Thursday, July 31, 2008

Fourth of July and the Toothfairy flies

I haven't been on top of my blogging lately, but man, have we got things going on. The biggest of which was moving day - or days, as the case may be - it only took 6! We made the trek all the way to the building behind us (about 50ft behind us) and are still settling into a bigger apartment. While it is nice that we didn't have to rent a U-Haul (or pack up a shipping crate), ultimately I think this move took much longer and was much more painful because of the short, short distance. Cameron did set up a cool pulley system between the windows of the old and new units that got lots of use - and the kids all loved it. Mostly I'm just glad that it's over and done with - well the actual moving part - now it's just as if all our belongs imploded all over the house. And it can take days to find something specific in the chaotic storage space that is our new loft.

I can't believe that I haven't even gotten up a Fourth of July picture! It seems so long ago. We didn't do a whole lot, but we did go see some fireworks at Turtle Bay Resort. I meant to get a family picture, but somehow that elluded me, but heres a cute one of the kids:

Oh and how could I forget the biggest news of all?

This was taken the morning after, when he was showing off his spoils from the Toothfairy. It's amazing how excited a 5 yr old can get over 2 quartes in an envelope!

And since I've totally been neglecting my blogging duties (Well, I do have a research paper to write!) I'm going to leave you with two special treats. First an all new installment of totally useless trivia. And second, because I know you're all sitting on the edge of your seat waiting for my next post I'll also leave you with a list of possible future topics of discussion.

Totally Useless Trivia about Lisa:
I'm positive that me breaking my right arm 4 years ago was just part of the Lord's way to prepare me for my life today. Because of my job at the time (working the reservation desk at
Inn on the Creek in Midway, Utah) I became very adept at typing with only one hand and my left one at that - the right one was in a cast FOREVER (ok, really only like 5 weeks, but it felt like forever). But the point is that I can still do it rather well, and rather quickly, to this day. See, just preparation for typing research papers while trying to sooth a teething baby! And who says Heavenly Father doesn't have a sense of Humor?

And Posts that soon may come to be:
A woman's got to have her Chocolate - and Strawberry Kiwi, too!
Round and Round we go and the down side to losing weight
Living in a Distopic Society
Back to School Already
Quiet and Peace

I know you all just can't wait to hear all the details so I promise to try and post real soon - and my research paper is due next week, so I won't have that excuse any more :)

Friday, July 11, 2008

Movin' On Up

I've determined that there is nothing worse than a house in a continual state of complete chaos - oh wait! Yes, there is! It's TWO houses in continual states of complete choas!

Today is the first of 4 days that we have to move into our new place and clean and check out of the old. And it's been loads of fun - let me tell you! Pick up a load of stuff, down the stairs, walk 75 feet, up the stairs, and then depending on where the stuff goes, up the stairs again. A tedious process that is about 1/4 complete, but we weren't working at full speed or capacity today, so hoepfully we'll get most of the big stuff done tomorrow, finish up with the little stuff Sunday (after church, of course) and then clean the old place on Monday. I didn't have anything else I needed to do this weekend, right?

I will take pictures soon - maybe tomorrow if I remember. The floor plan is so much better, the 2 main bedrooms are smaller, but much more space - and the 3rd bedroom, which is really a loft, is a nice big, though strangley configured space. We're planning to use that as an office/craft/storage room for now. I would like to use that as the master bedroom, but it is open to the living room below and so the AC wouldn't work out too well. We'll see. We've heard that it stays nice and cool at night up there, so maybe we'll move up later.

Well, I'm dog tired and have a lot to do again tomorrow. I've started another post with pics from the 4th of July and other family newsy stuff. I'll try to get it up soon.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

A Little Baby Bling

I had planned on making my friend Alesha a baby blanket for her new bundle of joy (who shares my birthday, by the way), but I started the project and it wasn't working out and then I just ended up frustrated and with a big mess of fluffy fibers on my living room floor. I don't know what my problem was, but I decided it wasn't worth the frustration and threw the project in a bag for later so I didn't have to look at it for a while. But then I still needed something to send off to Alesha, so I made these instead:

They are so tiny, it was hard to get a good picture of them!

Here's Juliana modeling one for you:

And here's Juliana and Danielle modeling some bling I made for them, because I can't resist puppy-dog eyes and a cute little, "can you make one for me, mommy?"

On a side note, little Juliana is blowing raspberry storms and is finally starting to laugh and giggle. But can I get either of those things on video? Of course not. Even when she doesn't see the camera she somehow knows when to stop. But I'm determined - I'll catch her one of these days.