Friday, May 30, 2008

Just a quick note

I am going to try to be very productive this weekend so I just wanted to say HI and show you my new bathroom walls.

Aren't they puuuuuuuuuuuurty??? LOL All I have done is the knock down technique which is spraying joint compound on the walls then smoothing it out a little bit. Not enough to make it flat, it leaves a cool texture to it. I am going to do a coat of primer tonight and then see how that looks. I'm concerned about the line around the walls where the paneling ended. If that is too apparent, I will probably do molding around that area, then paint with two different color paints. That would look pretty cool I think!

Stay tuned!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Good Friends

Well I had a nice long weekend for the most part (with a minor incident included but nothing worth talking about LOL). The kids and I drove a heck of a long way to my friend Angie's house for a BBQ Saturday night. I was so nice to see my friends who I rarely get to see or spend time with since we've all moved so far away from each other. I wish I could've stayed longer and caught up more but there will be a next time, that is for sure!!! Here are a few pictures!!

Myself, Nicki, Angie and Marilyn

The mini girls - Miranda, Riley and Hannah

ALL the girls!!

Aren't we cute!!!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

My Yard

I bought my house last July so I didnt really pay attention to how it looked last Spring when I'd drive by. Needless to say, I have a ton of iris flowers and other flowers. It looks amazing I must admit! Here are some pictures of the flowers my yard!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Ok seriously...I am alive

Again, my appologies for not keeping this thing more current...cross my heart I will do better!!

So yesterday was the last day of school, oh help me! Since I work from home, it's going to be a challenging summer but I've already laid out some ground rules for the kiddos.

Kyler's baseball games have started, they are 3-1 so far. They had their first loss last night but only by one run and it was an awesome game!!

I have started redoing Miranda's bathroom. As some of you may know the story, when I looked at my house the room was being used as a storage room/closet looking thing. Well when I took possesion and all the stuff was out, I realized it was stubbed for a bathroom! So I have taken down the layers of nasty paneling board and started to tear out the gross linoleum floor. I have the toilet and sink purchased, now just to get it all done.

As you can see, they GLUED the paneling up...ugh! It had layers of paint and wallpaper on it.

Ahhhh demo with a hammr and crowbar! LOVE IT!!!

Walls are off and now to tackle the floor...

Ok big mistake...floor doesn't want to play nice so I am going to just get a piece of plywood and create a new floor to put the new tile down on. UGH!!

Ahhh but it's Memorial Day weekend....3 day weekend...YES!!! No major plans other than going to a friends BBQ Saturday night which will be lots of fun I'm sure!!!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!!!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Wow, where has the time gone???

I have totally fallen behind on keeping up with my blog, I appologize!!

Since my last blog, Kyler has had a birthday, I spent 4 days in Scottsdale, and I'm sure lots of other goodies.

Here is the latest picture of Kyler and Miranda that I took over the weekend. They are getting SO big!!! I can't believe he turned 12. I was freaked out enough this year when he started middle school and now he's a year away from being 'a teenager'. Lord help me, although this year has been challenging enough...LOL

Scottsdale was really cool. I went for a work conference so it wasn't ALL play but then again, we played some while we were there. It was at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa which was beautiful!!! There were evening events so the first night was a welcome reception and then the second night was Casino night. I played blackjack and then got in a Texas Hold'em tournament. I didn't make it too far but I wasn't the first out haha!! It was really weird to see all the desert landscape and not to see grass and trees. I took some pictures that I thought were cool.