Sunday, May 8, 2011

Josh's Prom Picture

Sunday, April 17, 2011


Brycen has started to play T-Ball.  It is so funny to watch the games.  The kids on the team are 3 & 4 years old and don't have a clue what they are doing even though they practice every week.  When they hit the ball they never run to the right base and when a ball is hit into the field all the kids dive into a pile and fight over who gets the ball and by the end of the game usually half of the kids are laying in the field because they are tired and hot.  It's some good Saturday morning entertainment. :-)

Yep, that's my kid in the center laying on the field while the coach tries to coax him up.

So tired.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

It's about time!

McKinley is finally starting to walk.  She'll be 14 months old next week.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

It's Finished!!

Our home remodel is done.  It was a long 2 1/2 weeks with a lot of stress and mess but I am so happy with the way it turned out.  It is even better than I could have hoped for.  It was definitely worth it!



Thursday, March 31, 2011

Leah is 3!!

Leah turned 3 on March 25.  We had a small party at home on her birthday then the next day we had a big family party at the park since our house is in chaos right now.

Eating her special birthday breakfast

Days 3-14: Tile, Electrical, Plumbing & Drywall

They are still plugging along on our house remodel.  A little word of advice:  home remodeling with three young children is not for the faint of heart.  I am DONE! :-)

They finished the tile and electrical and then moved on to the plumbing.  This is where we hit a snag.  We needed to move the huge black pipe out of the middle of the family room and relocate it to the bathroom.  At first, they thought the pipe in the bathroom that they needed was above ground but when they opened the wall they discovered that it was nine inches underground.  That was a big problem.  This involved bringing in a guy who used a high tech machine to x-ray the floors and tell us exactly where the pipes and post tenstion bars were underground (meaning lots of extra money) and cutting a hole in the exterior wall of our house and then digging underneath the foundation until they could locate the needed pipe.  It was a huge, messy and long ordeal but it is now done.

Yesterday they started the drywall and patching all of the holes they cut to do the plumbing and electrical work.  They were going to finish today, but the drywall mud wasn't dry yet so they will finish that tomorrow.  Then all they will have left is to reattach the carpet.  I was really hoping they would be done by this weekend so we could relax and watch conference in our new family room but that's probably not going to happen.  But at least there is an end in sight. :-)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Day 2: Tile & Electrical

It never rains in Arizona, yet it had to rain yesterday.  Since they were laying tile I didn't have access to my kitchen unless I went out the front door, around to the gate, through the backyard and in through the back door.  That was delightful to do about a thousand times in the rain.  Thankfully we can walk on the tile this morning but of course it's bright and sunny now. :-)

Sorry the picture is so dark.  We don't have electricity in these rooms right now and since it was raining I had trouble getting enough light for a picture.