Thursday, November 12, 2015

The NEVER ending kitchen remodel!!!!

In March we decided to remodel our kitchen.  We had some water damage.  We got the bid back and thought ,WOW, for what a PROFESSIONAL can  fix  this small area we can re-do the entire kitchen OURSELVES!!!!!!
Never mind that we have NEVER done this kind of work before.  It will be fun we thought.  A bonding activity we thought!!!!!!
Fun it was.
Having my fridge in the living room for about 4 months was SUPER fun!!
One night I was determined to move that thing back to the kitchen.  I got it stuck between the stove and counter. 
That was really fun!!
Most of the things I did trying to be helpful were very fun for JD. He got to fix them. 
Very bonding indeed LOL.;)

After taking everything off the walls.  I decided I would take a few pictures of the before.

 After spending way more than anticipated.  Mostly due to FIXING our mistakes OVER and OVER. 8 months later we are ALMOST as done as we are going to get for now:).
At the beginning we were going to take out all the oak and paint. 
Ya, we are not.  We are both very happy with this decision.  We are ready to be done working on this kitchen!
JD has a schedule where he is home part of the week. With just he and I being home and the kids being in school we have gotten more done in 3 weeks than in the last 7 months.  It has actually been fun working together without needing to stop every 5 seconds to do something else.
Maybe it has just been more enjoyable because of the bright
                                                         light at the end of the tunnel!
If I stick to schedule I will post re-model pictures in about a YEAR ha ha ha!!

Ashlynn's Summer favorites

Fourth of July

Lemonade stands


Backyard parties

SUMMER, I will miss you
Love it all!!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

OH the places you'll go!

Congratulations!!!! Things have been crazy around here as they pertain to this GIRL!!!
Graduation day came and all the sudden my little girl truly was "ON HER WAY UP."  

The summer after graduation She was off and ready to fly!!!
She took part in corn  detasseling . Girls who do this must be tough. She became famous as famous can be the day she forgot to wear shoes to work and they made her do the job anyway:).
When the season was over she was beyond ready to "HEAD STRAIGHT OUT OF TOWN!!


With a head full of BRAINS a her shoes full of feet she headed of to BYU Idaho.  She LOVED being at school answering the phone when her mother called is something she would rarely do:).  She Loved the nights they would sing under the bleachers. She LOVED hanging out with friends.  There was fun to be done! 
In having it she DID succeed. 
YES! She did, indeed!!
(98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)


"OUT there things can happen and frequently do... When They did with a boy. MOM, yelled NO, "THAT'S NOT FOR YOU."  
 Time passed and proved she had no reason to stew.

I am defering a semester at BYU and going to work for disney... I mean I am going to 


LOVE this girl and miss her like CRAZY!!!!!!