Monday, January 19, 2009

finally, before and after pictures

before thanksgiving we started working on the outside of the house. we got rid of the ledge underneath the front windows and replaced the front windows...

took off that rectangular box above the garage and painted the whole thing!

this is what it looks like today, all finished! 
next on our to-do list is a new roof and some landscaping.

a new kitchen...almost!

earlier this week, our neighbor took out our crappy fluorescent lights and put in recessed lights. it changed the whole look of the kitchen. it's much brighter; before everything looked yellow and dingy.

some crown moulding really made it look nice!

this is the light that we put up above the sink. much better than the old one!!

who's next?

with all the bike riding going on in our neighborhood, connor thought it was his turn to get on the big boy bike. he took a break from his big wheel and tried out his new bike that he got for christmas. look at him smile!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

look what's new!

kaleigh learned how to ride a bike! last weekend she tried it at grandma lydia's house and did pretty good. she was so excited to try again this weekend. on saturday and sunday she was outside riding away. she's so proud of herself.

connor didn't want to be the odd man out so he followed kaleigh around on his big wheel. vroom!! the neighbor kids, who were also learning to ride bikes, came out each time kaleigh did. they had so much fun riding up and down the street.

Friday, January 2, 2009

road trip

today nikki and i went to green tangerines in rocklin. this is a scrapbook store that we've been wanting to go to for awhile. i can't believe we waited so long because it was amazing! the store is huge! we spent almost 3 hours wondering the aisles of scrapbook supplies. there was so much new stuff that we hadn't seen and of course, we had to look at everything! i just wish it was closer to us!

reunited...and it feels so good!

my computer is back! yeah!! i had to take my computer to the apple store last saturday. i was having problems with my screen. they kept it for 5 long days! i can't believe how much i rely on my computer. it's a little scary. i said a little. :) so now i'm back. the kids are happy, i'm happy, and val is hoping for another computer malfunction.