Thursday, January 22, 2009

Slacker Town

Yes I'm a Slacker - we have been real busy, with what, other than messes, I dont know. But I am thankful that the Holidays are over and that life has almost returned back to normal.
Here is alittle over view of the past lets say.... 30 days... (i think that covers all the photos)
The Boys: Christmas eve my Uncle Spike decided that the lovely green and red cupcakes that they had brought to the party deserved a home at my house. Insisting to him that we did not need them somehow they made it home with me... Now I hope Uncle Spike understands why we didnt need them, it wasnt really the sugar intake... it was the potential for DISASTER.

One afternoon after we noticed braden had been absent and quiet (dangerous combo) we found him like this. Im not sure purple is his color. I think mom wears it much better.
Brant snapped this photo after a very long day. This was after the sugar incident (which you will read about later in this post).
Sugar Incident: January 19th
I've been working on a website the past few weeks. It has been consuming alot of attention mostly cause I'm stumped. The quality of art Im working with is ticking me off and I think I have been zoned out alot lately. The office is against the laundry room and kitchen. I could hear noises but I was unsure what they were... It kinda sounded like a rustling of papers, but there arent papers in the kitchen, and this sound had been entertaining them for a while.
I walked and found this.
Did you know that 4 lbs of sugar makes for great SNOW. Yes the boys were doubling fisting handfuls and then tossing them over their head.

I will be cleaning sugar for a year probably. It went everywhere, on top of cans, in boxes.... OH MY how I love my boys.

Our House: Progress
We've been working on the house! The outside for the very first time is all painted. All trim work is done. Apartment is all one color. The house is all one color. The only thing left is the front porch and we will do that this spring when we do some landscaping.
For Christmas my parents wanted to do Curtains for the house. Mostly cause they knew we were hosting and were probably mortified that we've never settled on a curtain for any room.
Plus we did some painting.
I just realized while writing this that it would be helpful to see a photo of 1. the house and 2 each of the windows that we covered. I will do that this afternoon when Im sure I will need fresh air to SCREAM. So hold me to a photo or two of a painted house and some homemade curtains my mom made.
Here is the dinning room. We painted it a stormy blue. Probably one of my favorite of our choices through out the house. Love the mood it sets. Love it in the sunlight and the darkness of evening. Love just turning this little lamp on at night and seeing the color. We are doing the room in this blue and accenting with White and Red. I've got some Frames to put up and we are looking at making a little corner art studio for the boys stuff. We will see.

Of course this was before Christmas. Brant and I have had issues with curtains. 1. We never can agree. My style is different that his, not that I cant appreciate it or even like it. Its more of a stickler to well I've already done this in the room that wouldn't go with that... so.... I went with what I liked and what my parents liked too and I think it is just awesome. The mood change in the room with curtains, AMAZING. The room is so warm. I love the sunlight through the curtains, it has a nice warm amber color to it.
I'll go through today after nap time and after the cushions to the couch are done in the drier - yesterday the boys found Hershey kisses and proceeded to devour them and in the midst smeared chocolate all over the denim couch.
Another view.
Our family is going through alot right now. Lots of changes, lots of possible changes, two kids that really seem to take up an entire weeks worth of time in a matter of 12 hours. So I apologize, I've been at the computer daily but for some reason really havent known what to share. Strange huh.
We do hope everyone is having a great month of January. We hope our month ends better than it started. Actually I hope that for everyone!


Melanie said...

I've been wondering what you've been up to lately. What's the latest on job updates with Brant??

I can't believe the sugar mess. You are much more patient mom than I am!!

Kendra said...

Wasn't there a flour mess not too long ago? I don't know how you do it! The walls looks awesome! And that's so fun you got curtains. I love stuff like that. I can't wait to have a house to paint!

Andrea said...

There you are finally! The sugar party looks fun. I would've probably cried. I think I'd have all the baking goods under lock and key from now on.

Your house is looking good. Sorry we didn't come by and see it (and you all) over Christmas. The holidays are so hectic. I guess every visit to Ponca is pretty hectic now.

I've been wondering about Brant's job status too. Let us know.