You will have significant experiences. I hope that you will write them down and keep record of them, that you will read them from time to time and refresh your memory of those meaningful and significant things. Some may be funny. some may be significant only to you. some of them may be sacred and quietly beautiful. Some may build one upon another until they represent a lifetime of special experience. - President Hinckley
Friday, January 31, 2014
Dallin loves playing Uno and recruits whoever he can to play with him. Since Travis is in and out during the day and I am home while the other kids are at school, we end up playing with him a lot. He's gotten pretty darn good and can legitimately beat us.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Along with all the new paint, new carpet, new feel of the entire house, basically, I decided to recover my kitchen chairs and re do the kitchen curtains. Mom went with me and we picked fabric and then with her and Dad's help on both counts, we got it all done....they are amazing amazing people and I am so lucky they are my parents. I must say the curtains and chairs turned out super cute.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
We had wrestling practice and Dallin was too hot when we left the school. So, he shed his shirt and wore his shirt and snow boots (he wears the snow boots everywhere). It was so cold outside, but he didn't care, he said it felt great! So I snapped a shot of his "guns" and his fashion statement.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
This girl and our family have an extensive history. She lived in Star when we first moved here at the end of 2005. She baby sat for us on a regular basis for several years. There have been many life experiences that she has gone through and we have tried to be there to support her through them. Recently, she got engaged and Travis and I took her to lunch. It is always fun to see her and hopefully for her to have our influence as well. She will always be a part of our family.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
I love these "Weekend Reports" every time Tyler does them. I took a picture of this one because it was just after a good snow fall and all the cousins that were here and they played Mario Cart together. So cute, how he illustrates and writes about it.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
January 11 was Gwendalin's Winter Dance recital. I am not on top of it and didn't get a picture of her in costume or with her flowers, just of her falling asleep on the way home - exhausted and beautiful. She is turning into such a beautiful ballerina....very talented and fun to watch.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
We finished most everything and hung new curtains and tried different hangings on the walls. For the most part, it is done and looks amazing! The carpet is a little piece of heaven, and the paint lightened it up soooo much! I love the stairwell, with the wrought iron railing rather than the wall. It really is beautiful!
Monday, January 13, 2014
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Since we thought it was a great idea to add this room right at Christmas time...we had a little fun with all the dust! Snitch was here for Christmas and believe it or not, I dusted in the morning and by evening there was this much dust on the entertainment center again. The next night or a few after, he hung from the ceiling fan - and when Marie arrived Dallin announced that "the little fetcher" was up in the light. HA HA!
Saturday, January 11, 2014
The flurries you see in the pictures below are dust particles coming from the drywall process one morning when I got up to paint....these are some of the pictures of painting - the ceilings got done, and all the walls...While Marie was here at Christmas, she helped me do my room and the furninture was barely moved out from the wall, so I scrunched between the two to be able to paint some of the spaces. The rest of my room got done (the portion behind my bed) when we had to move all the furniture to lay carpet.