Sunday, December 23, 2012


We have been in our house one week now and it has been crazy!!!  Between Christmas shopping and parties, unpacking, and illness I haven't really had time to finish anything!  Leigh had strep on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Thankfully she got the strep shot on Wednesday morning and by the afternoon she was good to go!  Thursday Sara Beth got puny and by Friday she was all out sick.  She tested positive for the flu!  A chunk of change later (tamiflu is expensive!) and several days she is beginning to feel better. She still hasn't gotten off of the sofa, but hopefully by Christmas day she will be good to go and no one else will have gotten it! Both girls managed to miss the Christmas party at school!  The worst part about it is that we missed celebrating Christmas with Zeb's family.  It was yesterday and today after church! Zeb went to church this morning, but we weren't confident enough to send Sam and Leigh.  Even though they have been good so far, we would HATE to give anyone else the flu at Christmas!

Last night we watched The Polar Express! We are trying to make the most of it and have some good family time!

Monday, December 10, 2012

thanksgiving and more

we spent thanksgiving week at the hensons.  we had a really fun time--in fact, so much fun that i rarely picked up my camera.  chase and laura came down for several days and we all piled in upstairs.  since we live in town, we don't usually stay at our parent's house when cousins come.  we did go to the children's museum one day and all of the kids had lots of play time outside.  there were also many golf cart rides with g...

this is how we found the girls one night

and that's about all i have from thanksgiving.  i might have one or two more on my big camera that i haven't uploaded.

sam and jake banging away on the piano

sara and i took the girls ice skating one day!  the girls had so much fun! we will most definitely do it again before it ends.

the skating hurt all of our ankles...but the slide did not!  we went at a time that was not crowded.  the girls easily did the slide 20 times!

mom and sara are big idol fans, so when skylar laine was doing a fundraiser for children with muscular disabilities my mom quickly bought us tickets! we decided not to take my girls and just have some adult time!  it was a good decision! :)

Sunday, December 9, 2012

house progress

our house renovations has gone amazingly smooth (thanks to g). really besides the granite place selling the countertops that i have picked out we really haven't had any issues.  our kitchen goes in this week--i really hope it is smooth so that we can move in sometime next week.  

all of these pictures were taken about two weeks ago.  all of the painting is finished now.
 sara beth's room

leigh's room

sam's room

dining room

zeb's office

living room


you can scroll down to see where we started.  i will be sure to post some finished pictures soon!