Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
I am so in love with these wood floors. They are a hand scraped maple (in answer to your question Mandee) with a black antique rub. They tie together so beautifully the cabinets. There is a brown rub on both colors that comes through.
I was going to a very small pantry in this house, so I had them build another pantry in the butlers area. It turned out awesome. There are all roll out shelves on the bottom and huge cabinets on top. Delightful.
I am so proud of the deal I got on my farm sink. I really wanted this sink but it was like $2500 dollars! Yikes. I just had this feeling one day to check Craig's list. I thought what are the chances of this exact sink being listed and in my area. But, I looked anyway because I learned long ago to follow those promptings. Low and behold a black kohler huge farm sink had just been listed 20 minutes before I checked and I ended up getting it for $250!!! So despite what Dave thinks, Heavenly Father does care about the little things that will make us happy in life. And yes, a black farm kitchen sink makes this mamma's heart fill with joy as she washes her dishes. But really, isn't that cool that Heavenly Father does care. He said to pray about everything, and He would answer. smile.
A spice drawer, and all of the drawers are self closing. The other thing that I was excited about is I got all of my appliances for like half the price. They just happened to be selling the floor model on some, and than Lowes made mistakes in my order and made it up to me by giving me top of the line stuff for cheap. So while this whole kitchen ordeal was quite the nightmare. I ended up getting more for a lot less because of all of the hassles. So in the end, all that extra stress was worth it. Right?
oh and here is the view while standing at the sink. I need to get things up on the walls and I will be done. At least with downstairs. Upstairs is still a nightmare. I have a few weeks to get it together before my family comes for Ammon's blessing day. I have been decorating for Christmas and it is looking so cozy around here.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
the delicious viddles. Hey, we had viddles with the Riddles. ha ha. Yah, my sense of humor is that stupid. Hence, my loving the movie Elf. smile.
I got the thumbs up from Rachel. We are really liking each other lately. We hung out all weekend watching cozy movies like "Wuthering Heights" and eating oreos. The men went hunting for elk. That's another story. All the hype and the purchase of two big guns and the only elk they saw the whole trip was as they were driving home at night they passed one by the side of the road. too funny.
Maybe it is because they drank too much on Thursday. ha ha. Jacob is seriously obsessed with sparkling apple cider. He was hogging it all!! how rude. ha Isn't Amy pretty?
Rebecca was so proud of the family home evening lesson that she gave for Thanksgiving. She had us write what we were thankful for on the leaves and glue them on. Top on the list were family, home and gospel of Jesus Christ. We are truly blessed.
Now onto decorating for Christmas!!!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Ammon lookin buck.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Can you even imagine my complete joy that this precious little boy is mine? That he arrived safely, and is healthy. And of course the cutest little boy on earth. smile. I forgot how intense the feelings of love are for a new baby. They are such a miracle! I can't believe that I made this perfect little boy. It is absolutely impossible to doubt there is a God and a plan in all this when you hold a new baby in your arms. The spirit they bring to this earth is so strong and pure. So let's get down to the details. Sorry this has been so long in coming. I think I have a good excuse. We moved the whole week before I had the baby. Only about a 1/2 mile away. We didn't have phones or computers hooked up for some time and I couldn't find my cell phone recharger amongst all the boxes. AHHH! Let's just say things were pretty busy. Every night I couldn't believe that I didn't go into labor with all the work and stress. I didn't want to. There was too much to still do. So, I was blessed. Blessed to be able to have the energy to get up every day and blessed with wonderful friends to help. I can't believe really how smoothly it all went. Our new house had quite a bit of remodeling work to be done. It was being done up to the last minute. We are still doing things. More on that later (and pics!). My sister Gloria came on Tues. November 3rd. She was so awesome! She helped get all the last minute things done (like unpacking kids clothes for one. ugh). Plus, just so fun to have her love and support. I was induced Friday morning. They broke my water around 12:30 and Ammon was here at 3:15pm. I had some complications with my epidural. I had two initially and than another to do a blood patch for a spinal headache. Yes, it was a nightmare and I have had a rough recovery. That's what happens when you are an old lady. I have never had to have people stay overnight with me at the hospital to help before. Glor stayed with me the first night while Dave took the kids to the ward camp out. ha. Than Glor had to fly home on Saturday. Very sad. I ended up being in the hospital until Monday night. Dave luckily had paternity leave (10 days) woo hoo! Something new the air force offers. He asked if it is retro active and he can get ten days per each past kid. ha, no such luck. He has been busy taking care of everything, as well as moving things over still and unpacking. Such a good boy that Dave is.
So here I am before they got to work hooking me up to machines. When I saw this picture I thought of Eve eating the fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. How appropriate, since why I was there was because of her decision. I don't think that Eve really understood what motherhood truly entailed when she chose to eat that fruit. I don't think she understood what God meant when he said that He would multiply her sorrow in conception. Let me give you a visual description.Yes, it is quite brutal. But I appreciate Eve's decision despite the suffering involved in child birth. Because of her I can be a mother and know true joy!This is my absolute favorite thing in the world. A soft, cozy, yummy smelling little baby all snuggled up to my face like this. I just can't get enough. Those first few days are so amazing despite the pain of recovery. I can't stop looking at him. It seems so unreal that they are truly yours. What a gift Ammon is to our family. They best gift ever. DAve and I are so so in love with him. I can hardly share him with the kids. I can't stand being away from him. It feels like we are young again and he is our first baby, and I have all the time in the world to just enjoy him. It has been so wonderful.
I normally am not a big chocolate fan. I have been craving it so much for the past two weeks. Thanks Christine for the brownies in the hospital. yummy. Ammon and I enjoyed them. smile.
So here is Ammon right after his first bath and under the heater. He is has such a calm and peaceful spirit. He is the sweetest little thing. Here is Ammon enjoying time with his Dad.
On my last day I forced myself to get up and take some pictures. It about killed me but I am so glad I did.
His feet were still stained black from the ink.Just because I thought this was a cool picture.
Here is a video right after he was born. His first cry. Yes, it does show his private parts, and yes they are swollen. ha. And what the heck. What happened to safety first. He is laying on a pair of scissors. And have you ever been complimented on your cord before? I thought that kinda weird. ha.
So there you have it everyone who has been giving me grief about not having pictures available. Now, back to my sweet baby. ooh, i already miss him.