Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I decided that I am a horrible blogger. I can post pictures but I have a hard time figuring out what to write about. These are pictures from Trevor's wedding.

Monday, April 19, 2010

My sister Emily had so much fun one afternoon taking pictures of our little sweethearts. Emily just recently purchased baby chicks for her and her family, so we took picture of my son Ryder and his cousin Quincy (Emily's little girl). When we set the chick by the children we didn't know if they would behave. I thought for sure they would run off, but they just stood where we placed them. I had a lot of fun playing with the babies and with my sister Emily... Thanks Emm!!

I love my little "QUINCESS"!!!

Ryder didn't care about the chick at all. He was happier playing with the apples. I think he didn't know the little fluff balls moving around were alive.

Ryder had enough of me being behind the camera, he just wanted to be he vocalized it. LOL!! Oh, I love him so much!!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Kitchen Remodel!! all for under $3,000

When Trent and I bought our first home, it was a train wreck. After some hard work and a little planning our house is becoming a HOME that we can raise our son in.

BEFORE PICS.- After we cleaned up the mess that the previous owner left behind.

This is the day after I got home from the hospital from having Ryder. He was still at the hospital in the intensive care, so I wanted to stain all the cabinets before he got home.


The patio door was in really bad shape, a person could see the cold air entering into the house. So Trent and I had to save our pennies so that we could buy a new and more secure door.

Ryder was so kind as to model the new sink and faucet... okay he really didn't have a choice, and I can't wait to black mail him with this photo when he's older and able to date ;-)

In the kitchen we have a dropped soffit (the lowered ceiling, right above the cabinets) so instead of ignore the eye sore, I made it a focal point. I first painted racing stripes that matched the island.
Then I used two different colors of paint and a stencil. The first color is a darker brown/green then I topped it with a glazed silver to give it a shimmered antique look.
We also got a new stove at a thrift store for only $200. The previous owner rented out apartments and he's new renters wanted to buy their own stove, and it works just as well as a new one.

And that my kitchen... so far. The backsplash is definitely my favorite part! We got the tile on sale for $60 and Trent (being the amazing handyman) put the tile to have a herringbone pattern. It was alot of hard work for him, but it turned out awesome!! All in All we got new cupboards, hardware, lights, sink, faucet, stove, fridge, backsplash, blinds, patio door, tile flooring, and a fresh coat of paint. All for under three thousand dollars! It may not be the ultimate kitchen, but I would like to see people create a kitchen as cozy as mine under three thousand dollars. And that my kitchen... so far.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Just so everyone knows Ryder's costume is not a cow it's a giraffe.

Ryder's Pictures

On October 1st we took Ryder to get his picture taken. I am so blessed to have a beautiful baby boy. He has brought such a joy in Trent and I lives. I never knew my heart could become this full of love. I love all my boys; Trent, Ryder, and of course Elvis.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Ryder's Blessing

Ryder's blessing was so great! I had so many friends and family come and show their support. Trent did an amazing job blessing him too, I am so blessed to have a great husband and Ryder is so blessed in having him as a father. The day of his blessing was awesome, it was beautiful, warm, and sunny. After the blessing we went to my home and had a wonderful dinner. I think I am still stuff from all the food.... "My life Rocks!"

Ryder is so blessed in having Great Grandparents!!