Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Fixing things up

After living in the same home for 10 1/2 years, we are moving. This is such a bitter sweet time for us. We are ready to live closer to Adam's work, meet new people, and get out of our rut. At the same time we are sad to be leaving our ward, friends, the easiness of knowing where places are to shop.

We have been fixing up our new home. Cleaning showers and walls.

Taking down strange features.
Accordion doors had to go...

So did the fun little trim

This is what the ceiling looked like after the trim was off.

The old school lamp that Adam will not let me keep.

All of the old carpet had to come out.

But we found beautiful finished hardwood floors under most of it.

Not to mention the disintegrated carpet padding the had to be shoveled to get it out.

Lovely old linoleum in the dining room that is too hard to remove.

We added some wood on to make the dining room bigger.

Primed all of the walls.

And painted all the walls and trim.

Carpeted the living room, hall, entry, and dining room.

We are now working on getting the swamp cooler fixed, putting all of the light, outlet plates, and handles back on, getting the blinds up again and packing so we can be living here by the 23 rd.
We are tired and keep working our butts off to get things done. We were so blessed to have help with all of this. THANK YOU Mom, Mariann, and Paige for helping me clean, Glenn for finding us a paint sprayer to borrow and for priming and spraying the trim, MaKell and Spencer for washing the blinds, Layne for pulling up staples and mowing the lawn, Lori and Kamry for lunch and moral support, Tara and Larry for painting and talking Adam into spraying it all, Nathan for working on the swamp cooler. You all are the best.

We can't wait for this new chapter in our life and for all of you to come see us when we move in.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Coming Back....

So I have a couple of things to blog about but I need to do some photo editing first. Do not fear though because after over a year of being away I am coming back baby. Just you wait.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

so today i have been alone. woke up so tired. wanted to go back to bed. didn't. one point holly. i have mostly been on the computer looking at things that i had book marked for later. well today is later and i finally looked at them. i had book marked this post by this awesome lady. i loved the saying at the time i bookmarked it. not today. so i clicked on red letter words to see if something else would help me.

these are what i found
the first one has just helped me with this stinking situation and the second one is just what it says. after this week i feel like i am crazy, insane, loony, stupid, dysfunctional, and should be in some mental hospital. my doctors inform me that i am not even registering on their crazy list, but i don't know if i believe them. keep calm. carry on.
most of you have no idea what is going on in my life and you may never know. please- don't ask me what is going on. please- respect this one thing. i will be fine. i am not yet but i will be. i am sad. i need a place where i can write what i am feeling and not be questioned a million times about what is up. i need a place where i can vent. i am tired of crying, feeling sorry for myself, and being mad. i have decided that maybe writing on this blog will help me. i really don't care what if it helps another living soul or not. i just need it to help me.
i am looking for inspiration and things that will make me feel better. because of the season i love this

and this.
both from red letter word also. adam put up and decorated the tree sunday. he did most of it alone. i did wrap some presents. i haven't put up any of my nativity's. these have always been my favorite part of christmas decorating. just can't seem to make myself put them up this year. maybe next week...

I have decided even further that today i really really do not like
Blue M&M's
being alone
being cold

I do love
Canada Dry Ginger Ale
peanut butter m&ms (not the blue ones)
chocolate cake
club cracker sticks
and adam. i really really love adam today.
This is what I would like to be doing. Exactly how I feel this week.

more from this photographer here

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

The ones I love being with.
Tray 5 Played so nice with Annie for a little while.
Paige 10 took her with us to Big J's for the first time
Sadie 7 Love tickling this one.
Cooper 8 He read a lot of books on ThanksgivingPayton 3 Gives me the biggest hugs.

Haylee 1 Took a nap with this one.
Alyssa 12 Got to go to town with her and talked the whole time.
Hayden 8 Very thankful for vegetable oil this year.
Josie 5 She has pierced ears now. What a little lady.
Tyler 12 Being ordained a Deacon on the 29th.
Annie 2 Loves me sooooo much.
Aubrey 13 Swimmer and getting older way to fast.
Molly 4 Smarty pants
Adam, the love of my life and the one person I am most grateful to have in my life.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

random moments

on saturday as i was laying in bed at one in the afternoon(hey, i am still fighting this stomach thing and i am having trouble sleeping at nights), i heard something. well actually i heard nothing. at least not any of the usual sounds i hear day in and day out living here in this city.

no cars, trucks, or bullet bikes passing, no scooter, wagons, razors, skateboards, or bicycles flying down the hill.

no wind, no rain, no birds, no lawn mower or weed wackers, no hammering.

no guinney fowl crying for its partner, no chickens crowing, no dogs barking.

no children laughing, crying, screaming, passing. no swamp coolers, no tv no typing.

my refrigerator WAS humming. i had no idea that it hummed. have you had a day like this lately?

it made me miss the country. it made me grateful that i was laying down doing nothing so that i was able to realize that nothing was going on around me. it was quiet, it was still, it was such a wonderful sound to my ears. tranquility.
so i have had to go to the dentist a couple times this week. i hate dentists. maybe it has something to do with the first dentist i ever went to. he needed to pull out one of my baby teeth that had grown a huge root and was abscessed. Well he pulled one looked at it and said.. "oops i think we pulled the wrong one." yes he did. he pulled the one on the opposite side, so i ended up having 2 teeth pulled that day. at 5 years old i was not impressed. i am still not impressed with dentists. nothing personal i just hate their profession. i had to go today one of my ceramic fillings had chipped and that was allowing food to get caught between my teeth and it hurt. he fixed it. i hope... the numbing just wore off and i am hurting pretty bad right now.

have i mentioned how bad i hate the dentist. i also hate the hygienists. (all but you melissa) my hygienist knows i hate her. she sends me messages begging me to come in and see her on my cleaning reminder cards. if adam goes in without me she sends him home with gifts for me. once she sent me synsodyne toothpaste with a note attached (by floss) that said not to be so sensitive and to come see her. Adam got his teeth cleaned a couple of days before i did. he came home this time with a pink toothbrush and another gentle (begging) note saying, "holly, your teeth miss me much even if you don't. come see me soon." she is really sweet. again. i hate her profession not her.

so in an hour i am starting a new job. babysitter. i will get paid and everything. i feel like a teenager agian. you know, reverting back the first job i ever had and all.

i am sure i have bored you all. i leave you with a photo i took last september it was tweaked by aRCsOFT photo studio. enjoy and wish me luck.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Im a slacker.

This week has been yuck, actually the last 3 weeks have been yuck. I have been through the stomach flu and everything that goes with it. Now I am just plain tired. All I want to do is sleep. It is driving by very patient husband crazy. Not only am I tired, I am ornery. Today I showered. (pat my self on my back) and shaved my legs (another pat) and my arm pits (now that deserved a Hip hip hooray! ) and I can barely lift my bottle or water up to drink or push the left mouse button to harvest my fields on facebook's farmville. What is wrong with me. I am sick of this. I feel like I could just lay down on this bench and take a long long nap, like my buddy in the picture.