Sunday, March 5, 2017

Another great idea…

I have hated our fireplace since the moment I saw it.  I’m not sure if it’s the marble-ish tiles, pink grout, the varying widths of grout, the brass and black doors, or the over zealous use of silicone…

So last night around midnight I made another search of mantles.  I saved a picture of one I like a lot.  After church I showed Harvey the picture. He liked it too and I think jokingly, told me to chip a piece off to see what was under.  We have done enough in this house to know nothing was done correctly and it will be a big pain for us, but you can’t let that stop you!  So at 1pm, with no real plan…

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For a brief moment I thought I was going to find beautiful brick and not have to replace it all.

 

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I think it already looks better than the old one!  Unfortunately the brick isn’t pretty or done well so we will have to redo that.  It is going to be so beautiful though!  Harvey just loves when I stay up and look up stuff on the computer!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

We’re back!

Baseball season has started.  This year we have 3 players and 5 teams.  I’m pretty sure I wasn’t part of that discussion.

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Batboy

Keep your nose out of it

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Pretty sure this is where the phrase comes from!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Baking away

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Megan has been baking to her heart’s delight the last couple of days. 

 

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It finally happened!

She had been wiggling it like crazy all week.  No tears.  Just pure delight!  She lucked out with a better tooth fairy than the boys.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

A New Year

The kids headed back to school today.  I finally went back to the pool.  Unfortunately all of the folks who made new year resolutions to get into shape were already there.  It was tough to find enough room to do my laps.  There is some serious spacial etiquette deficiencies at our Y.  Not sure why one would think walking back and forth in the path of multiple lap swimmers seems reasonable.  Hopefully the resolutions won’t last…

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Megan has grown a lot this year academically.  She met all of her beginning of the year benchmarks.  She is getting some extra support at school for social skills and that has been very helpful.  For now, the public school has been a great fit for her.  It is that time of year that we need to make decisions for the boys schooling next year. 

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Christmas 2016

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I think the kids were the last ones to open presents on the West coast.  Gramma and Grandpa came at 10 and by the time we got started it was quite a bit after that.  They did great waiting though, and I think it was worth it.


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Did not come out quite like Grandma’s, but they were still tasty.

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Because we always seem to need more Nerf guns.





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Got fancy for Christmas dinner.  My brother’s family and Grandma Esther and Grandpa Jim joined us.  Harvey made a delicious prime rib.

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Old school video games!
I had to buy these because I’m a sucker for nostalgia.  The boys were a little slow warming up to them and then the magic happened.  Once they figured them out they have been on them a lot.  They can play alone or against each other (or me.)  I beat Ryan pretty good the first football game, but I haven’t come close since.

The decorations are starting to come down.  I’m determined to go through each box and stop storing things we don’t use.  Hopefully I can get things back in order before school starts!

Monday, December 26, 2016

‘Twas the Night Before

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Daddy suggested giving Santa a Coke!