Monday, February 23, 2009

Some Happy Things....

So, we've had a wonderful weekend. We celebrated my friends birthday at her house on Friday. We made sushi, played a fun game called "ticket to ride" and she had bought a cake from a company called "Nothing Bundt Cake" that was so, so good!

Kaitlyn and I were invited to go on the cross country ski and tubing trip with the girl scout troop that we were involved with last year. It was great to see the girls again and spend some time with them! Unfortunately, I forgot the camera, but the weather was beautiful and we had such a fun time! I can't believe how awesome Kaitlyn is on cross country ski's! She didn't fall down at all. I woud love to get us all some ski's someday so that we could all go together. It is an excellent workout! I told Aaron if I went every weekend I would be seriously skinny because it uses ever muscle group you have!

When we were driving home I called Aaron to let him know that I was on my way and he informed me that my friend Stacy had called. We had lunch together on Thursday and then walked through some shops. I saw a bed I liked but Aaron was not with me and I didn't take it any further than liking it. Well, Stacy was calling to let us know that the bed I liked had gone on sale for 40% off! So, Aaron and I went to look at it and he liked it. So, I finally have a new bed! We do have plans to eventually change the wall color to grey with wide silver stripes and get new bedding so it will go really well with the new bed. Please ignore the book shelves in the picture. Since we are working on the basement they are temporarily in our room. Also, I plan to paint the little wood night stand black sometime this week (and hopefully find new knobs in a brushed nickle look). We also have some large prints that I need to get framed that will go in here as well. I'm still on the lookout for a dresser though. And since I'm on our room let me just go right on over to the bathroom. My mom has this cute little black shelf in her bathroom that I love, and I had these glass door knobs from my great grandmother's estate that I just had sitting on a shelf. I asked Aaron to help me make a shelf like my mom's and this is what he came up with! I need a little something to hang off one of the knobs but I just love this little shelf. I found these metal prints about a week ago for about $6 a piece and they go with the look we are trying to do in the bathroom. I've had the shelf for awhile now, but Aaron just hung up the prints for me. It is so fun to see things finally coming together!

Something else that is making me happy right now is playing Uno with Aidan. He seriously loves that game, and it is one of my favorites as well. So, almost everyday for a week before he heads off to school we play a game or two or three. He is actually really good at it too and can beat me quite often!

And since the weather has been cooperating lately Aidan and I have been walking together in the mornings right after Kaitlyn leaves for school. We will take Cookie with us and she is always so happy to go. Aidan is a good walking partner for me because he likes to run almost all of the way.
I've been trying to run with him and I can run further and further each yeah! I can't quite keep up with him yet, but I'm trying and that is what counts!

One final thing. Some pictures of the progress of our basement (for my mom since she asked to see). I'm not sure if you can tell from these pictures but the picture of the stairs is to show that we ripped out the wall there. It came all the way down and we can't believe how much it opened up the space! The next picture is showing the utility room that Aaron framed in. He is doing such a great job on it! The last picture is the start of what will be a game room. It is the area all the way towards the back of the basement for those who have been down their before. We also have figured out what we want to do in the bathroom and figured out that my laundry area will be a closet rather than a room because their just wouldn't be enough space for an entire room, but that is ok with me.

Monday, February 16, 2009

My Find for the day....

So today Aaron and I went to Home Depot to measure and price some doors and things for the basement when I came across this bathroom vanity. The entire thing was only $24! That was marked down from $199.
We also bought 16x16" tiles to put in the kids bathroom that were on sale a few weeks ago, so we think that we will put this in the kids bathroom too. I have been wanting to replace the kids counter top anyways and I would have spent more just to replace the counter than this entire vanity! The top is a solid surface (corian I believe). I think that the faucet will cost more than the entire vanity! We will probably replace the knobs on the front as well because I plan to do a dark wrought iron look in their bathroom.
Aaron has been busy working on the basement and has finished framing the utility room and has started framing in the laundry closet. We also have a plan for the bathroom that will be down there as well. It is pretty exciting to see it coming together and everything we have bought for it has been out of pocket. We are trying very hard not to not to purchase anything on credit, and we have doing very good at it for about 2 years now. It is a little rough at times when we really want to do something and needing to do it in stages, but it is so worth it in the long run!

Friday, February 13, 2009

My little girl is growing up.

We have seen signs of it. I've been avoiding it, but Aaron even mentioned that it might be time for me to talk with her. I took her to buy a book and talked with her about some of the things that could happen any time now. I didn't want her to be surprised by it or to get her information from friends. We didn't go into how babies are made, just what is going on with her body. She took it pretty well and I told her that if she has any questions to come ask me. I hope I didn't traumatize her too much... I am totally unprepared for her to grow up.

Friday, February 06, 2009

So, I've caved...

I've been seeing these cute blogs, but I kept resisting. I liked my simplistic blog. I enjoyed seeing everyone's cute blogs but I thought that my photos stood out better on a more simplistic design. Well, when reading my friend Kim's blog I loved her new template and decided to look around at the website where she got hers. Well, before I knew what I was actually doing I found all these cute blog templates and just could not resist...HE HE! So, Kim I'm blaming it all on you my friend!

Other things going on right now with us:

Aidan Turned 6 last Wednesday! I'm not sure what happened because one day he was a baby and now he's a little boy! He had a great day! He chose Red Lobster for dinner...which was another commercial that convinced him he needed it. He had never been there before, but he loves seafood so he really enjoyed himself. He also had fun opening gifts. All he had asked for was a star wars game for his DS and an Utah University football jersey. Well, he got the star wars game, but we could not find a jersey so he ended up with a U tack jacket instead. He said he loves it, and I told him when football season is started up again we will go up to the U and get him one.
We also have plans to take him to the Long Beach Aquarium in March. I'm looking forward to visiting with family and getting out of Utah for a couple of days.

Kaitlyn got her parts, for the musical she is in, on Friday. She is really excited. She will be Cracker Jack cockroach, Phantom of the Opera, is singing in a trio, and will be a bride. She really wanted to be Cracker Jack and that's what Miss Nancy gave her.

Aaron is doing fine after his car accident 2 weeks ago. Poor guy has had about 5 massages since his accident. The car had so much damage that we thought that it would be totaled. We were surprised to hear that all the parts are in and they are starting work on it. It will be interesting to see how it runs after repairs. Aaron is pretty sure he wants to get rid of it when we get it back, we both hate that car, and it's fine with me because I don't drive it everyday.

I'm doing pretty good. Back into the full swing of Children's flags and dance, and HOP is also back in session. This years spring performance should be really good! We are doing "Experiencing God through loving the world". I can't wait to see it all come together!