Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Best ward ever

So we basically have the best ward ever.  We are so sad to leave.  The whole YM and YW(40+ people) came over the other night and helped us rip up all the carpet,de nail the wood floors, haul garbage, sand, and rake.  It is true what they say: 
Many hands make light work
 They did in one hour what would have taken us 3 weeks.  Thanks Hillcrest 6th ward.  You are the best!

I was pretty sure we bought an empty house, but we somehow managed to fill up a whole truck and trailer


My birthday was a delight thanks to all who were involved.  A special thanks to my lovely husband, who go me this:

(an industrial sewing machine)

And took me here:

( He bought out every seat in the theatre.  How romantic!)

Roller Skating

We went roller skating with our ward the other night.  I have to admit it has been a while, but we had a blast.  Turns out Miles has really good balance and wore his skates all night.

Miles is already too cool for school.  He preferred doing this:

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Our Humble Home

After a year of looking, 4 houses, many tears and tribulation, we have finally purchased our first home.  We are so excited or 'cited' as Miles would say.  
Here are the specs:
Built in 1930's sometime.  3 bedroom 2 bath upstairs and a legal accessory apt. ( 1 bed/1 bath) in the basement.
As you can see in the photos, it needs a lot of work.  It has only been 2 days, but I am  already having so much fun fixing it up and making it ours.  

front room ( 2 pics). there is hardwood under this nasty carpet.  I can't wait to rip it up.

cute little breakfast nook.  This was a selling point for me
This is one of the bathrooms.  The one we are going to fix up first.  It needs a lot of work