Friday, April 23, 2010

Whatcha Doing?

Almost daily my husband texts me asking, "Whatcha doing?"

Most of the time I have very exciting answers like: dishes, school work with the kids, folding laundry....etc.

My days are busy in a very pleasant yet uneventful way. Well except for the times when water gets spilled all over, the baby cries and everyone seems to be talking at once (those aren't the most pleasant!).

There are some neat things that are happening though. I started some seeds for my garden that Ian tilled up for me.
All the trees in the yard are blooming, very pretty to look at out my kitchen window while I do dishes!

Jessica learned how to ride without training wheels!! It's always so exciting when they 'get' it for the first time!

(and yes, I know she's barefoot. Trying to keep shoes on my kids is almost impossible, everytime I turn around they take them off again!)

Abram is not too far behind her in learning. Watching her has made him REALLY motivated! :O)

We set up a basketball hoop and have been having so much fun. We have it set low so that the kids can make it it the hoop and each evening we've been playing a game called Bump, it's fast, fun and hilarious to play.

Now I shall go fold more laundry!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

There are many, many times that I wonder if we get through to our kids. We try to tell them things and instil certain values in them only to pray that it sinks in.

This Easter I think we got a nice glimpse. Amanda gave us a card that said,

"Everyone wonders how eggs and chocolate came to be a 'custom' here. But everyone doesn't realize the true meaning of Easter is Jesus. But you've taught me that Mom and Dad, and I love you and Jesus too! Love, Amanda"

Made me cry. I love that girl! :)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Presto chango

This is what my laundry room looked like when we moved into our house:

It's right off the side of our kitchen and it's the first thing you see when you enter the house from the garage. Not exactly my idea of ideal.

This set of washer & dryer came with the house and we already owned a set...which got my husband and I thinking.

We decided that we'd hook up both sets in the basement and turn this area into a pantry! :)

In my head I have a vision of some sort of door or curtain for here to hid this all from view.

Our kitchen doesn't have a lot of cupboard space so these extra shelves are great!!

And here is what my NEW laundry room looks like now. Thank you Ian (my husband) & Jon (friend) for all your help!