Yearly Archives: 2012

Making Christmas Memories

We had an amazing time making our first Christmas memories in our new house! Christmas Sunday. Yes that’s Virginia with a grumpy face! Our Beautiful tree filled with ornaments the kids have received from Santa over the years and ornaments they have made. I love how full it’s getting! Christmas Eve reading the Christmas Story from the Bible […]

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Nutcracker!

I am such a lucky mom! I got to see three of my kids dance in the Nutcracker this year! Rani finally grew tall enough to be a party girl. Finn finally grew old enough to be a party boy (he missed the deadline by 2 weeks last year) and this is Oliver’s second year […]

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Finn <3s Ballet!

Finneas loves to argue and when I started him in ballet he was none too happy about it. In fact he still fights me on it all the time. But the kid is good! He also LOVES it but he won’t admit it. Finn is the boy in black socks.

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Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town!

We went to our first ward activity today! It was a Christmas breakfast. It was so fun to meet new people and some of the kids talked with Santa!

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Moving In!- House Project Days 12-14

Sorry for the late blog post! I have been a little busy moving in and I haven’t been able to get back to Dianne’s to get on the computer. Hopefully we will get comcast switched and the computer moved soon so that isn’t a problem anymore! Saturday morning was spent painting furiously! Our goal was […]

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Cabinets!- House Project Days 10 and 11

Happy Birthday to me!!!! Hubby spent the last two days painting the kitchen cabinets. He used an awesome laquer with a gravity feed automotive paint gun. This is a different sprayer than the one he used for the ceilings. No runs and the cabinets look AWESOME! I came on day 10 to paint the entryway. Painted […]

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Carpet Install- House Project Day 9

Wow after yesterday’s ordeal I really needed a break. My arm really hurts and I am worried I may have injured it during the staple pulling. Hopefully it will heal up because I have so much still to do! Today it was nice to just sit and relax, take the kids to dance, and NOT […]

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Carpet Express!- House Project Day 8

I have no pictures to share today. I brought my camera but forgot to bring a card and by the time we were ready to take pics it was too dark to use my cell phone. By the time we were finished with Day 8 we were well into day 9! It was 4am! So […]

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Doors! House Project Day 7

Today we were able to use the awesome gift our realtor, Marty McKay gave us as a closing gift! He gave us 8 hours of handyman service. Shane was fabulous! We had bought the wrong depth french doors. Our wall is 6″ thick and the door only 4″. He was still able to install them […]

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Progress!- House Project Day 6

Wow- after a couple of days of feeling stalled it feels like we actually made some progress today! We really wanted to wake up super duper early and attend our new ward today but we were really wiped out after yesterday and we took advantage of the opportunity to sleep in. We got started later […]

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An Effort in Futility- House Project Day 5

Ever since we got our house I have been having trouble sleeping. I go to sleep just fine but sometime between 4 and 5:30 I wake up and my mind is going a million miles a minute. I can’t stop thinking about all the things that we are planning to do that day which leads […]

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Let There Be Paint!- House Project Day 4

Well it’s the day after Thanksgiving! We had leftover turkey, stuffing, yams and pie for breakfast and headed over to the house to move forward on our project. Lucky for us, the Robinson’s stopped by to help us move forward even faster! We had the kids start sanding the cabinets in preparation for being painted […]

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Happy Thanksgiving! -House Project Day 3

We have so much to be grateful for this year! We have a new baby coming in the spring. We have had a place to live for the last 18 months that made it possible for us to sell our home and purchase a larger one at a time where interest rates are at an […]

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Let There Be Heat!- House Project Day 2

Getting the natural gas turned on at our house over the last few weeks has been an effort in futility. Last week when the snow storm hit we seriously panicked knowing that both the gas and electricity had been turned off and we were so worried that a pipe was going to burst! Dave was able […]

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Home Sweet Home!- Day 1

I can’t believe that our home purchasing journey has finally come to an end! What a rollercoaster ride this has been. From the first time we started talking about the possibility of selling in March 2011, to moving in with Dave’s awesome mother so that we could fix up the house in June 2011, to […]

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