Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Living vicariously.

I've got the decorating bug.
The problem however is, I have no house to decorate. (yet!) And Kirtis made me solemnly swear to not put a single hole in the wall in this beautiful-crap-of-a-place. So I'm living vicariously for now.
Here's a few pieces of inspiration to hold me over:

I'd love to have a guest room in my house, just like this. Hey, I'd love to have a guest room in my house, period. But isn't this gorgeous? via Abbey goes design scouting
I have no idea where I found this picture, but isn't it a cute idea for a dining room?
Don't you absolutely adore this ruffle pillow? It doesn't look too hard to make either. Too bad my sewing machine is in storage. (Storage is getting to be a dirty word around here! It's a synonym for a life-on-hold, but hopefully not delayed-happiness. I mean, we still try to live-in-the-now and enjoy each day, hard as that may sometimes be.

from ducks in a row

p.s. Our new house has windows, a front and back door, and most of a roof!
Practically move-in-ready!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

First day of preschool

Jackson loves school. He never wants to leave and loves making friends.
We started a co-op preschool last week- with 5 other families. We were going to do Haymarket Baptist- but decided to put that tuition money toward the house instead-so each time I teach preschool, I will just pretend I am paying myself 1 and a half months' tuition instead!
We have an awesome group of moms and kids. I have no doubt Jackson will have a blast, learn tons and make great friends. Works for me!

Here's the classic school pose: (I can't believe this is his last year before Kindergarten! Crazy!)

These are just for me- I had to see how much he's grown up in the last 2 years.
This is his first day of little lambs one year ago!

This is his first day of Joyschool in North Salt Lake 2 years ago!

I love this little guy. He is definitely growing up too fast.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Our new addition

I know. Hard to believe!
We've been wanting a dog for awhile. (Okay, Kirtis always wants a dog, and has been warming me up to the idea for a long time, and now that we have A dog, he is trying to talk me into ANOTHER dog. He's crazy!)
It's not ideal timing, but when we took Millie from my brother's family to babysit on a "trial" period, it didn't take long to realize we loved her and just couldn't NOT keep her.
She's an amazing dog. So much better than Honeybabe ever was. RIP honeybabe! (Honeybabe deserves a follow up post of her very own!) Millie, however, doesn't get into the trash, steal food from kids, eat diapers, or poop in the house! I guess I can get used to that. :)

Friday, September 4, 2009

Living in anticipation

gets old quickly.
Luckily, our house made some huge strides this week. It makes time seem to go faster. Actually, the house looks so much like a real house now, there are days I'd like to go ahead and start camping out there.
Not that our 500 square feet here isn't nice. Okay, it isn't nice at all. But I'm trying to not be too snobby about the fact that no matter how many candles I burn it still smells dingy.
I love that my kids don't even notice and are as happy as can be. Living here makes us realize we just don't need as much as we thought we needed to be content.
Alright, enough sappiness.
Here's some pictures:
Last week:


Last night: