Monday, January 31, 2011
Dallin was my little helper. I showed him how to put a washer on a screw and then how to screw the knobs onto the drawers. He came and got me when he was done and he had done all the drawers and even put the drawers back into the dresser. He was pretty pleased with himself. And it actually helped me out too.
I am pretty happy with how it turned out. Not perfect, but not bad for a freebie. Or almost freebie. I did sort through a huge bin of knobs at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, and managed to find 8 really nice knobs for 25 cents each. I was pretty excited. Now it is ready to be filled with some clothes for our baby-on-the-way (as soon as we find out what we are having that is).
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Dear Tanner, Dallin, and Brooke-
Again it is that time of year,
Christmas is oh so very near.
My elves have been busy making lots of toys,
For all the good little girls and boys.
My reindeer are excited and ready to go,
Anxiously waiting while playing in the snow.
My workshop is full with so much great stuff,
I am not sure if in my sleigh there will be room enough.
I heard you’ve been trying as hard as you could,
To be as good as little children should.
Something needs to be done,
To make sure I have enough time to finish my delivery run.
Oh! I’ve got an idea that is so grand,
I am sure you will agree with this new found plan.
To your house one day early I’ll be on my way,
To make sure all the toys are delivered by Christmas Day.
Since you are so special to me,
You’ll find your presents on December 24th under your tree.
Don’t forget to put out the milk and cookies with your little paws,
That is the letter that the kids received from Santa on the 22nd. Santa was going to come one day early! So exciting! It was nice and "convenient", since we were wanting to head up to Edgewood on the night of the 24th. So we did all of our Christmas Eve traditions one day early. We ate Papa John's pizza and drank rootbeer while watching a movie, opened new pajamas, and went to the Portland International Raceway to see the Christmas light display.
And then there was Christmas #3 at the Widings. Rod was there with his 2 kids. We missed Katie and Lauren. Next year...
I just noticed I didn't have many pictures with the boys playing- probably because they spent most of their time in the basement at the Van Gieson's playing the Wii.
It was a wonderful Christmas. We ended up staying up in Edgewood until New Years. It was great to be able to hang out with family and the kids loved having their cousins to play with.