Sunday, December 28, 2008

More Christmas Day Pictures

Just a few more pics...

Christmas Day

We had a great Christmas Day...nice and quiet as you get for having 5 kids. It was just us and my parents, so it was really nice. The girls waited and opened all the presents at the same time so it looked like a bomb went off in our house. It was great though. Addyson totally got into it, she was just ripping through the packages. She sat next to Morgan and had her help keeping everything organized. The girls got alot of clothes, but we are getting into the ages that that is about all they are interested in. I just can't believe Christmas has already came and went and now 2009 is right around the corner.
Phil and I are going to Orofino for our annual get away this weekend. Addyson is spending the weekend with my Mom. I am looking so forward to some down time. We are taking the Wii again this year, some movies, a good book, and football games on Saturday. And of coarse, some cozy pjs. I am so jacked!!!
Hope everyone has a safe and happy new year.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Some fun winter photos

I love how all the lights light up the sky. I can not wait to get out there. Mommy and Addyson

Addyson and Morgan

(she is defiantly my child!!!)

Friday, December 19, 2008

My poor Hubby

Phil has been out at the property all this week in the freezing ass cold. Yesterday was a extra long day for him because of the snow and the wind. He didn't get home until 8:30 last night. We had to put tarps and a heater inside the house to get the ground unfrozen to dig and put in our plumbing. And then hopefully we can pour soon. Can you see the Lewiston Hill? I can't. I would sure hate to be driving on those roads.
Jenkins acting like he is working. jk! He had a long day of it to and is out there yet again today finishing up. We owe him a huge thank you for speeding things along.

The house kind of reminds me of a hunting camp right now. With all the tarps and the ply wood. Cracks me up. I really do feel bad for those guys out there. I has to be just frickin' miserable out there.
6 More Days till Christmas!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

7 more days...

Yesterday I attempted to get my Christmas projects done...notice I said attempted as in didn't happen...Addy decided that she needed to do a little something too. So I got our her color wonder paints and gave her some of my paint brushes and to town she went. She sat over on the side of my bed with her lap table and painted and watched "Hannah Montana." I had propped a pillow up behind her and she looked pretty cozy. So that gave me a couple hours to work on my projects. I almost have my Mother-in-laws present done, I just have a few finishing details and then in the mail it will go. (Did you read her shirt? My parents got it for her thinking that they were pretty says "I'm just like Mom I never shut up!" haha very funny!)
Addyson went with Dammy yesterday morning to Costco and a Christmas party. So we put piggy's in her hair and I used a curling iron on her hair for the 1st time. She was pretty darn cute. She was telling me what Santa says in the picture and playing with the Christmas she knows she is not suppose to be doing.
I finally got a couple more gifts bought yesterday, now just the finishing touches to do. And of coarse I got to hit the grocery fun.
7 more day until the big day though. I am so excited. I LOVE CHRISTMAS!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


I went out yesterday and took a picture of our view with the little bit of snow we got on the hills. I am so excited to get in the house and wake up in the morning and see such a beautiful view.
They have started standing our exterior walls on the basement level. When I left today they only had one more to go. It is pretty exciting to see it, you can finally tell it is a house. I also took over my plans to DesignCraft today to get a bid for my kitchen and master bath. I am hoping that they will come in at a good price so I can go ahead and put some money down. Phil had to rent a bobcat to dig the holes for our plumbing cause the ground is frozen. So once thats done then Jenkins can get back out to finish up his part until we are ready for the upstairs to be done. Things are going slow but steady and I am sure it is only slow cause we are so excited and want to be in there now!!

Tomorrow my Mom is coming to get Addyson and take her to her Christmas party at the Clinic and I am going to try and get down to CropPaperScissors to try and finish up my albums I am making for Christmas. I can not believe there is only 9 more days until Christmas Day. Time really does fly. I am going Monday the 22nd to finish up what I have left to buy and then of coarse I have to get the dinner stuff all ready. We are having Christmas Day at my house, so I will also have to make sure everything is all nice and clean.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Potty Training...again

Well, Addyson slept for 13 1/2 hours last night, I am thinking she is going to be taking a growth spurt. She woke up in a great mood and was excited when I metioned panties and no pull ups. She has done pretty good, we have had a couple little accidents while she was trying to get to the potty, at least she was trying right. I am just hoping that this time she will stick with it. I am tired of changing pull ups. (and buying them)

My plan is to try and get her to see Santa today or tomorrow. I don't know if it is going to work out, but I gotta try. She says today she will, but tomorrow always brings something different. Wish me luck.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


I spent the evening making "JOY" letters for my Mom and my Aunt Deanna. Addyson helped out with the painting and had lots of fun. I think they turned out pretty good. The paint ended up being kind of trying, it didn't want to cover all that well, 3 coats later, they were done. The set above is my Aunt Deanna's. I made hers a little more traditional. I think she will enjoy them.
My Mom had started decorating her upstairs more in snowflakes, so I decided to add to it.
I wish I would have taken some pics of Addyson painting, but while it was happening I was just trying not to have a huge mess. We will be making more so I will try and get pics then.

