Tuesday, December 23, 2008

okay so I lied

I didn't get arond to posting pics of Duncan's B-day party. It went really well. He had 11 grandparents there!!! So here are some pictures of the party and some more recent ones too:

He's just like his daddy... when we used to have to go to a laundry mat, Brett would put my undies on his head while he was folding clothes!!

and here is what our house looks like today!!!!

The outside...

This is looking in from the entryway.

Brett is standing in our formal living room.

This is our dinning room.

This is our kitchen.

This is my pantry! I'm so excited to have a pantry!!

These are the sliding doors in the bay window in our kitchen.

This is the wall of windows in our great room.

This is the other side of our great room.

This is the great room viewed from the hallway upstairs.

This is the master.

This is the hall bathroom.

This is the master bath.

Here is the basement. These are the sliding doors.
And this is my husband! He's contemplating the best placement for a pool table :)

Friday, November 7, 2008


Okay so since I've started school I have been completely neglecting my blog!! :( O well, come June I will have more time :) Anyway, here are some pictures of Duncan on Halloween and some other misc. pics. I will try to post some pics from his party tomorrow night, but please don't hold me to it!!!! ;)

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Catching up....again

So we went and got family pictures taken a little over a week ago. That was my first experience paying for professional pictures. Boy did I underestimate what we were going to spend! Or maybe it was that I overestimated my ability to say "No, I do not want that picture of my beautiful, sweet, cuddly child". O' man! I was completely unprepared. These types of things are what should be in the What to Expect books. Alright, anyway, I'll cut to the chase. Here are a couple of the pictures. The rest are here.

They are really low quality because the portrait studio would be down right silly to give me high quality electronic copies of all of the pictures :) Well we bought enough to share with all of the grandparents (They will be sent shortly, I promise). Since Duncan is so fortunate to have so many grandparents, we couldn't buy for aunts and uncles too. So all of you aunts and uncles, if you would like to purchase a sheet or two, get in touch with me before November 7th and I will tell you how. Edited to say that I believe we are going to purchase enough wallets to go around. Therefore the above statement applies to larger photos.

Duncan is so darn cute, huh? And recently, he has started to look like me.... well alright that might be stretching it. Look for yourself.

Can you see it? huh, can you??? He has curls!!!!! Yeah! He is my child!! (Please ignore the carrots)

I have been neglectful in thanking my SIL Jessica for the hairband I won on her blog. Thanks Jess! I like it a lot. It is really well made. 

O yeah, Brett likes it too...

We went to Brett's cousin Amanda's wedding this past weekend. This is a picture of the father/ daughter dance:

Randy (Amanda's dad) cried here and when he gave her away. He was promptly kicked out of his fantasy football league.

A couple of days ago I discovered that Brett twitches if any of the kitchen cabinets are left open. So of course I have been making sure to keep them closed. He worked 16 hours today and will be home soon. I, being the wonderful, loving, caring wife that I am, have left him dinner in the fridge and on the counter. See:

Hehehehehehehehehehehehahahahaha! I can't wait! I'm so baaaaad!
Anyway, I better get upstairs before he gets here and the joke is ruined. I will leave you all with a few pictures I found when I unloaded my camera for the kitchen shots. 

Sunday, August 3, 2008

A turn of events...

So I have bought more fabric for the curtains that I absolutely love. I actually sewed a whole panel tonight! Well minus the tabs of course. 1 down 2 more to go.  I am not going to post pictures of my progress because I want the color to be a surprise. Brett doesn't seem to like it. I think he is having trouble picturing it as curtains. It is a bright color, but the sewing room is pretty dark, and I think the sun will filter through these curtains very nicely. I promise to keep you updated.

Tuesday night Brett started talking about going back to school, and I started getting all nostalgic. Before I knew it I had applied to Northern Kentucky University and was requesting my transcripts from UC! So it looks like both of us are school bound. I love school. I love geology. I love being a house wife. I love being a mom. If only there was a way I could be a stay-at-home mom and a geologist! I know this whole blog is about me learning how to be a housewife, but I feel like I need the degree. I am 2 maybe 3 semesters away from my degree. I feel like I will regret it if I don't do it now. Before I know it I will have more kids and it will be that much harder right? 

Well it's late and I am tired (can you tell?) so I will leave you with this:

And because my FIL asked, here is the nugget playing ball:

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Blog giveaway!

My sister-in-law is having a giveaway on her blog!!! Check it out!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

A house full of unfinished projects.

Well, my quest to become the next Martha seems to have come to a halt. I started out with such large aspirations, but now I feel overwhelmed. I bet Martha never gets overwhelmed. She would probably tell me to stop whining and get to work huh? Whenever I get overwhelmed with a problem at work, I break it down into smaller pieces so I am better able to see what needs to be done. Here goes:
This is our guest bedroom. It is still full of all of the stuff that was downstairs when it flooded. Books fill an entire corner and cover the bed. Notice the tiny baby CPR dummies in the bottom left?  Is it me or does a pile of naked babies on the futon seem a little weird? They are Duncan's friends. :) See the luggage? It is still not put away from our vacation in JUNE!! sigh...
Here is my sewing room (the former office/ catch all). (See my baby Gizzy hiding behind my "sewing table"?) This room is probably the one project I have come the closest to finishing. However, there is still more in the garage...
As you can see it is still not possible to park a car in here (DUH right?). We are going to throw the couch away as it got ruined in the flood. The key to finishing this project is finding the time to do it. Both of us have to be home and the baby will either have to be asleep (which means we have to do it quietly) or occupied (with a grandparent maybe???? hint hint hint) ;)

These are my curtains. If you remember, this project got side tracked when I found out I didn't buy enough material. So now I've decided that I am going to find some more material I like for the sliding doors downstairs and use this material as the lining. 
This is the back patio. This project is so old I blogged about it on my former family blog. Just to detour for a second. My family blog is also an incomplete project as I haven't blogged on it since... I started this project actually. Anyway, my plan was to clean this patio up, add a flower garden and make a sitting area. 
I got as far as a small flower garden...
However, it needs to be weeded. My calla lilies are doing well... 
So is the weed I threw away the last time I weeded. I keep forgetting to ask Brett to put that bag in our garbage can (it's too heavy for me), and now it's sprouting life!!  

Golly am I disorganized!!! This is so unMartha of me! Can you see why I am little flustered? As I sit here typing this, I am spotting more projects I want to do such as treating my living room windows and filling empty picture frames...sigh. :(
I need your help. Where should I start? What should I do? (running far far away is not an option!)

Not that I am itching to change the topic or anything... but I just need to share this picture:

Peekaboo! Yes, that is his morning hair. Want more? Here is a video of my little dare devil:

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