Monday, March 31, 2008

The Pea Green house... :)

The color isn't really THAT terrible, but I would probably want to repaint.

The color reminds me of a good joke Matthew once told me (can you tell I'm bored just sitting here waiting?)... Once there was a painter hired to paint the town church. He started painting the first level of the outside and realized he was going to be a bit short. So, he added some paint thinner and kept going. By the middle of the second story he was getting low again, and added more thinner. The steeple came and he had to add even more paint thinner, and the color was fading fast. He finished the steeple on the church and stepped back to see his work, when suddenly a massive storm rolled in, dumping gallons of water and washing away all the paint. A voice came from the heavens, booming: "Repaint, Repaint, and Thin no more!"

basement of Cul de Sac house

A funny note from Lisa

basement of "The Piano House"

As I'm uploading these videos, which takes about 5 minutes each, Cody just informed me, and I saw for myself, THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT!

In other words, tonight, Lee figured out how to climb out of his crib. It's a good thing I've got something I'm doing, otherwise I'd be watching the clock and realizing how late it's getting. :)

and the next

"The Piano House"

More movies

I say the number at the beginning of these movies, so you can reference.


Thursday, March 27, 2008

Laughing moments

The best part of having a 20 month old kid is the laughter. Not a day goes by that we're not holding our sides for something he's done. So, we're going to spread the joy today.

Recent family events and moments like these make me extremely grateful for choices I've made in my life. In the quiet, happy moments, or the loud exciting moments, or even the sad moments, I am overwhelmed with relief and thrill for the fact that Cody and I chose to be sealed in the temple. This important, saving ordinance will allow us to be with our little boy and the baby for eternity--not just this life. No matter what happens, I will have the opportunity to watch my children grow and to be with my "better half" both in this life and in the next. Death has no hold on our family. I've heard the statistic that, in Americans, the fear of public speaking is second only to the fear of death. Fortunately, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has helped me avoid both of those fears.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Shopping, not buying

These are movies for Mom and Dad F, who are in the process of moving to our neck of the woods. It's kind of fun to look at houses I can't afford right now! This first movie is of the Deercrest house. I did not take a movie of the unfinished basement.

The next set of movies are the brick house on the corner lot (like my attempts to leave out references to where we live?).

Lee's clubhouse... :D

And the basement. Enjoy!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

You try and you try...

It's a very good thing we have nieces and nephews of our own to mess up. And it's a good thing Uncle Matthew (whose voice you will hear, and who taught him this) has a son of his own. Turn about is fair play!! >:)

Big Easter Weekend

This weekend we had a good time playing outside with cousins. Cody's parents had a fun picnic planned at the park. Lee loved climbing the hill and running down, and only fell a few times. Lisa enjoyed having lots of eyes to keep an eye on him. And being one of the few boy cousins as well as one of the youngest, it was interesting to have many "big sisters" to pick Lee up and tote him around.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Spring is in the air...

But not on the ground quite yet. It was 50 degrees today! Lee loved playing outside without his coat on and we went to the park yesterday. Where the snow has melted my daffodils and iris are coming up. I hope they bloom big time.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Wii would like to play

It came! Our Wii came in the mail yesterday. We quickly set it up, then had a great time playing with Cody's brother and family. All the laughs, smiles, and sore muscles make it worth every penny. So, if you get a chance, come on over and play!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Belly Laughs

I snuck a picture of the rug burn! Today it's looking a lot better--it's shrunk to about 1/2 the size. And also a movie to make you laugh. Hard.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

The Sound of Competition

We've had a hectic week, but some funny things have happened. Raychel was kind enough to take Lee and I to my 14 week doctor appointment. We heard the baby's heartbeat for the first time. The doctor looked right at Lee and said, "That's the sound of competition!" Lee is certainly growing up and beginning to step into 2-year old shoes. He says 30-40 words, including "paper", "orange juice", "cheese", "baby", "garbage", "dishes", and "Thank You." Of course this is accompanied by more bumps and bruises--this week's model is a spectacular rug burn right on the tip of his nose. *Cody wouldn't let me take a picture because "We don't want to remember the injuries!"

It was good for us to take a short vacation to see Cody's parents and some friends this weekend. The best part for me was getting out of the house and away from the monotony of being a stay at home mother. We also got to see our nephew in the hospital, which was important to us. But now it's back to the grindstone. We will post soon with pictures, because that's the best part of blogs.

P.S. My morning sickness has virtually disappeared. It feels good to eat food again! Of course, in lieu of constant nausea, I get maternity clothes and stretching pains. :P

Monday, March 3, 2008

I love you!

I was randomly thinking last night about something my choir teacher used to say--at the end of rehearsals, he would call out "And in case nobody's told you yet today, I love you!" I love you are important words we all need to hear, and I think it's important that when we love someone, we let them know. So, I call out to everyone reading this, In case nobody's told you yet today, or in case you never knew it, I love you!

Saturday, March 1, 2008


Lee demonstrates taking a nap.