Sunday, December 28, 2008

It's finished!

We finished the new office! My dad and Dave worked on it the last couple days and it's finally all done. It's such a great room and the boys took no time to break it in. Colin walked past it yesterday and said, "Oh, I like those colors." Once the desk was set up he went in, found his paper and started to draw. Trevor couldn't wait for the computer to be set up. He'd been waiting to play a game all day long. Now it's on to the upstairs. We'll see how long it takes us to start that one. I can't tell if Dave is tired of working on the room or motivated to do more!

The boys enjoying the new room. We put crayons, paper, glue, scissors and pencils in the desk where Colin is drawing. It will be his new "drawing table" and the place where Trevor does homework. Trevor loves playing games with his dad!
The boys on Christmas morning opening gifts. They loved their gifts and had a great day playing with their new toys...the star wars figures were a big hit as well as their new pirate ship!Dave bought a big fluffy blanket for the family for Christmas. I think it's Colin's favorite new thing. He's always complaining he's cold but I think he'll be toasty warm from now on.

Friday, December 19, 2008

New Pictures

Just like everyone else we got snow on Wednesday. It snowed at the house but didn't really stick. We were a little sad on Thursday when we woke up and there was no snow. But as you can see we did get our chance to play in it.
This is Trevor on our "snow day". My mom called early that morning to let me know the park next to her school had snow (even though we had none at our house and her school is two minutes away). I called my friend Jean and we took our kids over to play at 8:30 in the morning before it all melted. They played for about a half hour and then got cold and wanted to go home. It was the first time Trevor and Colin have seen snow!

Colin playing in the snow. Before I could get his "globes" on he ran out and started picking up the snow. He came crying to me, "Mom! My hands are so cold." I got his gloves on and it was all good. He loved it and had a great time making his little snowman.I took Logan to get his first haircut on Wednesday. As you can see from this picture it was getting pretty long. It would fall in his eyes and the back was getting so long he always looked like a "ragga-muffin" (something my dad used to say to us when we were kids).

This is Logan after his haircut. He's all clean and in his pjs. Doesn't he look like such a little gentleman with his hair all nice and trimmed?

The new office is coming along. We've finished all of the painting (I LOVE the colors Dave picked) and tomorrow we're going to install the wood floors to match the flooring we have in the rest of the downstairs. I can't wait to get all of the furniture down there!

Saturday, December 13, 2008


Our ward Christmas party was on Friday and afterwards we had a visit from Santa. I love the look on Colin's face in this picture. Colin told Santa he wanted a snowman for Christmas, Trevor said he wanted Hot Wheels and of course Logan started to cry as soon as Dave sat him on Santa's lap. But I'm glad my friend was there with her camera phone to capture the moment.

Friday, December 12, 2008

New baby!

My mom just called and my sister Belinda just had her baby. I won't give any of the details - I don't want to steal her thunder (it's a girl and I think it was her biggest baby). I'm going over to the hospital tonight to hang out with my sister after everyone else has come and gone. Hopefully I'll get some pictures. It will be fun to hold a newborn again - Logan is getting so big!

Here's Macy with her new baby sister Kinsley.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

The Remodel

Earlier in November Dave and my dad and uncle started the remodel in our house. We're turning the downstairs bedroom into an open den for the computer and desk and we're going to make the loft (where the computer is now) into a new bedroom. The downstairs is going a little faster than I expected. Dave and his friend Kevin are going to work on it today. The flooring for the room is in and Dave is going to choose the paint color. I'm excited to see what it looks like and more excited to move all of the furniture down there so we can start on the new upstairs bedroom. Trevor and Colin are going to share the new room and we'll put Logan in their old room. I have so many ideas for their room so I hope I can make it look the way it does in my head. Here are a few pictures of what Dave and my dad and uncle worked on that first day...
They cut out a new door way and moved around some of the old outlets. We're going to keep this open to the hall and not put doors on.
They took off the closet doors and cut the wall back a little. This is where the corner part of the computer desk will sit. The old doorway to the left has been closed in and we're going to do some built in shelves. I can't wait to post the finished pictures!