Monday, December 8, 2008

House Update

Well, things are moving a little slower now. We have to get the basement floor ready to pour and get Jenkins out to do the basement plumbing. And, of coarse, we need the weather to cooperate just a little longer. After that is done, then we will start the framing and standing walls. I am told that that part goes faster, we will have to see. I haven't taken anymore pics just because nothing has changed. So once I have something to take pics of I will get them posted.

In the meantime, Addy and I are busy running errands for Phil and trying to keep the house picked up and laundry done. I have no idea who wears all of our clothes, but every time I turn around there are like 5 more loads of laundry to do. I can never get caught up. I am also trying to help my Mom out with her house and trying to get all back together. On Friday I will finish the painting and hopefully on Monday they will start installing her cabinets. I am not sure if it will be all done by Christmas, but I hope for my Mom's sake it is. She is going a little nuts with the mess and things not being in their place.

Well that is all for now. I will try and get some pics posted as soon as I have them.

Happy Holidays!!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Come See Me...

I am working at Crop Paper Scissors today from 10-5. Come on down and see all the Christmas stuff Kristi has in. There are lots of cool Christmas gifts to be crafted!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Christmas Light

I took Addyson and Shayne to the Train park last night. They had so much fun running through the lights and going through the igloo maze.
I got some cute pics of them. Addyson had a big kool-aide mustache. You at least need to have one of those as a kid right. She was loving the lights and they both rang the bell. It took every pound she weighs but she rang the bell all by herself.

We also put up our Christmas tree tonight. We don't have everything that we normally do, but Christmas will still be great. Addyson had her own little spot that she put all of her ornaments. It was pretty cute.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The walls are showing...

Addyson got all decked out in her Carhartts today. She was pretty darn cute. Her and Morgan roamed around and then took the 4-wheeler down to Nicks'. It was cold out so we didn't stay all to long. It was so exciting to finally get to see some wall and where windows were going. It actually is starting to look like a house, but we still got a long way to go.
Addyson and I spent the day at my parents house getting everything put back together. I painted the whole upstairs and her bedroom. I will have to take some pics of her room, it turned out so cute. We have just been busy busy. Saturday is my relax day to do some projects. And Sunday Phil and I have to sit down and make a list of things to price. It never stops.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Addy's new teeth

Addyson got some new front teethers today. She had bad cavities on the fronts and one on each side of her fronts. The two on the sides were able to be fixed, but the front ones had to have crowns placed on them. They are a little larger than what we are used to, but they had to make them so they would look normal as she got older as well. They are not permanent so I am not stressing over it too much. I just wanted to make sure that they wouldn't start hurting her.
I have to admit it was kind of a hard day. They had to do conscious sedation. It was hard seeing her like that. I broke down and cried a few times, just because I blame myself so much. This all could have been avoided if I wouldn't have put her to bed with a bottle. She has never been a big fan of water, so she never went to bed with just a water bottle. I felt like I had totally failed her.
But it is all over now and there is no looking back. Just on to something else I guess.

Monday, December 1, 2008


I took this picture from the top of Gun Club Road (where Stewart meets), it our property and you can see our foundation and the pump truck up there. If you blow it up you can even see the guys working in there. That's the pump truck and the concrete trucks. Kinda cool. That pump truck thing was huge. This is just below our place right on Holden Road

There is Phil observing and Nick and Bonesy starting the pour. It was pretty cool to watch I have never seen anything like it before.

Wish us luck tomorrow. Addyson gets her dental work done in the morning. It is going to be a long day. Phil is now going to be going with us up to Moscow. So that will be good. Addyson with have her Mommy and Daddy with her. I am just hoping for the best.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Pouring again soon

We are pouring our walls on Monday. Phil had to go out today and get a few things buttoned up on the big walls. This is Nick and Cindy place. We actually sit back alot further so we probably won't even see their place and if we do it will just be the roof line.
Nick and Cindy were out working on their place today too. You can barely see Cindy down there on the ladder.

