Saturday, January 31, 2009

Phil and Richie...Carolina Bound

Phil and Richie left early Friday morning for home, South Carolina. Their brother Cody is leaving for the service (Army) on Monday and they had not seen each other in almost two years. I had caught wind of a party on Saturday the 31st for Cody at their sister Jenny's place, so I instantly got on and started looking for tickets. At first we didn't think it was going to work out, but I got back on the next day (Thursday, yes the 29th) and found some tickets that would get them there and back by Sunday at 11:30 (we have Layla's baptism Sunday at 2). I called Phil and told him that I really felt like he needed to go and if he didn't he may be kicking himself later. So I purchased the tickets Thursday evening at 6:30 and in less than 24 hours they were on their way. They were like two little kids in a candy store with all the money in the world. And to top it all off, no one there knew they were coming.

Brandy put this picture on her myspace of all of them out tonight. I am so glad that they are having a good time and spending some awesome time together.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Kate's Debut

There was one better but it was going the wrong direction. I am not sure how to rotate it. If you don't get a little chuckle, then...


This is the house from the bottom of our drive. It looks so huge up there. Everything went pretty smooth, the 1st one I guess was a little rough, but once they got it all figured out it went pretty quick.

All they have left is the garage, so I will post more pics tomorrow of the whole house done. It is pretty cool to see it looking like a house now.

I was tagged by Amanda...... this new - FUN tag is called. "Photo" Tagging! The RULES are to go to your Picture Folder on your computer or wherever you store your pictures. Go to the 6th Folder, then pick the 6th picture in that folder. Post that picture on your blog and the story that goes along with the picture. Tag 6 other people that you know to do the same thing and leave a comment on their blog or an e-mail letting them know you chose them. So, I tag..... Christel, Nicole, Dawn, Chell, Kristi, and Jamie.
This is a photo from when Kate was babysitting Addy and she took lots of pictures of her. If I remember right Addyson was making some funny faces in the bathtub and Kate was trying to capture them on film. I actually have alot of these pictures, the girls trying to get a face and her not cooperating.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

1st Day of Gymnastics

Addyson's 1st day of gymnastics went great. She loved it and is asking to go back. I got her the cutest little leotard to wear. I will take more pics this week. There were alot of kids there so it was pretty exciting for her. She has been asking to go to school, so hopefully she can start Lil' Joes soon.

This weekend I scrapbooked with the girls at the Red Lion. I had kinda a rough time getting into the swing of things. I started my house pics from beginning to finish (no finish product yet though). I got about 8 pages done and was done looking at house pics. I made Addyson's Birthday Invitations and a few other odds and ends of things. I am pooped tonight, Becky and I stayed up talking in our room until almost 4am and were out of bed by 8am. So I am sure I will crash tonight. I also went shopping with my cousin Denetta who is expecting twins. We went and looked at some swings, cribs, strollers, etc. (you get the jiff). She is pretty overwhelmed with the thought of having to buy 2 of everything. She is about 18 weeks along, so hopefully we will know soon what she and Ronnie are having. How stinkin' exciting. With me being a only child this is my way of being Auntie Jo on my side. I am hoping that we can make a trip to Spokane and go to The Baby Depot and find her some more clothes.
HOUSE UPDATE: Tomorrow the trusses are going to be set. I will be out there taking all sorts of pics so be watching.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

PoTTy, POttY, PoTtY and of coarse, the house

So I made Addyson a PottyChart and so far she is pretty excited about it. I told her when all the stars are full and she gets to the big star she can start school. We'll see if it works. She is going to start gymnastics tomorrow, I will take some pics of her 1st day and blog them tomorrow. Here are some more pics of the house, by next week we should have trusses and a roof on.
Doesn't that look safe. It will be amazing if I have a husband by the time we are done.

Addyson loves to go out and climb all the dirt piles. By the time we get home she in filthy dirty and in bad need of a bath.
Theres the house. It will be so much fun once it is all enclosed. Lots to look forward too and lots of hard work ahead.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

House Update and Duct Tape Day

The Girls have Winter Fun Week this week at school and today was duct tape day. Sierra wore Kate's dress from last year we just dressed it up a little, but Morgan's is a "Randi Original." I am really thinking I missed my calling...anyone in need of duct tape clothing? It was entertaining to watch them walk up the steps at school this morning. Well the house is coming along. All of the walls will be stood today and trusses are arriving on Friday. I will be out there today so I will take some more photos. Phil is starting to get really tired and the stress of it all is starting to set in. I am trying to be supportive and do as much of the running as I can. Around the house I just try to make sure everything is in order and the girls are all lined out. I feel bad for him because he is out there everyday, normally 7 days a week, and then also working shifts at the station. He has been taking the first 12 off and goes in at 8pm and works the back 12. By the time we are in this house he will be so ready for a break.
This weekend I am going to scrapcamp with the girls and starting on our home album. I just printed off 140 pics and will have a few more left to get caught up. I am also going to be finishing Christmas presents...horrible I know...but better late than never right.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

New House Pics...And a Cute One of Addy and I

We poured the footings for the garage today. I went out and took some shoots (from the car of is fricken' cold out there). It went really smooth, at least, as far as I could tell. There is our sub-floor and they are popping the lines for our interior walls.

This is the basement all framed in with the floor on. It is actually starting to look like a house now finally!

I thought this was a cute pic. I don't have a lot of pics of me and Addy, but this one is kind of unique.

I will be posting more pics soon. Things are going to be changing fast now. It is starting to get exciting!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Long Overdue House Update

Things are finally getting started, and you can actually tell that it is a house now. All the walls in the basement are framed up and the floor joist are going in tomorrow. By next week we should have the exterior walls for the upstairs up and the truesses will be going on.
Addyson was so funny when she would go under the ladder, she thought she was so tall that she had to duck when she went under the ladder. The guys standing a wall.
A look down on the rooms.

That is my craft room in the back there. Yeah, I am so jacked!!

Lots more to watching!