Friday, July 25, 2008
Happy Birthday/Father's day Jonathan! Glad you had so much fun!
Sunday, July 20, 2008
it's going to be a lot of work, so ask us in a few months if we still feel the same.
The first five pictures are...
Another picture of the front of the house (to see a better pic of the main part of house see one of the previous posts), pictures of both sides of the house as well as pictures of the backyard (as seen through the dinning room window). And yes that is a cemetery behind the back fence. As our realtor said "Atleast you'll have quiet neighbors".
View standing in the front entry looking into living room with dining room in distance.
The lovely original 1950's kitchen.
The only bathrm in the house, which is on the second floor just at the top of the stairs. We think that the sink is the original and the inspector thought that the toilet might be too. Yes the wall tiles are pink and black and the floor tiles are peach and black. Maybe the original owner was colorblind?
Closing is set for the 15th of August. Cross your fingers that everything keeps going smoothly!
Saturday, July 19, 2008
This morning I actually had fun going through the schematic design exam. There were no questions on it . . . Just two drawings to do. The first was an office layout, the second was a building layout. I finished drawing the offices, and was halfway through my check when my time ran out for the first vignette. The second vignette was to last four hours, but I finished it with a little over two hours left.
Now I need to be off to study for my next test. I love you all,
Friday, July 18, 2008
Addendum: This is the place (Louis Lunch, contested site of the first hamburger served in America in 1895) that I so wanted to visit last November when we all went to CT together (except for free-spirit David and Mindy). Yeah, I paid $16 for 3 (yes, three) hamburgers, which left a lot to be desired. There is only one way to get the burger: 2 slices of sandwich bread, meat, cheese spread, tomata (their pronunciation) and onion. That's all. That is how it has been served since its first inception back in the day. And there wasn't much flavor.
Heidi's and Jon's reaction was classic: look at each other, ever so slyly (not sly to yours truly), and shoot the look of, "Hmmm...so over-rated!" Yeah, so I guess it's worth it for a piece of history, but as for flavor and satiation...not so much.
I did thoroughly enjoy just hangin out and I think that one day is far too short. If I had the luxury of Mom and Dad spending mega amounts of time, then that would be stellar. But, as it is...
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Well, again this year - same exact spot as last year - we planted a cantaloupe (Caleb loves them, sorry Jon). Things started to grow, we were so excited. Then all of a sudden I noticed a fruit starting to grow on the vine, a rather greenish oblong shaped fruit that really resembles a zucchini. Yes, you guessed it, our cantaloupe plant magically turned into a zucchini plant. We now have at least 5 zucchinis growing in our magic garden. Is that not so cool!!! I am proud to say that our other plants have also taken off and started to grow. A pumpkin, squash, tomato, several sunflowers and what I am guessing is a cantaloupe (we will have to wait and see on that mystery plant). But it is true, we have a magic garden. I am not sure how it happens, maybe Caleb slips a special seed in there when I am not looking, but it happens; two years in a row.The plant directly behind Caleb is our miraculous cantaloupe turned zucchini plant. Everywhere else you see raspberries, tomatoes and sunflowers (Caleb's favorite thing to plant).
We love the rodeo! It is so fun to watch. Even the temper tantrum right before we leave the house (due to a lack of nap, two years in a row mind you) has not stopped us from going.
Before the friend swimming party, William was oh too excited to be in this picture. :)
The swimming party was great! The kids had a blast, oh and if you are wondering about the girl with the plastic bag on her head, she just had her hair done like the day before and could not get it wet. So, we had to tie the bag around her hair to keep in dry. Yeah right!
Caleb wanted a boot cake with fireworks so, I did the best I could. I think it turned out rather well. Caleb added the explosions of sprinkles because as we all know, sprinkles make it all taste better. Happy Birthday, Caleb! We love you!
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Happy Birthday, Caleb! He turned 5 today and he had a great day. He woke up this morning, in Scofield, and said, "Am I 5?" I said yes, and he said, "Well, I don't feel 5." What a cool kid. We went to Scofield to watch Caleb's fireworks and play at the lake. He had a blast and told everyone around that those were his fireworks! Then we came home early so that the primary at our ward could sing to him. He is such a good little boy! We are so glad that he is in our family! We love you, Caleb!
Quiz - Results
Which Disney Princess Are You?
You Are Ariel!
Headstrong and fiesty. You have a mind of your own that's full of romantic dreams about the world around you. Exploring exotic places is your ultimate dream, and although you can be a little naive you'll realize that there is something to be gained from your family's wisdom.
It sure sounds like me. At least I think so. Oh, Diedre took this quiz, not Rob. :)
In the midst of a rare moment of stillness (for him), Jonathan was sitting on the couch that was next to the computer, observing my preparations. All of the sudden he said, "Dad, when I grow up, I'm going to be bald just like you!"
Does anyone remember the ward pancakes/parades we participated in when we were kids? With Willie Hammond, Jack Macdonald, etc. under or overcookin' the food, and the games, and bike decorating, and stuff? I thought they were awesome, and could NOT wait to pull out my bike every year to decorate it and ride in that parade. Then eat pancakes...
Well, our ward did something similar for Flag Day this year, a Parade and pancake breakfast. Being the lazy dad that I am, I forgot to let the kids know in advance for the bike decorating part. It's all good though. The parade route was about 100 feet long, from one side of the church parking lot to the other. And back. Lots of times if you were ambitious.
At least the pancakes were good.
Reminds me of the pancakes Jon, Jackson, Cooper, Grandpa Gray and I enjoyed a couple of years ago in Thousand Oaks for one of their ward breakfasts. They were so good that Cooper and Jackson had to fend off Grandpa the Pancake Thief.
Happy Birthday Favorite Sister/Single Aunt in the Whole Wide World!!