Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The wall- that huge one with the retarded canvas painting above the piano

I took it down. I've been looking for replacements for a long time, but nothing. After my trip to Texas I began thinking about this and this.

I laid out my stuff. Once on the table I realized it needed a little Christmasication, hence the snowflake art. Funny how after taking the picture I could see it a little more objectively also.

And I threw it up on the wall. This wall is SO high.

Should I keep the pics going straight up to the top? And what color should I paint my $2 yard sale lamp? I have another matching that will probably take Santa's spot later.

And then that leads me to the curtains, now that I'm all sewing machined up I'm wanting to make some new ones. And slip covers for the chairs AND want to paint the walls again. I think the pregnancy is kicking in.

A little something to get you ready for Christmas


Saturday, November 27, 2010

Setting up for Christmas, day 1

(Photo's by MacKenzie and Kennedy)
I finally got a deer for the front yard!

But this is about as far as I got with the assembly. The head and neck are inside the body. Couldn't get them out without ripping the whole thing to shreds! So it's goin' back to Lowes. Dang.

Meanwhile Kennedy was inside embellishing some Christmas decorations here,


and here.

And while we're on Rudolph and Bambi, look what I found on someone's blog. How cute and easy is that for a little gift?!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Baby it's cold outside

This is what MacKenzie's idea of "warm clothes" are. I did have to put my foot down on this one, especially the rolled up skirt, but the boots and the shirt kind of go, yes?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Lampshades by Kennedy

She could open up her own line of original home furnishings.
Might have to share the title with her sister or whoever MaeKize is.

Everything is always reindeer. Looks like the fox-turkey didn't make it.

What makes me a little sad is I JUST BOUGHT THIS! Maybe I should give her markers for color and keep it. It's kind of cute.

Friday, November 12, 2010

The big 3 for Grayson

Motor skills: can take lids off markers
Can draw on face, arms and legs
Can decorate birthday cake (especially after attempting the Spiderman cake Khristie swore was so easy, it wasn't)
Loves fire

He's been a big boy climbing up and down from the top bunk where he loves to sleep. "I'm up on top, I'm up on top!" He's a clothes boy. Grayson can be found in 4-8 different outfits a day and not one of them dirty. He's still my sweet little boy. We're so happy he's in our family.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

All for the sake of fire wood

Here's our trailer full of wood. You like my slanted backup job? I couldn't see in the dark.

Women just don't think to chop wood like this. I call this forest-fire size.
But don't get me wrong, I didn't go get the wood I backed the trailer into the driveway.

So while Justin was loading this thing up, with his wood gettin buddy, one of these "logs" rolled with all its weight into his knee. It bent his knee all the way in the opposite direction! Somehow Justin's knee popped back into place, but he found himself laying on the ground in pain for a while. Lucky for him his buddy is an EMT and checked things out right there.

Justin called me to let me know what happened and continued to drive himself the hour ride back home. Can't believe it!

2 different dr.'s agree it really doesn't look like the ACL was injured. His knee feels very stable, but an MRI is being scheduled and he's off work for 2 weeks doin' something like this:

The green balloons are for Grayson's birthday. To celebrate Justin got a fancy knee brace and new crutches from the ortho dr.

If you look closely you can see hairy legs and slight swelling. I'm considering this a serious blessing from the Lord (the lack of more serious injury, not the hairiness). Could have been a lot worse and the quick priesthood blessing afterwards didn't hurt either. Glad we said our prayers that day!

Monday, November 08, 2010

Jane Austen's Fight Club

So my friend Liz showed me this a while ago and I was thinking about it the other day and had to share. If you haven't seen the real fight club trailer click here. And then watch this one!

Thursday, November 04, 2010

MacKenzie's Rapunzel Hair

and the "law enforcement" hangin on the wall in the back.