome, I kind of don't want anything to distract from it so I'm back to brown again. What color for the cabinets? Black just looks SO good, but I don't know. Cream? Let me know.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Tabby for ransom

Kennedy forgot Tabby the Cat @ Jared & Kami's house last week. And then we got this:


If you ever want to see your precious kitty again you need to meet our demands. We need 1 or more of the following:

1 million dollars
Passes to Disneyland
A visit at 4th of July
A cruise to wherever
A house
A new car
10 lbs of sugar
10 lbs of flour
5 bags of chocolate chips
pack of butter from Costco
Vanilla
2 dozen eggs

You have 24 hours to meet our demands.

The kidnappers

Monday, June 01, 2009

The DL

I haven't done a WHOLE DAY @ Disneyland in a while, but we survived... and it was awesome. I mean they only have 3 days to get everything in and it's always more fun with more people. Here's a little slide show of day 1.