The open side will all be wood framed wall and be the daylight part of the basement. Bryan says that this is the slow part and once we the concrete all done things will start moving alot faster. Lets hope.
On Tuesday Addyson has to have some dental work done and they will be using conscious sedation on her. So please wish me luck, we have to go to Moscow and then bring her home. Its going to be a long day.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Play Along

This is kind of fun what kind of thanksgiving side dish are you?
I am Green Bean casserole!(Kristi Ottmar)
I am Savory Sweet Potatoes Souffle

(Sorry I didn't know it was a actual quiz. Soo I took and this is what I am. If you want to take the quiz click on the sight above.)

Friday, November 21, 2008

1st Pour...

Today we poured our footings!! How exciting right. It went well and didn't take as long as I thought it would. On to the walls next week.

Morgan, Sierra, and Addyson relaxing while waiting for the concrete to be poured.

More house pics...

It is hard to see but, that little speck down there is our first delivery!! When it is blown up you can see it lots better.
I am so excited to be able to wake up and see this view in the morning. I thought it was kinda cool with the fog (or smog) hanging in the valley above the river.

And there it is, our first order of building material. Be looking for more, we pour our footings today.

100 things...

I seen this on Tami's blog and thought it would be fun and then seen that Michelle had done it as well. So here it goes my answers are in white
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band school
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland /world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked (no one picked us up though)
23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Stayed up all night without going to sleep
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo's David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someones life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Still moving...

Well things are still moving along. Hopefully next week we will be pouring concrete!

Addyson had fun out at the property today. She ran around and get filthy dirty. I am going to go get her some carhartt pants and jacket so we don't ruin all of out good clothes. I will be posting more pics soon, keep a look out.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Finally Digging

Well, we finally have the beginnings of a hole. They will finish digging tomorrow. I can hardly believe it is happening. I truly thought I would never see this day. I am going to go out tomorrow and get some more pics and hopefully some video of them moving the dirt. It was kind of crazy to watch, it reminded me of a carnival ride or something the way it moves.
I will be taking pictures throughout the whole process because my plan is to do a scrapbook from start to finish. So be watching for lots more pics.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Phil's Pinning

Phil had his pinning ceremony for getting promoted to captain. I took all the girls down for it. Richie was also pinned for his full time position. It was kinda cool that they were pinned at the same time.

Well, on the home front, it is kinda looking like we will be digging next week and getting things started. I am still not getting my hopes up to much, but it is kind of exciting. I will keep ya posted.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Shakin' It!

This was so hilarious! I had to put it on here. I know I have done 2 in one day, but I couldn't resist!

Dammy's Princess

Today I went to pick Addyson up from my Mom's, she had spent all day yesterday and last night with her Dammy, and this is what I walked in on... Breakfast in bed. I was cracking up. A 2 1/2 year old eating breakfast in bed. My daughter has it so hard when she is with her Dammy. And I wonder why she can be such a little diva.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Do things ever go as planned?

I am beginning to think that making plans for anything is a great big waste of time. And to try and make plans on a time schedule...well you may as well forget it. I know that we will be out on the property one of these days or years, but it just doesn't seem to want to happen all that soon for us. So I think we are going to be staying put for a little while and just purchase our land. Hopefully we can start building in the spring, but I am not getting my hopes up. Thank God we found the rental we did and we have plenty of room here. I know things supposedly happen for a reason, but I am starting to wonder who exactly we pissed off along the way.

I am really trying to see all the my kids are healthy, we DO have a roof over our heads, I have husband that loves me and vise versa, and again my kids are all healthy. Really I guess I can't ask for more.

Friday, October 31, 2008


This year Addyson was a Sunflower for Halloween. And pretty darn cute one at that. She loved her costume, so much that she got really upset when it was time to take it off. It was a long night of Trick-or-Treating and we have tons of candy to prove it. Addy was much more independent this year...making her own way to the doors and getting in and out of the wagon on her own most of the time, but she was still liking the wagon thing and not having to walk the whole time. For me it is much easier to pull her that to carry her the whole way.
Landen met up with us towards the end of the night. He was a extremely handsome Giraffe. He was not all to sure about the wagon thing, but it was all good. We ended out night back at Tim and Tanya's and took the girls home from there. Addy is going to sleep good tonight. Thank god cause I am tired.

My 3 Trick-or-Treaters
Tomorrow is whole new day, nothing is ever the same twice. My mom is having a yard sale, so Addy and I are going to head up that way. Phil is going to be playing the Pipes with the Lewiston Pipes and Drums at the UofI Homecoming Game (wish him luck). And then on Sunday my Mom, Addyson and I are going to Spokane for the night to get some shopping done. I am really looking forward to it, we got a hotel with a pool so Addy can go swimming. I think we will have a great time.