Thursday, May 5, 2011

Sign me up!

Mike told me a few months ago that it was now my duty to update the blog. Since he did the laundry this week I better update his blog!
As we were walking Kalli to school a few weeks ago, her friend who walks with us, told us that he had finally finished reading 100 books and was so excited to turn in the paper that he had recorded the titles on. I had totally forgotten about that assignment. Kalli had started it and was faithful and writing down every book she read. Then one day it was lost, and I never thought of it again until now. When Kal got home from school we made a contract together. If she could read 100 different books to Mike and I in one week, then I would take her to the store and let her choose any shoes she wanted. The deal was signed right away.
Megan was not going to miss out on this deal. She has wanted a 'pillow pet' since January. I agreed to sign a contract with her too. She needed to read 25 different books in one week.
It was a great week. When ever Meg and I had a spare minute, we got a book and she read it to me. It was a little more challenging with Kalli since the school steals her from me for 6 1/2 hours every day. We had a lot of late nights, but they were all worth it!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Where did time go?

Tonight as I was looking through photos, I couldn't help but wonder who stole the last 9 months from me?

Friday, December 31, 2010


For those of you who keep asking - Yes, the dust has settled and life has returned back to normal.  Finally! It spent 4 1/2 years in the wishing/planning stages, and 2 sho...loooong months in the making stage.  But it's finally done.  We now have a kitchen where all the stuff works. Huzzzaaaah!  Here's some pics for those who haven't seen the 'show' live and in person.

So, um, there it is. A kitchen. I think my favorite part is the bar where the kids sit to eat their breakfast.  Super easy to clean up and nice to have them all lined up for scripture time!  It would have been really nice to do this 4 years ago - or before we moved in - but.... that's the way it goes when people won't give  out free samples of cabinets.  I keep looking for 'em at Costco, but all they ever give me is soup, chicken nuggets, and the occasional chocolate chip cookie.  I'll keep my eyes open for free toilet and tile samples - cuz the bathroom's next! (in 2015)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Wanna Play?

Is it time for a new post? 


Waiting 2 months in between posts is the norm, right? Good.  Well, I'd like to talk about all the happenings-on around here in the last little bit, but rather than bore you with all the details, I decided to let you play a game.  It's one of those "what's different between these two pictures."  Our kids love these games - so we hope you will too.

The differences are pretty subtle - but I have faith in you. You can DO it!