Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Finally, the last of the pictures that I took of the room makeovers. I don't know if they do them justice, but what can I do? You can't see every detail in every room, but most everything. I still have a few finishing touches to do, but I am so much closer.
I need to change the pictures in Rachel's room to color. They would match the color scheme perfect. Her room is so much more vibrant and fun in person. and so you know, Rachel's room is the guest room. Really you can stay in any room you want. But she really wanted a bigger bed, with a better mattress. I told her in exchange she would have to give up her room for guests. She agreed. It really is so cozy. Looking at these pictures I think the rooms would look so much better with molding, but you really don't think that in person. So if we stay here for years longer we will have to do that. Dave will be happy to hear that (not!!!).
I love, love this bathroom. It is the jack and jill bathroom that rachel and rebecca share. So cute next to Rachel's colorful room. Of course it never looks like this. ugh.
Jacob's room. I don't have a picture of it, but we also painted the top of my old kitchen table red and it is Jacob's desk now. I think it was still out in the garage drying at the time. Hope you enjoy all the pics. I now have to get serious and finish Kord and Brittany's pictures.
P.S. I still haven't reported about the weekend. Still decompressing. We are all happy and fine and dave's heart is fine. So again, I am putting you off. If you really couldn't wait you called and already know. ha.
Sunday, April 27, 2008
At my church they have a program called "activity days" for the 8-11 year old girls. I had the 9 turning 10 year olds (Rebecca's group) over to teach them about photography. I snapped a few pictures of some of them. Aren't they beautiful. You can see it in their eyes.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
This picture cracks me up. This is an expression that I see often. It is Leah enjoying some delicious morsel. She loves her some good food. She had just popped in a piece of chocolate, and was relishing it. The funniest thing that I overheard her saying to her sisters today as they were discussing their upcoming dance recital was, "I don't get nervous in front of everybody. I just think of them in their underwear, dirty underwear." Apparently dirty underwear does the trick for her. How can she tell if the underwear is dirty from the stage? I couldn't figure it out. She keeps us laughing for sure. They all do really. Well, I need to go to bed. I have to get up early and run to the store and get "white" rice to cook and soy sauce for a project Rachel has to give tomorrow about Japan. Why she didn't inform me until late tonight I don't know. We have brown rice here at the house but she insists that they don't eat that in Japan, and she can't confuse her classmates like that. ha.
P.S. only one week until we leave on our cruise and dave is the big 4-0! Speaking of birthdays. Today is DJ's. Happy birthday boy!
Monday, April 21, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Remember Gloria recovering that chair? There it is, so cute! I love love her idea for a bulletin board over the desk. We looked and looked, and couldn't find something already done that we liked. While we were in Ross the morning of the day she left she saw a metal fireplace cover (why can't i remember what they are called? ugh) . She had the great idea of ripping off one of it's legs (that helped it stand upright) and spray painting it. It is metal so Rebecca can use magnets to hang things. So, there we go again back to lowes for some spray paint and she is frantically out on my lawn painting at the last minute. She is a wild woman. We had to put it up a little bit wet before we left for the airport. Doesn't it look so cool. The picture doesn't do it justice. It is alot bigger than it looks here. On the desk Gloria left this big book about horses for Rebecca's upcoming birthday, with the sweetest inscription. What a great Aunt. Anyway, I don't have time to put all the picture of all the rooms. this is just a little taste. The next two down below are from Leah and Lizzie's room. I just need to add our own pictures to all the frames we put up.So yummy huh? I am going to have printed up in those stickers that you can put on the wall and it looks like paint the poem.....
"I am a child of royal birth. My Father is king of heaven and earth. My spirit was born in the courts on high. A child beloved, a princess am I."
That is one of my favorite poems and will go perfect with their princess themed room ( you can't see those details on the bedspread). It will look perfect on the side wall. You'll see.
Enough for now. I have three photo shoots to edit. and no, you can't borrow Gloria. there are some things a girl can't share. I am so lucky that I have such amazing sisters!! p.s. Gloria I love and miss you so much. I have been so sad since you left (and not nearly as motivated ha ha).
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Leah has been cracking us up as usual with her mixed up words. Last night at the dinner table she was holding up her hand and moving her ring finger back and forth and saying, "look! I'm patriotic." None of us really got it. Than we realized she was meaning double jointed not patriotic. Of course than the jokes come and Dave has his hand raised high moving his finger like her and singing, "I'm proud to be an american where at least I can do this." and on and on. We were laughing so hard. Lizzie was obsessed with the word "mamacita" yesterday and must have said it 100 times. She loved to call me that yesterday. Today was half day and the kids have been swimming all afternoon. I felt like I was in Hawaii, the perfect temperature and slight cooling breeze. It was wonderful. I love that my kids all want to be together and hang out. I feel like it is vacation every day lately. We enjoy just being together playing games, working, having dinner, running errands, the library, swimming, whatever. These are definitely the best years of my life. So back to Photography..... things may be a changing in the next year. I may even offer studio style photography. We will see. All in time. Family first. I love this picture up above that I took in San Diego. We went down town and had kids to photograph. I love this kid. He was so relaxed. Look at him just throwing his head back and laughing. We were asking him about his older girlfriend. Too cute. I took hundreds of course. But i have to edit two other shoots before I get back to them. Sorry Walter family! Yours will be done in the next day or so. They are so fabulous and I can't wait to share.
p.s. Who do you think will be kicked off tonight on american idol? and oh that aussie last night. I asked Dave if he would sing like that to me. oooh baby.
p.p.s. wait until you hear all of dave's adventures while we were in san diego. Let's just say...only dave. more details later.