Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Kaylen's Faces

Kaylen has started making faces on command. It is the cutest thing. I will ask her to show me her sad face and she will stick her bottom lip out. I will ask her to show me her surprised face and she will put her hands on her face and open her mouth wide. She is too funny. Here are some of her faces:

Window and Driveway!

Here is what the window has looked like for the past week or so:

The new window:

Driveway progress: This is last week when they started digging up the driveway:

Once the driveway was completely dug up: After this point it rained buckets... what a mess!

Where we were at as of yesterday! I think it is going to be great once we get the retaining wall built and the driveway poured. We are really widening it and extending it out more than it was. We are also leveling it out at the top.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Amber Graduated College

This weekend we celebrated Amber graduating from college. We are very proud of her and I know she is so glad to be done!!! I am totally jealous as I frantically try to complete my Masters Degree!!! Amber plans to go back and get her MBA so I have to say that I dont envy her too much! At least I am almost done forever. Anyway, it was really good to see family and also celebrate Mother's Day all together. I didn't think that Amber was going to be able to stay on Sunday so that was a great surprise!!! I don't actually have party pictures... I was too busy having fun to snap any photos but we did take some on Sunday. I hope you enjoy!!!! PS. I haven't had time to edit these photos in photoshop so dont be too critical... :)
The first three pictures are of Amber... some are just being funny and I am hoping to turn one of them into a good portrait for my mom to document Amber's big achievement.

Here is a shot of me and Amber - considering all of the wind from the day... it didn't turn out too bad...
We tried to do one of all of the girls... this is the best we got... I may try to do some fancy photoshoping because everyone has a different picture they look good in... they just aren't all in the same pic! So we will see what I come up with!

The two images are of my dainty little girl... wait... not so much! She found a gigantic stick in the yard that she just had to carry around! What a goof!

As for things going on at our house this week... The excavators showed up at our house this morning and began ripping up our driveway... no turning back now! So Scary!!! They also began ripping out the brick for the window so we should have a nice hole in our house when we get home... again... scary! i guess if anyone wants to rob us... now is the time! I hope no one that actually robs people really reads my blog or I am in trouble! Anyway, I think we are all friends here. I think that we are supposed to get our fence this week as well. So lots of things going on! Oh, and they ripped up our front sidewalk. There is no good way to get to our house right now! I am anxious to see it!

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Please Pray for the Smith's

Eddie and Martha Marie are friends of mine from Indiana. Martha Marie is having brain surgery today so please be in prayer for her. I know they have to be so very scared. They have 2 sweet little babies. The oldest is Kaylen's age... and then they have a new born. If you want to read about what is going on click on their link under my friends... the smiths. I dont have time to link it in this post... I am trying to get some other things done too! See ya!

House is coming along..

Brief update: Kaylen had a fever but never really got sick. YAHOO!!! She is completely fine. I, on the other hand am on my third day with this migrane. Yesterday it got so bad that I had to leave work and give myself an imetrex shot. DIDN'T HELP! I just want it to go away!!! Anyway, my cookout was great last weekend and since it started at 4:30 it was over early enough for me to go to the movies with my friends. I went to see Made of Honor and I have to say that I had a hard time with Patrick Dempsey being the guy that I wanted to end up with the girl. He was sleeping with lots and lots of ladies and then after he has been a rediculously gigantic jerk to the main girl for years by totally disreguarding her feelings, he finally says, "I love you". She just forgets about all of the sleeping around he has done over the years and they live happily ever after? He is a completely changed man? Hummmmm.... I don't think that relationship is really going to last. Alright, I am getting off my soap box now.

Moving on... This weekend we are throwing my sister a graduation party. I have no idea what I should get her. I gotta figure it out quick! I will say that since we had the cookout last weekend, I got a lot done around the house and Allen was a huge help! I think things are starting to shape up. There are a few things that I am really hoping will get done this week (I am doubtful since Paul[the GC] wont even return my phone calls... grrr). Well, here are some pictures of how things are looking:

These first two pics are of my bedroom. I got lazy and bought panels for the windows instead of making them but I think I am going to sew some ribbon on them to dress them up a bit because I dont really like them too much right now.

This is Kaylen's bathroom. We are using her shower curtain in our bathroom right now because our glass door isn't done yet. I don't know when it will be done either!

This is Kaylen's bedroom... I just showed this room the other day... not much has changed yet but it will. I can't wait for the shutters to be done!

Of course, Kaylen wanted her picture taken as well. She is so cute and I really am going to put some video of her talking on here so you can hear her voice. I just can't find my camera battery! I finally got the charger and now can't find the battery. Wouldn't ya know!?! Anyway, she is such a little jokester these days!

The next two are of our master bathroom. I dont think I have put any pictures of this on here. My favorite part is the skylight. I really think that made the bathroom!

Allen picked out these 4 art pieces and brought them home. I love them! He did a great job with it. Usually I dont let him buy artwork so this was seriously a great surprise!

Here is the downstairs bathroom... What do you think of my W stickers on the glass doors? They were boogers to get all lined up and on there perfectly but I think they turned out great!

These next two are of the bonus room. It is finally cleaned out and set up. We will eventually add one more piece of furniture to sit on and possibly sleep on... we haven't decided on what yet. But I had my students help me with the curtains... I thin they did a great job! Right now, these curtains are my favorite because I think they really made the room look homey. We have plans to put Miss Pac Man up here after we get it fixed. I think that will be fun.

Here is the spare bedroom. These curtains were the hardest to make because they had to actually function but they do!!!! I am so excited about this! I plan to put some sort of valance on top to finish them off and if that turns out, I think these will be my new favorite curtains.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Kaylen is sick...

Kaylen had to come home from school today because she has a fever of 100.1. :( I hope she isn't throw-up sick... I don't know what I will do!!! Anyway, please pray that she is just getting a tooth or something. I really don't have time to get everything done as it is. I need her to feel good. I am trying to do as much homework at school as possible. I don't think it is just a tooth though because she has been coughing at night and acting a little bit off from normal. But check out the picture two down of her in her room! that is this morning! Funny how kids can switch so quick.

All about Kaylen

Kaylen likes to have a snack of cheese in the afternoon's. Muggsley is always close by... wishing, hoping that she might drop even the tiniest of pieces. She screams when he gets some.

Kaylen's room is coming along. It isn't finished but we are getting there. I am getting a pink bedspread from a student and then making a quilt for her this summer. We got her mini chandelier hung yesterday. The shutters will be coming in a few weeks... we are getting measured for them tomorrow. I am not done with the artwork behind her bed. I painted the canvases and still plan to put ribbon around them and "hang" them from that as well as attach some floral stuff to the canvases. You will just have to see it when I am done... I think it will be cute. we will see!