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.