Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Well I finally got some pictures from the past few weeks. We've just been getting the house ready to move into and we got moved in and now we're finishing unpacking, then the fun can begin! I will start decorating! Woo hoo! Mike was at the top of a super tall ladder painting the tip top of our super tall walls in the entry way!
Everyone helped out and we got the entire main floor and upstairs hallway painted!
Me cleaning the laundry room and the spanking clean microwave! It was pretty sick before.
Dan cleaning out the garage! We LOVE our garage!
After another long night getting the house ready.
Painting is my nemesis! I suck at getting edges and I'm so impatient! I have started going around all my edges and corners where different colors touch with a really tiny brush to try to make them look good! It's a never ending battle!
Here are the mouse pictures I promised....brace yourself haha. We found out we have a mouse problem but I think we've figured it out! We caught about 8 or so mice in just a few days! The first one dan killed while we were cleaning the house and the rest have been caught in the good old fashioned traps. Dan sealed up a bunch of holes outside the house and under cabinets and behind the stove. We think that's where they were coming from and we haven't had any for the past few days so cross your fingers!
Yucka. I just had to take a pic and post it! :) On a totally different note, I made my first official craft. I've become completely obsessed with all these great thrifty and crafty blogs! There are so many cool ideas and I can't wait to start working on things! Before we moved, I started small and I just made this! I think it's really cute and I have a few other ideas for something similar for Christmas. It's just a fleur de lis cut out (really carefully) on scrapbook paper, modge podged to a painted canvas and hung with a ribbon! Cuties!
Dan finally cut his hair! It was really out of control and even though I absolutely loved his curls, he was way overdue for a trim! So his mom chopped it all up and cleaned him up beautifully. He now looks like the man I married, what a hunk. See the pic of Dan and the mouse above for the after shots.
Painting, painting, and more painting....
Isn't he cute? Hahahahahaha I love that afro.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Thankfulness & Tragedy

Well this another post without pics (sorry). But we got all moved in and somewhat settled thanks to our GREAT family! They are awesome and helped get us moved quickly. Now we just have unpacking to do! But so far we love our house except for the mice...more to come on that later. Hopefully we got it figured out but we'll see! Eeek!

The tragedy that has struck is that my little ford focus has reached the end of its life. This is tragic for many reasons. Most of all because we have to buy a new car (unless someone has one to donate?? :) We just bought a house, and this is extremely unfortunate timing for us, but oh well....you just gotta roll with the punches. And there are a lot of blessings to come from this difficulty. Dan just got a new job with Backyards Inc. so no more 5 buck pizza yay! I love him for working pizza when he hated it, but I'm so glad he found something better and now he will work more and get paid more so that is a great blessing!

My awesome parents are letting us borrow their trusty old accord (that I drove in high school) for now and I love them for that. We wouldn't know what to do if we didn't have that car right now! So for now we're still debating our options and reviewing our finances (not a whole lot to review but ya know...). We knew this would happen soon enough, so I'm sure things will work out and everything will be fine. We are grateful for the support of our friends and family and I'm especially grateful for our wonderful families right now. They have done so much to help and I love having them close and being able to see family all the time. It's a great blessing and I'm so grateful for them!

The best part about dealing with something like this is that I don't have to do it alone. I've thought that many times over the time that Dan and I have been together and I am so thankful for him in my life. It's such a great feeling to know that he is by my side and we're in this together. I love him and I have so many things to be thankful for in my life right now!