Friday, July 02, 2010

New layout, and a closet.

Well, we finally updated the look of our blog a bit. Aren't we so hip and relevant?

Ok, you got us...we just used a default template from blogger. We're not hip and relevant at all! But we didn't really have you fooled anyway, did we?

In other news, we are working on turning the closet in our bedroom into a bathroom. In order to do this, phase 1 involved building a new closet to replace the one that will become a bathroom. (We'll lose some floor space in our bedroom, but the benefit of not having to sneak by Sam's bedroom in the middle of the night should far outweigh the lost space.) Phase 1 is now complete! A special 'thank you' goes out to Nathan and Sarah Partain, who put the idea more firmly in Amanda's head, thus giving me 6-9 months of extra work to do! ;-) Actually, it's a wonderful idea. I'm glad they brought it up.

For those interested (ie, family members and the Partains) you can find a pseudo photo-journal of the process here:

For the rest of you, we'll cut to the chase, offering just the initial and final pictures.



After, with door knobs!

VoilĂ ! There you have it! Next step is to move on the the bathroom, and first on the list is plumbing. Cross your fingers for me!

P.S. - We solicited design suggestions from many people. Most of them were much more complicated, albeit very good. In the end, we went with our original, simple design. Please do not be offended if we didn't go with your design. We still love you.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

With Ammy and Papa

Sweet times

Spring Time 2010

My tulips!

A front yard picnic

Daddy and Sam in the tractor across the street

The ladies, after an evening of catering a rehearsal dinner.

Who wouldn't love these boys?

Our dear friend Jocelyn, working her way into Sam's heart.

"Singing" and playing his guitar. Apparetnly singing is when you look around the room and shout what you see for a prolonged length of time.

Inexplicably, Sam believes that Bert and Ernie live in the cupboard under the counter.

Christmas, New Years, and a bit of fun confetti

Uncle Terry and the kiddos on New Years morning

Gramma and Sam

General Bucket Head

Lovely paper whites

Sam explains Christmas (to the best of his ability)

Birthday Ferry Trip with Friends--12/12/09

Please sir, may I have some more?

Birtday pie, with lifting help from Jordan Francis

Brats and beer, and pretzels for the little one

Our first make believe tea party

Some of you, who witnessed our nuptials 10 year ago, may remember something similar. Random barbershop groups seem to follow Jim. Or maybe we follow them.

Chritsmas Tree Hunt 12/09

Warm drinks after the adventure

We were afraid Sam would be scared of Santa (based on previous experiences) so we let him know that Santa just wants to know what he wants for Christmas. So he walked right up to him, while another girl was on his lap, and said, "I want a truck."

The fearsome huters...

...and the women and children