Wednesday, May 29, 2013

What we have been doing recently...

Well, we are starting to get a little more settled in the new house.  We still have boxes and crap in the garage.  Not sure I am quite ready to tackle some of it yet.  Haley still has the majority of her toys, etc. in the garage.  Not too excited about bringing all that in.

John was off work for a few days last week, so we were able to get quite a few things done.  I guess you could say he was able to cross some things off his "honey-do" list.  Change outlet out, hang kayaks, hang chandelier in Haley's room, fix elliptical, hang heavy decorations, help plant garden, etc., etc., etc.
We also had our kitchen, dining room, living room painted.  It just seemed like the color of all those rooms clashed with our furniture and decorations.  It looked a little too peachy in color, so we had to change it.  We added a darker tan and a splash of red.  I don't think you can fully appreciate the difference in color in these pictures, but you get the idea.  From the looks of it, I need to clean off my fridge.  Goodness!
This past weekend, Riley went to her first Prom.  She looked very pretty.  She went with a boy named Jake.  She calls him her "boyfriend".  I shan't be saying what a think about his boy, or I might get myself in trouble.  I could go on and on about how I feel about him, or rather what I would like to do TO him, but I will keep that to myself.  I just have to say that he better mind his P's and Q's because this woman has a little crazy in her and there is no telling what could happen if you tick her off.  So, there. Be warned.
Brynn just played in her final orchestra concert.  She was concert mistress this time, and she did such a good job.  Not only did she play with the orchestra, but she played in a quartet.  It was great!!  She is getting better and better all the time on the violin!  I love it! 
There is some nice little "red-eye" action going on in these two pictures, but I am too lazy to fix it.

The weather is starting to get a little warmer....FINALLY!  It's nice when the kids can go outside and play.  This is something they did recently.  Wadding pool, full of water, trampoline.  Can't wait for summer.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Just so dang much going on....

Well, we bought a new (to us) house.  We just need a more room.  I was running out of places to put my crap things--and NO, I'm not a hoarder.  Just not enough storage.  We needed a nice big storage room for food supply, holiday d├ęcor, blah-ble-blah.  It was a sad day the day that we pulled away from our old house and drove the long 1/2 mile or so, to our new house.  Funny thing is, we are in a different Ward, Stake, and Grade School.  We closed on the house on April 26th. 

It is still quite a big mess here.  It is tricky trying to re-set up a house.  Where do you put your dishes, silverware, etc.  I think it is just going to take some time to get it put away, thrown away, and given away.

Jace and Haley will be finishing out the school year at their old school.  Haley is the only one that is switching schools because of the move.  Riley and Brynn will both be at the same High School next year and Jace is a 6th grader and would have been going to the same Junior High regardless of which house we were in.  Haley will be in 3rd grade and is switching schools because we are now in a different boundary.  I could have tried to waiver her to stay at her old school, but I think she would rather go to school with kids that she also goes to church with.

Riley and Brynn are thrilled to now have their own bedrooms.  I just hope they will be able to keep them clean.  It seems like their bedroom in our old house was always a mess---due to the lack of space.

I will post pictures of our house later, when we are all settled in.  Right now, it's still a work in progress.