Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
To get to the meat of things:
1. I needed some home improvement instant gratification.
The hubby and I are still plugging along on the bedroom remodel. When we (I) were still mudding and sanding, I deceided that I would stop what I was doing and start a NEW project. (Again, to family and friends, this is nothing new. When it comes to any project, I think I have ADHD).
Here is the before...apparently the only pictures I have of the dining room are from eight years ago (and thirty pounds ago). As another aside - this picture cracks me up! We all look so goofy!
2. The boy continues to be funny.
We have had this Pampers box for at least a month and it continues to be a favorite toy. Its latest adaptation has been as a lounging-tv-watching-bed.
He has figured out how to use a straw:
He likes cake with blue icing:
He liked going to Chuck E Cheese (oh shudder):
And...he has discovered that he is a boy.
Friday, August 08, 2008
Yahoo! (You can see that the baby is actually yawning - so he is a bit less excited than we are).
Maybe in a few more months we'll be a family - legally!!!
Saturday, July 26, 2008
(Actually, I total dig the van - a Mazda5 - even though it means we are transitioning into yuppie soccer mom status. And....we now have three vehicles...how un-green is that???)
Friday, July 18, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
So my friend Jessica and I went to the Antiques Roadshow last Saturday. Wow - it was soo cool. We saw lots of people and lots of stuff and some of the Roadshow "regulars." Even "the twins" were there!!! Sadly though, neither Jess nor I could retire on the wealth from our old stuff.
PS. I looked at Jessica's blog and I was kind enough to crop my fat arms out of my picture...for the full flab view, you'll have to read her entry.
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
These snapshots were taken on the 4th of July and were too good not to post. The little guy is taking a few steps now and transitioning into total toddler-dom. Giggles, tantrums, molars, trucks, 100% boy.
I'm surprised, with his mouth open like that, that he doesn't down a few gallons of water each time he goes swimming.
Sunday, July 06, 2008
Here is what my dad sent:
Name: Elinor Ora Love
Born: 07/07/08 at 1:00 a.m.
Weight: 1035 grams (a little over 1 kg, or about 2 lbs)
Where: Dunedin Hospital
Size: about the length of my forearm from wrist to elbow. Her head is about the size of a small orange.
He called us at our conference in Auckland and we were back in Dunedin by 6:00 p.m. Friday. Sara would stabilize during the day, then be back in the birthing room every night. Finally, last night she went all the way.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
(it should be pretty obvious in the picture what is NOT supposed to be there)
I do have to say that being at home for a week now has opened my eyes to a few things:
1. Daytime TV is horrible
2. I can improve my sewing techniques by watching PBS
3. The baby should learn to take longer naps
4. One doesn't really need a shower everyday if one doesn't get up off the couch all day
5. I miss the office in my own sick way
Anywho...I plan to get back to work next week...but I promise to take it easy (to everyone who has been nagging me).
Monday, June 02, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
...beary interesting, and
...a great way to work up an apatite, and
... exhausting, and
... better with a friend, and
... extremely educational, and
... a really interesting dinner theater concept, and
.... a five-star comedy gorilla comedy routine
... for the birds, and
... really, I said "for the birds already," and
a chance to get a souvenir!
Sunday, April 27, 2008
I have a couple of coats of mud on the south wall...in places. I'll need at least another coat on those spots and quite a few on all the wonky corners in the room. Hopefully I don't goober up the walls too bad. There are only a couple of spots in the previous remodel where I wish I had given the walls one more coat. Also, I'm not too concerned about how smooth I get the ceiling. We are going to hang textured wallpaper on the horizontal portion of the ceiling. The wallpaper looks like old tin ceiling tiles.
Why do I bother asking him to smile for a picture????
I have the first coat of mud up on the north wall. It is nice to get the old , original wall covered back up and stop the influx of blown insulation from wafting in from the attic.
I would have loved to have gotten all the sheet-rocking done this weekend, but it didn't play out. We'll see how much we can piece in during the work week.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Here is what we have so far. Now Pat and I will start working on the sheetrock, closets, and fun stuff like painting and building cool built-in shelf thingys. Trust me, it'll turn out okay! I mean - look how well the office turned out a couple of years ago and it is still standing!
We'll keep you posted as we slog through the mudding. (Wish we had sweet, sweet Josh - our carpenter. Dude does a mean mud-job!)
Monday, April 14, 2008
Monday, April 07, 2008
He, he, he - it looks like the house is wearing a bib. I think I've been hanging around the baby too long.