Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thanksgiving in Utah

This year we decided to spend Thanksgiving in Utah with Joe's family. We had a great time even though we all got sick. Here is a little of what happened.
Kalli and Blake loved the snow. Kalli only got to go out one day because Blake used the snow boots all the other days. I wish I had gotten a picture of Blake in the snow but nonetheless he loved it. He went out every day multiple times a day. His favorite snow companions were his cousins and his little buddy Maestro. We had a bunch of cousin time! Blake loved having the big kids to hang around. That little girl on the end talked him into dressing as a princess a couple times. I think she may have a future as a public leader =) Kalli sitting nicely ready to eat Thanksgiving dinner. Little turkey didn't eat any of her dinner though, stinker! Uncle Ryan doing the carving. There were 30 people all together which meant a lot of food! And oh was it yummy! The adults sitting and eating. I'm not sure when we will go out of town for Thanksgiving again but it was a fun occasion to be around family and enjoy each other's company.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Another one down....

We finally bit the dust and decided to get our painting done in our kitchen. It was a two day process. We did one big wall on a Saturday night and then the next week finished up all the other walls on a Friday night. We love it and it just makes it so much more homey!
Our next project to paint is the kids' rooms. I already know what I'm doing in the girls' room but Joe still needs to decide what to do in Blake's room. Hopefully that will be done sometime in January!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Woodworking man...

Awhile back I did a post on a beautiful picnic table that Joe built for our kids off of a great website called knockoffwood.com. Since then I have shown Joe a lot of projects I want him to work on. Because of this, Joe said he needed a work bench before he could complete any more projects. I agreed if that meant I got to have my projects completed. So here is his new workbench in our garage.
Beginning stages. Here is the finished product. He did a great job and now he can start on my projects. You can see Kalli's new bed in the making, her headboard and footboard. I am so excited for that project to be completed! It's going to look so great! Joe is doing such a great job! And because Joe had some extra wood I found a project for us both to work on. He cut the blocks and sanded them for me. I painted them, mod podged scrapbook paper and added vinyl I cut. I think it's so cute and it only cost us a few dollars! I love when we work together.
I can't wait to show you the finished product of Kalli's big girl bed. It's going to be awesome!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

This year I took exactly 4 photos of my kids on Halloween... that's it. They all look identical to this one. Happy Halloween a couple days late from spiderman and a cute little puppy!