Thursday, March 26, 2009


So I saw this on Lexi's blog, how I EVER missed this picture is BEYOND me! Madelyn was standing by me when we opened up the picture....YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN AND HEARD HER REACTION.....

First thing said.....That's NOT me!

Second thing said.....I don't EVER want to see that picture again!

Third thing said.....I think I am allergic to that picture mom!

And then she asked if she could go to Bessie's house and play with Ricardo (Carter). Not sure where the name Ricardo came from but I quickly corrected her! She has a habit of re-naming people. There is Bessie (which is really Lexie), then there is Hannah (which is really Nana), and now Ricardo. Bessie and Hannah REFUSE to let me correct her but I think "Ricardo" would DEFINATELY want her to know his REAL name.

The cutest Annie I have ever seen!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Finally....Some Pictures!!

Here are some of the house before we moved in. I will have to take some "after" shots. We had most of the interior painted and so it looks a lot different now.
Front of the house (obviously!)


Family Room

Kitchen (well at least part of it)

Master Bedroom

Master Bathroom (do you see that doorway off to the side? That is another entire...we are using it as storage/excercise room for the moment).

Master Bathroom Shower

Inside of the master bath shower

I will take some "after" photos and post them as soon as possible!

Friday, March 13, 2009

I Am Not Political But....

I am not someone who is overtly political. Like most of you I have my views, my values, my frustrations, my likes, and of course my dislikes. I admit that most times I feel like our government in general is a little like a roller coaster....there are ups and downs, sideway turns and yes, moments of fear that everything you just ate for lunch is about to be thrown up on the person next to you. And just when you think it can't get any worse....the ride is over and all is calm. That has been me for as long as I can remember. There has never been a time when I have felt fear or uneasiness regarding the overall state of our country....until now. Each time I turn on the television or listen to the radio (talk radio that is) I am overwhelmed with what is happening in our world. I can remember during this last election when proposition 8 was being proposed. One of the General Authority's from my church said that we as church members can no longer be silent bystanders when it comes to what is right and wrong. I agree. I guess my apathetic tendencies toward all things government no longer works, especially if I want to feel as though I have a say in what happens to this country I love so much. So please forgive me for getting on yet another soapbox! Surely you must be thinking that there are better things for me to blog about other than the infamous octomom and radio/tv host Glenn Beck...and you would be right but for today this is what has been on my mind.....

I am not a huge Glenn Beck fan or at least until recently I haven't much listened to what he has to say but this caught my attention and I thought I would pass it along. It is called the 912 PROJECT. To me this is what AMERICA is.....and if more Americans took this approach to life we would all be a lot better off!

1. America is good.
2. I believe in God and He is the Center of my Life.
3. I must always try to be a more honest person than I was yesterday.
4. The family is sacred. My spouse and I are the ultimate authority, not the government.
5. If you break the law you pay the penalty. Justice is blind and no one is above it.
6. I have a right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, but there is no guarantee of equal results.
7. I work hard for what I have and I will share it with who I want to. Government cannot force me to be charitable.
8. It is not un-American for me to disagree with authority or to share my personal opinion.
9. The government works for me. I do not answer to them, they answer to me.

1. Honesty
2. Reverence
3. Hope
4. Thrift
5. Humility
6. Charity
7. Sincerity
8. Moderation
9. Hard Work
10. Courage
11. Personal Responsibility
12. Gratitude

If you want to know more about the 912 PROJECT. You can visit Glenn Beck's website!