Monday, December 24, 2012
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The girls were arguing about something. Brad's solution arm wrestle it out.
It worked. I think they forgot what the problem was.
Posted by Karen at 2:49 PM
I think this year was the first time I've ever hosted Thanksgiving dinner. We keep it small. There were 11 people total (so I made 4 dozen rolls...just to be safe); Us, Ryan and Tara (of course) and our friends the Porters and their two kids. All the food was good and the leftovers even better! I believe everyone enjoyed themselves.Brad had said we should just go out for dinner so it wouldn't be so much work for me but my complaint with that is there would be no leftovers. And seriously Thanksgiving leftovers are the bomb! If you're wondering, "Why yes, I had leftovers for breakfast the next morning following a successful morning of Black Friday shopping at Joann's."
Posted by Karen at 6:51 AM
Monday, November 12, 2012
Posted by Karen at 3:34 PM
Saturday, November 3, 2012
For family night on Monday we carved our pumpkins. We did it in teams. Brad and Natalie, Camille and Me, Ryan and Tara, and the Missionaries (We had them over for dinner so we invited them to carve with us.) Emily was the rover and "helped" until it was time for bed.
Posted by Karen at 1:03 PM
Friday, November 2, 2012
Posted by Karen at 4:14 PM
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
We've been in our house here almost 2 years and I've had a list of things I'd like to change but just...haven't. (Brad has done some amazing things for me though: lighting, stairs, closets!)
With the help of my SIL I decided to tackle the half-bath on the main floor (which lead to help from the husbands.) We were just going to take down the wallpaper and then throw up a coat or two of paint. Quick, easy, cheap (we already had some paint leftover from the previous home owner). It turned out not to be quick, easy or as cheap as I was hoping but long story short, it's done. (Well, all but hanging the toilet paper roll and towel rack.)
After we'd taken down the wallpaper I'd mention how nice it would look to have a black vanity. Brad said I could paint what we had.
We made our own chalk paint. (Supposedly good for painting furniture.) I learned how from these tutorials. (I'd HIGHLY recommend straining the paint before using!)
AFTER: (I know these pictures aren't great but the lights in the bathroom are just so bright!)
Posted by Karen at 2:40 PM
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Posted by Karen at 2:02 PM
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
A couple weekends ago I ran the Color Me Rad 5K. I talked a few friends into doing it with me. We had a blast.
The traffic and parking was a joke. My poor family totally missed seeing me run. (Which was okay with me but had poor Camillie in tears.) The 50 minute drive from our house ended up taking them 2 hours and 45 minutes. I had been done for a full hour by the time they arrived. They never even parked or got out of the car.
So, here I am doing some laps around the car while waiting to exit the parking lot. That way Camille could hold up her sign and cheer me on. It made her feel a little better about missing the whole thing.
Posted by Karen at 11:12 AM
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Posted by Karen at 11:39 AM