Friday, May 30, 2008

Nature

I had fun today. Sitting in Mom's backyard watching my children play as well as taking pictures of her many different varieties of flowers. I even had the priviledge of photographing one of her hummingbird friends that came to visit. It let me get within a couple of feet of it to take it's picture and didn't move at all.....until my children came along and disturbed it.


Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Drama

As if I didn't have enough drama this week between the mill not having a contract yet and with my daughter taking the kid scissors to her hair the other day...
(before haircut.....really mad at herself)

(day after haircut....happy with the results)


I got a phone call from my husband about an hour ago saying a deer ran out in the road and he had to jam on the breaks. Luckily both he and the guy he is going hunting with are OK and aren't hurt. I'm glad he didn't have our trailer on behind him when this happened or this whole situation could've been a whole lot worse than it is. Our poor truck though, is now in need of a good repair shop. The drivers side door is smooshed in enough he can't get it open so has to go in through the passenger side. I haven't seen the damage yet. As far as I know he still won't be home til Thursday. It's time for the drama to end and get back to life as usual don't you think?

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Relay

There are 37 days left until Relay. I'm excited. I've been keeping an eye on the findraising online and so far my team has raised more money than what shows on the Relay site. We haven't turned it in yet, but...next meeting. I've gotten most everyone on the team registered online now. There are still a few stragglers that I'll get registered soon (hopefully today or tomorrow). It's still far more progress (and less hassle) than I had getting the team signed up a few months ago. :) Check it out for yourself! There's quite a few more teams that have come together too.


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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Our Project

Recently we decided it was time to finally do something with our yucky grey carpet in our livingroom. We couldn't decide what we wanted to do at first...new carpet or another type of flooring. We eventually decided on laminate flooring. We decided to go all the way down the hall with it as well. Before we tore up carpet we thought we'd paint the walls. They've needed a fresh coat of paint for a while now. We figured while we had the room torn apart we may as well get both projects done at once. So we did. It was a long process because we had a couple of kids who wanted to help and then they didn't want to help and then they did....oh my gosh. So they helped a little and then went on their merry ways. A lot of the time they spent outside in the nice weather playing with the neighbor boys from down the street. Thank you J & T!!! On another day Mom rescued us from them as well. Thank you Mom! Below is a slideshow of what we've done. The kitchen still has yet to be painted, but that too should be done soon.