Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Lydia (or Little D) LOVES my water mug. She'll pull it down from whatever counter I have it on and go to town on it. Then she will knock it over, I think on accident, who knows, leave it there to drain out until I find it later.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Below is the moment in my life that I use to summarize my childhood. For my 7th Christmas I got a cocker spaniel puppy, that I found in a box, with a big red bow. This moment alone is a perfect representation of the wonderful childhood that my parents gave me.
Our video camera has been a little difficult for me to figure out. It was completely out of commission for five months! That means I missed Lydia's first birthday, her first steps, the process of this disgusting house turned dream house...and many others I shutter to think about. Anyway, we are back on track now and have even figured out how to upload clips. I hope this works, but we'll see. Pretty much everyone who knows us has heard Emma recite the pre-amble to the Constitution. It is darling, but it was at it's peak when she was 3 and you could barely make out the words she was saying. So assuming this clip worked, this is from July, 2009. Melts my heart.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
For now I have some day to day updates. First of all, Ryan and I just celebrated our 8 year anniversary. I remember when we had been married 3 years how long that sounded and good for us. However, now that we're 8 years in I feel like we are just barely starting our "journey." I love Ryan of course, what's not to love? But I genuinely LIKE him, and that's what makes our marriage great. I wouldn't change anything thus far in our life together and am so glad we've had so many ups, and I'm thankful for what we have learned from our downs.
Below, check out my awesome, beautiful, cape and the prettiest bouquet I've ever seen. That's all my wedding day had going, were those two things. It was a hideous time of year to get married. Oh, yeah, I will mention this now and then not again....our actual anniversary is in November, but it competes with the week of my birthday and Thanksgiving. So from now on we are celebrating our anniversary September 13th, that was the day we had our first kiss back in 1997, and we've been boyfriend/girlfriend ever since.
This picture below is to show just how long ago 8 years was. Look at Jessica!! That's Kennedy she is holding. Kylee, you look the same.
Just kidding, Ky.
We have been LOVING the seasonal produce. Our favorite is tomatoes with fresh mozzarella cheese, but corn is what the girls love best.
Lydia is a good little baby. Mischievous as all get out, but overall a very sweet little girl. Her signing has come to be very useful and minimizes the whining. Below she is singing "more." She can sign juice, treat, cheese, more, all done, wash hands, and sleep. She is talking earlier then Emma did so we didn't need to teach her many more signs than that. It is very helpful though that when she is whining I can ask her what she wants and she can either say it or sign it.
Monday, September 13, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
I am sooooooo mad at myself for not having better before photos. Some rooms are better than others though. Below is the before of our front entry room.
There was a tile border around the room that was just odd. Bundy and his friend Ryan tore that out in a flash. The hideous light fixture and curtains had to go. Bundy SCRUBBED the walls of their cat urine, then he had to put oil base primer on every wall in the house. He also repainted the cielings, added new baseboards, scrubbed the blinds down like only he knows how, had the windows cleaned, and put up a fresh coat of paint, oh and new carpet pad and carpet of course :)