Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Jakob's 6th Birthday

Jakob wanted a Ninja Party, so that is what he got!! He dressed for the event and had a few friends over to celebrate.

They played a few games to test their ninja skills. Keep the balloon off the ground, king of the couch cushions, and of course a couple games with Steve and the water balloons.
The water balloons have become quite a tradition. We did this game at Jakob's fourth birthday and he has requested it every birthday since. Minor details of the game switch each year, but the object of the game is always the same, hit Steve with the water balloons.
Our family came for another party later that evening. We had a crazy summer storm while they were there and most of the kids got caught outside. The rain was coming down in sheets and flowing through the streets. Everyone outside got drenched!

After all the excitement, presents were finally opened.

The kids sat and watched in comfy towells.
I think that he had a great day. We celebrated the Saturday before his birthday, so on his birthday we went out to Red Robin and he came home and opened presents from us. Three parties for this lucky boy. I can't believe another birthday has come and gone!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Garage Sale Finds

Found these frames at a garage sale, painted them black, and put pictures of the kids with each of their grandparents. I did these before we moved. Never found a place for them in our old house, hoping to find a great home for them in our new one.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

You Know That It Has Been A Long Time...

You know that it has been a long time since you have blogged when you...
  1. Just downloaded 417 pictures from your camera.

  2. Missed posting all three of your children's birthdays!

  3. Forgot your password when you logged in!! (Seriously, can you believe that!!)

  4. Wondered if anyone is still reading!

Seriously, busy, busy, busy is all I have to say! I have tons to post and will be trying to catch everyone up (if there is anyone out there still reading) on all the fun things going on. We are settling into our new home, working on all the MANY projects we have going on with that. Today was a great day! Got new carpet installed, a wall built for the fourth room in the basement, and Steve is going to buy a lawnmower. (Yes, he is leaving to buy it at 10:00pm at night, but whose cares about the time as long as the job gets done.)

Next on our list, KITCHEN REMODEL!!!!! So excited!! Below I have posted some pictures of some kitchens that are inspiring me. If anyone knows of any great sites with lots of pictures and ideas I would love to hear about it. So, below, a few photos of what is inspiring me.

Soon to come......Photos Of Our New Home, Birthday Photos, Latest Vacation To Utah, Projects, and Much More!!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Crazy, Crazy Days.

We have been busy here!! Vacationing at my parents home in Utah, moving to our new home, unexpectedly selling our old home, a quick campout trip to Sandlake, and a summer cold. I have MANY photos to post and I'm planning to be blogging semi-regularly after my little vacation from blogland.

Pretty excited to be in our new home. There is so much to do!! The yardwork itself is completely overwhelming, but we are trying to take it 1 step at a time. We painted the walls and cleaned the carpets before we moved in. I'm ordering carpet this next week and we should get it installed in the bedrooms and the basement the following week. The kitchen is what will take the most time!! I'm hoping to get bids on what we want done in the next couple weeks and get started on that.

I'm really trying to enjoy the process and stay positive. I keep telling myself it is all about attitude. When I look at our home and the property I try to envision what it will be!! I'll be posting photos of our home soon so you can take this journey with us. It truly is exciting when I focus on what is to come!!