Friday, March 30, 2012

Family Pictures

A couple of weeks ago a good friend of ours took some family pictures for us. It was a lot of fun and she did such a great job. Here are some of our favorites.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sick Little Man

Our little man (who is usually nothing but happy) is having a very rough day. For the last few days he has had a bad diaper rash so today I finally took him to the doctor. Well his diaper rash is actually a bacterial infection that is literally eating his skin. Along with the rash he has an infection in both ears, is congested, and had a temperature of 102. For this little man this is so unusual. This is his first ear infection since birth and really the first time we have taken him to the doctor for being "sick". I hope he feels better soon because this is not very much fun for either one of us.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Tonka Truck

My Dad and Sister came to visit this weekend and my Dad bought Caleb a Tonka truck (according to him every little boy should have one). Nathan quickly figured out Caleb could fit in the back, and before we new it Caleb was sailing around the house. We have some pretty great videos of Caleb cruising across the living room and hitting the door and then laughing hysterically while everyone else panics, if only I could figure out how to upload them. Needless to say this is one of Caleb's new favorite things, when he wants a ride he goes and sits by the truck and grunts until someone puts him in and rolls him around. He is a spoiled little boy, that is for sure.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

After a lot of discussion, debate watching, and research Nathan and I have decided to be supporters of Mitt Romney for President. Not because we think Mitt Romney is the perfect candidate, or because he is Mormon, or because we think he can change the world but because we are VERY VERY ready for Obama to be gone and are confident at this point Romney is the only candidate that has a chance to beat him. Romney has shown that the has the ability to get the votes from independents and moderates and in this upcoming election that is what is needed. Republicans are going to vote against Obama regardless of who is running so the real question is which GOP candidate can grab those swing states like Missouri, ones that went to Obama last election but are more up in the air this time around? Anyways we have decided to go all in so if you see us around town sporting a red believe in America shirt you know why.
With that being said, I encourage EVERYONE to research the candidates on their own and get out and vote. There are so many people who are still sacrificing their lives in other countries so their posterity will have this same opportunity we have here in America and it breaks my heart to think of how much we take it for granted and think our vote doesn't matter. It does matter, and we owe it to those who gave everything so we could have this opportunity to get out and Vote!!!! But really don't vote blindly, know who you're voting for and what they stand for.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Quiet Books

Here are the quiet books! For whatever reason blogger is being lame and not letting me write in between each picture so here is a short synopsis of what this is. A couple of months ago someone asked me about heading up a quiet book exchange, so I did. We got 10 ladies from all over and each lady made 1 page 10 times. They all mailed them to me and as soon as we get the last page here, I will be mailing them back out to all of these wonderful ladies. All the pages turned out so great and there is a fabulous variety to all the pages from finger puppets to buttons to fishing poles and much much more. Hopefully these books will get lots of great use in the future.
p.s. I made the race car page

Who are the Mormons???

Thursday, March 1, 2012

better after right?

We finally finished phase 1 of our kitchen remodel. We originally split this remodel up into 3 phases. We were going to try and complete them all back to back but considering how long this first phase took and that Nathan has been spending his nights and weekends knee deep in books to prepare for the GMAT and FE exam I think phase 2 and 3 might be getting put off until late summer/early fall.

For this first phase we painted the walls, painted the cabinets, added hardware, bead board, and new molding.
Phase 2 will consist of recess lighting, new base boards, and a new microwave (one that is off the counter!)
Phase 3 will be the back splash and counter top, this one is last because it is both the most expensive and highly debated in our home.

We definitely learned a lot about painting cabinets. We wanted them to look good (no brush marks) and be very durable since we might be in this house for awhile. We actually had to do the project twice just to fix some errors but overall we are both very happy with how it turned out.