Tuesday, August 24, 2010

If you post pictures of your daughter's room on your blog...

Kayleigh saw my last post, and told me that she was so "unbarassed".  After that she immediately cleaned her room.   At her request, here is her cleaned room.

Is it Genetic?

I'll admit as a youth I had a very messy room.  For the past year K and B have been sharing a room.  About  a month ago, K decided to move to the downstairs bedroom.  She was tired of Blake waking her up at night, and insisted that the mess was all his.  Behold her bedroom.

In case you were wondering, Blake's room has been clean since she moved out.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Days like this

I'm going to miss days like this.  Warm summer days.  Days where they play outside and use there imaginations.   

We are suppose to have a cool front coming through later in the week.  School starts in two weeks.  I'm just not ready for the summer to end.   

Monday, August 9, 2010

I can do it!

Wade decided that he would try walking a few weeks ago.  Here is a cute video of it.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

In one year

He went from this


To this

Can someone tell me how to freeze time for a little bit?

Friday, August 6, 2010


I have been shopping for headboards for years.  I have just never found something that I loved, for a price I was willing to pay.  But, this was perfect.  It was made in a day.  The total cost for the lumber was $30.  It makes me feel so grown-up to have a headboard.  Its a knock off of a PB piece.  What do you think?

mine, $30

PotteryBarn Mason headboard, $800

Now, if I could just get the rest of the room to look like that!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

New Pictures

Our new family photos were taken by my friend Jolene.  If you need pictures taken, I recommend calling her.  She is great with kids (she has 3 of her own).  That is a major stressor with me.  She was able to get a lot of great shots of us, even though my kids do not sit still. It was very hot, and very humid.   But, I think the turned out great.


Visit her blog, Jolene Reed Photography


Adam has been busy,  Well, he is always busy.  But,  I found a blog last spring that has furniture plans.  I begged until he finally made a few things for me.  This is the first one.  

Isn't it great.  It opens to store things on the inside.

 I love benches for my coffee table.  We had to use our old one in kitchen now.  I've been looking for a replacement, and I knew that this one would be perfect.  I love it, and I love him!


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Now that is better

(a make-up free picture of me. Don't look to close, ok)
Are you still there? My blog is haunting me. I realize that I haven't posted in 6 months. I feel like that longer I go without blogging the more I am expected to say. Kind of like calling a friend that you haven't talked to in a really long time. But, we all know that I don't do that either. :) I'm sorry!

Minnesota is beautiful in the summer time. we spend most of our days outside. We have to soak it up while we can. A few highlights that you have missed:

Kayleigh finished Kindergarden
Wade turned 1!
Adam finished his 3rd year of residency.
Blake has been potty trained for a while (that was hard)
Lots of home improvement projects
The Childs family visited. (I love guests! hint, hint)
Kayleigh moved to the downstairs bedroom
I'm REMODELING my kitchen.
Milo found a new home.
We now have pet fish, much easier.

The list can go on and on. So, I have lots to blog about. Have you missed me?