Saturday, May 30, 2009

A True Girly girl.

It's amazing how girls just KNOW how to accessorize. She put these all on herself.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Clara aka--little miss curious

I accidentally published this post to my blog. I only meant to email it to someone. Still have stuff to learn. This is how I have fun. . . . . . .

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day--Thanks to all Veterans

When the cousins get together--look out--lots of fun.
Just one more reason every family needs an iPhone, or two. IPhone light saber Star Wars battle.

Bella likes to set up her night stand at Gramma's house. Everything is JUST right.

There's nothing better than art projects. A little paper, some scissors . . .awesome.

This is a game called Bubblegum. Yeah--I don't know what it's all about either, but they seemed to enjoy it. See video below.

Somebody has an addiction. If it gets much worse, an intervention may be necessary.

One regret--I forgot to put up our flag. So sad, cuz I love our flag. Gratitude to all Veterans for your service to our country.

Friday, May 22, 2009

The "After" pictures of our new floors

It's been a long 3 weeks but well worth it. Our new floors are beautiful--the baseboards fantastic, they feel great under your feet. . . . . . . .and the big news!!!!!!!!!!!. . . .no more asthma/allergies for me. I know--it's shocking and I hesitate putting it in writing lest I jinx it. Since the carpets were removed--my allergies are no more. Seriously. Let's hope it lasts.

Here's the office. That corner desk was not easy to move. Sherod Shederton helped me hoist it up on two dollies to be moved from one side of the room to the other. That puppy was not coming out of the room unless dismantled. Not gonna happen.

The hall. Smooth, lovely and beautiful baseboards. If you click on the picture and make it big you can see wedding photos.
Look!!! All one level--smooth transition from living room to family room--totally wheelchair accessible.

Memzy came and offered her decorating advice. It's good.

It's a project we won't be repeating in our lifetime but we're glad we did it. Thanks to our guy Earl for his expert workmanship.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Fun changes at our house.

It's time people--it's been time for several years. We're taking out all the carpet in the house and replacing with laminate wood flooring. It's a thing of beauty. These are the "during" pictures--the "finished" pictures will be sometime next week.

All floors stripped down to the concrete. I'm a clean person--I vacuum, have the carpets professionally cleaned twice a year--and yet there was still lots of dirt under the padding. Gross! I was prepared for this. People told me it was normal. Still gross.

We decided to raise the living room floor to match the rest of the house both for practical purposes and for style. I watch a lot of HGTV--I know what's in. . . plus I have Memzy and Becca.

Good bye sunken living room.

You can see the beautiful floors in the family room and living room. Great huh? Doing new floors is like moving. . . .in place. Not easy--very messy. Furniture has to be shuffled from room to room.

This is where Cris has been sleeping the last 4 nights. I call it his man-cave. I'm on a mattress on the floor in our bedroom. Once we had furniture piled up--there was no moving it.

A few more days and we'll be able to put everything back together. More pictures then. Never a dull moment at our house.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Papa's new conversion van

We finally found the perfect conversion van for Cris. We looked for about a month and found this 2005 super robot van in Fresno. Memzy and Shed drove to Fresno and picked it up for us on Saturday. We really appreciate their help.
It's got all kinds of buttons that do cool stuff. The door opens, the ramp come out and presto--you can drive right up inside.

The first ride. . . .sweet. . . . .center it, center it. . . .don't fall off the side. . . . .gooooood.
And up he goes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Applause please.

Sorry about the sideways video. I couldn't figure out how to correct that problem. This van has come at a perfect time. We really needed it and it will make things so much better for both of us. We are very grateful, very grateful. Love to all. Life is good.